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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Co-working environments and the rise of the digital nomad

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Co-working environments are no longer the sole domain of freelancers and moustachioed hipsters who think they’ve landed on the next big app idea. With the relentless march of mobile technology and workplace trends that increasingly emphasise collaboration, businesses both large and small are discovering the competitive advantages of short-term leasing in co-working spaces, rather than […]

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With the right strategy, Africa remains the destination of the future

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The inaugural JLL Africa Connects held in Johannesburg in April 2016 was attended by property professionals from Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, Angola, Ghana, Mozambique and South Africa. During the sessions I was able to ascertain that Africa is a continent which has a multitude of countries with different laws, cultures and ways of doing business. […]

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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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JLL Launches East Africa Service Hub in Kenya

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Finally the much anticipated registration of the JLL Kenya Limited entity was finalised on July 1 2015.This was exciting given that we had anticipated the registration for the past few months. I acknowledge the effort of all those involved in getting this concluded. Last evening we held a successful customer cocktail event to formally announce […]

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Introducing SSA: Europe Roadshow Part One

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Aashna Puri, Chinwe Sagna and I have just completed a successful roadshow in which we presented the capabilities of the Sub-Saharan Africa team to colleagues and clients in four countries across Europe. Our travel started in London with a clients’ breakfast on Thursday May 14 2015 and a presentation to Client Relationship Managers in the […]

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