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Winners for Africa’s Top Real Estate Developments announced at The Africa Property Investment (API) Summit & Expo 2018

Held at the 9th Africa Property Investment (API) Summit and Expo 2018, Africa’s largest investment and development conference, recognised innovation and outstanding achievement across the entire property industry in 11 categories

Property developers, suppliers and owners were provided an opportunity to showcase their best projects and services from across sub-Saharan Africa at the annual Africa Property Investment (API) (www.APIEvents.com) Awards which were on held on  the 20 of September 2018. Held at the 9th API Summit and Expo 2018, Africa’s largest…

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Funding for Commercial Real Estate on the Rise in Francophone Africa

The opportunity to obtain 10% yields across different sectors has made Francophone Africa attractive for Cornet compared to Europe

The bilingual Francoreal Property Investment Summit (www.FRANCOREAL.com ) taking place on 16 & 17 October 2018 in Dakar, Senegal will provide a platform for the region and continent's premier real estate investors and developers to gauge opportunities in one of the world’s fastest growing zones - known colloquially as Francophone West and…

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Analysts Predict Bullish Future for Nigeria’s Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs) Market

Nigerian REITs market is underdeveloped with only three established and with a combined market capitalisation of $151 million, or 0.36% of the local stock market

The globally recognised real estate-focused West African Property Investment (WAPI) Summit (www.WAPIsummit.com) which recently took place between the 28th and 29th of November 2017 provided delegates with insight into a real estate sector that is set to rebound strongly in 2018. During the summit, two of the continent’s foremost real…

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Scramble for African Real Estate to Reach A Fever Pitch

Africa's leading provider of real estate development and investment conferences, API Events, will continue to set the agenda for the property industry

Demand for investment in African real estate is expected to reach a fever pitch in 2018, and beyond, as the continent’s markets turn to growth after years of trying trading conditions. Following a successful year in which it launched new conferences in challenging economic conditions, Africa's leading provider of real…

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Nigerian real estate to turn the corner in 2018

Five Reasons to be Bullish on Nigerian Real Estate in 2018

The picture looks brighter for occupational and capital markets as the economy improves. As the city gears to host the globally recognised real estate-focused West African Property Investment Summit (WAPI) (www.WAPIsummit.com) next week, there is a renewed sense of investor confidence in the Nigerian real estate sector. Tom Mundy, Head…

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Nigeria, Senegal and Cape Verde dominate the West African hotel pipeline with 77% of the total planned hotel rooms

W Hospitality Group’s 2017 Hotel Chains Pipeline report shows that hotel groups need to tackle lengthy development periods in West Africa

West Africa has been at the heart of the continent’s growth and economic transformation in recent years. Notwithstanding the sharp slowdown experienced in 2016 and 2017, the region’s economy is expected to rebound in 2017 onwards. Commodity-based economies, like Nigeria, are slowly recovering from the fall in oil prices and…

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Lack of Infrastructure Drives Demand for Mixed-Use Developments

Mixed-use developments are among many pertinent topics to be discussed at the upcoming West Africa Property Investment (WAPI) Summit to be held on 28 & 29 November at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos, Nigeria

In some parts of West Africa, particularly Nigeria and Ghana, the lack of infrastructure is a huge driver of demand for mixed-use developments. The last few years have seen an increase in interest in mixed-use development schemes which comprise some or all of retail, residential, offices as well as hotel…

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The Next Chapter for West African real estate

Nigeria has faced strong headwinds in the past two years however, the currency uncertainty and falling oil price and production that have weighed heavily on consumer confidence are giving way

The Nigerian real estate sector is turning the corner as the country’s economy appears to be emerging from recession. The easing of inflationary pressure, improved investment inflows, increased oil production and an improvement of foreign exchange liquidity, have all contributed to a positive growth outlook for the country. Nigeria has…

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Winners for Africa’s Top Real Estate Developments Announced at the Africa Property Investment (API) Summit & Expo 2017

The calibre of entries was world class and the judges had a challenging time selecting the winners

Property developers, suppliers and owners recently got the opportunity to showcase their best projects and services from across sub-Saharan Africa at the Africa Property Investment (API) Awards held on 24 August this year. The awards, which were held at the API Summit and Expo 2017 (www.APIsummit.co.za), recognised innovation and outstanding…

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Reshaping the Future of Real Estate for African Cities

While Africa’s cities are growing rapidly in population, they are developing informally as current urban planning has proven to be ineffective, and private development is often deterred by opaque or inappropriate regulations

Researchers predict that in 2030, Lagos, Cairo and Kinshasa will each have to cater for over 20 million people, while Luanda, Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg will have crossed the 10 million mark. By 2035, close to 30 million people could live in Lagos alone, turning Nigeria’s commercial hub into…