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Development: Casino Heights, Yaba – Lagos

Name: Casino Heights Location: 206 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, Lagos; No. of Floors:  10 Floors; Use: Residential; Developers: GTL Properties Limited (a subsidiary of Greenwich Trust Limited) in a joint venture with  Wemabod Estates Limited; Architects: Delano Architects; Main Contractor: Horatio Limited; Structural Engineers: Pinconsult Associates; Electrical Engineers: Kenol Nigeria Limited; M.E.P Subcontractor: Matcom Limited; […]

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Building Obsession – Dyeji Building, Luanda – Angola

This week, we are obsessing over the Dyeji Building, designed by renowned Architecture studio: Costa Lopes.  The Dyeji building is an 8-storey mixed-use building which is part of the Bay of Luanda Parcel 3 development scheme. It is located in the most narrow area of Cape Island, a sandspit – off the shore of Luanda. […]

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Actis returns to market with $1.23 billion Infrastructure Fund

Actis has announced that it completed fundraising for the flagship Actis Long Life Infrastructure Fund (ALLIF). The ALLIF fund was raised by the in-house team at Actis and represents over $1.23 billion of fund commitments. Along with co-investment, it delivers up to approximately $2 billion of investable capital for this new strategy. The fund is […]

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Building Obsession: Britam Tower, Upper Hill Area, Nairobi – Kenya

Standing at over 200m high, the prismatic Britam Tower is our building obsession of the week. Britam Tower is located in the Upper Hill precinct of Nairobi, Kenya. GAPP Architects & Urban Designers collaborated with Triad Architects to design this building for the British American Insurance Company. Upon completion, it became the tallest skyscraper in […]

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2 Down, 4 To Go. Hyprop Continues Disposal of sub-Saharan Retail Property Portfolio

One month after the disposal of Achimota Mall in Accra, Hyprop is following through with their decision to reduce their sub-Saharan Africa exposure with the announcement of the sale Manda Hill in Zambia. The 42,000sqm mall, which is jointly owned by Hyprop Investments (Mauritius) Limited and by AttAfrica Limited, was sold at the December 2018 […]

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Building Obsession: Kings Prism Tower, Upper Hill Area- Nairobi, Kenya

Our Building Obsession for the week is the Kings Prism Tower, a 34-storey prismatic glass facade structure located in the Upper Hill business district area of Nairobi. Kings Prism Tower is one of the tallest buildings in the city standing at 133 meters. Its astounding architectural design appears as a prism stacked upon one another […]

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News From The Web Archive

August 3rd – August 7th In this week’s roundup of news from the web, Credit to real estate declines by 25% to N596.3bn. 500,000 homes, 1.5m jobs expected in 5yrs as Fund partners firms. Centum investment to construct 160 units apartment building in Kenya. Struggling property groups planning on merging. Billions poised for Africa’s real estate […]

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How do Africans pay rent?

A good number of us have had to pay residential rents at a point in our lives. Two key things we have come across are the frequency at which rent is paid and how much is required as an upfront payment. Speaking to our contacts in a couple of African cities, we were able to […]

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Building Obsession: Society House, Lusaka- Zambia

Our building obsession for today is Society House, a 20 storey multipurpose development located on Cairo Road in Lusaka, a major business district in the city. Within the building is a Hilton Garden Inn, which features 130 keys and is the hotelier’s first entry into the Zambian hospitality market. This is part of the Hilton’s […]

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Building Obsession: One Airport Square, Airport City, Accra – Ghana

The One Airport Square is an excellent example of architecture and engineering integration because of its sustainable features. It is located in the commercial Airport City of Accra, Ghana and is the first building in Ghana to have been awarded 4-stars (Design stage) by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). It was developed […]

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