Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate’s Liezel Conradie wins business achiever award


Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate’s Regional Director – Western & Eastern Cape: JHI, Liezel Conradie, is the winner of the Business Women’s Association (BWA) Regional Business Achievers Awards – Corporate Category.

Conradie received the prestigious award at a formal Gala Dinner last night (26 July), at the Kelvin Grove Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town. 

A skilled property professional, Conradie is responsible for JHI’s regional team of some 60 staff members in South Africa’s Western Cape and Eastern Cape. She has gained excellent industry insight over 19 years in commercial, retail and industrial property management, and has been with Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate for the past five years.

Conradie administers high-profile properties and blue-chip accounts for Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate, ranging from some of the biggest names in South African real estate to smaller private clients. The total area currently under her supervision is approximately 800,000sqm. 

Within her diverse experience, the skills that Conradie considers among her key areas of expertise include asset management, portfolio management, administration, and facility management.

With a keen instinct for maximising property income, Conradie’s business focus areas include shopping centre redevelopment, strategic leasing and marketing, corporate services, investment advisory and landlord representation. Also, she oversees the production of company’s Western Cape and Eastern Cape regional office results and objectives with intimate knowledge of the business and market place.

This latest accolade for Conradie follows several other recent awards, including winning POWER Business Women of the Year Award 2015 in the corporate category. Conradie was also named Women’s Property Network – Regional Business Woman of the Year and National Finalist 2016 in the corporate category.

Passionate about leadership, Conradie has participated in several industry organisations including Women’s Property Network and has been Chairwoman of its Western Cape Chapter since 2016. She is a member of the South African Council of Shopping Centres, South African Property Owners Association, Chamber of Commerce and, of course, BWA.

Each year, the Regional Business Achievers Awards (RBAA) celebrate the success of women in each BWA branch. The awards identify, acknowledge and cultivate entrepreneurs, corporate and professional women leaders.  

Commenting on the award, Conradie says: “I am honoured to receive this esteemed acknowledgement. Through BWA, business women from across many industries connect to share and discover new ways of doing business better. In this way, they have a positive impact through empowering small business owners and other professional women country-wide. It has had huge benefits for me in my role at Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate.”

Nomzamo Radebe, CEO of JHI - part of Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate, comments: “It is fitting that, on the eve of Women’s Month, we celebrate women achievers in business. We congratulate Liezel Conradie on this noteworthy achievement. JHI has a proud history of building a nation of empowered women and promoting gender equality. While there has been enormous transformation in female employment and empowerment in recent years, South Africa’s property and construction industries are largely male-dominated. We will continue to play an active role in transforming it.”

Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate delivers best-practice property services and solutions across Africa. It leverages the innovations, thought leaders and research that it generates as part of a global business, in a local and regional perspective. It has experience working across at least 12 different countries on the African continent. 

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