Nompumelelo (Pumi) Lukhele is armed with over 18 years of experience in commercial real estate development and in the last 4 years Pumi’s experience expanded across the African continent delivering on retail, offices, hospitality, industrial and data centre projects. Pumi joined GREA in 2018 when it was 2 years in business and was involved in introducing processes and procedures to be implemented specifically in the development department and then later integrated these into other departments. Pumi’s successful engagement with land and property owners, local authorities, financial institutions, local and international consultants/tenants as well as the media houses across East Africa and South Africa enhanced industry awareness of GREA’s appetite for commercial real estate investment and development. This resulted in the acquisition, refurbishment, and launching of its 1st retail property in East Africa in 2019 and further increased project pipeline within the East African Region.
In 2022, Pumi relocated to Kenya following her promotion to “Head of Construction and Developments – East Africa” with GREA with the mandate to implement and deliver current and future real estate developments.
Pumi graduated with a BSc. (Honors) in Construction Management in 2006 from University of Pretoria (South Africa), completed her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in 2014 through Henley Business School and is currently completing her final year of a Masters Degree in Real Estate Investment and Finance through the University of Reading.
In 2022 she was recognized as Top100 Corporate Leader in the industry by South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) and completed a Real Estate Board Masterclass Series through the collaboration of Business Engage, 30% Club and Women’s Property Network (WPN).
Over the years, Pumi’s passion for education and mentorship has led to her involvement with the WPN, an organization that provides a platform for women in the commercial property industry to develop and enhance their careers. As a mentor, she aims to inspire young professionals to navigate their career path to reach their potential within the industry and contribute to the improvement of diversity and gender inclusion in the various industry opportunities.
Beth is a qualified Professional Architect and holds a Master of Architecture from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She joined GREA in January 2018, providing design and development management within the development team. Her scope of responsibilities includes project feasibility, business case analysis and development, risk management planning, workflow process redesign, metric development and measurement as well as the analysis of return on investment metrics.
She joined GREA from Empowered Spaces Architects, a prominent South African commercial and industrial architectural consulting firm where she was responsible for the design and co-ordination of commercial offices, retail shopping centres, industrial warehouses and industrial parks. Prior to relocating to Mauritius to pursue a career in property development, Beth was the Project Architect for professional services firm, Deloitte’s 47,500 m2head office in Johannesburg, valued in excess of USD 90 million.
Before Empowered Spaces Architects, Beth worked as an Associate at Batley Partners International where she assisted the Principal Architect, specialising in shopping centres. Other projects included the design of commercial offices, residential homes and interior design projects.
Her responsibilities included design control and co-ordination, as well as the management of large, multi-disciplinary project consultant and construction teams. She was responsible for detail design and co-ordination, client consultations, structural and services co-ordination on a large scale, tenant co-ordination, tenant fit-out management and assistance with large-scale macro planning.
Nilma is an Electrical Engineer and MEP (mechanical, electrical & plumbing) team leader with more than 15 years’ experience in the Building MEP Engineering Sector. She joined GREA in February 2020, providing design and development management within the development team.
Prior to joining GREA, Nilma has evolved as an MEP Consulting Engineer. Her responsibilities included client liaison, engagement with various regulatory authorities to obtain clearances, budget preparation and updating, design calculations, specification write-ups, producing tender documents and drawings, the management of the design team comprising other design engineers and draughtsmen and site follow-up.
Her areas of expertise include design, cost management, construction, commissioning and operation of electrical equipment across a wide range of building services projects in Mauritius and in the Indian Ocean Region. Having gained management experience throughout her working career, Nilma employs a participative, team-based philosophy to optimise output and results.
Nilma is a Chartered Engineer under the Engineering Council UK, a member of The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and a member of the Council of Registered Professional Engineers of Mauritius.
Previously, Louis worked in Transaction Advisory Services at Squareness Financial Consulting, where he gained extensive experience in conducting both buy side and sell side financial due diligence for private equity groups and strategic corporates across a variety of industries in Europe.
Before that, Louis worked at Essling Capital, an independent asset manager specialized in unlisted assets, where he was part of the co-investment team. He started his career at Deloitte in Audit and Société Générale CIB in Equity Capital Markets.
Louis holds a Master of Science in Management from IESEG School of Management Paris and a Bachelor of Business from James Cook University Singapore.