Andrew Smith, a multiple degree holder from the University of Cape Town, after starting a profitable clothing and hair products business in Claremont during his early student years, began his career in property as a personal assistant to property pioneer, Pam Golding, before proceeding to manage most of their branches along the entire Western Cape. Two years later, he accepted a position with Seeff Properties and commuted between Cape Town, in the Western Cape and Johannesburg in Gauteng, until he bought over and ran the local residential branches for three years.
The go-getter then decided to operate independently and had the option of either starting his own company or of importing a brand with a well-established reputation from overseas.
Smith believed that the branding and reputation associated with Cluttons in the UK would encourage and establish a solid client base in South Africa.
Smith left Cluttons in 2008 and in 2010, Andrew, and his wife, Lana saw another opportunity and got the license to operate Chesterton, with 70 offices in the UK and international offices in Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and now Africa.
Lana set up and managed the rental division for Seeff and Cluttons SA and worked as the rental manager for the last 15 years, and has taken her experience and knowledge to successfully manage the rental division for Stonehurst Properties. Lana has also been involved in many sales for Stonehurst Properties.
The Smiths have travelled to every major country in the world, observing the trends and practices in real estate and noting ideas for advancing this field.
Andrew and Lana Smith are set to change the face of the property industry in South Africa and abroad.
Camps Bay & Clifton Office.
Atlantic Seaboard & Surrounds
David Webb: Property Director
David was born in England but brought up and educated in Zimbabwe. After travelling in Europe, David spent 27 years as a senior executive in the fashion industry, the latter 7 of which he owned his own chain of 12 fashion and accessory stores. At the turn of the millennium, David became a founder member of Cluttons to introduce this prestigious British firm of Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants to Cape Town.
In 2010, David joined Chesterton initially to set up and manage their first office and get sales going in Cape Town. In 2011 he then opened another office in the Camps Bay precinct which he owns and from where he operates.
Based at Camps Bay, David's focus has been properties along the Atlantic Seaboard, particularly The V&A Marina, Clifton, Camps Bay and Bakoven. David's success has been based on product knowledge, sound ethics, unparalleled service and uncompromising integrity.
In his spare time, David likes to read, walk on the beach, enjoy good food, explore new restaurants, travel the world and spend an abundance of quality time with his young daughter
Cell: (+27) (0)82 780 0300
Tel: (+27) (0) 21 790 6886
Yolanda Story & Pieter Story
Yolanda and Pieter, both vibrant and energetic, concentrate their professional efforts on Seapoint and the surrounding areas, servicing both the sectional and the full title segment of the sales department.
This husband and wife team is committed to excellent personal service, and does under no circumstances hesitate to go the extra mile.
They have mastered the art of juggling a multitude of tasks, and will settle for nothing less than your satisfaction.
Be it as a seller or a buyer, do not hesitate contacting them with any queries you might have. They are looking forward to being of service.
Vanessa handles all rentals at the Waterfront office. She has been involved in property rentals for 20 years and from this experience, is firmly in touch with market trends and rental prices throughout the City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard. Her experience covers commercial, retail, industrial, residential letting and property management. Originally from KwaZulu Natal (where she 3 times won the award for most deals done by one agent per quarter), she has been in the Cape for 13 years.
Vanessa is a single mother of a gorgeous little boy and her hobbies revolve around personal and business development, health, wellness and entrepreneurship.
Tel: (+27) (0)21 802 2911 / (+27) (0)21 418 4845 (direct)
Cell: (+27) (0)82 569 2902
Revel Anstey was born in Cape Town and currently resides in Seapoint.
He matriculated in 1982 from Herzlia where he was Head Boy and then studied advertising and marketing, followed some years later by a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. Revel has been in the property business since 2008 and brings a wealth of knowledge and connections to Chesterton Waterfront.
Revel specialises in residential letting.
Tel: 082 898 7924
John and Lynda van Niekerk
Established an industrial rubber manufacturing business in
1977 with national distribution of tyre related products
• John and Lynda established a property investment business in
• On purchasing an apartment in the Waterfront in 2002, set up
Home from Home Hospitality Services to look after, market it
and provide guests services.
• Dealing in short term, extended stay and long term rentals only, it made sense to progress to owning an international brand real estate agency to give a full range of services at the Waterfront. Hence, Chesterton Waterfront was established in 2010.
John and Lynda love to travel, are passionate about the bush and John loves to go fishing. They have a self-catering lodge at Royal Jozini Big 6 (number 6 being tiger fish) in Swaziland during 2011, which fulfils all their passions in life – mountains (The majestic Lebombo range), water (Lake Jozini), scenery, pristine bushveld, game watching and fishing! Lynda also co-ordinates the marketing efforts for this destination and Chesterton Waterfront administer short term rental collections for lodge owners there.
Lynda Cell: 082 550 4614
Brendan van Niekerk - Principal and owner
• Graduated from University of Cape Town B.Sc (Hons)
(Captain UCT 1stteam rowing)
• Post grad courses include:
- AppleMac Design
- AAA School of Advertising
- Wits – Property Investment
- Estate Agent since 2005
Brendan's hobbies include health and fitness, Salsa and Tango dancing and Muay Thai