African Excellence Awards 2021

MEAMARKETS / African Excellence Awards 2021 13 , May21450 In essence, DDP is a company providing exemplary valuation services for a wide cross- section of the market. It is South Africa’s largest property valuation company, consistently striving for the highest standards of client satisfactionwith an outstanding teamof Valuers who ensure that its innovative and comprehensive solutions are beneficial to its growth strategy, its market segment, and to the young people entering the property profession. Best Property Valuation Specialists - South Africa A national, accredited company of professional Valuers who deliver independent property valuation services; DDP operates through a network of branches that are located across the country. These deliver objective and timely property valuation services for a list of blue- chip clients in the residential, municipal, commercial and agricultural spheres found in a wide variety of sectors; and these vary from financial to government, legal and medical, to specialised installations such as harbours and hydroponic farms to aquaponics works. At present, DDP is backed by an outstanding team of over 100 Valuers each of whom have contributed to it reaching the milestone of completing over 8.4 million valuations, a figure that grows every day. DDP takes great pride in holding a level 1 B-BBEE status. The company comprises of a 67% black ownership and a 41.72% black female ownership and is intensely focussed on growing this empowerment year-on-year. Furthermore, the company’s focus on empowerment has seen it being awarded a certificate of excellence in recognition of its commitment towards transformation in 2021 by Impumelelo. DDP’s culture and brand identity is subset by the company’s vision, that is: “To be the leading provider of professional valuation services, in accordance with local and international standards and guidelines, in a proficient and innovative manner to the benefit of all stakeholders.” DDP has used this vision to establish itself as a leader in its field by working closely with clients and knowing that communication is essential. The first contact with a client and the ongoing process of keeping them informed is something that DDP prizes. Due to the volume of projects and the volume of valuation requests held within each, accurate and effective project management is a critical and sophisticated element of its operational model. DDP establishes a Project Office for each of its projects handling all the project’s detail across a myriad of elements and project factors to ensure the success of each valuation request. The results are delivered and completed in line with local and international best practices. To stay ahead of the curve and maintain these best practices, all DDP Valuers are registered with the South African Council for the Property Valuers Profession. This council ensures regulatory oversight into the valuation profession. There are many other such regulatory bodies, and DDP encourages their Valuers’ membership as it keeps the company abreast of ever-changing market trends. The company is also supportive of continuous professional development; both of its Valuers and staff and emphasises continued education and training. Ever vigilant of remaining a superlative team, DDP has developed an internship programme to foster young minds who wish to enter the valuation profession. This programme enables hands-on experience to the exciting areas of property valuation and access to property valuation technology. While some valuation technology is standard, DDP has been hard at work developing their own in-house software valuation tools. This technology combines the company’s own processes, procedures and operational models to produce an automated tool that secures the clients’ valuations and ensures strict quality control of the company’s expert valuations throughout the value chain. As a result of DDP’s ongoing innovation, the company was voted “Most Innovative Property Valuation Company – South Africa” in the MEA Markets Business Awards; and it shows no signs of slowing down. The Property Valuation Experts! Company: DDP Valuers (Pty) Ltd (RF) Contact: Rudi Visser Website: