API Training in conjuction with Perception Advisory is proud to present delegates with a bespoke Executive Training course!


The API/Perception Advisory real estate financial modelling programme was developed by industry experts from leading financial institutions across the continent. The two day, intensive training course will upskill delegates in practical, financial modelling, with a specific focus on real estate developments in Africa.


“At the end of this course, delegates will have built a fully-fledged Excel model able to determine the feasibility of almost any real estate asset.”

Course Presenter :

Ruan Bye,


The course presenter, Ruan Bye, has over ten years of real estate experience, with a specific focus on structuring, funding and developing commercial and residential projects across Africa. He is currently an investment professional at the Pan African Housing Fund (PNHF)., a private equity fund managed by Phatisa. PAHF invests in residential and commercial developments across Africa. Prior to Phatisa, Ruan was a real estate deal maker and credit manager at Standard Bank / Stanbic. During his time at the bank he was involved in the debt structuring of numerous property investments across the continent, both greenfield and portfolio lending. Ruan has developed several advanced excel models for a broad range of industries. In 2010 he was invited to Jersey o develop a wealth management model for an international asset manager. Ruan obtained an honours degree in accounting from the University of South Africa and is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. In addition, he also holds a four year law degree from the same university.