Brian Unsted

Chairman of the GBCSA Board

Brian has an impressive 23 years of experience in the South African property industry with a particular focus on extracting optimal value from some of South Africa’s most prestigious and successful shopping centres/mixed-use properties. 

Brian’s background as a Senior Financial Manager in property development at Liberty Properties, Financial Manager at Investec Properties for Growthpoint and role of Head of Finance at Liberty Properties brings to the table expert knowledge in financial and management accounting, asset management and the property industry as a whole.

His chief responsibilities within Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) involve managing the assets of Eastgate Shopping Centre, Liberty Midlands Mall, Melrose Arch and several office buildings. Brian is the champion for sustainability issues for the L2D fund and ensures synergy on sustainability issues between the property investment portfolio and the broader Liberty Group. 

When Brian is not working or co-authoring a book, he enjoys running, mountain biking, and travelling. His book, Sandton Places, was published in 2014.