About Us

Founded in 2010 by Rob Jones  in response to a clear need in the South African retirement industry for specialist independent consultants, Shire Retirement Properties is focused exclusively on the retirement industry.  Shire provides a unique service to the industry through hands-on and dedicated advice and support, sometimes over several years as villages develop and become fully operational.


The preferred approach of the organisation is to partner with other specialists when necessary, and to work closely with clients and their staff in order to get to grips with the unique set of circumstances faced by each development, coupled with the intent of the owner/developer.

The Shire organisation takes shape around the requirements of clients and their projects. Shire works closely with a select group of partners from various professions, who are employed on an independent contract basis as required.


Shire believes strongly in the concept of continuous improvement and teamwork. This philosophy is employed in all work undertaken, and all consultation is practical and hands-on and not merely theoretical in nature.


Shire is dedicated to the development of a mature retirement industry for South Africa, with broad sharing of knowledge, best practices, improved transparency and standards – all in the best interests of those who wish to retire with peace of mind.


Read up on what happened before you were born; dig into the past, understand your roots.  Ask your parents what it was like before you were born; ask the old-ones, they’ll tell you a thing or two.    Deuteronomy 32:7 (MSG)