Wednesday, 09 October 2019

Vintage year as Tyson opens Cape headquarters on wine estate, toasts KZN success

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L-R)  Megan Milne (sales manager of Tyson Properties Southern suburbs) & Nick Pearson, director in the Cape.  Tyson Properties has opened a Western Cape headquarters and Cape Town Southern Suburbs flagship office in a wine cellar. It's on the historic Alphen Estate, once part of Simon Van Der Stel's Groot Constantia.

Tyson Properties has expanded its Western Cape footprint with the opening of a strategically located provincial headquarters and Southern Suburbs office. This comes as the real estate group strengthens its position elsewhere in the country, scoring a top brand award in KwaZulu-Natal, where it has also opened a new Glenwood office, and as it grows its presence in the key Gauteng market.    

Company founder and managing director, Chris Tyson said the new Western Cape office, located on Alphen Estate in Constantia, signalled the company's intentions to the market, while positioning agents to service the surrounding areas.

 "The offices are in keeping with the character of Cape Town's Southern Suburbs while being big enough to match our ambition," he said.  

There is space for 50 staff, including a professional marketing team, including graphic artists, photographers, copywriters and videographers to provide the sales team with in-house support. Nick Pearson, Tyson Properties Cape director, said: "It’s always been my dream to go back to the Constantia area. I’m a SACS old boy. It’s also a really significant area in real estate in South Africa."   

He said the property company had taken its time establishing itself in Constantia and rather than recruiting agents, as was the norm, had been approached by top sales people looking to join.  "We have a clear vision and strategy on taking Tyson Properties to the next level. We have created an agent-centric environment, providing the agents with the right offices, the right tools. Already it’s showing formidable results,” said Pearson. 

He said over the past few weeks, including before the office's August opening, the team had achieved a record sale of a R22 million property in Newlands and significant sales in Constantia.

Meanwhile, Tyson Properties continues to expand in KwaZulu-Natal – and collect accolades.  It has opened a second office in Glenwood, Durban, after outgrowing the existing 50 square-metre office. Hard work and determination have helped the KZN team buck the trend in a flat market, recording 12% growth. 

A further feather in Tyson Properties cap came with the recent naming of the company in the Standard Bank KZN Top Brand awards. It named Tyson Properties in the top 10 out of more than 500 entrants and the only real estate company among the front-runners, which included household names.  

In Gauteng, the company continued to solidify its position.  It was on track to double its agent numbers in Gauteng in 2019, coupled with a marketing drive throughout the province, said Tyson.  

“My mission is for Tyson Properties to be the employer of choice for the very best agents. Apart from creating a happy and professional working environment, our success offers them good earning potential," Tyson said.  He has recently relocated to Johannesburg to drive national growth and strengthen the brand in the country's economic engine room. 

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