The Team


Our investment team consists of dedicated real estate specialists with direct real estate market experience.

This first-hand exposure to developing, financing, leasing and managing real estate provides our team with unique insight in the risk and return opportunities in the companies we cover and differentiates us from our peers. Real estate is a unique asset class that is best understood with direct real estate experience.

Andre Stadler

Director & Portfolio Manager

B Com, CFA. 30 years’ experience. Founder of Catalyst Fund Managers in 2001.

Andre is the founder of Catalyst Fund Managers and has been managing the Catalyst portfolios since inception of the company in April 2001. He began his career in 1991 at Old Mutual Properties and was responsible for managing the Old Mutual retail real estate portfolio. Throughout his career, he gained extensive experience in both South African and global real estate and global financial markets.

Paul Duncan

Director & Portfolio Manager

B Bus Sc, MBA, CFA. 20 years’ experience. Joined 2001.

Paul joined Catalyst Fund Managers from J.P. Morgan at the end of 2004. He began his career in 1996 as a commercial real estate broker with the Broll Group. Thereafter he worked in London for five years in investment banking and returned to South Africa to complete his MBA. As a result, he brings a valuable combination of financial markets and real estate experience to our team.

Zayd Sulaiman

Director & Portfolio Manager

B Com, CA. 22 years’ experience. Joined 2007.

Zayd spent five years with Catalyst Property Asset Managers, where he was portfolio manager for the group’s direct real estate portfolio valued at approximately R1.5 billion. In March 2007, Zayd moved within the group to Catalyst Fund Managers. Previously, he worked as an analyst in the real estate asset management team at Old Mutual Properties for three years. Zayd qualified as a Chartered Accountant CA (SA) with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in 1998.

Jamie Boyes

Director & Portfolio Manager

B Bus Sc, MBA, CA (SA). 15 years’ experience. Joined 2008.

Jamie joined the Catalyst Fund Managers team in October 2008. Jamie qualified as a Chartered Accountant CA (SA) with Deloitte in 2001 and spent the following three years working in the USA, London and Sydney with Deloitte, Bank of New York and Vodafone. Upon his return to Cape Town, Jamie worked for Investec Private Bank and later for Dubai World Africa, where he was responsible for real estate acquisitions and development in Africa.

Michael Arbuthnot

Chief Executive Officer & Director

BSc (Hons) Physiology, BCom, CA (SA). 14 years’ experience. Joined 2015.

Mike joined Catalyst Fund Managers in July 2015. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA). Mike started his career in Operations in 2008 at Orbis Investment Advisory Limited in Bermuda and subsequently transferred to the London office where he was employed as Head of Global Transfer Agency. Prior to that, Mike spent a year at Deloitte and three years at KPMG in Cape Town. Mike subsequently joined RECM in December 2010 as Head of Operations and Finance.