From Willing Seller, to Motivated Seller

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Misconceptions around the term ‘willing seller’ lead to distortion in property values – having a significant effect as commercial property markets are destabilised and investors are left in the dark. In commercial property markets across Africa, we’re seeing an all-too-common scenario emerging: property assets are often valued according to the wrong criteria. This can have […]

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Affordable housing: opportunities for the private sector

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Through a series of articles, JLL’s Strategic Consulting team have been investigating the key issue of the affordable housing segment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Article 1, Article 2, Article 3, Article 4). As Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the fastest urbanisation growth rates in the world, the demand for affordable housing is on the rise. Developing […]

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Affordable housing: Public Private Partnerships driving progress

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JLL Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) Strategic Consulting team have been investigating the ongoing status of affordable housing in parts of the SSA region. While the intent is to cover the entire region, the countries upon which the analyses are primarily focused, are; South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, and Tanzania. Previous articles (Article 1, Article 2 and […]

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Affordable housing: new construction technology bringing costs down

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JLL Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) Strategic Consulting team have been investigating the ongoing status of affordable housing in the SSA region (Article 1 and Article 2). Article 3 will focus on exploring and highlighting some new technology and innovations which are reducing construction costs impacting housing affordability across different SSA markets. While our intent is to […]

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JLL forecasts improved hotel sector performance for Sub-Saharan Africa in 2018

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We at JLL Sub-Saharan Africa forecast an improved hotel performance and investment climate in Sub-Saharan Africa for 2018, with the budget and midmarket segments showing the strongest demand fundamentals. Global investor interest is likely to increase with a search for yield in a long global real estate cycle, as well as demand for platform investments […]

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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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