Jeanne van Jaarsveldt

General Manager (Business Development South Africa)

Jeanne drives the Harcourts National Business Development for Harcourts.

This extends to Franchise Development, including Harcourts Residential Sales Offices, RentalsDotCom, Auctions, Commercial and Leisure Properties.

Due to the phenomenal, consistent growth of Harcourts since inception in South Africa, Harcourts offers exceptional business opportunities for both agents and principal’s in becoming part of the fastest growing real estate brand in Southern Africa.

Jeanne started his real estate career in 2000, in the position as an agent and then principal of his own agencies. With a National Qualification in International Banking, as well as a Marketing MBA, his sound interest in business development and passion for working with entrepreneurs in growing and developing their businesses, gives Harcourts Business Owners the comfort of having the best people as past of the Harcourts Corporate Team in South Africa.

Jeanne started to expand his horizon from that of owner of his own agencies to that of being involved successfully with real estate brands on a National level, including CEO of one of South Africa’s largest real estate groupings in 2008/9.

His experience also forwarded him the opportunity to be exposed to various International Real Estate markets, like the USA, Brazil, Australia, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Mauritius. It is also this experience that forwarded him the honour for being awarded Real Estate Industry Mover and Shaker in 2008 – an honour for outstanding service to the South African Real Estate Industry.

As Vice-Chairman of the Institute of Estate Agents (WC), as well as regional council member for governmental training authority (SSETA-WC) and member of the Real Estate Corporate Advisory Council SA, Jeanne also enjoys playing his part in professionalising the real estate sector as a whole and to create opportunity for sustainable transformation, underpinned by young entrepreneurs making real estate their career of choice in South Africa.

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