Studio apartments: bridging the gap to home ownership in Lagos

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To address the shortage of affordable housing in Lagos, there must be significant attention paid to the issues of social, economic and demographic change and their implications on the future demand of affordable housing. For instance, the relationship between socio-demographic influences which may affect the future scale and nature of the demand for affordable housing […]

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Future proof a millennial space

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Did you know that by 2020, millennials (people born between 1980 and 2000) will form 50% of the global workforce? That means in just four years, your office space will probably accommodate a whole lot of workers who have a completely different perspective on where and how they operate in an office. How you respond […]

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Real estate data review – using House Price Indices as an example

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The Nigerian real estate sector lacks adequate transparency when it comes to data, sources and statistics. There is an urgent need for policies that will empower comprehensive documentation of all attributes of price determinants for the evaluation of various asset classes in Nigeria. It is thus important to recognise the need to develop a reliable […]

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Why is CRE critical to the Mergers & Acquisitions trend?

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Our disruptive landscape is driving companies to evolve with the result that Merger & Acquisiton (M&A) activity is currently at record levels with worldwide deal-making up by 32% from 2014*. Multi-nationals and big companies are battling to cope with the competition from niche developments and start-ups that have the ability to scale quickly and efficiently. […]

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Is Kenya’s commercial real estate ready for disruption?

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The built environment – with its fixed assets and capital intensive structural modifications – can be slow to respond to change. However, to ignore these same arguments can be at your peril. Without flexibility and a proactive response to change, the impact of disruption to investors and occupiers can be costly. Local corporates must question […]

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Where have all the stairs gone?

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Staircases can be architectural masterpieces. Spiralling and snaking through buildings, or providing a grand entrance, they have the potential to be a topic of conversation and a meeting point for discussion and collaboration. In Johannesburg, the Rand Club, built and founded in the late 1800s, has an inspiring central staircase that leads members to the […]

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The changing role of the CRE team

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The evolution of data has transformed a once-reactive CRE role into a proactive, decision-influencing responsibility that can impact business performance. The availability and quality of real estate data and analytics at our disposal can be a vital factor in assisting C-suite executives to make important capital investment decisions, with an emphasis on maximising productivity and […]

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