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The Company

Alchemy Corporate Property Advisors fixes retail property problems, so that Landlords and Retailers can get on with the business of making money. 

“Turning lead into gold” from a property point of view.

So you can FOCUS on your CORE business.

Michael Schirnig

Michael is a pioneer in the fledgling field of tenant representation in South Africa, specialising as a national tenant representative serving major companies whose primary business lies outside property.

With more than 20 years experience in the property industry, Michael has personally negotiated or overseen more than 1000 lease and purchase transactions totaling well over R1 billion in diverse markets all over Southern Africa, all on behalf of occupiers.

Michael has cut occupancy costs and protected the long term interests of Shell, Spar, Sun International, SA Revenue Services, Mutual & Federal, Old Mutual, Mitsui, Panarotti’s, Spur Group, Safmarine, BDO Spencer Stuart and Research Surveys among other clients.

His views on corporate property matters have appeared in Business Brief, Business Day, Succeed Magazine, the Journal of Facilities Management and Summit TV.

His breadth of experience in property is considerable, having worked on both the landlord and tenant sides of the fence. He has been instrumental in the successful marketing of some of South Africa’s most noteworthy property developments, from the refurbishments of Cavendish Square, Menlyn Park and Mutual Village in Rivonia, through to groundbreaking new projects like The Zone @ Rosebank, Gateway Theatre of Shopping and Melrose Arch.

Michael holds degrees from University of Port Elizabeth (B.A. cum laude), University of Cape Town (B.Soc Sci Hons) and a Masters in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business.

Born in King William’s Town in 1969, Michael is married to Wallindi and is based in Somerset West, where he helps raise a son and a daughter, as well as 2 Great Danes and 2 SPCA rescues. Outside the office he is passionate about music, golf and also golf (has ‘golf’ been mentioned yet?).