How building eco-friendly hotels can help develop ROI
How building eco-friendly hotels can help develop ROI

In this day and age, building 'green' should be the norm rather than the exception, however, misconceptions on green building 'tax' still seem to hinder the decision...

19 Oct 2018

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Nigerian startup launches construction funding platform

Nigerian startup Landhouse has launched a platform that allows for the crowdfunding of property development...

By Tom Jackson 10 Oct 2018

L-R: Christian Agossa, director general of the mortgage refinance institution, UEMOA, and Stefan Nallemtaby, director of the financial sector development department, African Development Bank
Affordable housing in Africa to take centre stage at upcoming conference

The 34th African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) conference and AGM will take place for the first time in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire, 23-25 October...

8 Oct 2018

HVS' Hotel Valuation Index reveals Africa hotel market evolving despite challenges
HVS' Hotel Valuation Index reveals Africa hotel market evolving despite challenges

The fifth edition of the HVI analysed the hotel values of 26 markets operating in 19 African countries, providing crucial information for investors...

6 Sep 2018

Africa's hotel market proves resilient in latest PwC findings
Africa's hotel market proves resilient in latest PwC findings

The hotel industry's potential for business growth has been reflected in the increase in the number of foreign and domestic travellers visiting the continent, as well as in the number of hotel chains established...

5 Jul 2018

THINC Africa 2018 a boost in African tourism
THINC Africa 2018 a boost in African tourism

"There's a consistently negative stigma around travelling in Africa which has been snowballing for years. We need to position ourselves correctly and draw attention to the positive experiences that can be had here."

3 Jul 2018

Affordable housing solutions in pipes, containers and 3D printers
Affordable housing solutions in pipes, containers and 3D printers

A critical shortage of affordable housing across the world is triggering creative solutions...

By Rina Chandran 7 Jun 2018

Another step towards Africa's digitisation
Another step towards Africa's digitisation

Digital transformation of service economy can drive growth across Middle East and Africa, says World Bank...

30 Apr 2018

Housing microfinance can be win-win for poor people and financial institutions
Housing microfinance can be win-win for poor people and financial institutions

Housing microfinance can and should become a mainstream offering for financial institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa...

13 Apr 2018

Hotel Verde Zanzibar opens doors to guests, promotes responsible tourism
Hotel Verde Zanzibar opens doors to guests, promotes responsible tourism

On 21 March 2018, Hotel Verde Zanzibar - Azam Luxury Resort & Spa will open its doors to guests for the first time...

6 Mar 2018

Filmmaker Michael Uwemedimo, one of the keynote speakers at the African Centre for Cities International Urban Conference, spoke about the violent ‘clearing’ of almost two million people and their waterfront houses in Port Harcourt, Nigeria to make way for development. Photo: Andy Mkosi
Housing crisis: data collection is critical

The use of data to manage the world's growing housing crisis came into focus during the second day of the African Centre for Cities International Urban Conference at the University of Cape Town...

By Sean O'Toole 5 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: The new rules of retail
#BizTrends2018: The new rules of retail

If you're searching for proof that retail as we know it is changing, look no further than Shanghai's 24-hour, unstaffed, self-driving grocery store...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Jan 2018

Marriott International adds mixed-use property to its Nigerian portfolio
Marriott International adds mixed-use property to its Nigerian portfolio

"The Renaissance Lagos Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments will be a significant addition to our strong Nigeria portfolio. There is a growing need for high calibre short and extended stay lodging in Nigeria..."

16 Nov 2017

Kigali, Rwanda. © Dereje Belachew via
Africa needs coordinated strategies for urbanisation

Africa's rapid urbanisation can be a driver of industrialisation and there is an urgent need to connect policies and strategies for urban and industrial development...

25 Oct 2017

Lack of maintenance causes breakdown in landlord-tenant relationships
Lack of maintenance causes breakdown in landlord-tenant relationships

Sunell Afrika, rentals manager for SAProperty.com, says that "one of the biggest causes of a breakdown in landlord-tenant relationships is where there is a lack of maintenance or repair"...

10 Oct 2017

Going the Reit route could help Attacq
Going the Reit route could help Attacq

Attacq, which owns the Waterfall development precinct, anchored by the 131,000m2 Mall of Africa near Midrand, last week reported foreign exchange and impairment losses of R280m on its European and African interests...

By Joan Muller 26 Sep 2017

JLL report reveals growing demand for prime logistics space in Africa
JLL report reveals growing demand for prime logistics space in Africa

According to JLL's 2017 Africa Prime Industrial Report, within Africa's more diversified economies, the prime industrial sector is set to emerge as an attractive asset class over the short to medium term...

31 Aug 2017

Artists impression of the reception at BON Hotel Apo
BON Hotels increase footprint in West Africa, signs twelfth hotel in Nigeria

BON Hotels has increased its footprint in West Africa with the signing of its 12th hotel in Nigeria - making the group the largest hotel management company in the country...

27 Jun 2017

Atlantic House in Nigeria
Tax structures hinder Nigeria REIT growth

According to Bolaji Edu, Broll Nigeria CEO, while there is appetite to invest in the listed property sector on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the regulation is very tax inefficient and the sector remains underdeveloped...

28 Dec 2016

Bolaji Edu, CEO of Broll Nigeria. 
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Nigeria's slowdown affects retail, investment opportunities

According to Broll Nigeria, retail landlords have had to offer rental concessions in order to retain tenants in Nigeria and falling commodity prices, coupled with the depreciation of the naira, have contributed to the reduction of Nigeria's attractiveness as an investment destination in general...

12 Oct 2016

Hilton Worldwide announces line-up of hotel firsts for Africa
Hilton Worldwide announces line-up of hotel firsts for Africa

Hilton Worldwide announced new properties and extensions at AHIF. Among the new hotels agreed is Africa's first modular build hotel, Africa's tallest hotel in Nairobi, and...

4 Oct 2016

- From left: Chief Investment Officer, Old Mutual Investment Group, Hywei George; Chief Executive Officer of the Group, Diane Radley; Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun; and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Uche Orji, at the agreement-signing ceremony.
Nigeria partners with South African firm in real estate and agriculture deal

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority established a partnership with Old Mutual Investment Group of South Africa to co-invest $700m in real estate and agriculture development projects...

20 Sep 2016

Carlson Rezidor leading hotel boom in Africa
Carlson Rezidor leading hotel boom in Africa

Accelerating its growth strategy in Africa, Carlson Rezidor has opened five Radisson Blu hotels in the first six months of 2016 and signed four new hotels including...

22 Jun 2016

Eris Property Group to invest in Nigeria's Agbara Estate
Eris Property Group to invest in Nigeria's Agbara Estate

The development plans for the Agbara Estate in Lagos, Nigeria, represents Momentum Africa Real Estate Fund (MAREF) and its partners, Land Afrique and Eris Property Group's commitment to investment in Nigeria...

4 Feb 2016

Knight Frank wealth report indicates Africa's growth potential
Knight Frank wealth report indicates Africa's growth potential

Knight Frank's latest Wealth Report Attitudes Survey indicates a slight decrease in Africa's growth potential in wealth from 89% last year to an estimated 82% for 2015, but still the continent is third on the list, with North America first and Latin America at 85%...

2 Apr 2015

African real estate attracts increased foreign investment
African real estate attracts increased foreign investment

Africa's demographic growth prospects and the consequent opportunities in real estate are increasingly attracting international investors...

1 Apr 2015

RICS examines future vision for African real estate
RICS examines future vision for African real estate

A key takeout at the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Africa 2015 Summit in Johannesburg last week is that Africa is taking its place on the world stage in terms of real estate, infrastructure and construction...

30 Mar 2015

African fund eyes JSE
African fund eyes JSE

JSE investors will gain access to the dollar-based returns generated by shopping centres, offices, warehouses and hotels in countries such as Morocco, Mozambique, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria when Sandile Nomvete's Delta Property Fund brings the first outright African real estate offering to the market next month.

By Joan Muller 20 May 2014

Homecoming Revolution London Expo around the corner!
Homecoming Revolution London Expo around the corner!

Homecoming Revolution's London Expo will take place from 15-16 March 2014 and will feature a variety of exhibitors, guest speakers, workshops and case studies aiming to encourage Africans to return home.

25 Feb 2014

India's Beyond Squarefeet to manage Nigeria's largest mall
India's Beyond Squarefeet to manage Nigeria's largest mall

India's first mall management company, Beyond Squarefeet, is to manage 'Ado Bayero Mall', described as the first ultra-modern shopping mall in Kano, northern Nigeria, and the largest mall in the country.

5 Feb 2014

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