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Overview From The Balcony: Outlook of Kenya’s Residential Real Estate Market

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Kenya´s real estate industry has indeed come of age. The growth has been by and large steady albeit with short relapses in between. However, the year 2018 was a mixed bag with various stakeholders across the spectrum registering different results; positive or negative. With 2018 in hindsight, this edition of the spotlight article sheds light on the outlook of Kenya’s residential real estate market mapping out key issues that players in the industry will need to follow closely. Looking forward to investing in the industry? ...Read More

New Year´s Resolutions Real Estate Investors Need to Make

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The start of a New Year brings a fresh opportunity for us to reflect on our ambitions ahead. To pursue these ambitions, it is critical to come up with a set of resolutions or objectives that are meant to keep one on the path to successful achievements. The resolutions can span from personal lifestyle, career, business, or investments among many others. In our premier newsletter edition, we look at the resolutions that real estate investors need to make this 2019. ...Read More

Gifting Your Loved Ones This Festive Season

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The holiday season is upon us once again. We’ve gone full cycle with each phase bringing its own opportunities and challenges. Indeed reaching end year is an achievement and perhaps it’s something that shouldn’t be taken for granted. In the spirit of the holidays, it is important to celebrate and show appreciation to all those who have stood with us during the best as well as tough moments throughout the year. In this last 2018 newsletter edition, we feature how to gift your loved ones during the festive season. ...Read More

Planning Your Holiday in Kenya’s Coast

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The year 2018 is slowly but surely winding down the sunset horizon. We are still not quite sure where the year went, but here we are, with another holiday season soon upon us. For many, plans for weddings and festive vacations are now on high gear. Indeed, it is time for celebrations full of emotions! The kids have finished their exams are now on a long break till January. Perhaps a trip to Kenya's coast would be a good rejuvenation idea for the kids and the entire family. This month we share a few ideas on how to plan for a vacation at the coast. ...Read More

The Role of Local Airlines in Promoting Domestic Holidays

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In case you haven’t noticed, the local airlines are currently experiencing a boom with a number of new players making an entry on the domestic routes while the existing ones are adding the number flights on various inland routes that they fly. The local airlines are increasingly taking the center stage in promoting local tourism. This month, we examine the role of the local aviation industry in spurring domestic holidays and explore what the future holds for holiday homeowners. ...Read More

Riparian Land and Buildings: What You Should Know

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For the past one month or so, the country has witnessed with dismay demolitions of buildings along rivers in what has resulted to the latest buzzword in town; riparian land. Indeed, the affected have lost millions in property value as the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) sought to reclaim encroached water body reserves starting with Nairobi City County. While not pointing fingers on who is to blame for the ongoing demolitions, this feature article seeks to unpack what a riparian land is and what players in the real estate industry ought to look out for as they look to invest. ...Read More

The Kenya Hospitality Report 2018: Coast Region Still The Top Tourist Destination

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Kenya's Travel and Hospitality Industry has for a long time been one of the leading economy drivers providing foreign exchange and creating employment opportunities for thousands of Kenyans. The sector is still growing and may achieve even greater strides in 2018 and beyond. This month, we look at the Kenya Hospitality Report 2018 that was recently published by Jumia Travel, a travel agency highlighting the vital insights and what the trends mean for players in the holiday homes segment of the industry. The big question is, how will the trends impact players in the holiday homes segment? ...Read More

The 2018/19 Budget: Resulting Waves for Kenya’s Real Estate Industry

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Last month, the Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury presented the nation’s budget for the financial year 2018/2019. Unveiled under the theme of “Creating Jobs, Transforming Lives and Sharing Prosperity,” it’s yet another ambitious financial blueprint that seeks to move the country to the next phase of development. This month, we unpack the 2018/2019 budget and examine the resulting waves on the real estate industry. So, what is in for the players in real estate industry? ...Read More

The Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company: Kenya’s Housing Shortage Panacea?

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There is an impending revolution heading towards Kenya’s real estate industry. The setting up and operationalization of Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company (KMRC) is believed to be a real solution to the housing shortage being witnessed in the country more in urban areas. This month, we take a closer look at the concept of KMRC and examine how it will impact the real estate industry. Is it Kenya’s housing shortage panacea? ...Read More

The African Free Trade Area Treaty: Expedition Beyond Borders

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The adage Africa rising is no longer a mirage and the dream of pan-Africanism is inching closer to reality. Recently, African states agreed to establish the Continental Free Trade Area in a bid to boost intra trade between countries in the region. This month, we dissect the treaty and put issues into perspective examining how this noble initiative will impact the hospitality industry in Kenya. What will it translate to for the players in the industry? ...Read More