The EAPI agenda is curated with careful consideration, after a process of research, discussion with our team and partners. The programme and presentations aim to provide a diverse number of topics which allow for deep, nuanced conversation from a diverse of respected speakers. Our team consists of property professionals with their finger on the pulse of the region’s developments, and an understanding of how best to package these ideas to serve our delegates, partners and sponsors needs. Our agenda is based on relevant, topical issues facing the region, and we assemble the best voices possible on each subject. We encourage our delegates to engage with the agenda topics ahead of the Summit.
1.THE IMPACT OF ELECTIONS: The pre-election period featured increased government expenditure on infrastructure and favourable policy implementation resulting in a surge in real estate projects over the last four years. However, this period was also marked by lower transaction volumes, a reduction in credit advancement and lower direct foreign investment. What innovative models have been successfully applied globally in similar situations and where to next for Kenya’s real estate market.
2.DEBT & EQUITY FINANCING: Furthering access to cost-effective capital, moving from balance sheet funding to project backed funding and examining alternative funding solutions such as Islamic and Green Finance, Development Finance Institutions(DFI’s) and other emerging sources of capital.
3.THE REGIONAL PICTURE: A look into the Kampala City Transformation Project, Dar Rapid Transit System and the Kigali City Masterplan. How are these developments shaping the regional real estate market and which cities are attracting the most interest from investors?
4.UNCOVERING THE OPPORTUNITY IN KENYA’S COUNTIES: Revealing county development plans and bridging the gap between county government, land owners, private sector developers and investors.
5.WAREHOUSING & INDUSTRIAL BOOM: Uncovering the impact of special economic zones and tapping into East Africa’s fastest growing real estate sub-sector.
6.HOUSING: A detailed review of end-user and development financing, new innovative building solutions, emerging market case studies and collaboration on mass housing projects.
7.PENSION & INSTITUTIONAL CAPITAL: A special focus on current regulatory frameworks, available instruments, development and acquisition preferences as well as the potential impact of East Africa’s pension funds on local and regional real estate markets.
8.THE EAST AFRICAN RETAIL SHAKE UP: Reviewing the fall of one of East Africa’s top retailers and the consequences for the rest of the market. How are landlords adapting, and how will this affect existing plans and new retailers entering the market?
9.THE TRANSFORMATION OF NAIROBI INTO A GLOBAL HUB: Focusing on development plans, urban regeneration initiatives as well as the Nairobi City Rivers project.
10.PUBLIC SECTOR INFLUENCE: Infrastructure and transportation, urban development and physical planning, State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and Sovereign Wealth Funds – how will they shape the future of East Africa’s real estate market?
OTHER KEY TOPICS WILL FOCUS ON: Hospitality, Mega Mixed Use Projects, Development Project Structuring & Occupier Demands
FORUMS: County, Financing, Housing, Pension & Institutional Capital, Hospitality & Alternative Asset Classes and The EAC Regional Forum
HOUSING FINANCE: Development and end-user financing unraveled
DELIVERING ON DEMAND: The private sector viewpoint
BUILDING TO SCALE: Delivering on mass housing projects in East Africa – how do we make it work? [Public sector focus]
THE ROLE OF THE MORTGAGE MARKET IN HOUSING FINANCE: An emerging market case study
DELIVERING ON THE $9,000 HOUSE: An international green structures case study
DOING BUSINESS IN KENYA’S COUNTIES: The Development Plans & Business opportunities in Kenya’s Counties Revealed
THE EVOLUTION OF LAND PRICES IN KENYA’S COUNTIES: Historic Vs Current Pricing, County comparison & Future Outlook
FOCUS SESSION: MOMBASSA
FOCUS SESSION: KISUMU
THE TRANSFORMATION OF NAIROBI INTO A GLOBAL HUB
SNAPSHOT: UASIN GISHU & NAROK
DEVELOPMENT FINANCING: Moving from balance sheet funding to project backed funding- how do we get there?
UNLOCKING ISLAMIC FINANCE FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
ACCESSING THE GREEN BOND: Improving access to a complementary source of longer-term capital
WHERE IS THE MONEY? A discussion around equity and DFI funding for East African real estate
THE IMPACT OF SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS ON EAST AFRICAN REAL ESTATE
UNRAVELLING THE REGULATORY & TAX FRAMEWORKS: their effects on pension & institutional investment into the real estate sector.
CASE STUDY: REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON LOCAL PROPERTY MARKETS
UNCOVERING REGIONAL PENSION FUND APPETITE
KIGALI CITY MASTERPLAN REVEALED
FOCUS SESSION RWANDA
KAMPALA DEVELOPMENT PLANS REVEALED: Laying the Foundation For The Kampala City Transformation
FOCUS SESSION UGANDA
DAR RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM UNCOVORED: Unlocking the Real Estate opportunities of Dar’s New bus rapid transit system
FOCUS SESSION TANZANIA
EAST AFRICA HOTEL PANEL: What is the performance and pipeline of the region’s hospitality markets and where are the next growth sectors.
BUILDING EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES: A Kenya based case study
BUILDING HEALTHCARE FACILITIES IN EAST AFRICA: Case study to be announced
THE EAST AFRICAN LEISURE MARKET UNCOVERED