Meet the Team

Pat Flanagan ~ BCom (Wits), MIV (SA)

Pat is an Executive Director and founder of the Flanagan & Gerard Property Group. He has acquired the necessary skills throughout a 40 year career in property development to assess the property market and in making decisions on investment strategies relevant to the always evolving landscape of retail property in southern Africa.

With his extensive experience behind a long list of developments that include Sandton City, Southgate, Hatfield Plaza, Riverside Mall, South Gate, Somerset West, North Gate, Lakeside Mall and Boardwalk in Richards Bay to name a few, Pat Flanagan is widely regarded as the doyen of the property industry, and is respected by a team that are privileged to have Pat Flanagan so deeply involved in every aspect of Flanagan & Gerard’s property portfolio and current developments.

Pat is an avid stamp collector as well as an amateur photographer who thoroughly enjoys travelling with his wife Kathryn, who together have been to just about every corner of the world. Their first love though is the African bush, which is enjoyed as often as their busy schedules allow.


Peter Gerard ~ BCom (Wits), MIV (SA)

Peter is an Executive Director and founder of the Flanagan & Gerard Property Group.

He has the key skills to assess the viability of a property development with the key feature being the sustainability of the retail asset. Peter was responsible for the listing of 6 property funds, being Sycom (1986), RMSProp (1987), Tricom (1988), Growthpoint (1988), Milprop (1996) and Newport (1998).

Even with demands of a prodigious professional career, Peter has excelled equally in his personal life, whether it be his love for a rare wine, long lunches with friends or travelling on his yacht with family on the Mediterranean, Peter lives his life to the absolute full.

Paul Gerard ~ BCom (Hons)

Paul is the Managing Director and has been involved in Flanagan & Gerard since 2004. As such he has developed a wealth of experience under the mentorship of both Pat Flanagan and his father Peter Gerard.

Paul is intimately involved in all aspects of the business and is deeply respected by the team he leads. With a competitive nature, Paul always leads from the front. In the office, Paul has created a positive culture which drives the team to excel in every aspect of the company.

Paul lives a very active life which includes a daily routine of gym and squash as well as weekend mountain bike rides with his kids. Being a family man, his wife Hayley and their three children take every opportunity to travel the world.


John Rowberry ~ BSc (Hons) (Cardiff)

John is a Leasing Director at Flanagan & Gerard, who joined the company back in 2006. John primarily oversees our existing portfolio and has developed close relations with almost every significant retailer in South Africa. Rowberry has also been the driving force in bringing many of the new international brands entering into the South Africa market into our developments.

John has a deep love for Music and enjoys playing guitar in his spare time. He is joined by his wife Dominique and his two sons who enjoy travelling every opportunity they get.

Chris Teague

Chris is a Leasing Director and joined the Flanagan & Gerard team in August 2009.

Chris is well respected in the retail sector with a deep knowledge of the long term leasing process. The Flanagan & Gerard team’s exposure to his positive outlook and witty humour is well received. 

In Teague’s spare time, his passions include squash, mountain biking and canopy piloting (skydiving, in which he is current South African Champion and often represents South Africa at an International level). Chris is also a proud family man and has two daughters with his wife Julie.


Jonathan Shutte ~ ACIM ~ B.Com (UCT) & Hons Marketing

Jonathan joined Flanagan & Gerard 2012 and his first responsibility was to manage Morningside Shopping Centre before joining the leasing team.

Jonathan is the leasing team leader for both Springs Mall and the Vaal Mall expansion Jonathan and his wife Bridgette are proud parents of Jade, Mia and Matthew, who is a recent addition to the Shutte family.

In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys keeping active by daily gym sessions, fishing as well as running.

Gareth Sanders ~ BSc (HONS) (TUKS/University of Pretoria)

Equipped with an honors degree in Construction Management and following a short stint at Stefanutti Stocks Civils in 2012, Gareth joined the Flanagan & Gerard team. Sanders plays a central role in the development management team which currently includes the Vaal Mall expansion as well as Springs Mall projects.

As director, manager and selector of the company's action cricket team, Gareth is confident that the league championship is just around the corner! He is also an avid Sharks supporter and proud Pretoria Boys High School Old Boy.


Joanne Lamont-Johnson

Joanne has been with the Flanagan & Gerard team since 2013, and works closely with Karyn in the Financial Department as a bookkeeper. Joanne adds a gentle, caring element to the team remembering all our birthdays and special occasions, and often bakes us treats.

She also knits like a pro, loves to sing and in her spare time enjoys singing as a member of the Symphony Choir of Johannesburg.  Joanne and her husband Andrew love spending time with their two beautiful daughters.

Jason Nel

With a residential property background, Jason joined Flanagan & Gerard as a lease administrator at the beginning of 2014. Jason’s role has changed somewhat since joining the team and has seen his role evolve into being part of the Ballito Junction leasing team, as well as managing all aspects of the marketing at Flanagan & Gerard.

In his spare time, Jason enjoys being active by mountain biking, playing squash and running. Jason has a very active 2 year old son along with his fiancé Amanda. 

Karyn Southgate

Karyn Southgate ~ FCIS Bcom (Hons)

Karyn is the financial director and plays a large role in the asset management side as well. She joined Flanagan and Gerard part time in 2008 after leaving SA Breweries, and came on full time in 2012.

Karyn is a competitive sportswoman who regularly participates in various off road triathlons, both locally and internationally. Taking advantage of every opportunity to travel as well as spending time with friends and family around the braai with a good glass of red!

Andrew Thabo Russell

Andrew has been with Flanagan & Gerard since 2014. He has an open portfolio working on all aspects of development throughout the current projects portfolio.

Prior to Flanagan & Gerard, Russell specialized in business development and capital raising for new projects. Clients included, the Provincial Government of the Western Cape, Rockefeller Foundation, National Treasury, Ford, ITS Engineers and the Cape Town Partnership.
Andrew is an adventurer and enjoys all things off track. He has ridden down the East Africa Rift valley on an off-road motorbike; hitch hiked through Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania and seasonally rides in the Maloti Mountains, Lesotho.


Nkateko Khoza - BCom (Wits) & MBA (Wits)

Nkateko joined the Flanagan & Gerard team at the same time as Russell in mid 2014. Khoza is part of the team that will be focusing on rural regional shopping centre developments nationally.

Nkateko previously worked with Deloitte Consulting focusing on the public sector and included leading strategic engagements in the firm’s Real Estate and Facilities Advisory Services division. Nkateko has a 14 year old daughter who keeps her weekends busy with teenage socials and family get togethers.

Elsje Bodenstein - BArch (Pret)

Also known as the Iron Lady, Elsje is the Director of Development at Flanagan & Gerard. Elsjes experience in retail development spans over an extensive period which includes working for Orion Projects. Originally a practicing architect, Elsje moved into project management and tenant co-ordination before joining Flanagan & Gerard in 2014. Playing a significant role on numerous major retail developments, including Morningside Shopping Centre, Nicolway, Woodlands Boulevard, Soshanguve Crossings, Highveld Mall, Eyethu Orange Farm Mall and Mall of the North. Elsje is currently working on Ballito Junction and Thavhani Mall.

Elsje enjoys fine dining, good wine and the occasional shopping spree. Her love for architecture has created a passion for travelling the world and visiting exotic cities which she enjoys in the company of her life long partner.


Josua Botha - B.Sc (Hons); B. Land & Property Development (UFS)

Josua joined the team as a development manager in March 2015 and works closely with the Elsje on both Ballito Junction and Thavhani Mall projects. Josua has 3 years’ experience in the retail sector in time management and as a tenant co-ordinator.

Botha enjoys all aspects of sport and keeps himself in shape by regular visits to the gym. In his spare time, Josua and his wife frequent their family’s farm in Heidelberg.

John Holley – CA (SA)

John Holley joined Flanagan & Gerard in 2015. His portfolio consists of a combination of finance and operations at Flanagan & Gerard. John has a diverse background stretching from his role in chartered accountancy which he obtained from KPMG  as well as being a game ranger at the famous 5 star Londolozi Game Reserve for a couple of years. Thereafter he worked with Alpha Capital.

John enjoys wildlife photography, general outdoors and is happily married to his wife Teneale. 

Dominique Scheel

Dominique Scheel ~ BA (Marketing) (AAA)

Dominique’s role involves leasing and marketing. Originally a graphic designer before joining Flanagan & Gerard in 2011, her diverse portfolio covers leasing of current developments, the on-going leasing management of Eyethu Orange Farm Mall as well as being a part of the Thavhani Mall leasing team.

Dominique has a positive outlook, a healthy eating lifestyle and stays fit through regular visits to the gym. With a keen interest in German culture, her passions include home brewed beer and organic farming. She frequents Europe on holidays and recently became a parent to a beautiful daughter named Hannah along with her husband Reeve.

Karen Pennington

Originally from the UK, Karen has a career path spanning Financial FMCG Recruitment, International Business Process Outsourcing and Business to Business IT Sales. She is a very dynamic addition to the leasing team at F & G and is currently focused on the leasing at the Menlyn Maine development in Pretoria East.

Karen is a lover of the outdoors and keen runner in her spare time. She has a passion for fashion as well as the creative culture and arts that Johannesburg has to offer.


Lloyd Bentz

Lloyd recently joined F & G after 6 years of property portfolio management in the retail and commercial sectors. Prior to that, he spent 8 years with a finance and investment company, working closely with entrepreneurs in small and medium enterprises. Primarily, Lloyd is part of the Ballito Junction Regional Mall development leasing team.

In his spare time, Lloyd spends time with his wife and two daughters and has a passion for mountain biking.

Nelia Teixeira-Scott

Nelia has been in the property industry for the last 12 years and has been responsible in various property management roles with Marriott, CBS Properties, PIC and Finlay Property Services.

In June 2013, Nelia joined the F&G team as Centre Manager for Morningside Shopping Centre and a year later, joined the asset management team to oversee the Flanagan & Gerard’s property portfolio. In her spare time, Nelia spends her weekends boating and skiing at the Vaal with her husband and close friends.