West Africa opportunities despite macroeconomic headwinds

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Given the macroeconomic headwinds affecting West Africa, where are the investment opportunities? This was among several topics tackled at the SuperReturn Africa conference in Cape Town last week. For four days, investors, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs in sectors ranging from agriculture, healthcare, finance and of course real estate met and brainstormed on the approaches to […]

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Serviced office – Ideal solution in a recession economy

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In a recession economy like Nigeria, many new entrants, particularly international corporates are still deciding whether to “stay” or “go”. A solution that companies are taking advantage of to buy more time before final decisions are made is serviced offices. This situation is what accounts for the stability in the serviced office sector of the […]

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Your window view of the world

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It’s amazing the power of a natural view. Various research projects over the years have proven the benefits of bringing nature into man-made spaces. It’s called biophilic design and it can help employees to be more productive, hospital patients to recover quicker and encourage children to learn. If we consider that we spend some 90% […]

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The impact of regulation on the real estate industry in Nigeria

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How much should the government, state or federal agencies regulate emerging industries? The knee-jerk reaction of most entrepreneurs, fearful of having their companies squeezed by compliance costs, is “not at all.” But in some industries, like commercial real estate, that is probably not the best response. A better alternative would be to allow thoughtful leaders […]

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Economic speculation and its impact on the Nigerian real estate market

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It is important to examine the impact of the economic downturn on the real estate market in Nigeria – a topical issue that presents significant challenges to almost all economies (underdeveloped, developing and developed). In recent times, the drop in oil prices has left nations with undiversified oil based economy like Nigeria in economic crisis. […]

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