About Us

Acquest International is a private real estate development company with a rich heritage of successfully delivering developments across North & South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

At our core, we are a niche developer focused on crafting inspirational developments which are reflective of their inhabitants’ aspirations. Our ideals are borne out of this notion that the success of a development is fundamentally dependent on how well the aspirations of its inhabitants are realised.

We are fundamentally committed to crafting and delivering architecturally enthralling developments that transcend fleeting trends and fashions.

Notable developments delivered include the Pezula Private Estate (South Africa), Boschendal The Estate (South Africa), Five Nations Golf & Country Club (Belgium), Yelcho Fishing Lodge (Chile) and the Borrowdale Brooke Golf Estate (Zimbabwe).

Core Principles

  • Empathy
  • Craftmanship
  • Integrity

We continually strive for a deeper understanding of our clients’ needs and aspirations allowing us to carefully tailor each one of our developments accordingly. Empathy extends to the local surroundings of our developments and the environment at large, ensuring that we undertake our activities in an environmentally responsible manner.

We are fundamentally committed to crafting and delivering architecturally enthralling developments that transcend fleeting trends and fashions. Detailed-driven, design-oriented, we employ only the most meticulously crafted materials and finishes to realise our vision of creating transformative communities.

Integrity is the overarching principle entrenched throughout our every act. Integrity in how we engage with our clients, partners and stakeholders. Integrity in the quality of the workmanship and the products we deliver and integrity in how we provide ongoing support and attendance to the communities we’ve delivered.

The Team

Clive Venning

Founder, Chairman and CEO

Clive has over 30 years of property development experience having successfully initiated and delivered prominent lifestyle developments across America, Europe and Africa.

Most recently, Clive spearheaded the development of Boschendal, South Africa’s historic and award winning 17th century wine estate, as the majority shareholder and CEO.

Clive is an adventurer, a leisure aviator, a passionate skier, a keen fisherman, and a wine connoisseur.

Bass Ackermann

Managing Director

Bass is a dedicated property professional and certified Project Manager with an established track record of providing development planning, design management and project delivery services across the Middle East.

Having honed his trade on developments such as the Raffles Hotel & Residences (Jeddah, KSA), Marriot Resort & Hotel (Ras Al Khaimah, UAE) and the Jumeirah Spa Resort & Hotel (Manama, Bahrain), Bass has a passion to conceptualise and deliver developments that can add permanent value to its inhabitants and surroundings.

Martin Seward-Case

Technical Advisor - BWA Middle East

Martin is an accomplished Project Manager, Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Commercial Mediator with high-level experience in effectively leading PM/QS consultancy practices.

His understanding of the GCC construction and property markets cover all sectors of the development supply chain.

Martin currently holds the post of Member RICS World Governing Council (2011-2018). He is a keen golfer, surfer and jogger. Visit BWA Website

Contact Us

Sandstone House, 1 Green Valley Road, P.O. Box 644,
Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa
Dubai: +971 55 943 89 18 South Africa: +27 83 706 97 15 Email: info@acquestint.com
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