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FNB’s John Loos leaves Home Finance

John Loos, a name that has become synonymous with residential property economics in South Africa, has left FNB’s Home Finance division.

In an email today, he wrote: “Just to let you know that I have moved on from FNB Home Finance to FNB Commercial Property Finance, which involves a broader analysis scope reaching into the Commercial Property Sector too.

John Loos, household and property sector strategist at FNB Home Loans.

“As such, I am no longer running the Home Finance’s Property Barometer reports and related data.”

He added that the bank was still deciding who was the correct person to run his portfolio at FNB Home Loans, but that this would be communicated in due course.


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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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  • Wendy Machanik 15th November 2018

    John Loos leaving the FNB Home Finance Property Barometer reports and related data and FNB property reviews, is an absolute tragedy; a great loss to the property industry, as in all the years he was the one economic property forecaster who was optimistic, realistic and accurate
    The industry will be the poorer without his monthly reviews. John will be sorely missed as there is no one else who enjoys the level of respect and popularity as does he. I can’t imagine not having his reviews to pass on to estate agents and clients. this is indeed a sad day for the property industry.
    John, we wish you every success in your new venture and know that beyond any measure of doubt that I speak for one and all. Our loss is Commercial Property Sector’s great gain!