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Auren Freitas Dos Santos – Founder and Director

Auren obtained his LLB from the University of North West and his LLM from ISDE in Madrid, Spain. He then served as an ad hoc Clerk of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. He was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court after returning to South Africa and initially focused on Labour Law, but went on to become the Legal Compliance Officer for one of the largest real estate groups in South Africa. It is here that he gained insight into, and experience in, the practical and legal aspects of community scheme management – experience he later put to great use in his position as the principal attorney at one of the most prominent law firms in the country specialising in community schemes law. In 2016, Auren founded The Advisory, where his past experience serves him and his clients well as he serves as director and heads up the consulting division. Auren has also developed a short course on Home Owners’ Association Management in partnership with the University of Cape Town.

Ané De Klerk – Director

An admitted Attorney, Ané obtained her BA(Law) and LLB degrees from the University of Stellenbosch before joining a leading Cape Town based law firm’s sectional titles developments division. She went on to gain invaluable practical experience as a Property Portfolio Manager at one of the country’s biggest managing agencies before heading back into practice as a Community Schemes Specialist. She was first approached to be a guest lecturer at the University of Cape Town in 2017 and has been presenting UCT online short courses on subjects involving community schemes since 2018. She has also partnered with UCT to develop her own course on Sectional Titles Schemes Management – the only one in the field earning its graduates a certificate from this world class tertiary institution. Today, as director and head of The Advisory’s Courses division, she trains industry role players by way of online short courses and seminars tailored to community schemes management, while working as part time UCT lecturer and consulting with clients regarding their community schemes questions and concerns.

Tim Gliddon – Chief  Operating Officer

Overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of The Advisory is Tim, who has more than a decade of sales and marketing experience. This, combined with his practical experience gained as trustee and chairperson of a sectional title scheme, his knowledge of the property management industry and its key role players as well as his experience in community schemes training and online learning sectors makes him the perfect all-rounder.

Our Clients

Managing Agents

Property Owners and Property Investors

Trustees & Directors

Bodies Corporate

Home Owners’ Associations

Property Developers