The Atterbury Group (Atterbury Property Holdings (Pty) Ltd or “Atterbury”) was founded in 1994, South Africa by Louis van der Watt and Francois van Niekerk, with a primary focus on developing retail centres and commercial buildings. Over the past 23 years the Atterbury Group has developed prime commercial, retail and residential property across South Africa, the rest of the African continent and more recently, Europe.
The European expansion gathered momentum in 2014 when Atterbury co-invested with a consortium of private equity investors and Hemisphere International Properties B.V. , wholly owned subsidiary of Steinhoff International Holdings N.V. (“Steinhoff”) in forming Atterbury Europe B.V. (“Atterbury Europe”).
Steinhoff is an integrated retailer that retails, sources and manufactures household goods and general merchandise in the United Kingdom, Europe, the USA, Africa and Australasia. The Steinhoff Group’s property portfolio