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International hotel brands target sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is becoming more attractive to international hotel chains as economic growth, improved travel links and record tourist arrivals drive new investments. Finbarr Toesland reports.



The housing challenge in Nigeria has a very long history and the fact that there is wide housing chasm is not in doubt successive governments over the years have adopted different models and strategies to close the wide gap in the hosing sector to no avail. Nigeria has a low homeownership rate, lower than that […]


‘Mortgage laws, documentation fuelling housing costs’

Existing laws on land administration, documentation and mortgage financing have been blamed for high costs of housing units in the country.


Accelerate Property Fund to sell Edcon warehouse for R94m

Accelerate Property Fund, whose share price dipped to a record low in October, said on Friday it would sell an Edcon warehouse for R94m as it proceeds with disposals, to reduce debt.


The unfulfilled promise of digital real estate services in Lagos

I recently went house-hunting in Lagos. Thinking it would be easier than outsourcing the task to an estate agent, I checked a real estate website to find a house. After finding an apartment within my budget, I called the agent who’d posted the house online. He informed me that the house was available and asked […]


Experts urge innovations to drive real estate investment

Real estate and property development experts have stressed the need for the adoption of innovative bottom line investment approach to unlock potential in the real estate sector. They reasoned that in the midst of the lull in real estate, Nigerians could have a rewarding future by adopting an innovative real estate investment platform, which can […]


Treasury Bill Investment: Ghana Vs Nigeria

As has been the pattern, I received an email from someone who said she had fallen in love with my articles, thankfully, not with me, and she asked if she should invest in Nigerian or Ghanaian Treasury Bills. I was like, what an audacious question!


Username Investments Leads The Real Estate Industry In Gearing Up For Festivities In Rewarding Customers

“The festive season is gaining momentum and families are coming together to make merry and reflect on the year’s activities. Username Investment Ltd. is targeting to give a guaranteed Mbuzi for Christmas to over 1,000 young families who choose to invest in affordable land in November and December”


At 75 percent, EKO Atlantic Mall has the highest vacancy rate

Tenants are deserting Nigeria’s new large sized malls with alacrity, signalling dwindling consumer purchasing power and the deteriorating state of the economy. With a vacancy rate of 75 percent, Atlantic Mall in Lagos, which is reputable to be one of the largest malls in Africa in West Africa, are top on the list of retail […]


Three implications of T-Bill rates collapse

The interest rates on Nigerian Treasury Bills have collapsed to within single digits for the first time since 2016 in what may be the beginning of a lengthy slide.


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