The rise of African startup cities: Drivers and trends

The geographical focus of innovation and entrepreneurship is shifting and cities in the United States are no longer the predominant location for high-tech startups. Instead, they have spread globally and the past decade has witnessed a dramatic growth of startup ecosystems around the world (Florida, Hathaway 2018).

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Colin Low appointed as Frasers Hospitality Trust CEO

Frasers Hospitality Trust has appointed Colin Low, its former head of investment, as its CEO. Low will succeed Eu Chin Fen in the position, from July 1. Eu will move on to Frasers Hospitality, a business unit of Frasers Property Limited, as chief investment officer.

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Egypt Leads the Region in Hospitality Sector

The hospitality sector across the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) continues to thrive, with the region reporting growth in demand and supply during the first three months of the year, a new report showed.

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Five states set to adopt housing law

Five states of the federation are expected to conclude the passage of their draft housing bills into law before the end of year.

Findings by our correspondent show that Ogun, Osun, Kebbi, Plateau and Edo states are at various stages of passing the law, which is expected to improve access to mortgage and homeownership for their residents.

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200 firms to attend Lagos construction conference

No fewer than 200 companies have confirmed attendance at the largest construction conference billed to hold in Lagos, the organisers have said.

Tagged, ‘The Big 5 Construct Nigeria’, the event is being supported by the Nigerian Institute of Architects, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Surveyors Council of Nigeria, African Association of Interior Designers, Occupational Safety and Health Association, and African Sustainable Energy Association.

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Nigeria’s real estate has prospects for global investment –AlphaMead

The Group Managing Director, Alpha Mead Group, Dr Femi Akintunde, has said Nigeria’s real estate remained an industry to watch as the country’s business environment positioned for global investment.

Akintunde spoke in reaction to the group’s award as one of the ‘Next Bulls’ on the Nigerian Stock Exchange by BusinessDay Media in collaboration with the NSE.

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We need more initiatives to reduce housing deficit – Adewole

Femi Adewole is the Chief Executive Officer of Family Homes Funds Limited, a partnership between the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority to facilitate access to affordable housing. He tells MAUREEN IHUA-MADUENYI that the country’s housing challenges are significant

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VIDEO: Review of Ghana’s home ownership, mortgage space

Owning a home is a dream many of us can share. But at the core of that dream is a potential nightmare, why?

The cost of acquiring a home can be a tall order and can take a toll on an individual who isn’t’ financially ready for that herculean task or arduous journey.

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