HOW PROPROYALE GOT STARTED

With nothing but a will to win and a bucket of paint, our founder Murray Clark, transformed a dilapidated cricket pavilion into a thriving commercial building when he was only eighteen. Since then, Proproyale has developed twenty-four projects totalling over fifty thousand square metres.

In 2008, we shifted our focus from residential to retail developments after noticing that South Africa’s rural and township communities had very few, if any, nearby stores. With this urgent need in mind, we rolled up our sleeves and set about bringing the brands to the people.


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Building on a legacy

You could say building is in Murray Clark’s blood with a family history of
development spanning over a century. As the son, grandson and great grandson
of builders, it was inevitable that he would join the industry!

1894

Kruger House, Pretoria
built by Charles Clark

1964

Greys Hospital Nursing Quarters,
KwaZulu-Natal
built by James Clark Builders

1969

Santam HQ, KwaZulu-Natal
built by James Clark Builders

1976

Sky On The Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal
built by James Clark Builders

2003

Murray Clark Matriculates
from Durban High School

2004

20 Gainsborough Drive, Curves
Gym Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal
developed by Murray Clark

2007

Proproyale Developments Established

2008

Boxer Punch, Umlazi J Section,
KwaZulu-Natal
developed by Proproyale

2011

Claremont Square Shopping Centre,
KwaZulu-Natal
developed by Proproyale

2015

Tshepiso Crossing, Johannesburg
developed by Proproyale

2016

Bhai Plaza Umzinto, KwaZulu-Natal
developed by Proproyale

Big Box Mashu, KwaZulu-Natal developed by Big Box

Gamalakhe Lifestyle Centre, developed by Proproyale and Sabi Developments

2017

Madadeni Crossing, KwaZulu-Natal developed by Proproyale and Sabi Developments

Mooi River Mall, KwaZulu-Natal developed by Proproyale and Sabi Developments

Current

Tongaat Mall, KwaZulu-Natal, acquired by Proproyale in partnership with Investec Property and AJ Property Holdings

Gugulethu Crossing, Western Cape under development by Proproyale and Sabi Developments

Botleng Mall, Mpumalanga under development by Proproyale and Sabi Developments

GOOD Woodstock, Western Cape under development by GOOD

Our expertise

Property Development
Innovative Retail Experiences
Asset Management
Capital Raising
Equity Financing
Financial Structuring
Joint Venture Structuring

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FROM RURAL RETAIL TO URBAN REGENERATION

Today, we’re actively expanding our footprint across South Africa’s townships and suburban nodes to create retail experiences that meet the needs of modern life while fostering a genuine sense of community. Sometimes this means blending big-name brands with neighbourhood start-ups.

Sometimes it’s about incorporating a skate-park into our designs so that underprivileged kids have a safe space to hang out in after school. But before we lift one brick, we approach planning by speaking openly with local authorities, stakeholders and members of the community. Conversations such as these have shaped Proproyale and the spaces we create.

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We listen. We share. We form genuine relationships with people local to our developments. If there is a need, we’ll meet it in an open, collaborative way.

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SOLID FOUNDATIONS

Our ongoing success is due to our risk management methodology, time-tested systems and a genuine desire to provide all South Africans with a great shopping experience. Target investments are evaluated against strict criteria including the presence of national anchor tenants in seventy percent of the lettable area.

By nurturing relationships with key decision makers, we maintain instant access to leading retail brands and strong associations with the best brokers, consultants, contractors and sub-contractors.

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REDESIGNING THE RETAIL REVOLUTION

Same-day deliveries, product comparison apps and fitting-room selfies the rules of retail are changing rapidly.

Rather than resist change, we embrace it. By relentlessly researching what people buy, how they buy and when they buy, we’re able to create more than an attractive space - we're able to deliver a truly memorable experience.

From exciting small format pop-up shops to out door wellness areas and events spaces, every square foot is taken into consideration to enhance the shopper convenience and experience.