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Development: Escada, Lantana Road, Ring Road Westlands, Nairobi – Kenya

Name: Escada; Location: Lantana Road, Ring Road Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya; Floor: 14 floors; Use: Residential; Developer: Canaan Developers; Structural Engineer: Metrix Integrated Consultancy; Architect: Bowman Associates Architects; Service Engineers: Mechanical – (Rex consultants); Electrical Engineers: Majesty Power Technologies; Quantity Surveyor: Shaban Shamir; Legal Advisory: MMA Advocates; Development Consultants: HassConsult Limited; Expected Date of commencement: October […]

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Africa’s real estate highlights in 2019…and what to expect in 2020.

From huge money deals to strong industry partnerships, the launch of modern technology and reformed regulations, Africa’s real estate market, despite the high economic volatility, continued to evolve in the past year. As we move forward in 2020 with huge expectations, it is important we recount the major events that shaped 2019 to provide some […]

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Development: Riverside Square, Nairobi, Kenya.

Name: Riverside Square; Location: Riverside Drive, Nairobi, Kenya; Use: Mixed Use; Floors: 11; Architects: Bowman Associates; Main Contractor: Rokoh (Kenya) Construction, part of Roko Construction; Structural Engineers: Ngasi Consulting Engineers; M.E.P Contractor: LDK Consulting; Quantity Surveyors: Mace YMR; Gross Lettable Space (Retail): 18,000 sq ft (c.1,672sqm); Gross Lettable Space (Office): 115,000 sq ft (c.10,684sqm); Expected Completion: […]

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Development: The Sussex, Ocean Bay Estate, Lekki – Lagos

Name: Sussex Apartments; Developer: Power View Group; Address: Legacy Boulevard, Ocean Bay Estate, Lekki, Lagos; Use: Residential; Size: 11,000sqm; No of Units: 5; Architect: Power View Group; Construction Status: Ongoing; Expected Completion: Q1: 2020 (January). The Sussex Apartments are currently under construction and are located in Ocean Bay Estate, Lekki Peninsula. The ocean-facing side of […]

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Growthpoint Investec African Properties acquires RMB Westport

Growthpoint Investec African Properties (GIAP), initially established as a joint venture between Growthpoint Properties and Investec Asset Management, announced on Dec. 12th that it has successfully concluded the acquisition of 100% of RMB Westport Real Estate Development Fund Limited (RMB Westport), the entity which houses the assets developed and owned by RMB Westport’s inaugural property […]

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Key takeaways from WAPI summit, 2019

The 5th edition of the West African Property Investment Summit (WAPI Summit) themed ‘Uncovering the next real estate investment cycle’ held at Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, Nigeria on the 26th – 27th of November, 2019. It had 450 delegates and 90+ speakers offering insights into challenges, suggesting solutions to drive more investments in the […]

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Development: The Lennox, Patrice Lumumba Road, Accra – Ghana

Name: The Lennox; Developer: Clifton Homes; Use: Residential; Location: Patrice Lumumba Road, Accra Ghana; Main Contractor: Clifton Homes; Architect: Arch Xenus; Project Commencement: Q4: 2019; Estimated Completion Date: Q4: 2021. The Lennox is an upscale urban development located in Accra, Ghana along the  Patrice Lumumba road, a major environ within the airport residential area, and […]

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Development: Padroni Di Casa, Edward Hotonou Street, Lekki Phase 1 – Lagos

Name: Padroni Di Casa; Location: Edward Hotonou Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lekki; Use: Residential; Developers: S.C.O. Associates; Project Manager: Beyond Building Concept (BBP); Main Contractor: S.C.O. Associates; Structural Engineer: Archronis Designs; Mechanical Engineer: Pro-Tech Consult; Land Area: 1106.02sqm; Date Of Commencement: 15/02/2019; Expected Completion Date: 15/01/2020. Padroni Di Casa, meaning “Master of the house,” is a residential project by S.C.O Associates. It […]

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Development- The Amore Multiplex, Zainab Usman Street, Freedom Way, Lekki Phase 1 – Lagos

Name: The Amore Multiplex; Location: 1, Zainab Usman Street, Freedom Way, Lekki Phase 1; Use: Mixed-Use; Developers: Southside Properties; Architects: Project Development Team;  Land Area: 3,800Sqm; Electrical Subcontractor: Dayson Nigeria Limited; Main Contractor: Project Development Team;  Project Manager: Project Development Team;  Piling Contractor: Dabaj Engineering Co. Ltd.; Civil Works: MC & T (Migliore Construczione Tecniche); […]

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Building Obsession – 11 Diagonal Street, Johannesburg CBD

11 Diagonal street is popularly known as one of the most idiosyncratic buildings in Johannesburg CBD. Constructed in 1983, it is a 22-storey high rise building with 2 floors below the ground in Diagonal Street, Johannesburg Central Business District. It stands 80metres tall and occupies a floor area of approximately 20,000m². 11 Diagonal Street was […]

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