James Dall is a Joint Managing Director of High Street Auctions and a veteran of the property development and property auction industries. His decades of experience as a qualified Civil Engineer with extensive experience in the design, costing and construction of a wide range of industrial, commercial and residential properties and developments provides a unique advantage to High Street Auctions clients requiring sage advice on the sale or purchase of property. He has also been a major contributor to the changing face of real estate auctions in South Africa, where, over a decade ago, he introduced and managed the first successful multi-property auction. He is trusted by South Africa's leading financial institutions when it comes to the disposal of property where, with High Street Auctions, he has a fantastic track record.
Nick Pretorius is a Director of High Street Auctions who graduated with a B. Comm with majors in Marketing and Business Economics. He spent a few years working on key accounts in the marketing and advertising industry before finding his forte in successfully selling real estate on auction. He is a specialist business development and sales practitioner in the property industry with extensive experience in multi property auctions. For over ten years he has built a significant reputation and network by successfully sourcing, processing and concluding numerous property deals for many large institutions, banks and listed property funds in South Africa. He is responsible for the sales and business development function in the company.
Joff van Reenen, a Director and a Founding Partner of the High Street Auction Company, is arguably South Africa's most experienced, talented and entertaining auctioneer and an expert in real estate, movables and charity auctions. Joff currently holds the South African records for the highest commercial and residential property knockdowns, as well as for the highest bid on a single property lot. The dual best for highest overall record and commercial record is for the former Kyalami Grand Prix racetrack, which he sold for 205 Million in less than 120 seconds. His residential auction record was set in Clifton when he knocked down a Nettleton Ridge villa for 96 Million. Joff’s unsurpassed expertise in leading both virtual and live sales means his professional services are in demand internationally. This South African industry veteran has, by invitation, conducted auctions in Hong Kong, Dubai, England and the USA, among others.
Joff’s qualifications match his talent and experience. He holds the internationally recognised CAI (Certified Auctioneers Institute) and AARE (Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate) designation degrees, and was the first non-US citizen and the first South African to be awarded these certifications. He is a specialist in auction techniques and strategies and has been a member of the global auctioneering body the NAA (National Auctioneers Association) for more than 15 years. Joff serves as the South African ambassador for the NAA and is the only officially appointed ambassador of the organisation outside of North America. He also served two terms on the board of the SA Institute of Auctioneers, the body that represents the interests of the industry and its clients across the country. Joff is a regular lecturer at the NAA and in 2015 became the first and only South African auctioneer ever invited onto the judging panel of the prestigious annual International Auctioneer Championship, which draws entries from across the globe.
Joff’s dynamic style has made him popular with prominent local and international charities featuring royals, presidents, politicians and celebrities among their patrons. He has, among others, hosted international auctions on behalf of the House of Mandela Family Foundation in conjunction with Global Citizen, Hollywood A-lister Antonio Banderas, Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, Princess Caroline of Monaco and the Virgin group’s Richard Branson. With more than two decades of real estate expertise Joff is highly regarded by prominent property investors, portfolio fund managers, corporates and financial institutions because of his impressive track record of reading the market and realising the best value for clients’ assets on the auction platform.
Rodney Beck is a Company Executive of High Street Auctions. He has a collective 35 years of property experience in the fields of residential, industrial and commercial property auctions. His property career studded with numerous marketing and sales awards began in 1978 when he studied business management, ran his own real estate franchise and served as Managing Director for another leading property auction company before joining High Street Auctions. Rodney is an energetic family man with a loyal business following due to his professionalism and infectious enthusiasm for the business.