Welcome RPA Newbies!

As an arm of the Rabie Property Group, Rabie Property Administrators manages both in-house properties and third party retail and commercial portfolios. Registered as a separate company in 1998, RPA’s portfolio under administration will shortly exceed R7billion.

Director, Leigh Metcalf, heads up the team responsible for the success of RPA. Among this driven team are a number of flourishing newbies; learn more about them here.

 

Tamsyn

Name: Tamsyn Odendaal

Age: 24

Degree/Previous Job: International Diploma in Event Management (Prestige Academy) / Residential Manager for Kempston

Job Title: Portfolio Assistant

What is you role at RPA?

I assist Janet, Tarryn and Margot with various retail and commercial portfolios. And bringing in some happy/ positive vibes to the office!

What has surprised you most about working for RPA?

Realizing how everyone is there for each other and amazed by the bonds that I have formed with a lot of my fellow workers (and of course, realizing that I am not the only “mal” one!).

If you could be one possession of yours, what would you be and why?

“Wow”, this is quite a difficult one to answer. I would probably say my car as it is a valued possession and everyone needs a car. Not to mention the beauty of the vehicle inside and out.

If you weren’t here where would you be?

On the beach sipping cocktails and catching a tan!

How many rings before you answer the phone?

Call me and find out… 021 550 7028

 

Kirsten

Name: Kirsty Dolley

Age: 23

Degree/Previous Job:

Undergraduate: BSc Property Studies at UCT

Honours Programme in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management

Job Title: Portfolio Manager

What is you role at RPA?

Portfolio manager on the Ingenuity Portfolio – consisting of properties in the trendy CBD area.

What has surprised you most about working for RPA?

The team of Sweetie Pies that I get to work with! I really am amazed at how much everyone looks after each other

If you could be one possession of yours, what would you be and why?

My glasses – so that I can see absolutely everything!

If you weren’t here where would you be?

In Vietnam, where I have recently been.

How many rings before you answer the phone?

Probably 4!

 

Brenda

Name: Brenda Nkutha (AKA-MaVee)

Age: 35

Degree/Previous Job: Business Management Studies,

Absa – Sales Consultant; Old Mutual – Broker consultant; Cold Press Media – Marketing assistant

Job Title: Portfolio Administrator –Body Corporate

What is you role at RPA?

Assist Body Corporate Portfolio managers, with all the administration relating to body corporate: Building maintenances and all queries from the owners and Trustees.

What has surprised you most about working for RPA?

To be in the workplace where everyone is health conscious. The RPA team such helpful and loving ladies.

If you could be one possession of yours, what would you be and why?

My diamond ring because I love to shine!

If you weren’t here where would you be?

Having my own event management company and beauty studio.

How many rings before you answer the phone?

Two

 

Nazlie

Name: Nazlie Johnson

Age: 42

Degree/Previous Job:  Bookkeeper

Job Title:  Bookkeeper 

What is you role at RPA?

I do management accounts for body corporate and capture monthly supplier body corporate invoices

What has surprised you most about working for RPA?

The bar. LOL!

If you could be one possession of yours, what would you be and why?

My mouth, as I like talking but I talk too much!

If you weren’t here where would you be?

On an island.

How many rings before you answer the phone?

One

 

Adele

Name: Adele Booyens

Age: 44

Degree/Previous Job: Property Administrator @ Back Bay Properties and before that, Transnet Properties for 23 years.

Job Title: Accounts Administrator

What is you role at RPA?

I am in the accounts department & deal with the debtors, billings, paying of mun accounts, bank recons, etc, etc, etc….

What has surprised you most about working for RPA?

The lovely massages we get every month. What a nice surprise!

If you could be one possession of yours, what would you be and why?

I would love to be my kids, because I spoil them and will do anything for them…..so I would like to be spoilt like I spoil them….. haha!

If you weren’t here where would you be?

I would be standing in reception and refuse to leave, until Rabie employed me…hehe!

How many rings before you answer the phone?

One….:)

 

Lauren

Name: Lauren Gray

Age:  31

Degree/Previous Job: No Degree, Capital Land Asset Management and Abreal (Pty) Ltd

Job Title:  Leasing Administrator

What is you role at RPA?

To draft and follow up on Agreements.  Liaise with Landlord, Tenants and Portfolio Managers and all matters to do with administration of the Agreements.

What has surprised you most about working for RPA?

How there can be so many woman in one room at one time and get on so well!

If you could be one possession of yours, what would you be and why?

My phone! It hears and captures most things.

If you weren’t here where would you be?

On the beach in Mauritius.

How many rings before you answer the phone? 2 to 3 maximum.

 

INTERNS

 

Noluthando

Name: Noluthando Skota

Age: 32

Job Title: Administration Assistant

What is your part at RPA?

I assist with the admin in the department and I make sure what I do is done correctly

What is your favourite thing about working for RPA?

Everyone here is treated equally, including those of us who are interns.

What do you do when you aren’t working?

I committed myself to an organization called Kwafaku Vulindlela Reading Club, our theme is “Reading with enjoyment”.

I’m attend a reading club every Saturday, at a venue in my community from 10am until 12:00/13:00.

Sharing stories like Snow White, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast etc. and playing ice break and rhymes.

Then Sunday I go to church and sometimes in the evenings during the week.

Who is the one person – dead or alive – you’d like to meet and why?

I would like to meet Zakes Bantwini. Zakes is a nickname and his real name is Zakhele. I I read his story and was inspired ….

I like songs and his moves when he dances

 

Janine

Name:  Janine Albrecht

Age: 34

Job Title: Admin Clerk

What is you role at RPA?

Filing and assisting my colleagues.

What is your favourite thing about working for RPA?

Everybody treats one another equally & we work well together as a team.

What do you do when you aren’t working?

I just look for work and assist others

Who is the one person you’d like to meet, dead or alive, and why?

My grandmother. She was always there when I needed a shoulder to lean on.

 

 

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