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Student accommodation in South Africa gets $10 million boost from the World Bank Group


Engineering News: Read More

Lango, Standard Bank, RMB conclude largest real estate financing deal in African history


Property Wheel: Read More

Botswana’s RDC properties eyes take over of SA’s Tower Property Fund & de-list


IOL: Read More

Ngara landowners to get billions in bus terminus construction plan (Nairobi)


Business Daily: Read More

The Promenade, Westlands, Nairobi | Edge Certified


The Promenade is an EDGE-certified, multi-tenant commercial office building in Nairobi. The seven-story building utilizes resource-efficient design features and technologies to reduce its environmental impact and lower its operatingcosts. The building’s developer, Krystal Investment Ltd, was committed to improving the resource efficiency of the Promenade, especially regarding the building’s water usage. As the water demand in Nairobi has skyrocketed due to ever increasing modernizationand construction in the city, a water-efficient building has become essential. Learn more about The Promenade on the EDGE website.

Nigeria: Ketron Investment Completes Acquisition of Shoprite


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IMF and Zambia closing in on full support programme, JPMorgan says


Yahoo Finance: Read More

Mixta Real Estate lists N960m commercial papers on FMDQ Exchange


The Nation Online: Read More

Kenya: Home prices drop as land value increases


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Standard Bank funds its first real estate deal in the DRC for USD9 million


Standard Bank, Africa’s largest financial services organization by assets, is proud to announce that it has completed its first real estate transaction in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This significant transaction will contribute to addressing criticaldevelopmental issues that the United Nations is aiming to solve by 2030 through its sustainable development goals (SDGs). Findout more here .

WATCH: Affordable housing as a driver of post covid recovery in SSA real estate

Shelter Afrique signs USD1.5bn housing deal with South Sudan


Radio Ramazuj: Read More

Tanzania’s National Housing to cut house prices by producing own inputs


The Citizen: Read More

Affordable homes budget doubles to Sh8bn in Uhuru’s last year in office


Business Daily: Read More

Property developers freeze fresh investments on low gains, occupancy


Business Daily: Read More


Growthpoint Investec African properties rebrands as Lango Real Estate


Property Wheel: Read More

Developer Gateway Real Estate Africa has $500m pipeline of projects


Business Day: Read More

Constructing and refurbishing retail stores to increase revenue for Java House


Turner & Townsend: Read More

Lafarge Cement opens new plant, lays foundation for 3D-printed houses in Zimbabwe


Construction Review Online: Read More

EDGE-Certified Social Housing in Cape Town

EDGE is helping developers make smart choices when designing green. Watch Belhar Garden’s story to discover how its resource-efficient design is helping its residents save with lower utility bills. Belhar Gardens was developed by the Madulammoho Housing Association, a social housing company that partnered with the City of Cape Town. An innovation of IFC, EDGE is a global software, a standard, and a certification system that proves that everyone wins financially by building green. EDGE creates intersections among developers, building owners, banks, governments and homeowners to jump start the mainstreaming of green buildings and to help tackle climate change. This video was produced for IFC by BBC StoryWorks, the commercial content division of BBC Global News, as a part of the #BuildingABetterFuture series​.

This video is brought to you by IFC EDGE.

Investec Property Fund launches first REIT sustainability-linked ESG bond in Africa


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IFC lends Mauritius firm, Grit, $25M


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CDC Group supports Uhuru Growth Fund I in reaching $113m first close


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American Homebuilders of West Africa Returns to Roots with Jobomax Rebrand


Cision US Inc.: Read More

Filling The Void Of The Much-Needed Affordable Houses Kenya


Soko Directory: Read More

Oil pipeline-related splurge raises Uganda real estate industry spirits


The Estate Africa: Read More

Kenya’s student accommodation opportunity


How we made it in Africa: Read More

Old Buxton estate modernised into affordable housing


The Star: Read More


Four S’s will inspire the future form, function, quality and quantum of the office as it is reset against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, associated changes in working styles and a more challenging business operating environment.


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Africa Horizons – 2021: Africa Horizons highlights the wide range of real estate investment opportunities across the continent, including healthcare, agriculture, student property and hotels, and using data and the insight of our local experts discusses the factors driving them.


Knight Frank: Download Now

Lagos Free Zone (Tolaram Group) to attract additional $5bn investment to Lagos state in four years


This Day Live: Read More

Shelter Afrique eyes US$1.1 billion bond to fund low cost housing in Africa


New Ghana: Read More

We’re retaining earnings to drive growth, says Afriland


The Nation: Read More

Africa’s Climate Smart Buildings Seen Rising 50% in Five Years


Bloomberg Green: Read More

Growthpoint’s Cintocare is first green-rated hospital in Africa


IOL: Read More

The Business Exchange announces new Dollar-based investment opportunity for South Africans in Mauritius


EPROP: Read More

New properties Act to boost the appetite for apartments in Kenya


Business Daily: Read More

Carrefour opens second store in Kampala


The East African: Read More

Macroeconomic leading indicators of listed property price movements in Nigeria and South Africa


Centre for Affordable Housing in Africa: Read More

Nairobi tops African cities on innovation


The Star: Read More

Abacus Angola in association with JLL releases its 12th Real Estate Market Report for Angola 2021.



Abacus & JLL: Download Now


DEVELOPER NEWS: Gateway Delta starts constructions on Tier III, five-megawatt data centre


Gateway Real Estate-LinkedIn: Read More

HOUSING FINANCE: Mortgage firm enters Rwandan market, sets eyes on local bank


The New Times: Read More

REPORT: Knight Frank: Kenya Market Update H2: 2020


Knight Frank: Download Now

REPORT: JLL: Spotlight on Africa Hospitality


JLL: Read More

DATA Centers: IXAfrica breaks ground on data center campus in Nairobi, Kenya


DCD: Read More

FUNDS: Grit Real Estate To Consider Extra Dividend, Aims To Be FTSE Eligible


Morning Star: Read More

INTERNATIONAL: German property company Deutsche Konsum heads for the JSE


Business Maverick: Read More

REPORT JLL: Global Real Estate Perspective – Highlights Investor and Corporate


JLL: Download now

RETAIL: Truworths is so keen to secure ‘Primark’ in SA it may create international trouble


Business Insider – South Africa: Read More

STUDENT HOUSING: Infraco Africa invests $10min Acorn’s REIT


CCE News: Read More

Zimbabwe: Harare CBD Properties to be used for accommodation


The Zimbabwe Independent: Read More

Hotels: Radisson Hotel Group remains on track with its robust African expansion


TravelDailyNews International: Read More

HOUSING: Africa’s housing revolution needs more than bricks and mortar


The Africa Report: Read More

HOUSING: Novarick Homes unlock lucrative property investments in Lagos


The Guardian: Read More


REPORT: Nigeria real estate market outlook 2021


Northcourt Real Estate: Download Now

DFI NEWS: CDC Group Targets $1 Billion of African Investments in 2021


CDC Group (UK): Read More

HOSPITALITY NEWS: Kasada Acquires 1602 Keys Sub-Saharan African Hotel Portfolio From AccorInvest Read More

CO-WORKING: Workstlyle Africa eyes city expansion in flexible office business


The Star: Read More

ETHIOPIA: Germany company enters Ethiopian Real Estate Market


New Business Ethiopia: Read More

NEWS: Centum Real Estate lists Ksh.3B bond on NSE


Citizen Tv: Read More

HEALTHCARE: Healthcare REITS as a viable investment alternative in Africa – Knight Frank


Naira Metrics: Read More

HOUSING FINANCE: NCBA, Shelter Afrique ink homes financing deal


Business Daily Africa: Read More

E-COMMERCE: Move fast and break things: E-commerce players on a steep learning curve as they seek a business model for Africa – Sagaci Research


Julien Garcier: Read More

NIGERIA: Purple Group Launches Scheme to Deliver 1,000 Homes


This Day: Read More

UGANDA: Kampala Industrial And Business Park (KIBP) To Create 200,000 Jobs


Business week: Read More

HOUSING: UK pledges Sh8 billion for Kenya affordable housing scheme


Business Daily Africa: Read More

KENYA: Covid will influence housing trends towards Nairobi outskirts


The Standard: Read More

OFFICES: Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Nigeria lead Africa office demand rebound, says Haussmann Africa


The Africa Report: Read More


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


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


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 Read More


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


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


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


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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