About

Karen Fraser started her career in retail property management in 1995 and entered the corporate world, working for various property management companies & retailers before starting her own consulting company. Now called MOVE!

She draws on years of extensive experience in the retail property industry and the strong relationships that have been built with major landlords and retailers. Collaboration with other property industry experts are often utilised to add value and speed up the execution of projects.

Speed of implementation & relationship building are the two key factors. Always.

MOVE! offers the following expertise:

  • Design & implementation of property strategies for the expansion of retailer outlets & negotiation of all new leases & renewals
  • Lease negotiations between tenants, landlords/developers
  • Tenant mix strategies for existing & new shopping centres
  • Consulting on retail layout, design & tenant mix for retail developments
  • Income projections on retail redevelopments
  • Knowledge & skills transfer – training of staff
  • Property management consulting

ACHIEVEMENTS & PREVIOUS CLIENTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

PREVIOUS CLIENTS

      


      


      

Corporate Experience & Education pre-2012

  • 2009 - 2012

    EDCON

    • Built relationships with property owners nationwide, including listed property funds.
    • Sourced suitable new premises for all brands in line with the company’s strategic plan
       (Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State, Lesotho, Zambia, Angola)
    • Negotiated new leases & lease renewals (±90 leases/ annum, achieving savings of
       ±R45m/annum)
    • Compiled presentations & motivated space opportunities to the Sourcing &
       Development Committees for approval

    1995 - 2009

    BROLL PROPERTY GROUP

    • Portfolio Manager: Dipula/Mergence Portfolio (140 buildings)
    • Senior Property Manager – staff training & troubleshooting countrywide
    • Centre manager: Sable Square, Cape Town
    • Centre manager: Maynard Mall, Cape Town
    • Property administration assistance, Port Elizabeth
    • Acting accountant/property manager: Mountain Mill Shopping Centre, Worcester
    • Property administrator: Allan Gray retail portfolio, Johannesburg
    • Centre Manger: Waterglen Shopping Centre, Pretoria
    • Marketing Assistant: The Bridge Shopping Centre, Port Elizabeth

    2000 - 2004

    METROPOLITAN PROPERTY SERVICES

    • Facilities Management: retail, industrial & commercial portfolios (12 buildings)
    • Planning & implementation of new parking control systems
    • Managed tender processes
    • Property audit reports
    • Centre Manager: Village Walk Shopping Centre, Sandton

    1999 - 2000

    FINLAY & ASSOCIATES

    Centre Manager: The Firs Shopping Centre, Rosebank

  • EDUCATION

    2011-2005

    Certificate & Course

    Certificate in Lease Negotiations Broll Property Academy

    2000-2003

    Certificate & Courses

    Certificate in Shopping Centre Management– University of Pretoria /SAPOA

    Basic Property Programme University of Pretoria / SAPOA

    Communication & Leadership Course– Toastmasters International

    1992-1996

    Diploma & Certificates

    Occupational Health & Safety Act – NOSA

    National Diploma Public Relations University of Port Elizabeth

    Certificate Secretarial Public Relations – University of Port Elizabeth

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Contact Details

Mail

Postnet Suite 1394, Private Bag X153, Bryanston, 2021

Call

+27 82 903 7821