The companies will continue to operate in their current structure with the only change being the new corporate identity, which will aim to be reflected on all brand touchpoints. The new corporate identity is already being embraced by staff with the launch of an internal campaign, ‘Going Green’.

This ties into the new corporate colour and aims to speak to the need for business and individuals to ensure that they are committed to preserving the environment for the future. The Excellerate JHI’s mission will remain to optimise the shopping centres of today, and future-proof them for tomorrow.

The company currently manages centres ranging in size from 3 000m² to 160 000m², with more than 345 shopping centres in the portfolio. Excellerate Property Services provides services for investors and occupiers across sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.

The client base includes multinational corporates, public sector organisations, developers, funds, institutions and private investors. "We are thrilled to announce the rebrand to Excellerate JHI and Excellerate JHI Retail, which reflects the dynamic partnership between these two companies and our continued commitment to excellence," says Nomzamo Radebe, CEO, Excellerate JHI.

In the lead up to this change, Excellerate Property Services announced a joint venture with global partner, CBRE. This joint venture will be known as CBRE Excellerate. CBRE is a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles and is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm.

"As part of the joint venture, several of Excellerate’s businesses, including corporate real estate services, facilities management, valuation and project management services, as well as property management services outside of South Africa, will merge with CBRE’s facilities management operations in Africa, the Middle East and North Africa," adds Radebe.

Excellerate’s property management operations (Excellerate JHI and Excellerate JHI Retail) in South Africa and the soft-services business (Excellerate Services), including cleaning, security, parking and catering services across Africa, will not be part of the joint venture partnership.

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