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Welcome Mr President – estate agent institute gets new suit

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The new president of the Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa (IEASA) is Christo Weilbach, who takes over from Lanice Steward.

Weilbach has served on the IEASA North board of directors since September 2013 where he remains vice-chairman. He was nominated by his board to be the regional representative on the national board and, as a consequence, has formed a good understanding of the regional as well as the national requirements and challenges.

Christo Weilbach

Christo Weilbach

Weilbach will focus on promoting transformation and finding a way for real estate stakeholders to work together to help advance the profession. He is also exploring the benefits IESA members can access thanks to a growing membership base, as well as using their collective clout to be better represented on all levels of decision making.
Weilbach currently serves as a board member at the Estate Agency Affairs Board of South Africa (EAAB) and is also a board member of the Property Sector Charter Council. He has portfolios on various sub-committees within these boards, ranging from transformation to finance.

During Steward’s term as president she rebranded IEASA and implemented the Benefit Partners Programme whereby members can access discounts on various products, a programme that is very much on an upward trajectory and continues to have benefits added on a regular basis.


David A Steynberg, managing editor and director of HomeTimes, has more than 10 years of experience as both a journalist and editor, having headed up Business Day’s HomeFront supplement, SAPOA’s range of four printed titles, digimags Asset in Africa and the South African Planning Institute’s official title, Planning Africa, as well as B2B titles, Building Africa and Water, Sewage & Effluent magazines. He began his career at Farmer’s Weekly magazine before moving on to People Magazine where he was awarded two Excellence Awards for Best Real Life feature as well as Writer of the Year runner-up. He is also a past fellow of the International Women’s Media Foundation.

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