Adrienne Hersch Properties was founded by visionary businesswoman and innovative CEO, Adrienne Hersch. In 23 years, Adrienne has fortified her team incorporating departmental and division heads made up of a vast array of personalities, skills and expertise. Together they make a formidable team who boast many years of success in a variety of industries:
Adrienne Hersch
Founder & Chief Executive
After beginning her career in hotel management and personnel management, Adrienne soon realised that a passion for people and property burned in her bones. She signed up with a well-respected estate agency and became one of the realtor’s top agents.

In 1991, she began building her own home and started up Adrienne Hersch Properties which literally was a one-woman show. Today she heads up a thriving business with more than 60 agents across Northern Johannesburg and Eastern Pretoria, operating from her Head Office in Houghton.

Adrienne knows all too well that nothing worthwhile comes easy, “I have had to learn the hard way, with no one to teach me. I call it the ‘university of life’, where you learn something new each and every day. This is a dynamic and exciting profession, with no constants and significant highs and lows.”

She has built her business on a foundation of Aspiration, Motivation, Inspiration and Determination. These are the very same qualities she looks for in all agents. “Part of our success is that I am still very involved with the selling and marketing of key properties and I train my agents personally, believing in 100% hands-on basis during their sales negotiations.”

The company has a definitive hallmark which people describe as savvy, street smart, passionate and single-minded. It is this combination of experience, hard work and expertise that has seen the company evolve from a start-up to a success story because they are serious about making realty a service-driven industry.

“As a marketing and sales-driven organisation, we understand that it is only through building relationships and delivering on people’s dreams that we can continue being successful. We believe in hard work, constantly striving to set new industry benchmarks. As Gary Player famously said: ''The harder you work, the luckier you get."
Ari Hersch
Brand Manager
Ari Hersch is currently the Brand Manager of Adrienne Hersch Properties as well as Adrienne’s youngest son. In this role he has a broad remit overseeing all brand initiatives, corporate marketing material and projects.

Ari has excelled in the design and architectural arena, achieving a BA in Int. Architecture from GDC in 2010, where he won numerous accolades and awards. He was selected to work in one of the leading Architectural firms in South Africa, where he excelled. He then decided it was time to get involved in the family business. His excellent people skills and exceptional ability to communicate meaningfully combined with his creative background in Design and Architecture make him the ideal person for the role. He is a natural born leader like his mother.

Ari’s marketing and public relations strategy is to position Adrienne Hersch Properties as South Africa’s real estate specialists and foremost real estate brand.
Candice Andrews
Houghton Branch Manager
Candice's experience in a number of aspects of the Real Estate world spans more than 12 years. Having experience in almost every aspect of the Real Estate industry, she has a depth of knowledge and experience that few can put claim to.
This experience allows her to see a "big picture" of the business as well as appreciate how each part of the process affects others. As such, she is able to speak with authority to clients, internal staff, and give sound advice to her team around these aspects.

Previously from a major property franchise group, she has been qualified as a Mentor and Broker / Manager.

Her ability to quickly identify strengths and opportunities in an individual allows her to both quickly, and over time significantly develop the potential and performance of the agents she works with.

Her personal approach and genuine dedication to the growth of individuals as well as the team is clear from the first meeting. A creative and firm but fair management style makes working with her a dynamic and energising experience.

Candice is a passionate ambassador for the company and is proud to be a member of the Adrienne Hersch Properties Family.
Daniel Hersch
Legal / Sales Manager
At the tender age of 30, Daniel already boasts an impressive CV. Having received exemplary results at the University of the Witwatersrand, and graduating with a BA LLB in 2007. Daniel made the bold decision to undertake a career as an Advocate at the Johannesburg Bar. Despite his youthful age and inexperience, Daniel managed to pass the Bar Exams with distinction and thereafter practiced successfully as counsel for five years specializing in commercial litigation and operating out of the prestigious Group of Advocates, Group 3 Maisels Chambers.

In January 2014 and not one to sit on his laurels, Daniel decided to resign from the Bar and join the family Business occupying the roll of Legal/Sales Manager. Under the guidance and mentorship of his mother Adrienne, Daniel has embraced his new roll and is gradually becoming a force to be reckoned with in his own name.

"My dream is to see Adrienne Hersch Properties become synonymous with Real Estate in South Africa, the same way people associate cold drinks with Coke or time pieces with Rolex" says Daniel. As Adrienne Hersch Properties expands it's national footprint and with Daniel and his younger brother Ari, infusing youth, energy and innovation in an already exceptional brand this dream is quickly becoming a reality.
Helen Van Dyk
Olivedale Branch Manager
Helen has 12 years experience as an Executive P.A. to two of the doyenne of Real Estate, as well as actually being an agent for 2 years (albeit part time), She has built a successful career in real estate and has had training in client service, negotiation and market insight, ensuring she is able to assit clients and make the most informed decisions at all times. Helen is honest, hardworking, and has achieved a career goal with the assumption of her role as Olivedale Branch Manager. She is a keen cyclist having completed the 94.7 Cycle Challenge a number of times..
Annalien Van Rooyen
Pretoria East Branch Manager
The real estate industry is the third industry Annalien entered and excelled in. After leaving university she taught at a high school in Johannesburg before entering the pharmaceutical industry. Here she quickly rose through the ranks and held different management positions with distinction at different leading pharmaceutical companies. Upon moving to Pretoria East the amount of travelling involved encouraged her to leave the pharmaceutical industry and to enter the world of real estate where she has been a successful agent as well as manager of offices.

She holds a BA (Ed) and MBA and as such is passionate on the one side about training and mentoring agents to excel and on the other side on the business side of real estate to ensure the financial success of an office.

She is a hard worker, leads by example, is dedicated and friendly and is totally committed to a strong work ethic and professionalism in everything she undertakes and wants to instil the same in her agents.

Favourite motto: ‘Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE. The word itself says I’M POSSIBLE’ – Audrey Hepburn!
Dianne Guest
Ruimsig Branch Manager
I spent 22 years in the banking environment in Foreign Exchange, Global Business, Risk and Training. These were good years building many skills and instilling the corporate culture in me.
After I decided to leave the bank, I had a natural affiliation to the property profession. Since 2007 I have been working with various estate agencies and built a career based on integrity, honesty, perseverance and passion.
Besides qualifying as a Professional Practitioner in Real Estate (2015) and completing the necessary Estate Agency Affair Board exams (2008) and NQF level 4 (2011), I have gone through the “university of life” where every day is a new experience, challenge and personal growth opportunity.
My family and spiritual life are very important to me and I try to maintain a good balance, between that and my success as a Real Estate professional.
Selling and buying a home is one of the most stressful events a family has to go through. I would like to be the one to help you through that process by sharing my experience, professionalism and service excellence in making the transition easier. “Peace of mind” is what all my clients deserve.