An­other first for Camissa Prop­er­ties

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CAMISSA is the largest and lead­ing new hous­ing de­vel­oper in the Park­lands area and was the first de­vel­oper to dig a spade into Park­lands soil dur­ing 1997. Camissa Prop­er­ties has since de­vel­oped the most res­i­den­tial units in Park­lands. In fact, Camissa has a long line of first to its name. “We were the first to break the R3 mil­lion bar­rier in Park­lands North, as well as the R3.5m level. Re­cently we have con­cluded a sale, which is the high­est in the sub­urb, of R4.9m,” says Ahmed Es­sop, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Camissa Prop­er­ties. “Camissa Prop­er­ties i s al s o t he f i r s t hous­ing de­vel­oper to have gone green and to build with an em­pha­sis on sus­tain­abil­ity. “All Camissa homes built from this year-on gen­er­ate its own elec­tric­ity by means of pho­to­voltaic so­lar power (PV) and they have a so­lar wa­ter geyser, which not only dra­mat­i­cally r educes en­ergy con­sump­tion, saves tens-of-thou­sands of rands over the years on elec­tric­ity bills, and makes a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to ‘green­ing’ the home, but en­sures home own­ers of a con­stant elec­tric­ity sup­ply as South Africa’s en­ergy chal­lenges be­come more se­ri­ous,” he adds. Es­sop says in one in­stance they are sav­ing a client R4 000 a month through cut­ting elec­tric­ity ex­pen­di­ture, let alone im­prov­ing the qual­ity of the fam­ily’s life­style by not hav­ing to worry about the has­sles of load shed­ding. “The main rea­son for th­ese achieve­ments is that we have al­ways been lead­ers in in­no­va­tion and try to set an ex­am­ple that makes good sense to fol­low, not only from a financial per­spec­tive, but also from the en­vi­ron­men­tal, de­sign, qual­ity of work­man­ship, com­fort, func­tion­al­ity, and se­cu­rity stand­points,” says Es­sop. “Our aim is to con­tinue to of­fer the best ser­vice and the most home for the low­est price, which has made us into the lead­ing force that we are to­day. Camissa is also the only de­vel­oper that builds with its own funds and not with that of its clients. This in­spires client con­fi­dence. Es­sop says as an in­di­ca­tion of the con­fi­dence that Camissa Prop­er­ties has in its houses is that the com­pany gives longer war­ran­tees than other de­vel­op­ers. “The Na­tional Home Builders Reg­is­tra­tion Coun­cil (NHBRC) only re­quires a three month war­ranty plus five years on the struc­ture. We of­fer our clients a six month war­ranty on pa­tent de­fects, four years on la­tent de­fects, 12 months on the roof, and five years on the build­ing struc­ture. “An in­di­ca­tion of the qual­ity of Camissa’s homes and ser­vice is that clients have re­turned to us up to four times in the past seven years to ac­quire larger homes in Park­lands. “One cus­tomer, who orig­i­nally bought a house for R599 000, has bought and sold at a profit a num­ber of times through us, and is now liv­ing in a home to the value of around R3.5m,” says Es­sop. In ad­di­tion to Park­lands and Table­view, Camissa Prop­er­ties’ ar­eas of ac­tiv­ity are in the up­mar­ket sub­urb of Sun­set Beach and in Bur­gundy Es­tate.

AU­DREY SAV­ILLE (ac­count man­ager), Ahmed Es­sop (MD) and Des­mond Ti­tus (sales man­ager

AHMED ES­SOP (MD) and Fal­con de Vos (project man­ager).

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