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Giovanni Gaggia

General Manager & Lead Auctioneer at CHOPROP SA. Internet Entrepreneur.

For all your commercial and residential property needs. Whether you own multiple residential and commercial assets, or are wanting to purchase your very first property, I will be of service to you with my service expertise in sales, rentals, auctioneering, management and asset acquisition or disposals.

I am a hard working, diligent and creative person. Problem solver and people builder. Initiate new concepts and ideas. Turnaround specialist.

In life attitude is very important, good attitudes are essential in business. Believe in working hard and working smart. Work well alone or with team/s. Worked previously in sales, technical and management environments.

Interested in making new business associations, business deals, permanent or contract positions.

Commercial and Residential Property
Internet Business Models
Passive income generation
Practical management of business.
People management.
Business turnaround
Business brokerage
Strategic direction and implementation.
Bond finance and real estate.

Professional details

Current Position(s)

General Manager | CHOPROP
2013 - present

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

About Choprop

Choprop is a South African based Real Estate Company, specialising in Property within the emerging market sector. Choprop group has a proud history of 5 years of experience with an "unbeatable record of success" of concluding over 1200 deals in under 60 months of trading, since its incepetion in July (2007). Choprop was founded by Yusuf & Shazia Essa, local entrepreneurs who started from humble beginnings...
Yusuf, popularly known as "Choppee" started his business career as a hotdog vendor outside the local cafe corner in his hometown of Laudium in Pretoria... Shazia, his wife a Physiotherapist by profession made her career as an Estate Agent in 2006. Shazia started as an intern for a local estate agency, after which she joined her husband in Choprop in 2007. This was initiated after the couple decided to take their Sunday afternoon house hunting hobby to another level.
What started in a garage from home business now became a Household name in property. Choprop continues to effectively and expertly market and develop property investments in some of the country's most desirable locations.
Choprop has recognised the unparalleled investment opportunities in South Africa and is proud to offer its clients innovation, on all it's on or off-plan properties in these sought-after regions. Choprop also offers unrivalled investment services and Pioneering Sale and Letting properties, with passion for perfection and are committed to excellence in all areas of Property.
Choprop is leading the way for premium Property Services in the country, providing its clients with luxury Residential and Commercial properties for a safe, secure and profitable investment. Whilst Choprop Showcases a Multi–Billion Rand Sales and Business Brokerage Portfolio, Choprop also Manages and Administrates of Portfolio in excess of 900 Landlords & Tenants within its Commercial and Residential Letting Divisions.

Business Manager/Founder - Web Marketer - Online Internet Entrepreneur |
2012 - present

Property and Real Estate

Short term salary advance loans or payday loans to employed and salaried South African residents. Loan up to R2000 – same day online loan application.

- Brand development, Website build and design, web site traffic growth, online partnerships, web site GUI and advertising spend vs revenue analysis.

- Developed brand strategy and statistics systems.

- Strategic Consulting, including business plan & sales strategy development.

- Comprehensive database management and Credit Product Development.

Previous Position(s)

Manager | Salary Advance Loans
2012 - 2013

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

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Business Manager | Kwik Find Real Estate
2011 - 2012

Property and Real Estate

A dynamic company, that demands the best results from marketing and sales skills. Our sellers are our clients, we are "employed" by them to find quality buyers.

We are the company of choice for anyone in the West Rand or JHB Northern Suburbs that wants to sell quickly and not wait 6 months for a sale. We obtain the highest possible market price for our sellers, in the shortest time possible.

Business Manager | Agent Direct
2009 - 2011

Property and Real Estate

Hired to turn business around.
Rebuild sales team.
Motivate and direct this team to take market share.
Manage business
Set direction and strategy with Directors and implement this.

General Manager | Silvercrest Pty Ltd
2005 - 2007

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Started the company myself. Operating for 3 years now. We source great finance deals on real estate related purchases, new bonds, further bonds and bond switches in South Africa.

Manager Sales and Marketing | E R S
1999 - 2000

ICT and Telecommunications

Key account manager for National Brands

Operations Manager | I S S
1997 - 2000

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

Ran workshop, employed and monitored workshop staff, liaised with clients, provided quotations. Built online CRM, INVOICING and QUOTATIONS systems with MD.

Field Service Manager | Venture Computers
1994 - 1994

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

Managed the team of 9 field technicians servicing clients at their premises. Monitored stock usage, stock control, time performance, profitability. Warranty repairs. Oversaw billings. Monitored expenses and time management of staff. Solved difficult problems with clients to ensure client satisfaction at all times.

Left this post as I was head hunted by ISS.

Electronic Technician | Venture Computers
1992 - 1994

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

Component level repairs to PCB's of various printers and devices.

Educational history


SA College of Auctioneering

2013 - 2013

Diploma - Auctioneering


1999 - 2000

B. Man. Dip - Business Management

Technikon Witswatersand

1989 - 1992

T3 Diploma - Electrical Engineering Light Current

Dale Carnegie Institute

Completed 2001

Public Speaking and People Skills - Public Speaking and People Skills



Estate Agents Affairs Board

Holder of a valid FFC, February 2013 - present

Fidelity Fund Certificate

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