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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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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