As a group, GeoAfrika brings together the expertise and skills of a range of specialists operating across the development cycle. This unique alliance enhances each individual service offering through the sharing of IP and ensures we bring a compelling advantage when working on the developments shaping the built environment. There are five main ways we are able to add value to projects, each of which comes from the combination of our unique offering, combined with our specific viewpoint on development.

 1 | Taking a consolidated approach to development

With expertise from surveys through to technology development, land-legal solutions and property management, GeoAfrika can potentially be involved across the entire life-cycle of a development. This means that we take a big-picture view of the processes involved, finding simplicity within the complexity and ensuring that what we deliver is able to best meet the needs of the project as a whole. Additionally, the multidisciplinary nature of our teams ensures we’re able to bring added insight to any one area by drawing on a diverse set of skills. It is also how we are able to custom-develop solutions for a project, drawing on the learnings from our colleagues and applying them to a range of contexts.

Five ways GeoAfrika is redefining the development landscape

2 | Leading projects from planning to construction and beyond

As a business, we’re focussed on delivering exceptional service in our fields. The true benefit of engaging with us, however, lies in our ability to responsibly lead projects across their entire life span. Our knowledge of the different phases and specialisations at play means we’re able to mitigate risk in the long run by properly planning workflows and managing different service providers to best contribute to a project. Our particular expertise and capturing, representing and sharing data also means we’re able to keep project information and records up to date. This not only brings clarity to all involved but ensures the project is able to seamlessly pass through the different official thresholds of approval along the way.

3 | Providing a single point of contact for clients

In a large-scale development, development phases can run concurrently, while projects themselves can be developed in stages due to cost considerations. With all this overlap there is potential for significant miscommunication, but our expertise across the different specialisations means we’re able to provide a single point of contact, whether it is just for our components of work or as custodians of the project more broadly. This ensures that communication is clear and simple, and reduces wasted time and uncertainty across the way. With clear communication also comes accountability, and with the different roles and deliveries articulated and defined, we are able to ensure that a project flows smoothly both before, during and after the construction phase.

4 | Pioneering the latest technology

Led by GeoAfrika Technologies, the business as a whole integrates new technology across its different focus areas within the built environment. Whether it encompasses new sensors for recording data for surveys or land-legal use or accurately modelling the as-built form for use in its on-going management and maintenance, the business is well-versed in applying technology to the challenges of the development landscape. With in-house expertise available, this means that technology is not only simply brought into divisions or projects, but can also be custom developed from the ground up to meet the particular needs or context at play.

5 | Ensuring on-going custodianship of the built environment

Developers, whether public or private, the primary goal is to transform the project into a transferable state that meets the initial project specifications. A development has an entire lifetime ahead of it at this point, however, and strategically managing this will not only extend its lifespan but also reduce costs in the long run. GeoAfrika Property Management steps in to seamlessly work alongside clients as built environment custodians. This entails not only on-going maintenance and management but also strategic planning and asset management to ensure the value of a client’s property portfolio is properly leveraged and enhanced over time.