Critical investment lessons for the Sub-Saharan Africa hotel sector

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Allan Wantenaar, Associate at JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group, shares learnings from the 2017 Spotlight on Africa – Hotels Overview report that are driving a deeper understanding and more moderate approach to hospitality investment on the continent. A decade of change Was Sub-Saharan Africa ready for the past supply cycle? Ten years ago, the positive outlook […]

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Spotlight on debt lending in the African hospitality space

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James Nathan, Associate: Capital Markets, Hotel & Hospitality Group, JLL has identified that the majority of active lenders in Sub-Saharan Africa have shown an improved understanding of the fundamentals and operating structures that impact overall hotel performance. Prominent commercial, development and alternative lenders were interviewed with the aim of providing a holistic and accurate outlook […]

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Is ‘affordable’ housing in Sub-Saharan Africa being appropriately addressed?

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Is the current supply of ‘affordable’ housing within Sub-Saharan Africa appropriately addressing the housing deficit?  As part of JLL’s commitment to improving transparency in Sub-Saharan African (“SSA”) real estate markets, JLL’s Strategic Consulting team has been investigating the status of the affordable housing sector in the region. The issue of housing affordability is a source […]

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Ethiopia:Beating the odds

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When I still lived in New York, I came home one day to the pleasant company of my Ethiopian friend’s family who were visiting. Amidst the heart-warming conversations about their relatives, Ethiopia and its politics, an old Amharic proverb came up, that translated to, ‘do not hesitate or you will be left in between doing […]

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