Tintswalo Property Group, a property development and management company that specialises in the retail and boutique lodge industry, has transformed the Bel Air Shopping Centre in Northriding into a world class centre with greater shopping and retail value.
Located on the corner of Malibongwe and Bellairs Drive, the centre, which was acquired by Tintswalo in July 2011, has been a mainstay of the local community for a number of years. With Tintswalo’s extensive retail development experience and unique business and management strategy, the centre has been relaunched into a premier retail and shopping destination, covering 21 320 square metres.
“Tintswalo’s core mission in managing a centre is to create a viable, well-planned retail development that allows tenants to thrive, but at the same time offers a shopping experience that people within the local community are looking for,” explains Tintswalo Property Group CEO, Lisa Goosen.
“In line with these values, we are extremely proud of what we have accomplished thus far in the management of Bel Air Shopping Centre. We have been able to create a well maintained and secure mall environment that not only offers local consumers greater convenience and options in shopping for their daily necessities, but also enables them to enjoy an entertaining and safe evening out.”
The centre is currently anchored by a Super Spar of about 3 500m², a Virgin Active gym of approximately 3 700m2, as well as a recently opened Game store measuring about 5 000m2, with many more retailers signing up. According to a traffic study conducted in 2012, the intersection of Malibongwe and Bellairs Drive is exposed to approximately 20 000 vehicles per day and so offers a prime location for a shopping centre.
Goosen concludes that Tintswalo Property Group is looking forward to growing the centre and further entrenching the development within the community.
“Our ultimate goal in managing the Bel Air Shopping Centre is to create a retail centre that not only benefits the community materially, but a centre that the community can also take pride in. As such, we intend to ensure that the mall is 100% let with an excellent tenant mix, offering customers a comprehensive and well-rounded shopping experience.”