Who
we are.

Fundation specialises in the development and acquisition of Convenience Retail Centres, specifically within emerging market areas. We are a team of highly experienced individuals who possess a valuable understanding of the South African Commercial and Retail Property market. We’re strengthened by a group of Development and Investment professionals that provide additional skills, allowing us to combine specific industry, financial and operational expertise to achieve our ultimate goal of developing and sharing property value.

We are a team of highly experienced individuals who possess a valuable understanding of the South African Commercial and Retail Property market

OUR CORE TEAM .

Dean Message and David Asbury make up the core team. In 2016 they formed Fundation One (Pty) Ltd, a Private Property Development and Investment Company that aims to become one of Southern Africa’s leading Commercial Property companies.

Dean has 12 years’ experience in commercial property development and has completed his ICPP, ECPP, PFP and PDP certifications. His career achievements include increasing the average deal value by 50% year on year, and was instrumental in facilitating sale and leasing transactions to the value of ZAR 600 Million.

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What
makes us
different.

We’re known to go where other developers won’t and have found ourselves in tribal courts and long queues just to keep the process moving. Our win-win, determined attitude helps us shorten the development timeline because we’re not caught up in fixed structures that slow the progress down. Nothing is too hard for us and it’s often our innovative approach that has realised the positive results for all stakeholders.

It’s often our innovative approach that has realised the positive results for all stakeholders.