A qualified chartered accountant, Mike is an accomplished property professional with over 20 years of industry experience. An expert in commercial property finance, development and key financial functions within the property sector, his entrepreneurial approach to property is admired by many within the property sector and his ability to create and unlock value has been proven time and time again.
One of the most respected Quantity Surveyors in the property industry today, Abu has extensive experience in property development and has contributed extensively to the Western Cape landscape. His ability to find value in potential portfolio re-developments is integral to the ongoing success of the business. Abu will be responsible for new development projects and will be mandated to secure new value adding opportunities for the Spear portfolio.
With an undergraduate degree in Law and post graduate degree from UCT in Enterprise Management, Quintin has a wealth of experience in both the listed and private property sector. Specializing in all aspects of leasing and management related to commercial, industrial and retail property, Quintin has a proven track record and has played a key role in concluding major corporate leasing & sales deals in South Africa. Quintin is responsible for the day to day running of the Spear Properties portfolio and all other related business.
Personal Assistant to Abu Varachhia and Mike Flax
With eight years in the construction industry Rene has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience. Equipped with intuitive organisational skills and a friendly communicative nature, she effortlessly manages the lives of both Abu and Mike. Rene responds to all situations with an efficiency and calm, providing an important supportive role, which makes her a valuable asset to the company.
Laura gained experience in the retail development industry working on national brand accounts and has a conveyancing background. She assists Quintin with the management of the Spear portfolio, organising resources so that the aims and objectives of the company are met. Laura liaises and negotiates deals with brokers and tenants, and administers all leases. She also manages the Upper East Side commercial portfolio. Laura is an efficient individual with a flexible problem solving ability and easily adapts to various situations enabling her to fulfil the many roles she plays within the company.