Bonolo Gueye graduated from Roosevelt University (Illinois, USA) in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Industrial and Organisational Psychology. Her employment experience began the same year at Kumbukeni Child and Welfare Centre where she worked closely with the National Children and Violence Trust.
Bonolo then left the Trust and began her career in property management with JHI Real Estate where she managed up to 57 privately held office, industrial and retail properties. After close to five years at JHI, Bonolo then joined Investec Property Group in 2006 and later, Growthpoint Properties in a leasing consultant role where her portfolio increased to 230,000m² under management. She was later promoted to the role of Senior Leasing Consultant in 2014 which involved training, mentoring a commercial leasing team of 8 staff.
Bonolo’s skills include direct tenant and landlord lease consultantions and negotiations, market research and analysis, letting strategy formulation, financial lease structuring, implementation of various marketing initiatives, tenant retention strategies, feasibility studies, facilitating in building upgrades and new developments, coordination of tenant fit outs, monthly budgeting, reporting and forecasting.
Bonolo is a highly driven individual with proven deal making skills. During her 15 years of experience she has concluded over 300 corporate leasing transactions in 130,000m² of commercial space, which is testimony to her superlative knowledge, adaptation and performance within the property industry. Her consistent initiative, commitment and resourcefulness is confirmation that she is indeed a role model and leader in her own right.