Prior to relocating to Australia, Abel was involved in various aspects of commercial property, mainly as Managing Director of a South African unlisted property fund with retail, commercial and industrial assets located across South Africa. He navigated the fund through the GFC and supervised the operations of the fund during the disposal of its assets to various listed and unlisted funds. Abel has extensive experience in repositioning property and the development of property assets to achieve their full potential. Abel is also a current Director of a privately held property fund in South Africa where he provides strategic input into various developments that the fund is engaged with. He holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting and has been involved as investor in various businesses in the transport, real estate and agricultural sectors.
A family-man, he spends free time with his wife and 2 children, enjoying the amazing outdoor lifestyle that the Gold Coast offers.