East African Hotel markets emerging from High Supply Growth Cycle

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Following a peak in the economic and hotel demand cycle in 2014, supply growth in East Africa has been at an unprecedented high level during the past three years. Demand fundamentals have been strong in a region which has experienced the highest level of economic growth in Africa in recent years. Yet supply growth, with […]

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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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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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