Purchasing a share in Accelerate is an investment in a retail-orientated fund with strategic diversity, initially locally, and soon abroad. Accelerate intends to create an investment platform with a specialist focus on single-tenant, net long lease properties with blue-chip multinational, or large regional tenants, targeting countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Accelerate has sought out opportunities in Europe, ensuring it has local expertise to create a strong platform for growth.
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We encourage a high-performance culture from management to individual employee.
Accelerate is managed by a professional and committed management team with proven corporate, finance and property‑related experience.
Accelerate strives to maintain a well-balanced board with a mix of governance, risk management, law, economics, banking, construction, finance and property experience. We have an independent non-executive chairman and a lead independent non‑executive director. At all times, we pursue transparent reporting through our integrated report and other forms of communication with stakeholders.
Selective geographic diversification
We currently have property exposure mainly in Gauteng, and are planning on increasing our exposure in the Western Cape, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal. Accelerate is pursuing international opportunities while also looking at increasing our exposure in other areas in South Africa.
Significant exposure to defensive retail sector
The retail sector comprises 74,4% of our property portfolio by revenue.
The Fourways Development is well underway, which will increase the value of our Fourways retail asset base.
Anchor retail tenants include most national tenants in South Africa.