Bio page Akbar Hassim

Akbar Hassim is the Founder and Managing Director of Sandton based Residential Real Estate Development Company – FutureDev Properties.

Prior to forming FutureDev Properties, Akbar was a Director of the Sandton based Civil Engineering Contracting Firm – Odoko, from 2007 to mid 2012.

While at Odoko, Akbar was involved in and responsible for some of the following successful projects;

– Civil Engineering Services to the Fleurhof Mixed Use Development for Calgro M3 Holdings

– Bulk Earthworks to the Park Inn Hotel, in Sandton (Initially Fire & Ice) for New City Group

– Earthworks to the Landmark KPMG East Campus, in Parktown

– Upgrade of St Andrews Road Offramp, Parktown, for KPMG

– Bulk Earthworks for the New Engineering Block & Parkade for University of Pretoria

– Civil Engineering Services for the Mjejane Private Game Reserve & Lodge for Mjejane Trust, in Mpumalanga

– Civil Engineering Services for the Baken Park Mixed Use Development in Bethlehem, Free State;

To name a few, and numerous other well-known Developments in the Commercial, Residential and Industrial Property Sectors in South Africa, worth over R1 billion.

From 2012, FutureDev Properties have been involved in a number of Residential and Mixed Use Developments throughout South Africa, in various capacities and roles, the most prestigious being the Pearls of Umhlanga, which is the Largest Privately Developed Residential Development in South Africa at the moment, valued at just over R3 billion.

Others include;

– 89 Full Title Homes in Mackenzie Park, Benoni

– 699 Affordable Housing Units in Tongaat, KZN

– Numerous Upmarket Sectional Title Apartment Developments in the Sandton Area

– Various Student Accommodation Developments in the Johannesburg CBD for just over 2000 students

In 2015, the Partners took a decision to focus all their efforts in the Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg, i.e. Sandton, with a very distinct and clear geographical precinct, and product offering – becoming a leader in Full-Title, Free-Hold Residential Developments in the Residential Suburbs of Sandton.

We have established ourselves not only as an independent, but also a Turnkey Developer – being able to buy Land, Finance the Real Estate Deals, Create, Control and Orchestrate the process of the Development from beginning to end.