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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Already left the Station

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Growing global emerging market fears driven by depressed oil and commodity prices have put a dampener on the well-documented ‘Africa rising’ narrative of the last decade. Multi-national corporate occupiers, regional investors and developers appreciate the compelling long term fundamentals and demographic potential that the sub-Saharan markets offer, but they are presently cautious as to how […]

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Nigeria: Taking the long term view and looking past the current economic down cycle

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Arriving in Nigeria’s bustling city of Lagos on Monday evening seemed like an anomaly. Disembarking from the plane at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport through to immigration clearance was a fairly seamless process. Surprisingly, the drive from the airport to the Maison Fahrenheit Hotel in Victoria Island also felt shorter than normal without the city’s […]

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