Leading property group Chas Everitt International is to open an office in
Rustenburg, which is one of the fastest-growing towns in SA.
The new franchise will be headed by local businessman Bernhardt van Wyk, who
Van Wyk, who cut his business teeth in the fast food franchising sector,
struck out on his own in 1995 and took on his first residential property
developments. He has since grown his property development venture
considerably - while also increasing the number of outlets in his food
business to four.
"I have had a keen interest in property for a number of years and wrote the
Van Wyk says the Rustenburg property market is characterised by a rather
conservative and family-oriented community who will feel comfortable with
the Chas Everitt International way of doing business. "The brand is
synonymous with business ethics and places strong emphasis on family
values," he says.
He is also confident about the prospects for the local property market. "The
city is expanding in all directions thanks to the new platinum mines. Miners
from the closed gold mines on the highveld are streaming to Rustenburg in
search of jobs - and housing.
"We will, however, serve all sectors of the property market and will
initially concentrate on building market share. We envisage fielding about
15 agents who will be trained to deliver the highest level of service -
another Chas Everitt trade mark."
House prices in Rustenburg now average about R900 000 and high demand has