Five Star Women Awards

2010 WINNER : KIM FACLIER Kim is currently a Director/Shareholder of Saville Row Auctions (Pty) Ltd and Sotheby's Commercial (Pty) Ltd and holds a Diploma in Oral Hygiene from the University of Stellenbosch. Since 1991, she has been involved in the property industry and her current role involves the sourcing of commercial, industrial and institution owned properties suitable for sale via public auction.

During her time in the industry, she has earned the reputation as one of South Africa's top sales specialists, having identified, negotiated and concluded major transactions and is registered with many professional and networking bodies.

Although always networking extensively, Kim finds time for community charities such as Monkeybiz SA, Habitat for Humanity and various other charities for Israeli united appeal. Kim is passionate bout people and forming relationships in the industry and is spurred on by the challenge of taking a property to auction and seeing a successful transaction materialize.

Following the call for nominations for the 2010 Five Star and Rising Star Woman Awards, this year has seen many entries with an exceptionally high caliber of women being nominated. To celebrate with each of the nominees, cocktail evenings sponsored by Nedbank Corporate Property Finance were held in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town. The Five Star Woman Award nominees from each region were:

  KZN :
  Bongiwe Pityi of ACSA and Lisette Keightley of Betts Townsend
  Western Cape :
  Denise Bryer of Daleglen Properties, Ariella Kuper of Alliance Group, Kim Faclier of Saville Row Auctions, Nicola Douglas of GBCSA and Heidi Zollner of Zollner Architects
  Gauteng :
  Nishani Ford of Nedbank, Linda Trim of Giant Leap, Portia Tau-Sekati of Property Sector Charter Council, Elaine Wilson and Bev Esterhuizen of Broll.

Once all the nominations had been scored and assessed by the respective regional judging panels:
KZN: Ananad Joseph, Regional Executive KZN, Nedbank Corporate Property Finance; Miles Taylor, Head KZN PRoperty Finance Standard Bank and TC Chetty, Managing Director TC Chetty and Associates.
Western Cape: Sarah-Jane Bosch, Property Editor Weekend Argus; Nyami Mandindi, Head Strategy Nedbank Corporate Property Finance; Vuyani Hako, Managing Director Metropolitan Properties and Kevin Roman, Group Chief Executive Officer Hermans and Roman.
Gauteng: Elma Kloppers, Specialist Property writer Beeld and Rapport; Sedise Moseneke, Chief Executive Officer Encha Property services and Ipeleng Mkhari, Chief Operating Officer Motseng, it was then the responsibility of the national judging panel to further assess and rank the nominees and to announce the finalists who would each be interviewed and the winner in each category then selected.

The national judging panel was made up of:
  Amelia Beattie, WPN Chair and Chief Opertaing Officer Old Mutual Property; Nomzamo Radebe, 2009 Five Star winner and Financial Director Pareto Limited; Samuel Ogbu, SAPOA President and Chief Operating Officer Liberty Properties; Kevin Roman, Group Chief Executive Officer Hermans and Roman; TC Chetty, Managing Director TC Chetty & Assoc; Ben Kodisang, Managing Director Old Mutual Property and Marna van der Walt, Chief Executive Officer JHI.

Possesses specialist knowledge in her field
Has an established and extensive network
Is recognised and respected by her peers
Is ethical and trustworthy
Empowers women in the industry

The 2010 finalists are:

PORTIA TAU-SEKATI Portia is currently the CEO of the Property Sector Charter Council and holds a BA Honors in Social Economics, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management and is in the process of completing her MBA. She has four years experience in the property industry and has been responsible for the delivery of the multi-stakeholder approach consultation model that has worked favorably for the Charter.

She has also pioneered and started the National Association of Real Estate and is heavily involved in government discussions on development of legislation that impacts on the property industry. She also serves on the boards of SACPVP, CBE, is a committee member of BUSA, the Presidential BBBEE Transformation Committee and of the Services SETA.

Amidst her busy schedule, she has also instituted a Soweto community based further education training campus. Portia is passionate about transformation of the property sector and is driven by the need to raise awareness, understanding, acceptance and commitment of the importance of transformation as a critical long term imperative for all South African economic sectors.

ELAINE WILSON Elaine is the Senior Manager, Consulting and Research at JHI and holds a BSc (Ed) with majors in geography and botany, and a BSc (Hons) in bio-geography and meteorology. She has twenty one year's experience in the property industry having started as a Senior Town Planning Officer in 1989.

Elaine is currently chairperson of JHI's Social Responsibility Committee and Green Committee and also plays an extensive role in mentoring, guiding and tutoring women on all aspects of the property market and business ethics. She has an extensive network of contacts and is more often than not found lecturing at SAOA workshops and at Wits.

Elaine adores the dynamics of every aspect of the property market and after twenty one years, claims that she is still learning! She is passionate about training people and ensuring that they understand every aspect of the property market including the newer challenges of green buildings and energy efficiency.

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