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Bo Kaap, Cape Town, 8001

Jaime-Lee Gardner
072 171 1979

Louise Martin
073 335 4084

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Nexxagen is a choice property development firm with core focus specializing in Property Development and related services. Other related specialist services include due diligence appraisals, cashflow projections and development proposals for all kinds of real estate including mixed-use developments, residential developments and commercial developments. Nexxagen is available to meet existing and prospective client’s property development needs and has the necessary expertise to offer superior service.

Our objective is to develop healthier and more productive spaces for our clients and customers and to make a positive contribution to our stakeholders and the communities in which we live and work.

Nexxagen is a privately owned real estate development and investment company, situated in the beautiful city of Durban, South Africa. Nexxagen was founded in 2020 by the current Managing Director, Dean Young following the completion of his MSc in Property Studies from the University of Cape Town and BSc in Property Development from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal with the intention of developing affordable, high-quality residential and commercial solutions. Our name Nexxagen is derived from the premise of development with the next generation in mind.

As an innovative property developer we specialise in mixed- use multi-storey developments, residential homes and apartments, ranging from high-end to affordable-mid markets. We focus on satisfying today’s lifestyle seeker and investor by creating spaces filled with style, convenience, fun and comfort. Our passion to create healthier spaces that epitomise the comfort and convenience of modern day living, while providing excellent investment opportunities in one of South Africa’s most prime real estate location.

Nexxagen has the capacity to develop high and affordable income apartments in uptown and downtown communities across Kwa-Zulu Natal forming the building blocks of a property development company centred around the creation and restoration of people centered real estate projects that add value to our shareholders.

Our strengths lie in the transformation of undeveloped land and property development itself. With property studies and co-ordination at the core of our capabilities, our aim is to build a reputation for innovative design and cost tracking solutions, combined with attention to detail and excellent workmanship. Built on a firm foundation of an uncompromisable standard of quality, Nexxagen is geared for growth as we welcome new opportunities and ways of unlocking land value.

Nexxagen’s committed staff and long-standing partnerships, collaborate together with the best and most talented designers, architects, professionals, contractors and agents, allows us to provide the highest quality real estate properties and superior products and ensures that each development is financially successful, distinctive, timeless, and culturally relevant.

Nexxagen’s identifcation, investment, development, construction, marketing, and asset management teams remain fully integrated throughout the entire life- cycle of a project to ensure efficiency and successful results. Nexxagen manages the full service, financing, development and construction of all of its real estate development projects. We provide a full range of real estate development services on a complete turnkey or al-la-carte basis. We also collaborate with external brokers representing tenants who are looking for new space.

Products & Services

  • Property Development
  • Development Conceptualisation
  • Master Planning
  • Feasibilities and due diligence appraisals prior to inception
  • Financial Modeling of Investment Structuring
  • Debt/Equity Structuring
  • Investment Sales & Acquisition and Due Diligence Appraisals
  • Development Management
  • Property Deal Facilitation and Structuring
  • Asset Management of Real Estate Assets
  • GBCSA GreenStar Certification Submissions – New Buildings and Sustainable Precincts
  • EDGE Expert Consulting and Advice

Nexxagen is redefining the Durban and regional skyline with mixed use residential and commercial developments. Nexxagen is a full- service property development company driven by a team of talented professionals whose combined depth of experience includes all areas of property development. Clear communication and proficient execution enable us to successfully acquire, finance, develop, market, and manage the most desired development projects. Nexxagen’s portfolio continues to expand throughout Durban and other premier markets across the region. Our core services as centred in on 4 main competenties being property development, transaction advisory, asset management and Green Building and EDGE Expert Consulting

Property Development Division

Our property development division are skilled in acquisitions, finance, design, development management and marketing.


Our acquisitions department is skilled at identifying properties that are underutilized and potential land or ground-up developments, redevelopments, asset repositioning, and creative financing. Our team of professionals have the knowledge of current and emerging markets and can evaluate, negotiate, and close acquisition opportunities.


In collaboration with renowned architects, landscape architects and interior designers the design team envision the landscape, architectural and interior concept. Nexxagen studies innovative designs and products from around the world and incorporate these trends into our projects. Attention to detail is paramount, from the eco-friendly plants, to curtain wall design to floor plans and the affordable yet luxurious interior finishes.


Nexxagen structures transactions with both private and commercial capital partners and debt providers. Our access to capital gives us the ability to execute our own and clients investment strategy to yield the desired returns.


Our development team is involved throughout the process from pre-construction planning, obtaining entitlement and permits, developing the budgets, scheduling, contract procurement, execution, tender adjudication, main contractor award and close-out.

Marketing, Sales and Leasing

Our development team, working closely with the marketing team and reputable estate agents, are committed to achieving the maximum sales and leasing price in a competitive marketplace. We manage all sales and leasing efforts in our property developments. Our marketing team identifies and estimates the market demand and creates the vision and identity of each project. Through market research, our team identifies the target markets and establishes effective, integrated marketing initiatives. Together with the development, design, and sales departments, the marketing department ensures each property is creatively positioned and branded to meet and exceed current market demands. Strategic marketing and promotional programs are devised in order to achieve maximum sales prices and sell-out. At the pre-development phase, we work in unison with estate agents, urban economists, property marketing specialist, architects and designers to craft the property in alignment with current demands.

Development Management

The final product conceived, created, managed and delivered by our development management team including design, construction, budget, marketing, and sales input from reputable firms. Our property development team set the strategic plan and manage the projects from conception through completion while addressing the diverse interests and viewpoints of the many private and public stakeholders. The development team focuses on green buildings and sustainable precincts. We have a strategic network that is built on partnerships, relationships, and resources. We maximize the potential return on investment. We have the capacity to manage the development process as an owner or principal and also on behalf of third party investors conducting an in-depth market analysis of the risks and rewards and employing capital, to meet or exceed investment objectives. Our projects are managed in-house, and advisory and consulting services are offered as well. We evaluate every element of the development process thoroughly and holistically to understand the most optimal direction to select. Our approach is aimed to ensure the highest level of success across our fully integrated services. Our aim is to preserve the highest economic, social and environmental return whilst maintaining the flexibility in design.

Transaction Advisory Division

Nexxagen’s transaction advisory department effectively and comprehensively manages all commercial and residential acquisition and sales transactions. By overseeing this process internally, we ensure a professional, service- oriented environment, making a complex transaction virtually effortless. This proactive approach guarantees an efficient transaction between all parties. We take the hassle out of property due diligence process (buy side and investment sale side)

Asset Management Division

Property Management

Nexxagen has developed an intuitive asset management team to reinforce the commitment to maintain the quality of each project developed. Nexxagen’s management expertise and direct access to its development and construction teams allow it to provide the most comprehensive range of management services, whether operational, financial, or physical. Our property management division aims to maximise net income through increasing rental income, reducing vacancies, minimizing operating expenses and diminishing arrears. Nexxagen’s asset management team manages the ongoing property operations in-house, providing direct control of income and expenses on investments. We strive to provide the lowest operating costs and levies through green lease and sales and the highest level of service through direct communication with owners, tenants, clients and residents.


Nexxagen’s accounting and financial services departments are responsible for establishing effective internal controls, working closely with every Nexxagen department and ensuring that all transactions are accounted for in an accurate and timely manner. The department manages and coordinates high-level financial and tax reporting functions, as required by lenders and institutional partners, with complete transparency.

Our pledge to our clients, employees, communities, suppliers and stakeholders is to provide solutions that safeguard the interests of future generations whilst meeting today’s needs, minimising damage to the environment and its resources and improving the quality of the building, space and social cohesion.

We strive for developments that provide energy efficiency, water conservation and ecosystems that are environmentally friendly and reduced carbon emmisions from the materials in the buildings.

Green Building and EDGE Expert Consulting

Nexxagen is a member of the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) and the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) as well as employing certified EDGE Experts, Green Star New Building and Sustainable Precincts Accredited Professionals

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