The Team

Investment 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.

Mvula Seroto

Portfolio Manager

BCom (Hons), CA(SA), CFA. 7 years’ experience. Joined 2014.

Mvula joined Catalyst Fund Managers in February 2014 as an Investment Analyst. He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) working in the Insurance and Investment Management division. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder. Mvula further completed the Property Development Programme at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) in 2016. Mvula is currently a member of the South African Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP), Association of Black Securities and Investments professional (ABSIP) and trustee of the Catalyst Fund Managers BEE Staff Trust.

Theodore Freysen

Investment Analyst

B Compt (Hons), CA (SA), CFA. 6 years’ experience. Joined 2015.

Theodore joined Catalyst Fund Managers in January 2015 as an Investment Analyst. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA). He has completed all exam levels of the CFA Programme. After Theodore completed his undergraduate studies in BCom Accounting at the North-West University, he completed his BCompt Honours in Accounting at the University of South Africa. He started his career at Ernst & Young.

Lance Bezuidenhout

Investment Analyst

BSc, BCom (Hons), CFA. 7 years’ experience. Joined 2015.

Lance joined Catalyst Fund Managers in November 2015 as an Investment Analyst. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder. Before joining Catalyst Fund Managers, he worked for Standard Bank in their Corporate and Investment Banking Real Estate Division. Lance graduated from the University of Cape Town (UCT) with a BSc in Property Studies and a BCom (Honours) in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management awarded in the First Class (distinction).

Marcus Erlank

Investment Analyst

BAcc (Hons), CA (SA), CFA. 4 years’ experience. Joined 2017.

Marcus joined Catalyst Fund Managers in June 2017 as an Investment Analyst. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder. Marcus studied his Bachelor of Accounting Undergraduate (BAcc) and postgraduate (BAcc Hons) at the University of Stellenbosch. He started his career at Ernst & Young in Cape Town. During early 2017, Marcus did a short term secondment in the United States at Ernst & Young LLP.

Imdaad Nana

Investment Analyst

BBusSc. 9 years’ experience. Joined 2018.

Imdaad joins us from Avior Capital Markets where he was a top-rated listed property analyst. He has 6 years’ experience as an investment analyst of which the last 2 years were with Avior as a Listed Property Analyst.

Imdaad started his career at JP Morgan as a Valuations Administrator and then moved onto Oasis Group Holdings as an Investment Analyst before joining Avior Capital Markets.

Ryan Cloete

Investment Analyst

BCom (Hons), CA (SA). 8 years’ experience. Joined 2019.

Ryan is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA). After completing his articles in the Banking & Capital Markets division of PwC Johannesburg and a secondment to the Asset Management Division of PwC Los Angeles, he joined Fairtree Capital in 2014 where he was the co-portfolio manager of their global listed real estate fund.

Ofentse Tlhabi

Investment Analyst

BSc (Hons), CFA. Joined March 2022.

Ofentse officially joined Catalyst Fund Managers in March 2022. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder. After completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Property Studies (Honours), awarded in the First Class (distinction) from the University of Cape Town, Ofentse started her career at Old Mutual Property as an Investment Analyst in the direct property space. Thereafter she worked as an Asset Manager and in various roles across Investec Property Fund over a 5-year period. Ofentse is currently a member of the Association of Black Securities and Investments professional (ABSIP)

John Hawinkels

Investment Analyst

BSc (Hons), CFA. Joined January 2022.

John joined Catalyst Fund Managers in January 2022 as an Investment Analyst. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder. Before joining Catalyst Fund Managers, he worked for Green Street in their Advisory and Consulting team based in London. John graduated from the University of Cape Town (UCT) with a Bsc (Honours) in Finance and Economics.