Meet the team

Jonathan Smiedt

Founder & CEO

A qualified attorney, Jonathan Smiedt successfully practiced law in Cape Town before forming the ClareMart group. He is also an appointed Appraiser to the High Court and a Professional Valuer. Jonathan is a founder member of the South African Institute of Auctioneers and assisted in drafting its code of conduct and constitution. One of the most respected auctioneers in the country; he has conducted some of the largest auctioneering sales of agricultural, commercial, residential property and hotels.

Andrew Koch

General Executive Director

Recognised as one of the leading auctioneers in South Africa, Andrew is a natural public speaker with 19 years’ experience in the business, conducting many of the highest value property auctions in the country. He displays a passion and professionalism that sets a new standard for the auction arena.

Farrell Perling

Executive Sales Director

With a background in Economics, Farrell brings invaluable business acumen to the team. He is staunchly dedicated to the ClareMart philosophy of finding the right buyer for the right seller and has proven his strategy by delivering consistent results to clients over the years.

Mike Baigel

Executive Auctions Director

A qualified civil engineer, Mike brings a unique combination of relevant skills to the team. His experience in building, property development and sales, as well as his unrelenting focus on service excellence, makes him the perfect mentor for upcoming agents in the company.

MC Du Toit

Executive Legal Auctions Director

MC Du Toit is a fourth generation auctioneer who has served as Vice Chairman for SAIA from 2009 to 2011. He gained his experience in both Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal and specializes in property on both the South and East Coasts of South Africa. Since joining the Group in 2011 MC has specialised in commercial and residential property and he has conducted auctions throughout South Africa.

Marc Roberts

Financial Manager

A qualified accountant, Marc has 11 years of financial management experience, with a particular interest in the property sector. He takes pride in running a professional, expert financial division, ensuring the highest industry standards and practices are maintained at all times.

Andrew Edelstein

New Business Manager

With a background in marketing, Andrew is a proven entrepreneur, offering valuable experience as a successful business owner and property broker. Delivered with his unique energy and unwavering work ethic, Andrew’s expertise in sales and management makes a significant contribution to the team.

Sanjeev Boyjoonauth

Senior Auction Agent

Agent, Lutchmun “Sanjeev” Boyjoonauth holds a Certificate in Property Development from the University of Cape Town and has been recognized with several awards from various property and real estate organizations. Hailing from Mauritius, Sanjeev has a passion for the dynamic South African real estate market and has been a principal agent with his own firm.

Anton Koegelenberg

Senior Auction Agent

Anton joined the Group in 2014 and quickly proved his mettle in the commercial property sector. His experience in construction, plumbing, electrical and carpentry lends him a hands-on knowledge of development needs. He is a qualified Estate Agent and holds an NQF 4 certificate in Real Estate and has consulted and brokered for a number of years for industrial and commercial property firms as a letting and sales agent. His personable attitude and ground roots approach has seen him succeed in the dynamic and fast paced auction industry.

Victor Strydom

Senior Auction Agent

Having spent the last ten years in the commercial oil and gas industry as a director of a large safety corporation, Victor brings a wealth of knowledge in sales and high level customer relations. He’s also worked in the catering and hospitality industry where he owned and managed a popular restaurant and has also earned his stripes as a successful estate agent. Victor has very quickly proven his worth in the auction space and is determined to build on his excellent track record in sales.