I Res Fund is a long-term residential investment fund focusing on mid-to-upper level residential investment properties. The company was formed in 2018 as a collaboration between Castleview Property Fund and SLM Group, uniquely combining the expertise of Castleview’s retail property and asset management principles with the residential experience and knowledge of SLM Group.


I Res Fund places significant focus on the following key investment principles:

• Minimum net income yield • Forecasted capital growth nodes • Mid-to-upper level residential (houses and 2-to-3 storey walk-ups) • Decentralized around major urban metros • Geographically balanced and spread


We get involved in both development and completed stock phases whereby if the respective developable land would meet the investment criteria, the fund will develop to hold, or alternatively acquire straight out completed units. Completed units are acquired either as a bulk pre-sale from other developers on residential development stock still in it’s development phase or as completed fully tenanted stock.


James Templeton – Director

James has a BComm Hons, CFA and was employed at Barnard Jacobs Mellet, a prominent South African stockbroker from 1996 to 2003 where he covered various sectors including real estate. James was the chief executive officer of Emira Property Fund, a JSE listed REIT, from 2004 to 2015. James was appointed as a director of the company on 25 October 2017.

William MacRobert – Director

William is a qualified CA(SA) and started his career at Investec Bank, spending 9 years specializing in property finance and private equity, and then as Group CEO of Uvest Property Group and Sitari Country Estate for 5 years. He was responsible for the set up and management of a large-scale residential fund with Old Mutual as co-investor, as well as managing the planning and development of one of the largest integrated housing estates in the Western Cape with more than 3000 housing opportunities. In 2017 he formed the SLM Group, specializing in the development and management of residential property.