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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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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Sustainability in Africa: The time has come

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JLL Nigeria hosted its first Masterclass in March 2016, a series of open discussions where subject matter experts and industry professionals come together to discuss real estate trends and topical issues. The topic of this Masterclass was ‘Delivering Value through Collaborative Working & Sustainability’. I was pleased to be one of the speakers at the […]

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