The Company is a REIT with a property portfolio in the retail, industrial and office markets. The company was originally founded by Franz Gmeiner in 1991 with the purchase of a high rise office building in downtown Johannesburg.
Over the years the company evolved and grew by acquisition and the reverse listing in 2005 on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) main board.
The migration to ZAR X stock exchange opens a new chapter in the history of Orion. From inception the company has as its core business activities the investment in commercial, industrial, retail and hospitality properties. Orion’s business model also has as a core element of its management philosophy the concept of in-sourcing. This means where at all possible the company executes all aspects of property management in-house.
Nastassia Arendse interviews group CEO Franz Gmeimer about the business, the state of the property market in South Africa and the experience of being listed on both the JSE and ZARX
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