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DEVELOPER NEWS: Eris raises R500m ($35m) in funding for tech-driven student accommodation


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DFI NEWS: CDC announces US$75 million long-term dollar funding to Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC


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NIGERIA: Hyprop to sell its Nigerian mall as the group exits its African investments


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NEWS: Click and Collect can reshape African E-commerce, Grit Real Estate says


The Africa Report: Read More

CONSTRUCTION NEWS: AfCFTA will boost Kenya cement demand – Bamburi CEO


Africa Report: Read More

REPORT: The West Africa Real Estate Market


Northcourt: Read More

KENYA NEWS: Property developer Acorn gets REIT manager licence


Business Daily Africa: Read More

REPORT: Africa Retail Report


Knight Frank: Read More

RESEARCH: Emerging Opportunities in Industrial, Healthcare & Young Professional Housing


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PROPTECH OPINION: Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector: Genevieve Naidoo, Nedbank CIB


Mail & Guardian: Read More

RESIDENTIAL: Centum RE breaks ground on Sh2bn ($18m) housing development


The Star: Read More

FINANCE: Stanbic Bank Commits To Support Kenya’s Dream Of Affordable Housing


Soko Directory: Read More

AFFORDABLE HOUSING: We need a radical rethink on housing and urban development


Daily Maverick: Read More

RETAIL NEWS: Mr Price launches store in a container – aimed at township shoppers


Business Insider: Read More

PROPTCH NEWS: Nigeria’s Seso expands into SA, Ghana as it bids to ease property management in Africa


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INVESTMENT NEWS: Jeff Bezos just became the latest big tech name to invest in an African fintech startup


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DEVELOPER NEWS: Centum real estate unit gears up for Sh4bn ($36m) housing bond


Business Daily Africa: Read More

MARKETS NEWS: Old Mutual wants to create a pan African affordable housing fund


The Africa Report: Read More

NIGERIA REPORT: Cause & Effects, Impact of recent vandalisations on Property investment & development


Northcourt Real Estate: Read More

RESEARCH: The 2020 Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook – 11th edition


Centre for Affordable Housing Finance (CAHF): Read More

DEVELOPER NEWS: Teraco’s new development will be the largest data centre built to date in Africa


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FINANCING NEWS: AfDB to guarantee Kenya’s mortgage refinancer bond


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HOSPITALITY NEWS: South Africa’s Flyt Property Investment launches new hospitality group, WINK Aparthotels


HospitalityNet: Read More

MOZAMBIQUE NEWS: Grit sells 17.35 per cent interest in Acacia Estate in Mozambique


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RESEARCH: The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on construction costs in East Africa


Turner & Townsend: Read More

DEVELOPER NEWS: Mauritius Developer Secures U.S Embassy Lease In New Housing Deal


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LOGISTICS NEWS: Africa Logistics Properties launches $6m warehouse facility in Kenya for SMEs


Logistics Update Africa: Read More

RESEARCH: Index shows improved resilience in Africa’s financial markets


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DEVELOPER NEWS: Konza revving up as investors jostle for piece of smart city


Business Daily Africa: Read More

STUDENT HOUSING NEWS: European fund snaps up Sh1bn ($9m) Acorn hostels stake


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AFFORDABLE HOUSING NEWS: Shelter Afrique inks deal with two Chinese firms for affordable housing projects in Africa


Xinhuanet: Read More

RETAIL NEWS: Edcon saves 5,000 job as it wraps up sale of parts of Edgars


NEWS24: Read More

OPINION: The quest for secure property rights in Africa


The Economist: Read More

DEVELOPER NEWS: From real estate to Lifestyle


Thisdaylive: Read More

NEWS: Why major Real estate development projects have collapsed in Tanzania


The Citizen: Read More

NEWS: Centum Sells SH12 BN in Assets to reduce real estate risk


Business Daily Africa: Read More

OPINION: OpportunIties for Frontier Investors in the coming years


Somaya Joshua, Head: Commercial Property Finance (Africa Regional Operations), Absa Group: Read More

NEWS: Urbanisation will be Africa’s new economic frontier


China Daily.Com: Read More

OPINION: Smart City development post Covid-19: Inspiration for Africa


Simon Ardonceau, JLL: Read More

NEWS: Can COVID-19 inspire a new way of planning African cities?



REPORT: Global Development: How Covid-19 is accelerating design trends and impacting housing delivery


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MOZAMBIQUE NEWS: What is the role of the UAE in Mozambique


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RETAIL ANALYSIS: Shoprite controls 22% of Nigeria’s formal retail, their future in Nigeria will be driven by indigenous retailers


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NEWS: Grit to delist from the JSE


Business Daily Africa: Read More

OFFICE SECTOR: Lagos Office Market Report


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BLOG: Housing as the engine of revival in post Covid-19 Africa


Andrew Chimpondah, MD Shelter Afrique: Read More

REPORT: The imperative for transparent, sustainable and resilient real estate


JLL: Read More

#EAPIvirtual NEWS: Covid-19 provides an opportunity for East Africa’s property sector to reset


The Star: Read More

REPORT: Angola property market report


ABACUS | JLL: Download Now

#EAPIVirtual NEWS: Falling rent, low occupancy hit property developers income


Business Daily Africa: Read More

HOTEL NEWS: Radisson Hotel Group adds 6 new properties in Africa


Hotel Business News: Read More

REPORT: State of Student Housing in South Africa


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NEWS: CDC UK, Finnfund make $70M commitment


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GREEN DEVELOPMENT NEWS: Delta Centre – World Bank Group Office Nairobi gets EDGE certification


IFC EDGE: Read More

EDUCATION NEWS: Actis backed Education Group acquires Nigerian University


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HOUSING NEWS: Vantage Capital Provides $4.9M funding for Affordable Housing Developer


Africa News in English: Read More


OPINION: African Logistics & Warehousing to pull through pandemic storm


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NEWS: Grit to delist from the JSE


Property Wheel: Read More

RETAIL NEWS: Mr Price pulls plug on Nigeria


Moneyweb: Read More

PROPTECH OPINION: The Adoption of Proptech in African Real Estate


Nedbank CIB: Read More

HOTELS OPINION: No Price Wars in Tourism Sector, No Buffets either


Capital Hotels’: Marc Wachsberger: Read More

FINANCE NEWS: Why RMB Holdings is down 90%


Moneyweb: Read More

DEVELOPER NEWS: Centum RE to build 3,000 homes


The Standard: Read More

HOTEL NEWS: Covid-19 threatens to ruin hoteliers record year


W-Hospitality Group’s Trevor J Ward: Read More

RETAIL NEWS: Foschini (TFG) to exit Kenya


Reuters: Read More

OPINION: African Logistics & Warehousing to pull through pandemic storm


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REPORT: Covid-19: Assessing the impact on the real estate sector


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OPINION: Hotels: A way of survival during Covid-19


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REPORT: Healthcare in Africa


Knight Frank: Download now

NEWS: SA’s PIC acquires 13% stake in Morocco’s Aradei Capital


IPE Real Assets: Read More

OPINION: Death of the office


Economist: Download Now

REPORT: The effect of the “Road to Dollarisation” on Zimbabwe Real Estate


K. Chicota: Download now

REPORT: Re-entry: A guide to working in the new normal


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REPORT: Economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on East African economies


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NEWS: The Dawn of New Age logistics African Logistics Properties


ALP: Read More

NEWS: Actis sells GHL Bank


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OPINION: Banks are using EDGE for green loans for green buildings


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Global Business Development Lead: Edge Green Buildings Programme:
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NEWS: Elevating Affordable Housing Investments In Emerging Markets With Green Building


Business Ghana: Download now


REPORT:  Are green shoots emerging in mainland China?


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REPORT: Nigeria: Real Estate & Covid in 19 Slides


Estate intel: Download Now

REPORT: Mozambique – Real Estate post Covid-19, what to expect


Real Estate Consulting (REC): Download now

REPORT: Covid-19 Data Hub, Vol 2.3, April 2020


Broll Property Group: Download now

REPORT: Mapping the East African Proptech Ecosystem


Urban Real Estate Research Unit (URERU) & PROPTECH AFRICA: Download Now

REPORT: The Africa Report


Knight Frank: Read more

BLOG: Covid-19 reveals strengths & weaknesses in East Africa’s property market: Read more


BY: Gerhard Zeelie, Head Property Finance Africa, Nedbank CIB

BLOG: State of Disaster: What Covid-19 is teaching us about housing in Africa: Read more


Kecia Rust | Executive Director & Founder, Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF).

NEWS: Actis’ Cameroon mall nears completion: Read more


Construction Review Online 

BLOG: Impact of Proptech on African Real Estate: Read more


Kfir Rusin, Managing Director, API EVENTS