Karen van der Merwe
Karen obtained a B Com Accounting degree from Rand Afrikaans University. She has more than 25 years experience in all aspects of commercial property which she gained at Old Mutual Properties, Broll, the Public Investment Corporation and TrizecHahn in Slovakia.
She was a regional property manager with MTN for six years focusing on new cellular site acquisition and management of 7000 cellular sites.
Karen acts as the interface between the landlord and telecommunication operators. She assists the landlords with:
- Making properties rooftops and unused ground space available to telecommunication services providers for cellular infrastructure
- Negotiating leases between the landlords and the telecommunication service providers
- Compliance with health and safety regulations
- Assisting tenants and landlords with fiber optic installation and providing data services to the end user