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DECEMBER 2020 NEWS

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

 

Property Wheel: Read More

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

 

CDC: Read More

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

 

Property Wheel: Read More

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

 

Estate Intel: Read More

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

 

Disrupt Africa: Read More

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

 

Quartz Africa: Read More

NOVEMBER 2020 NEWS

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

 

Teraco: Read More

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

 

Business Daily Africa: Read More

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

 

Property Funds World: Read More

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

 

Estate Cloud: Read More

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

 

Engineering News: Read More

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

 

Business Daily Africa: Read More

OCTOBER 2020 NEWS

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?

 

THE CONVERSATION: Read More

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

 

Knight Frank: Read More

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

 

AllAfrica.com: Read More

AUGUST 2020 NEWS

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

 

Estate Intel: Read More

NEWS: Grit to delist from the JSE

 

Business Daily Africa: Read More

OFFICE SECTOR: Lagos Office Market Report

 

Trollope: Download Now

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

 

DigsConnect: Download Now

NEWS: CDC UK, Finnfund make $70M commitment

 

Reuters: Read More

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

 

Estate Intel: Read More

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

 

Africa News in English: Read More

JULY 2020 NEWS

OPINION: African Logistics & Warehousing to pull through pandemic storm

 

ProficaRead More

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

 

ProficaDownload Now

JUNE 2020 NEWS

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

 

CBRE ExcellerateDownload Now

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

 

HTI Consulting: Read More

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

 

JLLRead More

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

 

Deloitte: Download Now

NEWS: The Dawn of New Age logistics African Logistics Properties

 

ALP: Read More

NEWS: Actis sells GHL Bank

 

African Law & Business: Read More

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

 

Rusmir Music
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

MAY 2020 NEWS

REPORT:  Are green shoots emerging in mainland China?

 

JLLRead More

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