• Michael O’Malley

  • Founding Member

  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS)
    University of Cape Town (UCT)

  • Experience: 26 Years

  • Focus area: Nigeria

Michael O’Malley

Founding member

As a founding member of RMB Westport, Michael O’Malley began the journey in 2008 with Dale Ramsden, when they formed Westport Property Holdings. This property development management company was geared for retail and mixed-use projects in African countries, specifically Nigeria.

Michael’s vast experience in Africa began years ago with a 20-year stint working on retail and mixed-use projects in 12 different African countries. He served as Managing Director of Stauch Vorster Architects – one of the largest architectural firms in Africa before co-founding and serving as Managing Director of Profund Properties. This Nigerian-based property development and facilities management company was operational in the residential, retail, office and hotel sectors of this bustling African city.

This role then brought him up to co-founding Westport Property Holdings.

African property development experience

Michael’s portfolio of property development projects in Africa includes:

  • Bulawayo Centre, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, 25 000m2 (completed in 1995)
  • DFID Office, Kinshasa, DRC, 2 000m2 (completed in 2004)
  • Farmers House Office Park, Lusaka, Zambia, 10 000m2 (completed in 2003)
  • Fourways Crossing, Fourways, Johannesburg, 60 000m2, which was completed in 1998
  • Riverwalk Mall, Gaborone, Botswana, 25 000m2 (completed in 2001)
  • Francistown Mall, Francistown, Botswana, 20 000m2 (completed in 2003)
  • Circle Mall, Lekki, Nigeria, 10,800m2 (completed in 2015)
  • Wings Office Towers, Lagos, Nigeria, 27,000m2 (completed in 2016)