GRI Africa Summit 2016Johannesburg, 20 - 21 Oct

Overview

GRI Africa Summit is a get-together of senior international and local real estate investors, developers and lenders.

The collegial discussions enable you to interact and engage - much like an after-dinner conversation in your own living room. Identify like-minded peers, build relationships, and continue the conversation afterwards.

 

 

PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE:


FORMAT

NOT YOUR TYPICAL CONFERENCE


A GRI is a get together of senior international and local real estate investors, developers and lenders. The discussion format enables you to interact with everyone in the room. Quickly find the right partners for your business, build high value relationships, and continue the conversation afterwards.


FORMAT
GRI has no speakers, no presentations. Instead, you have a selection of closed-door discussions where everyone can participate. Much like a conversation in your own living room, the dynamic environment allows you to engage with your peers in an informal and collegial setting.

 

Join

PARTICIPATE AS A DELEGATE

Delegate slots are available for anyone senior currently active in real estate. Immerse yourself in a dynamic environment of informal group discussions where everybody participates. Discuss the latest opportunities, challenges and trends with top level decision makers. 

PARTICIPATE AS A CO-CHAIR

Available exclusively to senior-level investors, developers and lenders that confirm their participation in advance, chairing a discussion at GRI Africa Summit is a way of attending while enjoying greater visibility, reduced rates and other benefits.

Register as a delegate or co-chair

SPONSORSHIP

The GRI has a limited number of commercial packages available and our sponsorship team will be happy to tailor a package to ensure you maximise your return on investment. Enquire about Sponsorship

JOIN INDUSTRY LEADERS AS A CO-CHAIR


Available selectively to senior-level Investors, Developers and Lenders confirmed in advance, co-chairing is a way of attending while enjoying greater visibility, reduced rates and other benefits.


As a discussion Co-chair you do no more and no less than anyone else. Just bring your experience and opinions. Discussion co-chairs are featured in the marketing brochure, profiled on the website and event program book, and enjoy reduced rates to attend.


Each discussion has a limited number of places and these fill up fast.

If you are interested in co-chairing, select the co-chair option at registrationrequest a callback or contact

Neall De Beer
+44 (0)207 121 5094  | [email protected]

 

The GRI Networking Dinner at the Grillhouse

Our networking dinner will be hosted at The Grillhouse, Johannesburg. Situated in the heart of the Rosebank district, the restaurant is internationally recognised and has won the best independent steakhouse award 7 years running.

The GRI networking dinner at The Grillhouse is just a short walk from the Hyatt Regency hotel. The evening will begin with aperitifs at 19:00, following the drinks reception at the Africa GRI event. It is the perfect opportunity to catch up with any of those you may have missed during the day as well as enjoy the company of your friends and colleagues in a tranquil environment.

All Co-chairs, delegates and sponsors must book their dinner tickets in advance, select Networking Dinner option in Add Ons when registering online.

The evening will begin with aperitifs at 19:00 followed by a three course dinner.

We look forward to welcoming you to the grand occasion.

 

The Grillhouse

Cnr Oxford Road and Bierman Avenue | Rosebank, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
http://www.thegrillhouse.co.za/

 

DINNER ENTRY: $110 per person

20th October 2016

ITINERARY:
17.45 - GRI Drinks Reception at the Hyatt Regency Johannesburg (following GRI Discussion Sessions)
19.00 - Dinner

Room Reservation:

As part of the GRI event The Hyatt are pleased to offer a preferential rate for attendees of ZAR 2600 including breakfast per night.

To secure a bedroom please call the hotel directly on +27 11 280 1234 or email [email protected] quoting ref “GRI Summit 20 – 21 Oct”.

The reservations team will facilitate the booking process and advise upon current availability and rates.

If you should have any problems please contact Rupa Lal, [email protected]

(Please note it is not GRI policy to extend a booking service for accommodation on behalf of registered attendees. We urge attendees to be vigilant of any such offers, and to use official methods of booking only).

Timetable

Thursday. October 20th, 2016

Day 1
13:30 - 14:30 Check-in
14:30 - 17:45 Discussions
17:45 - 19:00 Drinks Reception
19:00 Networking Dinner

Friday. October 21st, 2016

Day 2
09:00 - 10:00 Registration & Personal Networking Time
10:00 - 10:45 Keynote
11:30 - 12:30 Discussions
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:30 Discussions
16:30 Farewell Drinks

Agenda

Thursday. October 20th, 2016
AFFORDABLE HOUSING – All talk or positive steps?
Ken Simwaba - Managing Director - Substantia Property LimitedPaul Obanua - Group Managing Director - Greenfield Assets LimitedRichmond Okorie - Managing Director - Dimple Consolidated LimitedGodfrey Danisa Tapela - Senior Investment Officer - International Finance Corporation
AFFORDABLE HOUSING – All talk or positive steps?

Godfrey Danisa Tapela - Senior Investment Officer - International Finance Corporation
Senior Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation
Ken Simwaba - Managing Director - Substantia Property Limited
Managing Director
Substantia Property Limited
Paul Obanua - Group Managing Director - Greenfield Assets Limited
Group Managing Director
Greenfield Assets Limited
Richmond Okorie - Managing Director - Dimple Consolidated Limited
Managing Director
Dimple Consolidated Limited
HOTEL HOTSPOTS – Which cities offer the best value?
Xander Nijnens - SVP - Hotels & Hospitality Group - JLL Sub-Saharan AfricaAlexandre Hugues Smertnik - Vice President Hospitality Investments - Quantum Global Alternative InvestmentsVincent Joyner - CEO - Hospitality Property FundMichael Devereux - Director, Aquistions and Development - Starwood Hotels and Resorts
HOTEL HOTSPOTS – Which cities offer the best value?

Alexandre Hugues Smertnik - Vice President Hospitality Investments - Quantum Global Alternative Investments
Vice President Hospitality Investments
Quantum Global Alternative Investments
Jameel Verjee - Founder & Chief Executive - Diar Capital
Founder & Chief Executive
Diar Capital
Michael Devereux - Director, Aquistions and Development - Starwood Hotels and Resorts
Director, Aquistions and Development
Starwood Hotels and Resorts
Tejas Shah - Regional Vice-President – Acquisitions and Development Sub-Saharan Africa - Hyatt International South West Asia Limited
Regional Vice-President – Acquisitions and Development Sub-Saharan Africa
Hyatt International South West Asia Limited
Vincent Joyner - CEO - Hospitality Property Fund
CEO
Hospitality Property Fund
Xander Nijnens - SVP - Hotels & Hospitality Group - JLL Sub-Saharan Africa
SVP - Hotels & Hospitality Group
JLL Sub-Saharan Africa
INVESTMENT STRATEGY – Retreat or double down?
Santiago Porta - Principal Investment Officer - International Finance CorporationUmaru Mutallab - Managing Director & Chief Executive - Barumark Investment & Development Co.LtdAnthony Lewis - Director, Sub-Saharan Capital Markets - JLL Sub-Saharan AfricaIlaria Benucci - Investment Director, Financial Institutions - CDC Group plc
INVESTMENT STRATEGY – Retreat or double down?

Anthony Lewis - Director, Sub-Saharan Capital Markets - JLL Sub-Saharan Africa
Director, Sub-Saharan Capital Markets
JLL Sub-Saharan Africa
Ilaria Benucci - Investment Director, Financial Institutions - CDC Group plc
Investment Director, Financial Institutions
CDC Group plc
Santiago Porta - Principal Investment Officer - International Finance Corporation
Principal Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation
Umaru Mutallab - Managing Director & Chief Executive - Barumark Investment & Development Co.Ltd
Managing Director & Chief Executive
Barumark Investment & Development Co.Ltd
PAN-AFRICA CAPITAL MARKETS – Is liquidity improving?
Peter Levett - Managing Director - Old Mutual PropertyChristine Glover - Head Development Impact Funds - Old Mutual Investment GroupCraig Smith - Associate Director, Capital Markets - JLL Sub-Saharan AfricaBronwyn Corbett - CEO - MaraDelta Property Holdings
PAN-AFRICA CAPITAL MARKETS – Is liquidity improving?

Bronwyn Corbett - CEO - MaraDelta Property Holdings
CEO
MaraDelta Property Holdings
Christine Glover - Head Development Impact Funds - Old Mutual Investment Group
Head Development Impact Funds
Old Mutual Investment Group
Craig Smith - Associate Director, Capital Markets - JLL Sub-Saharan Africa
Associate Director, Capital Markets
JLL Sub-Saharan Africa
Peter Levett - Managing Director - Old Mutual Property
Managing Director
Old Mutual Property
Warren van der Merwe - COO - Vantage Capital
COO
Vantage Capital
Friday. October 21st, 2016
ALL DOOM & GLOOM OR WILL AFRICA'S ECONOMIES REBOUND?
Olivier Frendo - Managing Director - Goldman Sachs InternationalBrotin Banerjee - Managing Director & CEO - TATA Housing Development Co. Ltd.Bonang Francis Mohale - Chairman Africa - Shell
ALL DOOM & GLOOM OR WILL AFRICA'S ECONOMIES REBOUND?

Bonang Francis Mohale - Chairman Africa - Shell
Chairman Africa
Shell
Brotin Banerjee - Managing Director & CEO - TATA Housing Development Co. Ltd.
Managing Director & CEO
TATA Housing Development Co. Ltd.
Olivier Frendo - Managing Director - Goldman Sachs International
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs International
EAST AFRICA – Gaining momentum or status quo?
Dr. Dan Kagagi - Director - African Alliance Kenya Investment BankJonathan Jackson - Chairman - Lordship AfricaToby Selman - Managing Director - Africa Logistics PropertiesPeter Muraya - Owner - Suraya Property Group Ltd
EAST AFRICA – Gaining momentum or status quo?

Dr. Dan Kagagi - Director - African Alliance Kenya Investment Bank
Director
African Alliance Kenya Investment Bank
Jonathan Jackson - Chairman - Lordship Africa
Chairman
Lordship Africa
Peter Muraya - Owner - Suraya Property Group Ltd
Owner
Suraya Property Group Ltd
Toby Selman - Managing Director - Africa Logistics Properties
Managing Director
Africa Logistics Properties
FRANCOPHONE, CENTRAL & LUSOPHONE AFRICA – Hidden gems or too much risk?
Hervé Mama - CEO - SICA ADVISORSMauro Martins - Head of Business Development - FinicapitalDeon Bruwer - CEO - Forum Properties AfricaCheick Sanankoua - Managing Partner - HC Capital Properties
FRANCOPHONE, CENTRAL & LUSOPHONE AFRICA – Hidden gems or too much risk?

Arthur Mambou - Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services - IFC Sub-Saharan Africa
Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services
IFC Sub-Saharan Africa
Cheick Sanankoua - Managing Partner - HC Capital Properties
Managing Partner
HC Capital Properties
Colin Mukete - Chairman & CEO - Caisse Properties Group
Chairman & CEO
Caisse Properties Group
Deon Bruwer - CEO - Forum Properties Africa
CEO
Forum Properties Africa
George Nicholls - Senior Partner - Control Risks Southern Africa
Senior Partner
Control Risks Southern Africa
Hervé Mama - CEO - SICA ADVISORS
CEO
SICA ADVISORS
Maarten Pauwelyn - International Business Developer - Pylos Group
International Business Developer
Pylos Group
Mauro Martins - Head of Business Development - Finicapital
Head of Business Development
Finicapital
PARTNERSHIPS & JV’s – Devil you do, devil you don’t
Joseph Seth Aidoo - Chief Executive Officer - Devtraco Plus LtdCraig Smith - Associate Director, Capital Markets - JLL Sub-Saharan AfricaVictor Sodala - CEO - Pylos Zambia - Pylos GroupGreg Pearson - Head of Development - MaraDelta Property Holdings
PARTNERSHIPS & JV’s – Devil you do, devil you don’t

Chris Mulenga - CEO - CMM Property Group
CEO
CMM Property Group
Craig Smith - Associate Director, Capital Markets - JLL Sub-Saharan Africa
Associate Director, Capital Markets
JLL Sub-Saharan Africa
Greg Pearson - Head of Development - MaraDelta Property Holdings
Head of Development
MaraDelta Property Holdings
Joseph Seth Aidoo - Chief Executive Officer - Devtraco Plus Ltd
Chief Executive Officer
Devtraco Plus Ltd
Odunayo Ojo - Director of Development and Projects - Eagle Hills
Director of Development and Projects
Eagle Hills
Victor Sodala - CEO - Pylos Zambia - Pylos Group
CEO - Pylos Zambia
Pylos Group
Yofi Grant - Director - Grant Dupuis Investment Management
Director
Grant Dupuis Investment Management
WEST AFRICA – Rebounding or worse to come?
Cyril Tay - General Manager - Devtraco Plus LtdMichael O'Malley - Director, Founding member - RMB WestportChuka Ajekwu - General Manager - Devtraco LimitedChiedu Edozie - COO - ORANGELINE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
WEST AFRICA – Rebounding or worse to come?

Chiedu Edozie - COO - ORANGELINE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
COO
ORANGELINE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
Chuka Ajekwu - General Manager - Devtraco Limited
General Manager
Devtraco Limited
Cyril Tay - General Manager - Devtraco Plus Ltd
General Manager
Devtraco Plus Ltd
Michael O'Malley - Director, Founding member - RMB Westport
Director, Founding member
RMB Westport

Senior Sponsor

JLL Sub-Saharan Africa

Programme Sponsor

MaraDelta Property Holdings

Contributor Sponsor

Control Risks

Industry Partners

African Union for Housing FinanceMIPIMSAPOA

Media Partners

Africa InvestorAFK InsiderEstate IntelOxford Business GroupFocus EconomicsFinancial NigeriaAfrica Global FundsProperty WheelAfrican Leadership MagazineAfrica Business CentralThe Africa ReportLeaders LeagueCapital Markets in AfricaAsset Magazine

Participants

Kevin GreigKevin GreigConsultantABSA Bank Ltd.
Selwyn BliedenSelwyn BliedenHead: Africa Coverage, Commercial Property FinanceABSA Bank Ltd.
Toby SelmanToby SelmanManaging DirectorAfrica Logistics Properties
Dr. Dan KagagiDr. Dan KagagiDirectorAfrican Alliance Kenya Investment Bank
Opeyemi Dada FaronbiOpeyemi Dada FaronbiArchitectASO Building and Construction Limited
Umaru MutallabUmaru MutallabManaging Director & Chief ExecutiveBarumark Investment & Development Co.Ltd
Colin MuketeColin MuketeChairman & CEOCaisse Properties Group
Ilaria BenucciIlaria BenucciInvestment Director, Financial InstitutionsCDC Group plc
Helen BotesHelen BotesCEOCity of Joburg Property Company

More participants

Adeniyi Falade
Adeniyi Falade
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CEO
CrusaderSterling Pensions
NIGERIA
Segment: Pension Fund Manager
Biography:
Mr.Falade is a chartered accountant & an investment Banker. He had his professional accountancy training at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Lagos. Before his appointment as Managing Director- CrusaderSterling Pensions Ltd, he had served as the Managing Director of Lead Capital & Head of Investment Banking Group of Ecobank Nigeria Plc and Lead Bank Plc. He had also at various times served as Head of Internal Control/ Chief Inspector & Head of Risk Management Department of Lead Bank Plc. He holds a Master of business administration from the University of Warwick, UK and a Bachelor of Science degree, Chemistry from the University of Ibadan. He was appointed onto the Board of CrusaderSterling Pensions Ltd on February 7, 2007 as Managing director/ CEO
Bronwyn Corbett
Bronwyn Corbett
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CEO
MAURITIUS
Segment: Property Income Fund
Biography:
Bronwyn is the CEO of Mara Delta Property Holdings. She has significant corporate finance and deal making experience. She played an instrumental role in the JSE listing of Delta Property Fund Limited in 2012 prior to taking up the leadership role at Mara Delta. During her tenure at Delta Limited, she spearheaded the diversification of the REIT’s funding sources into the debt capital markets. Bronwyn is a founder member and served as non-exec director on the board of Delta International Property Fund Limited where she played a significant role in the listing and conversion of the Fund to its current pan-African focus. She has grown the fund from $220 million to $463 million in under 2 years.
Charles Dale Ramsden
Charles Dale Ramsden
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Director
SOUTH AFRICA
Segment: Property Development
Biography:
Dale has been active in African real estate since 1995. From 2003 to mid 2008, Dale worked for Actis as a Property Investment Principal in West Africa and then as the Development Director for Actis Africa Real Estate Fund, Africa's largest dedicated real estate fund. He has been instrumental in many of the largest property developments that have taken place in sub- Saharan Africa, most notably the developments of Ghana and Nigeria’s first regional shopping centres. Before joining Actis, Dale was active in Zambia and other Southern African countries. Amongst other positions held, he was Managing Director of Lonrho Properties (Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Malawi), and founder and Managing Director of Matrix Projects Zambia.
Godfrey Danisa Tapela
Godfrey Danisa Tapela
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Senior Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation
KENYA
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Godfrey Tapela is a Senior Investment Officer at IFC based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is responsible for investments in the commercial property including affordable housing, retail and tourism sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. Godfrey joined IFC in 2001 and previously worked for ABSA Bank, Eskom as a Projects Engineer and for DLV Consulting Engineers and Stewart Scott Consulting Engineers as a Consulting Engineer. He holds a Master in Business Leadership from UNISA, a BSc Electrical Engineering(Hons) from the University of Zimbabwe, a Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Institute of Marketing Management and is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa.
Peter Levett
Peter Levett
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Managing Director
Old Mutual Property
SOUTH AFRICA
Segment: Property Investor
Biography:
Peter has been in investments for 24 years containing SA and International experience. Of these 17 years is with Old Mutual in South Africa and 5 years with Goldman Sachs investment banking in London. During his time at Old Mutual, Peter has had the roles of Head of Old Mutual’s Corporate Finance division, COO of the Old Mutual Investment Group and currently MD of Old Mutual Property since 2011. Peter has been a director of Old Mutual Property since 2000 and joined the property investment committee in 2004. Peter is responsible for the property investment & business strategy, with property assets of R18bn. He also participates in the investment strategy & is involved in selected investment committees with the Old Mutual Investment Group.
Brotin Banerjee
Brotin Banerjee
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Managing Director & CEO
TATA Housing Development Co. Ltd.
INDIA
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Mr. Banerjee joined TATA Housing Development Company Limited in 2006 as Deputy CEO. In 2008 he was appointed as MD & CEO of the company. During his tenure, Mr. Banerjee has revolutionized the face of the RE sector by pioneering the innovative concept of low-cost housing under the Shubh Griha brand. Apart from this, TATA Housing also pioneered Sustainable Integrated Green Township Development. Mr. Banerjee began his career with TATA Group at TATA Chemicals. As Product Manager, . When the TATA Group acquired strategic stake in Barista Coffee Company Ltd., Mr. Banerjee was deputed to the company in the role of Vice President – Marketing, Strategy & Corporate Communications. He was subsequently promoted to the role of COO.
Alexandre Hugues Smertnik
Alexandre Hugues Smertnik
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Vice President Hospitality Investments
SWITZERLAND
Segment: Investor
Biography:
VP Hospitality Investments, Quantum Global Alternative Investments AG Alexandre is responsible for sourcing, execution & oversight of investments at Quantum Global Alternative Investments. Prior to joining QGAI in August 2015, Alexandre worked for the Alternatives & Special Situations team of AXA Real Estate in London, focusing on hotel and other real estate acquisitions across Europe (c. €500M transacted), as well as fund raising efforts. He started at AXA RE in 2009 working in the Opportunistic Fund Management team, investing in office and residential development projects in Paris & London (c. €2.5 Bn transacted). Before AXA RE, he gained experience at HVS International working on valuation and feasibility studies across EMEA
Olivier Frendo
Olivier Frendo
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Managing Director
Goldman Sachs International
SOUTH AFRICA
Segment: Investment Banking
Uzo Oshogwe
Uzo Oshogwe
CEO/MD
Lagos | NIGERIA
Godfrey Danisa Tapela
Godfrey Danisa Tapela
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Senior Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation
KENYA
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Godfrey Tapela is a Senior Investment Officer at IFC based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is responsible for investments in the commercial property including affordable housing, retail and tourism sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. Godfrey joined IFC in 2001 and previously worked for ABSA Bank, Eskom as a Projects Engineer and for DLV Consulting Engineers and Stewart Scott Consulting Engineers as a Consulting Engineer. He holds a Master in Business Leadership from UNISA, a BSc Electrical Engineering(Hons) from the University of Zimbabwe, a Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Institute of Marketing Management and is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa.
Ken Simwaba
Ken Simwaba
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Managing Director
Substantia Property Limited
ZAMBIA
Paul Obanua
Paul Obanua
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Group Managing Director
Greenfield Assets Limited
NIGERIA
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Paul Obanua is Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Greenfield Assets Limited. Paul is passionate about using investments in public infrastructure as a tool for the rapid economic development of Africa. He believes that Infrastructural development is the foundation required by Africa for sustainable economic growth and advancement and also a critical tool for urban renewal and community regeneration. Paul qualified as a Geophysicist from Edo State University (Now Ambrose Ali University). He has completed international programs including a management (Private Equity- Venture Capital) program at Harvard Business School. He is an alumnus of Lagos Business School and a member of the Nigerian – Chinese Business Council.
Richmond Okorie
Richmond Okorie
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Managing Director
Dimple Consolidated Limited
NIGERIA
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Richmond Okorie holds a Bachelors degree in Project Management Technology from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He has over 7 years experience covering diversified areas of Infrastructure, Building and Civil Engineering works, Tender process, Project Management, planning and execution, Facilities Management, Cost estimation and control. He has worked with The First Group which is a reputable international property investment company. He has worked with FERMA on road test across the country. He is currently responsible for the formulation and execution of policies and strategies to drive the company’s business of Property development, Project Management, Facilities Management and Hotel Investment across Nigeria and Africa.
Alexandre Hugues Smertnik
Alexandre Hugues Smertnik
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Vice President Hospitality Investments
SWITZERLAND
Segment: Investor
Biography:
VP Hospitality Investments, Quantum Global Alternative Investments AG Alexandre is responsible for sourcing, execution & oversight of investments at Quantum Global Alternative Investments. Prior to joining QGAI in August 2015, Alexandre worked for the Alternatives & Special Situations team of AXA Real Estate in London, focusing on hotel and other real estate acquisitions across Europe (c. €500M transacted), as well as fund raising efforts. He started at AXA RE in 2009 working in the Opportunistic Fund Management team, investing in office and residential development projects in Paris & London (c. €2.5 Bn transacted). Before AXA RE, he gained experience at HVS International working on valuation and feasibility studies across EMEA
Jameel Verjee
Jameel Verjee
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Founder & Chief Executive
Dubai | UAE
Segment: Investor / Developer / Operator
Biography:
Jameel, a former lawyer, set up Diar Capital, an investment company focused on creation of growth businesses with a focus on the African marketplace from 2007-8 years. This led to the creation of Rift Valley Properties (property development) and CityBlue Hotels (Africa's fastest growing business hotel group focused on the mid-market sector). In the next 12 months, four more companies are due to be launched; all focusing on under-served sectors in the African marketplace. Separately, Diar Capital has also participated as a founding shareholder in a number of investment companies in its regions of focus
Michael Devereux
Michael Devereux
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Director, Aquistions and Development
SOUTH AFRICA
Segment: Hotel Management
Biography:
Michael heads Starwood’s Development for Sub Sahara Africa & Indian Ocean. He is responsible for all aspects of the planning and execution of the growth of all ten distinct Starwood brands across Sub Sahara Africa and Indian Ocean. Within his over 27 years of experience in the hotel industry, Michael has held roles in hotel operations, project design, turnkey developments, consultancy, and corporate development strategy. Prior to Starwood, he was Development Manager for Legacy Hotels & Resorts for 5 years based in Johannesburg. Apart from his consultancy roles Michael has held various managerial positions in Southern Sun and Sun International.
Tejas Shah
Tejas Shah
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Regional Vice-President – Acquisitions and Development Sub-Saharan Africa
Hyatt International South West Asia Limited
Nairobi | KENYA
Segment: Hotel Operator
Biography:
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Tejas is a thirteen-year Hyatt veteran, currently based in Nairobi for over a year and focusing Hyatt’s expansion efforts across the Sub-Saharan African region. He began his career as an Accounts Executive in the Shared Service Centre in Mumbai in 2002. In April 2004, he was selected as Operations Analyst based in the corporate office in Mumbai. He is part of the Hyatt’s Development team since 2007. Prior to being selected as Development Director for Africa, Tejas served as Development Director in Gurgaon, India and handled varied markets in South Asia.
Vincent Joyner
Vincent Joyner
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CEO
Hospitality Property Fund
SOUTH AFRICA
Segment: REIT
Biography:
Vincent was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and a member of the Board of Hospitality Property Fund (a REIT listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange) in 2015. Vincent has a successful career in the hospitality industry spanning over 28 years. He spent almost 20 years of his career within the Accor hospitality group, with the last six years of his tenure as Accor Group CEO, Southern Africa. In 2009, Vincent formed an African hospitality consulting and investment firm, Hospitality Investment Partners Africa. At the same time, he established a not-for-profit venture, the Zazida Institute of Entrepreneurship, an accredited Private Higher Education Institutiong.
Xander Nijnens
Xander Nijnens
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SVP - Hotels & Hospitality Group
SOUTH AFRICA
Segment: RE Advisors
Biography:
Xander focuses on delivering Strategic Advisory, Investment Sales, Financing and Asset Management services to local, regional and global clients across the region. Xander has over 11 years of experience in hotel advisory, investment and operations in 20+ countries in Africa and the Indian Ocean region. His broad range of hotel experience includes corporate finance, capital markets, asset management, strategy and development and he has wide experience across all market segments from budget to luxury hotels. Xander joined the team at JLL in January 2015, prior to which he was managing director of a third party hotel operator with various global brands under management in South Africa.
Anthony Lewis
Anthony Lewis
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Director, Sub-Saharan Capital Markets
SOUTH AFRICA
Segment: RE Advisors
Biography:
Anthony has had a career in real estate capital markets spanning 12 years, and was appointed in 2014 to establish the capital markets offering for the JLL Sub-Saharan Africa platform. Over the previous 2 years Anthony was seconded to Standard Chartered Bank where he managed their occupational portfolio across the African continent. Prior, Anthony built up an extensive base of technical and transactional experience in the Jones Lang LaSalle Corporate Finance team in London. As an Associate Director he advised and managed corporate disposals, JVs and capital restructurings in UK and Europe for a range of clients.
Ilaria Benucci
Ilaria Benucci
Investment Director, Financial Institutions
CDC Group plc
United Kingdom
Biography:
Ilaria Benucci joined AIG Global Real Estate (‘AIG GRE') in 2006 and is responsible for the development of new business across Europe. Prior to joining AIG GRE, Ms Benucci served as Director of the Property Team for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD") where she was responsible for originating and executing equity and debt transactions in the office, retail, logistic and residential sectors. Russia was a primary area of focus for Ms Benucci during her 11 years at EBRD. Previously she worked in Corporate Finance with Citibank and UBS.
Santiago Porta
Santiago Porta
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Principal Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation
United States
Segment: Financial Institution
Biography:
Santiago Porta works at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, where he is a Principal Investment Officer at the Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services group. He is responsible for the origination and execution of transactions in the Tourism, Retail and Property sectors including Latin America. He has worked at the IFC for ten years across all regions including the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. Prior to IFC, he worked in the corporate finance and structured finance groups of Price Waterhouse Coopers and Enron respectively, mainly in South America. He lives in Washington DC, US.
Umaru Mutallab
Umaru Mutallab
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Managing Director & Chief Executive
Barumark Investment & Development Co.Ltd
NIGERIA
Segment: Developer & Investor
Biography:
Dr. Umaru Mutallab who recently commissioned 36 units of four bedroom terrace housing estate in Wuye, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, said their goal was to reduce the prevailing 600, 000 housing units' deficit by developing residential & commercial outfits in Abuja & Lagos. Barumark Investments are actively involved in the RE investment & development business with a focus on providing modern luxury affordable housing in Nigeria & completed substantial developments in Abuja and Lagos. Mr. Mutallab, MD & CEO at Barumark Investment & Development disclosed that Barumark is involved in RE Development/Project Management/Investment & Development as well as being an integrator of competitive, innovative, resourceful-based business solutions.
Bronwyn Corbett
Bronwyn Corbett
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. / .
CEO
MAURITIUS
Segment: Property Income Fund
Biography:
Bronwyn is the CEO of Mara Delta Property Holdings. She has significant corporate finance and deal making experience. She played an instrumental role in the JSE listing of Delta Property Fund Limited in 2012 prior to taking up the leadership role at Mara Delta. During her tenure at Delta Limited, she spearheaded the diversification of the REIT’s funding sources into the debt capital markets. Bronwyn is a founder member and served as non-exec director on the board of Delta International Property Fund Limited where she played a significant role in the listing and conversion of the Fund to its current pan-African focus. She has grown the fund from $220 million to $463 million in under 2 years.
Christine Glover
Christine Glover
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Head Development Impact Funds
Cape Town | SOUTH AFRICA
Segment: Investment Manager
Biography:
Christine is responsible for originating and managing the Development Impact Fund. Christine brings with her an understanding of low-income housing & micro-finance. She believes strongly in the ability to obtain both a social impact and a commercial return. Before joining Old Mutual Investment Group, Christine was a consultant for 5 years; she was MD of CashBank, and its predecessor The Group Credit Company for 13 years. Before Christine was involved primarily in squatter upgrading strategies with the Urban Foundation for around 5 years, and ran a manufacturing business for 10 years. Christine has an invaluable 24 years of work experience in low-income housing and an additional 10 years’ experience in managing a small business.
Craig Smith
Craig Smith
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Associate Director, Capital Markets
SOUTH AFRICA
Segment: RE Advisors
Biography:
Craig is an Associate Director of JLL’s Capital Markets team in Sub-Saharan Africa. Craig focuses on delivering the execution of Sub-Saharan Africa Capital Markets mandates for local, regional and global clients across the region. Craig has over 7 years of experience in the real estate industry. His broad range of experience includes analysing the listed property sector in South Africa and offshore markets, managing listed investment products, and driving the acquisitions and disposal process for direct property portfolios. Craig joins the team at JLL in May 2015, prior to which he was a property analyst and portfolio manager at STANLB Asset Management. Previous appointments include property analyst at Standard Bank.
Peter Levett
Peter Levett
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. / .
Managing Director
Old Mutual Property
SOUTH AFRICA
Segment: Property Investor
Biography:
Peter has been in investments for 24 years containing SA and International experience. Of these 17 years is with Old Mutual in South Africa and 5 years with Goldman Sachs investment banking in London. During his time at Old Mutual, Peter has had the roles of Head of Old Mutual’s Corporate Finance division, COO of the Old Mutual Investment Group and currently MD of Old Mutual Property since 2011. Peter has been a director of Old Mutual Property since 2000 and joined the property investment committee in 2004. Peter is responsible for the property investment & business strategy, with property assets of R18bn. He also participates in the investment strategy & is involved in selected investment committees with the Old Mutual Investment Group.
Warren van der Merwe
Warren van der Merwe
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. / .
COO
Vantage Capital
SOUTH AFRICA
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Warren is a Chartered Accountant and COO of the Vantage Capital Group. Vantage Capital is a South Africa-based firm that specializes in mezzanine debt, renewable energy debt, debt capital markets and corporate senior debt transactions throughout Africa. Vantage Capital manages two mezzanine debt funds, a renewable energy senior debt fund, a technology fund and has a debt capital markets advisory business. Vantage has over $500m AUM. Warren served articles at the University of Witwatersrand and Arthur Andersen before starting his banking career with Standard Bank. He spent six years at Standard Bank where he successfully concluded a number of corporate debt and leveraged finance transactions, before joining Vantage Capital in 2007.
Bonang Francis Mohale
Bonang Francis Mohale
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. / .
Chairman Africa
Shell
SOUTH AFRICA
Segment: Oil & Gas Group
Biography:
Bonang Mohale is currently the Chairman and Vice President of Shell South Africa Energy Limited, where he is Chairman of the boards of Shell South Africa oldings Limited, Shell South Africa Energy Limited, Shell South Africa Marketing Limited and Shell South Africa Refinery Limited. He serves on the board of numerous South African companies.
Brotin Banerjee
Brotin Banerjee
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. / .
Managing Director & CEO
TATA Housing Development Co. Ltd.
INDIA
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Mr. Banerjee joined TATA Housing Development Company Limited in 2006 as Deputy CEO. In 2008 he was appointed as MD & CEO of the company. During his tenure, Mr. Banerjee has revolutionized the face of the RE sector by pioneering the innovative concept of low-cost housing under the Shubh Griha brand. Apart from this, TATA Housing also pioneered Sustainable Integrated Green Township Development. Mr. Banerjee began his career with TATA Group at TATA Chemicals. As Product Manager, . When the TATA Group acquired strategic stake in Barista Coffee Company Ltd., Mr. Banerjee was deputed to the company in the role of Vice President – Marketing, Strategy & Corporate Communications. He was subsequently promoted to the role of COO.
Olivier Frendo
Olivier Frendo
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. / .
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs International
SOUTH AFRICA
Segment: Investment Banking
Dr. Dan Kagagi
Dr. Dan Kagagi
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. / .
Director
African Alliance Kenya Investment Bank
KENYA
Segment: Investment Bank
Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan Jackson
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. / .
Chairman
Nairobi | KENYA
Segment: Developers
Biography:
Jonathan Jackson is the Chairman of Lordship Africa and has over 25 years of property development experience in Central & Eastern Europe (CCE) and Africa. Born and raised in Kenya, Jonathan qualified in the United Kingdom, and in 1989 founded Lordship, a Prague-based property development and investment company. In 2008, Jonathan returned "home" and founded Lordship Africa to replicate the hugely successful business he has run in Eastern Europe since its inception. Jonathan has developed over 6 million square feet of commercial, retail, hotel, and mixed use space and will soon break ground on two large commercial developments in Nairobi.
Peter Muraya
Peter Muraya
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. / .
Owner
Nairobi | KENYA
Segment: Property Developer
Biography:
Suraya Property Group Limited was incorporated on 17th May 2006, by Peter Kiarie Muraya and Sue Wacheke Muraya as the Directors. They had a vision of turning the company into a leading player in the property development market in Kenya. It is now one of the leading private property developers in Kenya. Suraya pioneered the ‘gated community development’ and the ‘joint ventures’ with landowner’s concepts, which have become the norm in Kenya. Suraya is currently developing various projects within Nairobi, Machakos and Kajiado counties. The projects currently under construction include 4,000 houses, a shopping mall, two 4-star hotels and 350,000 square feet of office parks.
Toby Selman
Toby Selman
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. / .
Managing Director
Africa Logistics Properties
KENYA
Segment: Investor & Developer
Biography:
Principal real estate investor with a 17 year track record in international commercial real estate investment, development and asset management across Europe, Russia, Canada and Africa primarily in the warehousing logistics sector. He is currently building Africa's first dedicated industrial and logistics property investment platform, Africa Logistics Properties (ALP), to create a portfolio of modern grade-A warehouse parks. ALP is supported by institutional investors.
Arthur Mambou
Arthur Mambou
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. / .
Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services
IFC Sub-Saharan Africa
KENYA
Segment: Investor / Lender
Cheick Sanankoua
Cheick Sanankoua
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. / .
Managing Partner
HC Capital Properties
IVORY COAST
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Cheick is a Managing Partner of HC Capital Properties (HCCP), a real estate investment & development company, focused on West Africa, specifically Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria & Ghana. Prior to HCCP, Cheick was an investment professional at Helios Investment Partners,where he was involved in deal sourcing, due diligence, structuring, and execution of private equity transactions as well as monitoring of HIP portfolio companies across Sub-Saharan Africa. Cheick started his career in investment banking in New York and London with Merrill Lynch, where he worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions group. Cheick currently serves as non-Executive Chairman of the board of Directors of Conergies-Group.
Colin Mukete
Colin Mukete
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. / .
Chairman & CEO
Caisse Properties Group
CAMEROON
Deon Bruwer
Deon Bruwer
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. / .
CEO
Forum Properties Africa
SOUTH AFRICA
Segment: RE developer
Biography:
Deon is the CEO of Forum Properties Africa www.forumpropertiesafrica.com. Deon is a Real Estate Specialist at African Capital Investments www.investafrica.com Deon was the 2013 President of the South Africa Nigeria Chamber of Commerce. Deon serves on a number of boards including Forum Property Africa and JHI DRC. Deon has been involved in large scale real estate developments on the African continent and worked for companies such as Novare Private Equity and Shoprite Checkers
George Nicholls
George Nicholls
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. / .
Senior Partner
Control Risks Southern Africa
SOUTH AFRICA
Segment: Risk Consultants
Biography:
George leads a team of experienced professionals who are building and driving our business in the SADC region. His hub consists of 15 member states, all with their own diverse economies and people. His team’s predominant focus is upon five key areas; Oil/Gas, Mining, Financial Services, Telecoms & Infrastructure development in South Africa, Angola, The Democratic Republic of the Congo & Mozambique. Prior to joining Control Risks, He ran his own risk management consultancy where He had the opportunity to work in East and West Africa as well as most Southern African countries. For 5 years he held the pro bono position of Chairman of the British Chamber of Business for Southern Africa.
Hervé Mama
Hervé Mama
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. / .
CEO
SICA ADVISORS
SENEGAL
Segment: RE Advisory/Fundraising & Investment
Biography:
Herve is CEO of SICA ADVISORS GROUP, a group who is focused in RE and Agribusiness. SICA ADVISORS is an consulting arm who elaborating shopping malls, Hotels and Agribusiness Feasibility study and SICA CAPITAL, the arm of fundraising for projects. He has recently created SICA PROPERTY to fund and manage real estate projects in Africa. He was Senior VP of Harvest Global Investment, an Indian firm who has raised more than 20 billion dollars for Emerging markets where has been involved in some leading real estate and mining transactions. He started his career as Internal Auditor of Banks. Herve is graduated from CESAG BUSINESS SCHOOL, Central Bank Training arm and are executive student at Warwick business school London.
Maarten Pauwelyn
Maarten Pauwelyn
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. / .
International Business Developer
Pylos Group
ZAMBIA
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Maarten Pauwelyn studied Business Economics at the KU Leuven and Master in Financial Management at the Vlerick Business School. As a Prince Albert Fund Grantee, he joined Pylos in July 2013 as an international business developer for the activities of Pylos in Sub-Saharan Africa. Maarten previously worked in the Belgian strategy consulting industry.
Mauro Martins
Mauro Martins
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. / .
Head of Business Development
Finicapital
ANGOLA
Biography:
Mauro joined Finicapital, a major asset management company based in Angola, in 2011 as Head for Business Development. He also joined Baia de Luanda Waterfront Requalification Project Team as Director for Business Development, where he leads the development of assets valued in 1.1 Billion dollars (real estate, retail, parking and events development). He is directly involved in Finicapitals major sole real estate development: Cidade Financeira (a 100000 sqm business park) and Finicapitals major project management engagement (Parcel 1 on Bay of Luanda). Formerly he was Manager at Deloitte (Portugal and Angola). He focused his activity in strategic management, startups and business planning and supply chain optimisation.
Charles Dale Ramsden
Charles Dale Ramsden
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. / .
Director
SOUTH AFRICA
Segment: Property Development
Biography:
Dale has been active in African real estate since 1995. From 2003 to mid 2008, Dale worked for Actis as a Property Investment Principal in West Africa and then as the Development Director for Actis Africa Real Estate Fund, Africa's largest dedicated real estate fund. He has been instrumental in many of the largest property developments that have taken place in sub- Saharan Africa, most notably the developments of Ghana and Nigeria’s first regional shopping centres. Before joining Actis, Dale was active in Zambia and other Southern African countries. Amongst other positions held, he was Managing Director of Lonrho Properties (Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Malawi), and founder and Managing Director of Matrix Projects Zambia.
Hannah Subayi
Hannah Subayi
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. / .
Senior Associate
South Suez Capital
SOUTH AFRICA
Segment: African Fund Of Funds
Biography:
Hannah Subayi is a Senior Associate, advising South Suez Capital on their pan-African strategy. Prior to advising South Suez Capital, Ms Subayi was an Associate in the M&A advisory team at Credit Suisse, with a focus on healthcare and TMT. Prior to that, Ms Subayi spent 2 years in the Investment Banking division at Nomura, predominantly covering equity capital markets. Miss Subayi is fluent in French and English and proficient in Lingala, the language of her home country the Democratic Republic of Congo. She has a double masters degree from HEC Paris and from the University La Sorbonne Law School
Kevin Teeroovengadum
Kevin Teeroovengadum
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. / .
CEO
Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill | MAURITIUS
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Kevin has spent his career working in Africa over the last 16 years, helping companies develop and grow their local businesses. After gaining his BSc Economics, MBA and MSc in Finance from the University of Leicester (England), he moved back to Mauritius and worked for Ernst and Young, Deloitte and KPMG, before moving to the pan-African advisory and investment-banking boutique, Loita Capital Partners Group. In 2007, Kevin was joined the private equity house Actis Capital LLP as part of their Africa Real Estate team. His experience at Actis Capital LLP covered retail, office, mixed use, logistics / industrial and hospitality asset classes. Since August 2013, Kevin is the founder CEO of AttAfrica, the biggest real estate retail yielding fund.
Nicholas Corbishley
Nicholas Corbishley
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. / .
Head Africa Investments
Old Mutual Property
SOUTH AFRICA
Segment: Property Investor
Biography:
) Head of Africa Investments for Old Mutual Property the asset manager for Old Mutual Life Assurance South Africa’s direct property investment portfolio of some $1.5bn. Operating across both East and West Africa, a Town planner by training, has over 35yrs experience in the property industry, split between the corporate and private sectors. Specialises in Investment and financial structuring( over 20 yrs banking experience), MRICS, extensive experience in Africa and Europe
Tunji Abdul
Tunji Abdul
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. / .
CEO
Dreamspaces Development
NIGERIA
Segment: Real Estate & Private Equity
Biography:
Tunji is the CEO of Dreamspaces Development Limited. Prior to founding Dreamspaces Development, Mr. Abdul worked as Managing Partner and Co-founder of Horizon Capital Investments; a real estate development company. He has amassed over a decade of experience within real estate and private equity investments industry during which he has led transactions with combined values of over $500 million. Mr. Abdul has also worked as an investment banker in the Financial Institutions Group at JPMorgan in New York. Mr. Abdul has spent most of his career on Wall Street in Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Wealth Management for Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and Columbia Partners Investment Management.
Chris Mulenga
Chris Mulenga
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. / .
CEO
CMM Property Group
ZAMBIA
Segment: Developer
Biography:
The first Zambian trained at degree level in Estate Management (Real Estate) who now has vast experience in Property Valutions,Property Management, Project Management, Property Development,Estate Agency,Investment Appraisals and Investment Consultancy. Mr Mulenga has provided consultancy services to a very diverse clientele which includes international corporations, financial institutions , government parastatal companies,private companies and individuals.
Craig Smith
Craig Smith
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. / .
Associate Director, Capital Markets
SOUTH AFRICA
Segment: RE Advisors
Biography:
Craig is an Associate Director of JLL’s Capital Markets team in Sub-Saharan Africa. Craig focuses on delivering the execution of Sub-Saharan Africa Capital Markets mandates for local, regional and global clients across the region. Craig has over 7 years of experience in the real estate industry. His broad range of experience includes analysing the listed property sector in South Africa and offshore markets, managing listed investment products, and driving the acquisitions and disposal process for direct property portfolios. Craig joins the team at JLL in May 2015, prior to which he was a property analyst and portfolio manager at STANLB Asset Management. Previous appointments include property analyst at Standard Bank.
Greg Pearson
Greg Pearson
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. / .
Head of Development
Grand Baie | MAURITIUS
Segment: Property Income Fund
Biography:
Greg was formerly an executive with AECOM, a global provider of Design, Development, Engineering and construction services having had the responsibility of expanding the footprint for the ‘Rest of Africa’ business from 2006 (outside of South Africa). He gained his basic training and experience in London working mostly on commercial, retail and residential mixed use projects. Greg’s expertise includes development management, cost planning, procurement, time management and traditional project management of major engineering and building projects. His market sector knowledge includes: office, retail, Leisure, education and healthcare schemes and he has experience in over 40 African countries.
Joseph Seth Aidoo
Joseph Seth Aidoo
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. / .
Chief Executive Officer
Devtraco Plus Ltd
GHANA
Segment: Developers
Biography:
Joseph Seth Aidoo is an Executive Director of Devtraco Limited. He has over 10 years experience in managing one of the biggest real estate company in Ghana. Joseph is responsible for Administration, Marketing and major Business Developments of the company. A graduate of California Coast University with Associate Degree in Marketing, Bachelors in Management and a Masters in Business Administration. He has a passion for excellence in the growing real estate industry. Through his watch, Devtraco has been made a super brand on a plethora of Awards locally and internationally; the recent been Winner, International Star Award for Quality, Geneva.
Odunayo Ojo
Odunayo Ojo
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. / .
Director of Development and Projects
Eagle Hills
UAE
Segment: Developer
Victor Sodala
Victor Sodala
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. / .
CEO - Pylos Zambia
Pylos Group
ZAMBIA
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Victor is a graduate in economics from the London School of Economics and a Chartered Financial Analyst. He started his career in the asset management industry in Zambia and subsequently moved to South Africa where he was an investment manager at one of the largest financial services company in Africa. Before joining Pylos, Victor was Development Manager Africa at the Eris Property Group where he was responsible for expanding their development business into new African countries.
Yofi Grant
Yofi Grant
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. / .
Director
Accra | GHANA
Segment: Asset Management & Investors
Biography:
Yofi has more than 28 years of experience in banking, financing and private sector business. His experience in banking and finance includes treasury, financial restructuring and management, divestiture and privatization as well as equity, debt and project finance. Yofi till December 2012 was an Executive Director and Partner with the Databank Group,where he played several senior roles over 16 years. He was also responsible for the development and implementation of one of the largest agriculture (SME) funds in Sub-Saharan Africa. Yofi holds several Supervisory Board mandates (telecommunication, commodities, education). He has also played many policy advisory roles to government, particularly in private sector development.
Chiedu Edozie
Chiedu Edozie
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. / .
COO
ORANGELINE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
NIGERIA
Segment: Developer
Chuka Ajekwu
Chuka Ajekwu
.
. / .
General Manager
Devtraco Limited
GHANA
Segment: Property Developers
Biography:
Chuka Ajekwu: Chuka is the General Manager of Devtraco Limited. He is a Real Estate professional with a particular bias for Development Management and Business Development with over twelve years cognate experience and extensive knowledge of the industry. He is an innovative and ambitious young man who brings lots of business innovations and energy to Devtraco Limited.
Cyril Tay
Cyril Tay
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. / .
General Manager
Devtraco Plus Ltd
GHANA
Segment: Property Developer
Biography:
Cyril Tay is the G.M. of Devtraco Plus limited, a leading infill real estate developer in Accra, Ghana. He has over 8 years of experience in the real estate industry. He worked with Bechtel power Corporation providing engineering and construction management services on various projects. He also worked at Anka Funds, a Real Estate Private Equity firm, as an Acquisitions Associate. Most recently, he was a Development Manager at Laurus Development Partners, in Accra, Ghana. Cyril holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of North-Carolina Kenan-Flagler.
Michael O'Malley
Michael O'Malley
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. / .
Director, Founding member
Sandton | SOUTH AFRICA
Segment: Developer
Biography:
In 2007 Michael formed Westport Property Holdings, a property development management company for retail and mixed-use projects in Nigeria and other African countries. Prior to this, he co-founded and served as Managing Director of Profund Properties – a property development and facilities management company in Nigeria operating in the residential, retail, office and hotel sectors. Michael is a qualified architect and was for some years Managing Director of Stauch Vorster Architects – one of the largest architectural firms in Africa. Michael spent the past 20 years working on retail and mixed-use project in 12 African countries.
Neall de Beer
Neall de Beer
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7121 5094
Director - Africa
GRI
Biography:

Neall De Beer is the Director of GRI Africa and is responsible for GRI meetings across the continent. He is an experienced event professional having previously served across various sectors including Energy and Maritime. He is a journalism graduate from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. 

Meet the Africa GRI Team
Neall de Beer - Director - Africa - GRI
Director - Africa
GRI
Rob Marten - Managing Director - GRI
Managing Director
GRI
Adrian Dunphy - Head of Sales - GRI
Head of Sales
GRI
Andreas Schönning  - Marketing Manager - GRI
Marketing Manager
GRI
Neall de Beer
Neall de Beer
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7121 5094
Director - Africa
GRI
Biography:

Neall De Beer is the Director of GRI Africa and is responsible for GRI meetings across the continent. He is an experienced event professional having previously served across various sectors including Energy and Maritime. He is a journalism graduate from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. 

Rob Marten
Rob Marten
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7121 5088
Managing Director
GRI
Biography:

Rob has responsibility for production across GRI and has direct management responsibility for Africa and India. Prior to GRI, Rob spent seven years at Terrapinn in London, New York, Johannesburg and Sydney. He graduated from the University of Birmingham with a First Class degree in Geography and is currently attempting to write a historical novel.

Adrian Dunphy
Adrian Dunphy
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7121 5077
Head of Sales
GRI
Biography:

Adrian is the Head of Sales at GRI and is based at the London HQ. Adrian started his career in the Travel and Tourism industry in his native South Africa. He turned his attention to the events industry soon after arriving in London and has developed and led event sales teams at organisations such as Lexis Nexis. Adrian places a strong emphasis on customer experience and developing longstanding client relationships.

Andreas Schönning
Andreas Schönning
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7121 5071
Marketing Manager
GRI
Biography:

Andreas Schonning is a Marketing Manager responsible for marketing execution and planning for several senior GRI meetings in Asia, Africa & Europe. He previously worked with senior level exhibitions for the world’s leading exhibitions organiser from their Beijing and Shenzhen office. Andreas graduated from the European Business School in London with a master’s degree in Management with International Business.

Africa 2015 - Discussion Summaries

Africa 2015 - Discussion Summaries

Africa GRI 2015 - Disscussion Summaries

Summaries of the Africa GRI 2015 discussions. In collaboration with University of Witwatersrand. Download here

Africa GRI Magazine Vol 2

Africa GRI Magazine Vol 2

The second edition of the Africa GRI Club Magazine is now available to read, featuring an interview with Anton Borkum on East Africa's first REIT. We also deep dive into hotel capital markets with Xander Nijnens, explore Francophone Africa with Dicko Ba and Ivan Cornet, and take a trip to Kenya with James Hoddell and Elizabeth Mwangi. Finally, we look at airport city investment with Mirjam Wiedemann.

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Headlines:

The big interview with Anton Borkum

Africa Hotel Capital Markets: Liquidity on the Horizon
by Xander Nijnens, SVP Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL Sub-Saharan Africa

What's Driving Kenyan Real Estate?
by Elizabeth Mwangi-Oluoch, CEO, Kenya Property Developers Association

The Nairobi Real Estate Market
by James Hoddell, CEO, Mentor Management Ltd

Will Airport City Investment in Africa Ever Take Off?
by Mirjam Wiedemann, Managing Director, Wiedemann Consultants

French-Speaking Africa as a New Real Estate Frontier Market
by Ivan Cornet, Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Latitude Five

Dakar: Francophone Africa's Hidden Gem?
by Dicko Ba, Managing Director, Groupe Alpha Sud

Africa GRI Magazine Vol 1

Africa GRI Magazine Vol 1

For the first edition of Africa GRI Club Magazine, we focus on West Africa. Jerri Mperdempes of Grand Towers Property Fund talks through the challenges of doing business in the region, Kevin Teeroobengadum of AttAfrica discussed the retail revolution, Trevor Ward of W Hospitality provides a fascinatingly detailed report on hotel expansion, Adeleye Adeniyi adds a lender’s perspective, and Carlo Matta of Laurus looks into his crystal ball to predict the future of the market. Uzo Oshogwe of Afriland Properties does what all great leaders do; she searches for opportunity in a downturn. View the Magazine via this link.

Headlines:

The big interview with Uzo Oshogwe

Africa Is Not For Sissies
by Jerri Mperdempes, Director, Grand Towers Property Fund

Future Forecast
by Carlo Matta, CEO, Laurus Development Partners

A Lender's Perspective
by Adeniyi Adeleye, Head of Real Estate Finance, Stanbic IBTC Capital West Africa

Africa GRI Magazine Vol 3

Africa GRI Magazine Vol 3

The third edition of the Africa GRI Magazine is now available to read, featuring an exclusive interview with Paul Onwuanibe on the future prospects of African real estate. In addition, we review positive trends in the Nigerian tax regime, analyse urbanisation and risk assessment in the African market and explore investment opportunities in the Maghreb and Sao Tome & Principe regions. Finally, we compare West and East African real estate in an interview with Nick Langford.

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Headlines:

The Big Interview with Paul Onwuanibe

Resilience in the Urbanisation era
by Mark Whyte, Senior Partner, Control Risks

The Maghreb region - Is now the time to invest?
by Fabrice Léger, CEO JLL North Africa and Francophone Africa

The Improving Nigerian Tax Regime
by Gbolahan Elias, Principal Partner, G. Elias & Co.

West vs. East: Is there a shift of capital from West to East Africa?
Interview with Nick Langford, Country Head - Kenya, Rendeavour

The Island Nation of Sao Tome & Principe, Gulf of Guinea, West Africa: The birth of Paradise
By Tony Kay, Shareholder, The Falcon Group

JLL Sub-Saharan Africa

JLL is a leading professional services firm specialising in real estate, targetting 23 countries across Africa. The firm services investors, developers, local corporates and international corporations with a comprehensive range of real estate services; valuations, capital markets, hotels, corporate solutions, pds, facilities management and research. This is coordinated through our Africa Desk, allowing clients to succeed in Africa

MaraDelta Property Holdings

Mara Delta is the largest pan-African focused dollar real estate fund listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and Stock Exchange of Mauritius. The Fund focuses exclusively on real estate assets on the continent (excluding South Africa). The Fund manages in excess of $450 million worth of assets with access to pipeline properties, including brownfield and Greenfield developments as well as completed quality properties. These include a strong pipeline of quality assets in Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Nigeria, Kenya, and others. 

Control Risks

African Union for Housing Finance


MIPIM

MIPIM gathers the most influential international property players from all sectors for 4 days of networking, learning and transaction.

Africa Investor

AFK Insider

Estate Intel

Oxford Business Group

Focus Economics

Financial Nigeria

Africa Global Funds

Property Wheel

African Leadership Magazine

Africa Business Central

The Africa Report

Leaders League

Capital Markets in Africa

Asset Magazine

Kevin Greig
Kevin Greig
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. / .
Consultant
ABSA Bank Ltd.
SOUTH AFRICA
Selwyn Blieden
Selwyn Blieden
.
. / .
Head: Africa Coverage, Commercial Property Finance
ABSA Bank Ltd.
SOUTH AFRICA
Toby Selman
Toby Selman
.
. / .
Managing Director
Africa Logistics Properties
KENYA
Segment: Investor & Developer
Biography:
Principal real estate investor with a 17 year track record in international commercial real estate investment, development and asset management across Europe, Russia, Canada and Africa primarily in the warehousing logistics sector. He is currently building Africa's first dedicated industrial and logistics property investment platform, Africa Logistics Properties (ALP), to create a portfolio of modern grade-A warehouse parks. ALP is supported by institutional investors.
Dr. Dan Kagagi
Dr. Dan Kagagi
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. / .
Director
African Alliance Kenya Investment Bank
KENYA
Segment: Investment Bank
Opeyemi Dada Faronbi
Opeyemi Dada Faronbi
.
. / .
Architect
ASO Building and Construction Limited
NIGERIA
Kevin Teeroovengadum
Kevin Teeroovengadum
.
. / .
CEO
Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill | MAURITIUS
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Kevin has spent his career working in Africa over the last 16 years, helping companies develop and grow their local businesses. After gaining his BSc Economics, MBA and MSc in Finance from the University of Leicester (England), he moved back to Mauritius and worked for Ernst and Young, Deloitte and KPMG, before moving to the pan-African advisory and investment-banking boutique, Loita Capital Partners Group. In 2007, Kevin was joined the private equity house Actis Capital LLP as part of their Africa Real Estate team. His experience at Actis Capital LLP covered retail, office, mixed use, logistics / industrial and hospitality asset classes. Since August 2013, Kevin is the founder CEO of AttAfrica, the biggest real estate retail yielding fund.
Umaru Mutallab
Umaru Mutallab
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. / .
Managing Director & Chief Executive
Barumark Investment & Development Co.Ltd
NIGERIA
Segment: Developer & Investor
Biography:
Dr. Umaru Mutallab who recently commissioned 36 units of four bedroom terrace housing estate in Wuye, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, said their goal was to reduce the prevailing 600, 000 housing units' deficit by developing residential & commercial outfits in Abuja & Lagos. Barumark Investments are actively involved in the RE investment & development business with a focus on providing modern luxury affordable housing in Nigeria & completed substantial developments in Abuja and Lagos. Mr. Mutallab, MD & CEO at Barumark Investment & Development disclosed that Barumark is involved in RE Development/Project Management/Investment & Development as well as being an integrator of competitive, innovative, resourceful-based business solutions.
Colin Mukete
Colin Mukete
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. / .
Chairman & CEO
Caisse Properties Group
CAMEROON
Ilaria Benucci
Ilaria Benucci
Investment Director, Financial Institutions
CDC Group plc
United Kingdom
Biography:
Ilaria Benucci joined AIG Global Real Estate (‘AIG GRE') in 2006 and is responsible for the development of new business across Europe. Prior to joining AIG GRE, Ms Benucci served as Director of the Property Team for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD") where she was responsible for originating and executing equity and debt transactions in the office, retail, logistic and residential sectors. Russia was a primary area of focus for Ms Benucci during her 11 years at EBRD. Previously she worked in Corporate Finance with Citibank and UBS.
Helen Botes
Helen Botes
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. / .
CEO
City of Joburg Property Company
SOUTH AFRICA