Gaby Sithole

Gaby is the Director of Asset Management at Lango. His key responsibility is to carry out strategic asset management of the properties by maximising capital value and net income while mitigating the related risks of the property portfolio.

Gaby has extensive real estate experience, having worked in the industry for the past two decades. Prior to joining the Lango, he was the Retail Asset Manager for the JSE listed Fortress Property Fund. Prior to that he was a director for Property Management at Excellerate Real Estate Services t/a JHI, overseeing the execution of the property management function for several clients, including both listed and non-listed clients. This covered the whole spectrum of properties from Retail, Office, Industrial including some Residential apartments.

Gaby holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting, Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in Financial Management from University of Johannesburg and has completed his Top CIMA studies

Thomas Reilly

Thomas is an accomplished Investment professional with more than 25 years’ experience across a range of asset classes including direct commercial real estate investment in both the listed real estate and private equity markets, commercial real estate finance and the financial markets including fixed income and equity derivatives.

Thomas is the Managing Director of Lango Real Estate Ltd (Lango), a business in which he played a key role in founding as a joint venture with Ninety One and Growthpoint Properties, in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Lango has demonstrated significant growth under his leadership, emerging as a leader in the asset class in Africa. Lango aims to list on the London Stock Exchange over the medium term.

Prior to Lango, Thomas founded and was CEO of the first listed pan-African real estate company (SACREIL) and was also the Managing Director of Sanlam Properties Limited, the real estate business of the Sanlam Group, where he also established a commercial property finance business. Thomas’ role in the Sanlam Group previously also extended to the position of Group Treasurer, along with being a member of the executive of Sanlam Capital Markets, responsibilities which culminated from his investment banking career in the interest rate and equity derivative markets, where he successfully built and headed Emerging Markets focused financial markets trading and structuring businesses for two class-leading financial institutions. Thomas holds a Master of Science Degree (MSc Global Finance) from the University of London’s CASS Business School (awarded with distinction). He also holds a post graduate Honours degree in Economics and a Batchelor of Commerce degree in Economics from the University of South Africa.