Ballito sectional title expert Barbara Shingler has been appointed by the Department of Trade and Industries to serve a three-year term on the Sectional Title Regulations Board.
The appointment follows her nomination to serve on the Board by the Institute of Estate Agents, of which she is a director of the Durban and Coastal region. Shingler is also chairlady of the KZN region and director of the main board of the National Association of Managing Agents and the ANC councillor for KwaDakuza on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast.
With a background of more than 20 years in sectional title management Shingler has been a prime mover in promoting higher professional standards of managing agents and in formalising the industry. Highly respected among peers she has grown her company, Ballito Estates, into the largest property management company in Ballito with an extensive portfolio.
One of her current areas of focus and in which she holds strong views is to see banks become more involved in their sectional title lending policies, particularly in their working closer with body corporates.
Shingler, who recently opened a second office in Durban, has just completed the fourth year toward an LLB degree. The next sitting of the Sectional Title Regulation Board is in April.