The event was introduced by Neale Petersen, founder and publisher of Real Estate Investor Magazine – SA’s official guide for property investors. First up, Nicky Weimar reviewed the fundamentals driving the home loan market. Click here to hear her address.
Nicky has been Nedbank’s Senior Economist since 2000. She received her Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Stellenbosch in 1994 and soon advised government on economic procedures and policies in her capacity as an economist in the Central Economic Advisory Service (which has since been integrated into the President’s Office).
Her experience in the banking, securities and brokering industries has ensured her a broad knowledge of a wide range of fields, including sector analysis, fixed investment trends and the relationship between real economic trends and developments within the financial markets. At Nedbank, Nicky has focused most of her energies on trends in the overall economy, looking at cycles in the economic growth, inflation and interest rates – all of which have a direct bearing on the home loan environment.
Many people are familiar with Dr Dolf de Roos through his prolific work in the realm of real estate investing – he has taught in over 25 countries, and has written 15 books including the New York Times bestseller “Real Estate Riches”. This investor, author, educator, business owner, entrepreneur and president of event sponsor Wealth Migrate spoke on emerging trends in global real estate. See the video here. Then Scott Picken, founder of Wealth Migrate, explained the concept of crowd funding for real estate. View his talk here.