Hyprop is Africa’s leading specialist retail property fund with a niche focus on high quality shopping centres. The fund currently has R20-billion in assets under management. The property portfolio includes 12 prime shopping centres over 809 700 m² of lettable area, classified as regional, large-regional, super regional and lifestyle. The centres are located in Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

Hyprop has consistently ranked as a top performer with ongoing year-on-year growth in
returns, ahead of local and international industry averages. Over the past 21 years the fund has delivered an average of 10.5 percent growth in distributions per annum and since 2004 an average of 17.1 percent distribution growth per annum.The unit price has grown on average 13 percent over the past 21 years and 27 percent since 2004.

During the global financial crisis, shopping centres have emerged as the most defensive real estate asset class. Hyprop continues to offer investors direct access to ownership of high quality shopping centres in South Africa, through a transparent investment vehicle geared towards ongoing income and capital growth.

Based in South Africa and focused exclusively on domestic shopping centres, Hyprop has the advantage of operating in a sophisticated and stable financial environment on a par with the strongest emerging economies. 11 447 0090


Year founded: 1987
Employees: 331
Trade affiliations: PLSA, SACSC, SAPOA


Turnover: R1.1-billion (31 Dec 2010)
Net property income: R747-million (31 Dec 2010)
Distribution per combined unit: 357 cents (31 Dec 2010)
Financial year-end: 31 December
Accountants: Grant Thornton
JSE listing and date: Real estate sector 1988


Sunday Times – Business Times, Top 100 companies 2006/2007/2008/2009
FM Listed Property Investment Award: Top listed fund in the IPD databank
over three years” 2007/2008, Market Sector – Retail” 2006/2007/2008
Top Companies: SA’s Top Performing Companies incorporating the public sector (Top300) 2006/2007


Hyprop is unswerving in its commitment to responsible corporate citizenship – economic, social and environmental sustainability. The group adopts an integrated approach in this regard and each aspect of operations within the group strictly adheres to sustainable practices. This is monitored through formal risk assessments, outlook determinations and audits.

Hyprop meaningfully engages with its stakeholders to ascertain the risks and opportunities for the group. It strives to create wealth and value-add for investors, to invest in its employees, to invest in and develop the communities in which it operates and to establish international credibility.


Black Empowerment Level: black executive directors >50.1%
total staff: black staff 50.1%

Gender Empowerment Level: female executive directors 5-25%