Our team

  • Michael FalconeChairman

    Michael Falcone is the Chairman of the Board of IHS.  Mr. Falcone is employed by Hunt Investment Management and is the Chief Executive Officer and President of MMA Capital Management, a position he has held since January 1, 2005.  MMA Capital Management is a diverse real asset finance company specializing in affordable multifamily housing and renewable energy.  In his role as Chairman of the Board of IHS, Mr. Falcone’s focus is on strategic planning, risk management, and business development. Prior to his involvement with MMA Capital Management, Mr. Falcone served as Senior Vice President and Partner at the Shelter Group, a USA based real estate development and property management firm.

  • Cathal ConatyManaging Director

    Cathal Conaty serves as a Managing Director responsible for Portfolio Management. He is chairman of the Investment and Asset Management Committees, which approve and manage all IHS investments, including the R1.9bn South African Workforce Housing Fund.

    Mr. Conaty brings extensive experience in residential property investment, spanning portfolio management, deal structuring and negotiation, financial engineering and the management of major renovation projects. In various positions over the past fifteen years, he has set up and managed private investment funds, served as a Regional Vice President of property management specializing in the turnaround of troubled properties, and represented investors’ interests in a variety of market-rate and subsidized properties.

    Mr. Conaty holds an MBA from IESE, Barcelona, Spain and a BA from University College in Dublin, Ireland.

  • Hennie ErasmusChief Financial Officer

    Hennie Erasmus joined IHS in January 2010 and is Chief Financial Officer and Head of Fund Management, responsible for accounting, treasury, corporate services, budgeting and financial reporting for the company, as well as overseeing fund administration. Prior to being appointed CFO in September 2018, he was responsible for cashflow modelling and fund administration at IHS. Prior to joining IHS, he was an audit manager for two years at KPMG. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce – Honours and Master of Commerce – Tax degrees from North-West University. He did his Articles at KPMG, servicing the information and consumer markets sector, and registered as a CA(SA) in 2008.

  • Rob WesseloManaging Director

    Rob Wesselo is a Managing Director responsible for South Africa Operations, a post he has held since September 2010. He is responsible for sourcing investments, structuring and negotiating deals with developers and managing the operations of IHS in South Africa. Mr. Wesselo is also a member of the IHS Investment Committee. Before joining IHS, Mr. Wesselo was the Head of Commercial Property Finance (Property Investments) at ABSA Business Bank. He has held other property-focused positions such as Commercial Director at Pangbourne Properties and Head of Listed Property Funding at Rand Merchant Bank. He holds an LLB from Wits University.

  • Solly MboweniHead of Operations

    Solly Mboweni is Head of Housing Operations, a position he has held since July 2014, with direct responsibility for the activities of the Deal Team and the Asset Management Team. Prior to joining IHS, he was the Head of ABSA Devco where he was responsible for managing the operations of ABSA Devco, the development company of ABSA bank that is responsible for Sustainable Integrated Housing Developments (SID) with assets under management of R2bn. He was at ABSA for 4 years in a number of senior positions, with responsibility for assets totaling approximately R15bn. He has also managed the property departments at Liberty Properties, and FNB. He obtained his BCom from University of Witwatersrand. He was until recently the Vice President of SAIBPP (South African Black Property Practitioners).

  • Grant HarrisManaging Director

    Grant Harris is the Managing Director of IHS Property Management (IHS PM), a position he has held since September 2016. He is responsible for operations within the property management business, which manages the majority of the properties in the funds managed by IHS. Mr. Harris has more than 10 years of senior and executive management experience within both property and asset management. Before joining IHS PM, Mr. Harris was the CEO of Citiq, a privately held real estate investment business focused on the affordable housing market, with assets under management in excess of two billion Rand.

  • Solly MboweniIHS Head of Housing Operations

    Solly Mboweni is the Head of Housing Operations for International Housing Solutions (IHS), a position he has held since 2014.  His responsibilities include new investments and asset management. Mr. Mboweni has 22 years of property and real estate experience, including property finance, valuations, asset management and property development. Mr. Mboweni has worked on real estate investment funds involved in the office, retail, industrial and hotel sectors, including funds managed by Old Mutual, FNB, Standard Bank, and Liberty Properties. Before joining IHS, Mr. Mboweni worked for ABSA Bank initially as its Head of CPF Structured Lending and later as a Principal in the Property Equity Division and Head of ABSA Devco Sustainable Integrated Developments, working closely with Provincial and Municipal Governments to increase the provision of housing opportunities.  Mr. Mboweni is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand, where he also holds a post grad degree.

  • Nikki BlaneIHS Chief Financial Officer

    Nikki Blane is Chief Financial Officer for International Housing Solutions (IHS), a position she has held since  2015.  She is responsible for the finance and accounting operations of IHS. Ms. Blane has a broad range of accounting, fund accounting, and property experience and also has operated in the listed property environment in South Africa. Prior to joining IHS, Ms. Blane was the Finance Manager for Phatisa, a private equity fund manager operating in a number of sub-Saharan countries. Prior to that, she was a Portfolio Manager with Sasfin Bank and Pangbourne Properties Ltd. Ms. Blane is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand.

  • Rob WesseloIHS Managing Director

    Rob Wesselo is a Managing Director of International Housing Solutions (IHS), a position he has held since September 2010. He is responsible for sourcing investments, structuring and negotiating deals with developers and managing the operations of IHS in South Africa. Prior to joining IHS, he was the Head of Commercial Property Finance (Property Investments) at ABSA Business Bank. He has held other property-focused positions such as Commercial Director at Pangbourne Properties and Head of Listed Property Funding at Rand Merchant Bank. Mr. Wesselo holds an LLB from the University of Witwatersrand.

  • Cathal ConatyIHS Managing Director

    Cathal Conaty is a Managing Director of International Housing Solutions (IHS), a position he has held since 2005.  His current responsibilities include portfolio management and investor relations and he is chairman of the IHS Investment Committee, which approves and manages all IHS investments. Mr. Conaty brings extensive experience in residential property investment, spanning portfolio management, deal structuring and negotiation, financial engineering and the management of major renovation projects. In various positions over the past fifteen years, he has set up and managed private investment funds, served as a Regional Vice President of property management specializing in the turnaround of troubled properties, and represented investors’ interests in a variety of market-rate and subsidized properties. Mr. Conaty is a graduate of the University College Dublin, Ireland, and holds an M.B.A. from IESE, Barcelona, Spain.