John Rabie established Neworld to spearhead his residential and mixed-use developments outside of South Africa.
John has a long and highly successful track record as a developer. He co-founded Rabie Property Group, one of South Africa’s leading independent developers, in 1978. The company‘s pioneering mixed-use developments, which include Marconi Beam, Royal Ascot, Westlake Estate, Big Bay and Century City have changed the face of Cape Town and won many local and international awards.
The exceptional success of Century City, a 250-hectare New Urban Estate ten kilometres from the Cape Town CBD, has resulted in the conversion of more than one million square metres of bulk to a basket of commercial, residential and retail opportunities, and is currently home to approximately 25 000 permanent residents.
In 2012, John Rabie launched his private label brand, Signatura, to focus on high-end residential and mixed-use developments in the City Bowl and the Atlantic Seaboard. To date, Signatura has successfully executed 27 projects with a value in excess of R3-billion.