The East Africa Property Investment Summit has established itself as the leading property event devoted to growing the East African real estate sector. Driven by passionate professionals, fast growing economies and exciting projects, the real estate sector in East Africa is alive with potential and opportunity. The summit is the premier networking platform for the regions’ leading developers, investors and public sector stakeholders
2018 THEME: EAST AFRICA’S REAL ESTATE MARKET: WHERE TO NEXT ?
1.THE IMPACT OF ELECTIONS: The pre-election period featured increased Infrastructural development, government expenditure and the Implementation of favorable policies resulting in a surge in real estate projects over the last 4 years. However, the electioneering period consisted of lower transaction volumes and credit advancement as well as lower foreign direct investment. Where to next for Kenya’s real estate market and what innovative models have been applied globally in similar situations?
2.DEBT & EQUITY FINANCING: Furthering access to cost-effective capital, moving from balance sheet funding to project backed funding and looking into alternative funding solutions through Islamic Finance, DFI’s and other new sources of financing.
3.THE REGIONAL PICTURE: A look into the Kampala City Transformation Project, Dar Rapid Transit System & Kigali City Masterplan- How are these developments shaping the regional real estate market and which cities are attracting 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 and private sector developers & investors.
5.WAREHOUSING & INDUSTRIAL BOOM: Uncovering the impact of special economic zones & tapping into East Africa’s fastest growing real estate sub-sector
6.HOUSING: A detailed look into end-user and development financing, new innovative building solutions, emerging market case studies and collaboration on mass housing projects.
7.PENSION & INSTITUTIONAL CAPITAL: A focus on the 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: Looking into the fall of one of East Africa’s top retailers and what it means for the regional market? How are landlords adapting and how does this effect the plans of existing and new entrant retailers?
9.THE TRANSFORMATION OF NAIROBI INTO A GLOBAL HUB: A specific focus on development plans, urban regeneration initiatives as well as the Nairobi City Rivers project
10.PUBLIC SECTOR INFLUENCE Infrastructure & transportation, urban development and physical planning, SOE’s, Parastatals & 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
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