Craig Schafer > Bowmans > Johannesburg, South Africa > Lawyer Profile

South Africa
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Work Department

Real Estate


Craig Schafer heads Bowmans’ Commercial Property Practice.

He specialises in commercial property and property finance. Craig has been involved in the establishment of numerous freehold and sectional title, commercial, industrial and residential developments throughout South Africa. He represents listed property funds, property developers as well as commercial property lenders in financing property acquisitions, developments, restructures and refurbishments.

Craig has advised both lenders and developers on land issues arising from renewable energy projects under the South African Department of Energy’s renewable energy programme.

Craig has sat as an elected national councillor for the South African Property Owners Association.

Craig was admitted as an attorney, notary public and conveyancer in 2001 and has a BA LLB from Rhodes University and an LLM from University of South Africa.

Lawyer Rankings

South Africa > Real estate

Bowmans impresses in a range of real estate matters including development and redevelopment engagements. It advised Eris Property Group and WBHO Construction on the acquisition, development and management of student accommodation in Hatfield Pretoria. The team is ‘responsive and attentive to detail‘, ‘great to work with‘, ‘professional‘ and ‘willing to drop everything and assist if required‘. Craig Schafer and Samantha Saffy are the key partners. Senior associate Julia Power is also praised by clients.