Group Structure

Founded in 1991 by CEO Franz Gmeiner, the Orion Group’s property assets have grown from an initial eleven-storey office tower in downtown Johannesburg to a diversified group with assets in excess of R1 Billion. The Group’s vision has been formulated as One T 50 which will eventually result in a presence in fifty countries.

The Group’s purpose is to create a lasting positive experience for our primary customers. The Brand promise “it’s happening” says it all.

The Orion Group consists of Orion Real Estate Ltd (Listed on Johannesburg stock exchange), Orion Hotels and Orion Services Division.

With a staff compliment of around 1000 people the group is well placed to take advantage of business opportunities both locally and internationally.


Orion Real Estate LTD has been listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and currently owns a portfolio of commercial properties valued at around R800 milloin.

The Orion Services division (spread over a number of entities) is involved in Hotel Management, Security services, Cleaning services, Maintenance services, Project management, Asset management and marketing.

At the cornerstone of the company’s success is its people management philosophy, which is to accomplish ‘extraordinary results with ordinary people’. This philosophy is underpinned by a coaching system whereby all executives are or will be qualified coaches and all line managers and supervisors will have undergone a coaching training course.