Attacq Ltd is a premier Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), founded in 2005 and listed in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in 2013. It is the owner and manager of a high-quality property portfolio of assets worth over R29 billion in total asset value and is the property developer of the iconic Waterfall node.
Attacq’s value proposition is to deliver sustainable income distributions and capital growth through real estate investments and developments with a focused approach. Its portfolio includes the retail, office and mixed-use, light industrial and hotel sectors, with the iconic Mall of Africa and PwC Tower counted among its premium assets.
The company is firmly positioned to become one of the country’s pre-eminent REITS, offering exceptional growth bolstered by four key value drivers:
- The South African portfolio
- The Waterfall development pipeline
- Investment in MAS Real Estate Inc. (which has a presence in Western Europe and Central and Eastern Europe
- The rest of Africa retail investments
Meet the Attacq Exco
Chief Financial Officer – Raj Nana
Chief Operating Officer – Jackie van Niekerk
Chief Investment Officer – Peter de Villiers
Chief Development Officer – Giles Pendleton
Company Secretary – Tasja Kodd
Waterfall is a signature mixed-use development located in Gauteng, South Africa’s commercial centre. It features everything you would expect in a vibrant, modern destination. It embraces urban living to the fullest with offices, residential, retail, a logistics hub, schools, hotels, a hospital, parks, restaurants, entertainment and more.
The node is setting new standards in real estate. Committed to six key value drivers – locality, amenities, infrastructure, safety, sustainability and vitality – Waterfall is a place created for people and their work/life requirements, today and well into the future. Meticulously planned as a multi-purpose destination, the precinct is the epitome of peak functionality, access and visibility and is proving a popular consolidation destination. Waterfall is increasingly becoming the hub of consulting and professional firms in Gauteng, perfectly positioned between the metropolises of Johannesburg and Pretoria
Six Value Drivers
Waterfall spans land on both sides of the N1 highway and is defined by excellent accessibility and visibility. Linked by multiple access roads, pedestrian walkways and various modes of public transport, integrated mobility is a reality.
With approx. 980 000 m² GLA available for commercial and light industrial development, Waterfall offers the ability to custom build to specific requirements. Expect benchmark architecture, sophisticated technology as well as space and operational efficiencies.
A green philosophy is embedded in a total holistic urban design. Sustainable building practices ensure every step of Waterfall’s development is efficient, cost-effective and sustainable.
Waterfall connects infrastructure, technology, efficiency, convenience and quality of life, with the full range of integrated facilities to support work/life balance.
Everything from 24-hour patrolled security, and panic buttons every 200m to biometric access control and street lighting on back-up power offers peace of mind.
Designed as a pedestrian-friendly, bikeable city, Waterfall promotes safe movement and healthy living. Interactive public spaces.
Location & Accessibility
The strategic positioning of this flagship development is changing the landscape of Gauteng.
Waterfall land spans both sides of the N1 highway with boundaries that stretch across a broad perspective:
- Woodmead interchange in the south
- Buccleuch interchange to the Allandale Interchange in the north
- Modderfontein in the east
- Kyalami in the west
Defined by excellent accessibility and visibility, Waterfall is closing the gap between Johannesburg and Pretoria. Its unrivalled location makes it the preferred consolidation destination for leading corporations
Blue Chip Neighbours
Waterfall is increasingly becoming the hub of consulting and professional firms in Gauteng, perfectly positioned between the metropolises of Johannesburg and Pretoria. The number of leading corporations that have already made the move to Waterfall sends a clear message as to its unrivalled location. PwC’s iconic tower is already a landmark in the area and Deloitte is a new addition to the number of leading corporations consolidating their operations in the commercial hub. Premier Foods, Novartis, BMW, Isuzu and Servest are just a few of the top brands who are realising the sustainable benefits of a Waterfall address.
Accredited Buildings in the Precinct
|Transnet||GBCSA 5 star|
|Maxwell Office Park – Building 1||GBCSA 5 star|
|Corporate Campus||GBCSA 4 star|
|Allandale Public Transport||GBCSA 5 star|
|Gateway West||LEED Gold|
|PwC Tower||LEED Silver|
|The Ingress||GBCSA 4 star|
|3630||GBCSA 4 star|
Optimal Mobility for Commuters
- Multiple access roads
- Various modes of public transport
- Minutes away from Gautrain Midrand station and a dedicated M4 Waterfall City Gautrain bus
- Single taxi trip between Waterfall City and Greater Tembisa, Midrand CBD, Alexander and JHB CBD
- Two sheltered, WIFI enabled ‘Taxi Super Stops’ at Mall of Africa accommodating a minimum of 21 minibus taxis
- Pedestrian walkways and cycle tracks
Green building is the base standard at Waterfall, but the approach reaches beyond pure environmentally sensitive construction. It is embedded in a total holistic urban design, where work and life intersect. In the South African context, with stricter regulations and rising utility costs and constraints, green design can reduce operating costs and mitigate risk.
Attacq’s green philosophy extends across business, operational and environment sustainability.
Location and transportation
Optimal access to a range of public transport and facilities to encourage bicycle use.
Various measures to reduce the impact of building construction on the environment.
Water usage reduction through low flow fittings and effective water metering.
Energy and atmosphere
Integrated design approach to energy efficiency and building optimisation.
Material and resources
Waste management to ensure at least 75% of construction waste is diverted from land fill.
Indoor environmental quality
Prioritisation of fresh air and natural light while ensuring thermal comfort.
Designed to drive innovative building features and sustainable practices and strategies.
Waterfall and its developers have been the fortunate recipient of a sizeable number of awards in the last three years. This recognition showcases superior property performance and quality management. It is also affirmation to future corporate tenants considering consolidation in our prime business locations.
SAPOA Innovative Excellence in Property Development Awards
2018 Industrial Developments | Innovation Excellence – BMW
2018 Corporate Office Developments | Innovation Excellence – PwC Tower
2017 Retail Developments | Innovation Excellence – Mall of Africa
2017 Industrial Developments | Innovation Excellence – Amrod
2016 Industrial Developments | Innovation Excellence – Hilti
2015 Industrial Developments | Innovation Excellence – Westcon Group
International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC)
2017 Honouree: VIVA (Vision, Innovation, Value, Achievement) Design/Development Awards – Mall of Africa
SACSC Retail Design & Development Awards (RDDA)
2017 Spectrum Award Winner – Mall of Africa
2016 Category D: (Shops bigger than 1000 m2) – Checkers Hyper (Mall of Africa)
2016 Category A: Super Regional Shopping Centre – Mall of Africa
2015 Spectrum Award Winner – Waterfall Corner
2015 Category B: Neighbourhood and Convenience Centre – Waterfall Corner
MSCI South Africa Real Estate Awards
2017 Three Year Annualised Total Return – Office Sector – Attacq
2016 Best Performing Property Fund – Office Sector – Attacq
2016 Three Year Annualised Total Return – Industrial Sector – Attacq
2016 Three Year Annualised Total Return – Office Sector – Attacq
2015 Three Year Annualised Total Return – Office Sector – Attacq
African Property Awards
2017/2018 Best International Mixed-Use Development – Waterfall Estates