Xander Nijnens

Executive Vice President, Hotels and Hospitality Group, Sub-Saharan Africa

xander.nijnens@eu.jll.com

Xander is Executive Vice President of JLL’s Hotels and Hospitality Group in Sub-Saharan Africa and leads assignments and projects in the region. Xander focuses on delivering Strategic Advisory, Investment Sales, Financing and Asset Management services to local, regional and global clients across the region. Xander has over 11 years of experience in hotel advisory, investment and operations in 20+ countries in Africa and the Indian Ocean region. He is a graduate of Hotel School The Hague and has further education in real estate, company law and finance.

Blogs by Xander

Beyond the beach: Why the Indian Ocean islands are a hit with investors

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The crystal-clear waters and palm-tree fringed beaches of the Indian Ocean islands have long been favorites with well-heeled European tourists. Now, there’s a growing shift towards the Asian market; better air connections between the islands of the Indian Ocean and the rest of Asia are set mark a new chapter in higher-end tourism. A recent agreement […]

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State of hotel investment in Africa: headwinds and opportunities

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Hotel performance and investment sentiment across Africa has been mixed so far in 2016, with global uncertainty and resource price volatility impacting regional markets. There continue to be many high growth markets, yet the pace of demand growth is disparate across the continent. East Africa and South Africa have good demand fundamentals, while North Africa […]

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Sub-Saharan Hotel Sector: What is in store for 2016?

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The outlook for the hotel sector in Sub-Saharan Africa remains positive, with strong underlying long term economic and demographic fundamentals, despite the current slowdown in economies in the region. Many markets remain fundamentally undersupplied in the medium term, and several markets are heading into a new supply cycle. In 2016 we expect a moderate year […]

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Is now the time to invest in Africa’s hotel sector?

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Africa’s fledgling hotel industry offers investors increasing opportunity, according to new JLL research, which forecasts US$ 7.2 billion investment over the next three years. Africa’s hospitality sector looks set to profit from corporate expansion and an influx of business travellers, which is forcing global investors to take the continent seriously as an investment destination. An […]

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