Werner Sarvari started his career in property valuations in 1983. Over the ensuing years he gained extensive property valuation, credit, risk and investment experience in both the local government and financial services sectors.

Vision and Mission

Vision:

To become the leading brand name and service provider of choice in the property valuation profession in South Africa.

Mission:

  • Transparency at all times
  • Integrity in everything we say and do
  • Service excellence in every task and opportunity
  • Continuous reinvention through innovation
  • Understanding and meeting the needs of our customers
  • Employee satisfaction
  • Community involvement and education

Background

Werner has been exposed to several junior, middle and senior management positions with the following institutions:

  • Kempton Park Municipality - Junior Valuer
  • Bankkorp Property Services - Regional Manager: Western Cape
  • First National Bank - Regional Manager - Western Cape
  • Boland Bank (Which later changed names to Boland PKS and BoE Bank) - Regional Manager: Western Cape and later National Manager
  • City of Johannesburg - Director: Valuations
  • Lightstone - Consultant: Property Valuations
  • Absa Commercial Property Finance - National Manager: Commercial Valuations
  • Werner also lectured Property Valuation I, II and III at the Cape Technikon for 6 years

Skills

  • Property valuation
  • Project management
  • Human Resource management
  • Financial and risk management
  • Contract management
  • Consulting
  • Information technology systems design and implementation
  • Public speaking, presentations and lecturing

Achievements and Milestones

Werner was responsible for the implementation of the Municipal Property Rates Act at the City of Johannesburg in 2008 when the first General Valuation Roll under the new legislation was implemented on 01 July. The implementation involved a period of 6 years of intensive project management, including several meetings with and presentations to stakeholders such as politicians, ratepayers, Chambers of Commerce and other interested parties. During this time he appeared on radio and television talk shows as the implementation of the new legislation was being discussed and debated.

During his tenure at the City of Johannesburg, Werner was given the opportunity to visit Canada on three occasions to gain knowledge and experience with regard to mass valuations by attending annual Mass Appraisal symposia held by the International Property Tax Institute (IPTI).

Werner was involved with the successful implementation of the first new General Valuation Roll for the Dihlabeng Municipality in 2009.

He has consulted with the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform on the establishment of the office of a Valuer General.

Werner has successfully implemented many new valuation processes, policies and systems within the various institutes where he has worked during his long career.

Qualifications and Registrations

Werner holds a National Diploma in Property Valuation. He also underwent the following additional training:

  • Municipal management - University of Potchefstroom
  • Project management - University of the Free State
  • Human Resource Management - University of South Africa
  • Estate Agency Board examinations

He is a registered Professional Valuer and is both a member of the South African Council for the Property Valuers Profession (SACPVP) and the South African Institute of Valuers (SAIV).

Werner served on the SACPVP for a period of 6 years where he also formed part of the Education Committee where he was responsible for the examinations of candidates for Professional Associate and Professional Valuers.

He is a keen lecturer at the annual workschool held by the SAIV for prospective Professional Associate and Professional Valuers. Here he has lectured on both Municipal Valuations and Time Value of Money.