About us



Starting out as a small building development company in the late 1920s and growing into a flourishing property development and management company in the 1980s, ALW Properties has now evolved to become a leading, multi-generation property business.

Now in its third generation of building developers, Gary Woolf has infused the company with his passion for the built environment, bolstered by international experience in engineering, technology and systems. With a dynamic and passionate team behind him, Gary is determined to grow ALW Properties into a global contender in the property development and services industry.

Fascinated by the ongoing changes in the South African office building development and commercial property management industry, Gary is a keen observer of emerging trends in the green office space and has ensured that ALW Properties focuses on how to cost-effectively incorporate the green ethos into its portfolios in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and minimise its ecological footprint.

ALW Properties is a registered member of the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA); an entity which is at the forefront of green office space, ensuring that the commercial property industry in South Africa designs, builds and operates buildings in a manner that is environmentally sustainable.

Atholl Towers, ALW Properties’ first green office space development located in Sandton, Gauteng, boasts advanced energy-efficient features and green technology which have earned it a 5 Star Green Star SA Office Design v1 rating by the Green Building Council SA. For further insight into building a green office space, the Green Building Council SA and the Green Star SA rating, be sure to visit their website (GBCSA).



ALW Properties aims to achieve revenue growth and profitability through the development and management of real estate assets and the provision of property services to our clients, both landlords and tenants.


We are a multi-generation, property business, specialising in delivering property services to our family of clients with a culture of excellence and professionalism.


  • Our people are our key asset.
  • Our reputation of honesty and integrity is everything.
  • ALW does the right thing in the right way.
  • We believe in traditional values.
  • We embrace change and a growth mindset.
  • We imbibe a culture of excellence.
  • Everything we do, we do with passion.
  • Loyalty is paramount.