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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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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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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What Africa can do for Its own investment prospects

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South Africa and Nigeria are the largest economies in Africa. Together they represent 60% of the continent’s GDP – out of 54 countries. Failure, as such, is not an option. That’s why the World Economic Forum’s Update on South Africa and Nigeria was concentrated around identifying existing economic challenges, steps to overcoming them, and growth […]

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