About JHB


About Johannesburg

Invest in Transformation

Following in the footsteps of other major inner-city capitals around the world – like London, New York, Berlin, Sydney and Los Angeles – Johannesburg Financial District has been given a new lease on life.

Prompted by Blue IQ – a government initiative to bring back investment into the inner city – this process of regeneration and rejuvenation has taken place over a number of years and the results are there for all to see.

Following a major injection of public and private confidence, this historic area has been transformed: Heritage buildings have been restored to their former glory and converted into luxury apartments and offices. Trendy coffee shops, designer delis, restaurants, up-market boutiques and beauty spas have sprung up to meet the demand for such services from the burgeoning population of workers and residents.

Invest in Security

Flourishing and livable part of the city, thanks to the addition of attractive greenery and water features, street cleaning crews, state-of-the-art CCTV cameras, private security and a stepped-up metro-police service.

Invest in Africa’s Powerhouse

Johannesburg is leading the African renaissance. This modern metropolis is not only the financial powerhouse of South Africa, it is the gateway to business on the rest of the continent. Urban Ocean’s developments sit at the very centre of the city’s Financial District – the beating heart of big business, and home to:

The HQ’s of some of the world’s largest mining houses like Biliton, Anglo American and the Chamber of Mines.

The HQ’s of South Africa’s major banks, including Absa, Barclays, First National and Standard Bank.

The largest constitutional court in the southern hemisphere – which has attracted a proliferation of law firms, accounting and insurance companies…

Invest in Convenience

The real beauty of the Financial District is how easy it is to get to wherever you’re going: be it the city, the airport or major highways like the M2 and M1 (direct access to which is just minutes away).

And then of course, there’s the benefit of being near the new multi-billion rand, state-of-the-art Gautrain and Bus Rapid Transport System, both of which provide fast, direct links between the Financial district and OR Tambo Airport, Midrand, Centurion, Sandton and other major urban centres.

Invest Wisely

Today, the Financial District is a meeting place for people from all walks of life, a hive of activity and social interaction. Urban Ocean has being instrumental in spearheading this regeneration process through its redevelopment projects.


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The Apprentice Apartment

Adding a touch of the 1920’s urban American trend of luxurious inner city living, the well-appointed top floor Penthouse Apartment was honoured with the award for “Best South-African Apartment” at the International Property Awards in London – a proud testimony to the complete commitment to excellence Urban Ocean Properties is known for.

We still have TWO undeveloped floors in The CornerHouse (+/- 1800 sq.m) which can be developed to suite your exact needs! Please contact us should you be interested in space at Cornerhouse.

Student Accommodation

We have a variety of innovative inner city Student Accommodation options available. Please call +27 (0) 11 838 9879 for more information.


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Herman Schoeman
CEO and Director
+27 (0) 82 905 5866
+27 (0) 11 838 9879

Duan Coetzee