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Property developers, Investors need to create a buffer against currency volatility

While growth has slowed in many commodity linked markets in Africa, non-commodity driven markets, particularly in East Africa, have continued to perform well. ... Full story

Investments in Nigeria can succeed despite Boko Haram threat

While terrorism has not yet had a severe effect on real estate in Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, there are concerns that security needs to be heightened to prevent any future serious damage to the sector. ... Full story

Another Scramble for Africa

There is a scramble for African property assets as investors look to gain first mover advantage in the continent. ... Full story

Local currency funding a possibility in Africa, says Standard Bank

The recent depreciation of currencies of oil and coal export-reliant countries in Africa has brought into focus the continued viability of commercial tenants being charged dollar-indexed rentals by foreign developers, when tenants’ income is based in local currency. ... Full story

Real estate in Africa continues to drive growth potential

A growing consumer middle-class, powered by rapid urbanisation and shifting demographic trends is driving both property demand and growth opportunities in the real estate industry across the African continent. ... Full story

Investment opportunity knocks for Affordable Housing Market

Affordable housing in Africa as an investment is still in its infancy but the opportunities to create investment vehicles are there, Africa Property News.com has learned. ... Full story

Standard Bank signs $80m debt facility with Durban’s Shree Property Holdings

Standard Bank Group, Africa’s biggest lender by assets and earnings, has signed a debt facility of R1 billion (approx. USD80 million) with Durban based company, Shree Property Holdings, to enable the company to refinance existing loan facilities and acquire new properties to add to its industrial property portfolio in KwaZulu-Natal. ... Full story

African retail and office property offers ‘significant opportunities’ for investors

Rapid urbanisation and growing consumer wealth on the African continent is providing numerous opportunities for investors wanting to gain exposure to retail and office property developments north of South Africa. ... Full story

Surge in Ultra High Net-Worth Individuals on the African continent set to rise

The number of Ultra High Net-Worth Individuals in Africa is expected to increase by 59% over the next 10 years, the Wealth Report 2015 compiled by Knight Frank with support from Standard Bank Wealth and Investment, released on Tuesday has asserted. ... Full story

Student Accommodation entices Private Money in Africa

Africa Property News has learnt that the dearth of quality affordable student housing in Africa, close to places of higher learning, is driving a wave of investment in this niche accommodation sector. ... Full story

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