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?
Richmond Okorie - Managing Director - Dimple Consolidated LimitedKen Simwaba - Managing Director - Substantia Property LimitedBrotin Banerjee - Managing Director & CEO - TATA Housing Development Co. Ltd.Oludare Talabi - Managing Director - Talion Capital and Consulting Ltd
AFFORDABLE HOUSING – All talk or positive steps?

Brotin Banerjee - Managing Director & CEO - TATA Housing Development Co. Ltd.
Managing Director & CEO
TATA Housing Development Co. Ltd.
Ehikioya Henry Agenmonmen - CEO - Fencas Real Estate Development Company LTD
CEO
Fencas Real Estate Development Company LTD
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
Oludare Talabi - Managing Director - Talion Capital and Consulting Ltd
Managing Director
Talion Capital and Consulting Ltd
Paul Obanua - CEO - Greenfield Assets Limited
CEO
Greenfield Assets Limited
Richmond Okorie - Managing Director - Dimple Consolidated Limited
Managing Director
Dimple Consolidated Limited
HOTEL HOTSPOTS – Which cities offer the best value?
Theunis Boela du Plooy - Director of Development, Southern, Eastern Africa & Angola, Ghana, Nigeria - AccorJameel Verjee - Founder & Chief Executive - Diar CapitalAlexandre Hugues Smertnik - Vice President Hospitality Investments - Quantum Global Alternative InvestmentsMichael 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 - Development Director Africa - Hyatt International South West Asia Limited
Development Director Africa
Hyatt International South West Asia Limited
Theunis Boela du Plooy - Director of Development, Southern, Eastern Africa & Angola, Ghana, Nigeria - Accor
Director of Development, Southern, Eastern Africa & Angola, Ghana, Nigeria
Accor
OFFICES – Primary city saturation, secondary city viability?
Nicholas Corbishley - Head Africa Investments - Old Mutual PropertyYomi Olubambi - Head Development & Asset Management - Harbor Point LimitedCharles Dale Ramsden - Director - RMB Westport
OFFICES – Primary city saturation, secondary city viability?

Charles Dale Ramsden - Director - RMB Westport
Director
RMB Westport
Nicholas Corbishley - Head Africa Investments - Old Mutual Property
Head Africa Investments
Old Mutual Property
Yomi Olubambi - Head Development & Asset Management - Harbor Point Limited
Head Development & Asset Management
Harbor Point Limited
PAN-AFRICA INVESTMENT STRATEGY – Retreat or double down?
Santiago Porta - Principal Investment Officer - International Finance CorporationGavin Neilan - Managing Director - The Abraaj GroupPeter Young - CEO - Laurus Development PartnersAbdul Umar Mutallab - Managing Director & Chief Executive - Barumark Investment & Development Co.Ltd
PAN-AFRICA INVESTMENT STRATEGY – Retreat or double down?

Abdul Umar Mutallab - Managing Director & Chief Executive - Barumark Investment & Development Co.Ltd
Managing Director & Chief Executive
Barumark Investment & Development Co.Ltd
Gavin Neilan - Managing Director - The Abraaj Group
Managing Director
The Abraaj Group
Peter Young - CEO - Laurus Development Partners
CEO
Laurus Development Partners
Santiago Porta - Principal Investment Officer - International Finance Corporation
Principal Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation
SOUTHERN AFRICA – Saturated or do opportunities still exist?
Greg Pearson - Head of Development - MaraDelta Property HoldingsVictor Sodala - CEO - Pylos Zambia - Pylos Group
SOUTHERN AFRICA – Saturated or do opportunities still exist?

Greg Pearson - Head of Development - MaraDelta Property Holdings
Head of Development
MaraDelta Property Holdings
Victor Sodala - CEO - Pylos Zambia - Pylos Group
CEO - Pylos Zambia
Pylos Group
Friday. October 21st, 2016
EAST AFRICA – Gaining momentum or status quo?
Heri Bomani - CEO & Managing Director - Pangani GroupToby Selman - Managing Director - Africa Logistics PropertiesDr. Dan Kagagi - Director - African Alliance Kenya Investment BankPeter 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
Heri Bomani - CEO & Managing Director - Pangani Group
CEO & Managing Director
Pangani Group
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 AFRICA – Hidden gems or too much risk?
Cheick Sanankoua - Managing Partner - HC Capital PropertiesColin Mukete - CEO - Caisse Properties GroupCyril Tay - General Manager - DEVTRACO LTDHervé Mama - CEO - SICA ADVISORS
FRANCOPHONE & CENTRAL 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 - CEO - Caisse Properties Group
CEO
Caisse Properties Group
Cyril Tay - General Manager - DEVTRACO LTD
General Manager
DEVTRACO LTD
Deon Bruwer - CEO - Forum Properties Africa
CEO
Forum Properties Africa
Hervé Mama - CEO - SICA ADVISORS
CEO
SICA ADVISORS
KEYNOTE: ALL DOOM & GLOOM OR WILL AFRICA'S ECONOMIES REBOUND?
Bonang Francis Mohale - Chairman Africa - ShellOlivier Frendo - Managing Director - Goldman Sachs InternationalBrotin Banerjee - Managing Director & CEO - TATA Housing Development Co. Ltd.
KEYNOTE: 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
LUSOPHONE AFRICA – Stellar opportunities despite the cooling?
Mauro Martins - Head of Business Development - FinicapitalGeorge Nicholls - Senior Partner - Control Risks Southern AfricaJose Carlos Pinheiro - CEO - Mozambique - PylosMaarten Pauwelyn - International Business Developer - Pylos Group
LUSOPHONE AFRICA – Stellar opportunities despite the cooling?

George Nicholls - Senior Partner - Control Risks Southern Africa
Senior Partner
Control Risks Southern Africa
Jose Carlos Pinheiro - CEO - Mozambique - Pylos
CEO - Mozambique
Pylos
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
Yofi Grant - Director - Grant Dupuis Investment ManagementJoseph Seth Aidoo - Chief Executive Officer - DEVTRACO LTDOdunayo Ojo - Director of Development and Projects - Eagle HillsChris Mulenga - CEO - CMM Property Group
PARTNERSHIPS & JV’s – Devil you do, devil you don’t

Chris Mulenga - CEO - CMM Property Group
CEO
CMM Property Group
Joseph Seth Aidoo - Chief Executive Officer - DEVTRACO LTD
Chief Executive Officer
DEVTRACO LTD
Odunayo Ojo - Director of Development and Projects - Eagle Hills
Director of Development and Projects
Eagle Hills
Yofi Grant - Director - Grant Dupuis Investment Management
Director
Grant Dupuis Investment Management
WEST AFRICA – Rebounding or worse to come?
Chiedu Edozie - COO - ORANGELINE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITEDEmmanuel Obire - MD / CEO - Multipurpose Infrastructural Development Construction LimitedAnthony Okyere - President, Residential Real Estate - BlackIvy LLCMichael O'Malley - Director, Founding member - RMB Westport
WEST AFRICA – Rebounding or worse to come?

Anthony Okyere - President, Residential Real Estate - BlackIvy LLC
President, Residential Real Estate
BlackIvy LLC
Chiedu Edozie - COO - ORANGELINE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
COO
ORANGELINE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
Chuka Ajekwu - General Manager - DEVTRACO LTD
General Manager
DEVTRACO LTD
Emmanuel Obire - MD / CEO - Multipurpose Infrastructural Development Construction Limited
MD / CEO
Multipurpose Infrastructural Development Construction Limited
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

Theunis Boela du PlooyTheunis Boela du PlooyDirector of Development, Southern, Eastern Africa & Angola, Ghana, NigeriaAccor
Toby SelmanToby SelmanManaging DirectorAfrica Logistics Properties
Dr. Dan KagagiDr. Dan KagagiDirectorAfrican Alliance Kenya Investment Bank
Abdul Umar MutallabAbdul Umar MutallabManaging Director & Chief ExecutiveBarumark Investment & Development Co.Ltd
Anthony OkyereAnthony OkyerePresident, Residential Real EstateBlackIvy LLC
Colin MuketeColin MuketeCEOCaisse Properties Group
Chris MulengaChris MulengaCEOCMM Property Group
George NichollsGeorge NichollsSenior PartnerControl Risks Southern Africa
Adeniyi FaladeAdeniyi FaladeCEOCrusaderSterling Pensions

More participants

Bronwyn Corbett
Bronwyn Corbett
CEO
MAURITIUS
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.
Dale Ramsden
Dale Ramsden
Director
South Africa
Peter Levett
Peter Levett
Managing Director
Old Mutual
South Africa
Brotin Banerjee
Brotin Banerjee
Managing Director & CEO
TATA Housing Development Co. Ltd.
INDIA
Colin Mukete
Colin Mukete
CEO
Caisse Properties Group
CAMEROON
Godfrey Danisa Tapela
Godfrey Danisa Tapela
Senior Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation
KENYA
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.
Adeniyi Falade
Adeniyi Falade
CEO
Abuja | NIGERIA
Olivier Frendo
Olivier Frendo
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs International
SOUTH AFRICA
Uzo Oshogwe
Uzo Oshogwe
CEO/MD
Lagos | NIGERIA
Brotin Banerjee
Brotin Banerjee
Managing Director & CEO
TATA Housing Development Co. Ltd.
INDIA
Ehikioya Henry Agenmonmen
Ehikioya Henry Agenmonmen
CEO
Fencas Real Estate Development Company LTD
NIGERIA
Biography:
My name is Mr. Ehikioya Henry Agenmonmen, I hold a Bachelor degree in Sociology and Anthropology, and A Diploma in Social works from the university of Benin, a Diploma in computer studies from the city business school. My work career spans the Information and Communication technology sector, the print media, and most recently the Arts. Where I was Business development manager. I am the Founder, Chairman/CEO of Fencas Real Estate Development Company, a Real Estate Development, Infrastructure investment, and Alternative Asset Management Company based in Lagos, Nigeria
Godfrey Danisa Tapela
Godfrey Danisa Tapela
Senior Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation
KENYA
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
Managing Director
Substantia Property Limited
ZAMBIA
Oludare Talabi
Oludare Talabi
Managing Director
Talion Capital and Consulting Ltd
NIGERIA
Paul Obanua
Paul Obanua
CEO
Greenfield Assets Limited
NIGERIA
Richmond Okorie
Richmond Okorie
Managing Director
Dimple Consolidated Limited
NIGERIA
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
Vice President Hospitality Investments
SWITZERLAND
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
Founder & Chief Executive
Dubai | UAE
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
Director, Aquistions and Development
SOUTH AFRICA
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
Development Director Africa
Hyatt International South West Asia Limited
Nairobi | KENYA
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
Theunis Boela du Plooy
Theunis Boela du Plooy
Director of Development, Southern, Eastern Africa & Angola, Ghana, Nigeria
Accor
SOUTH AFRICA
Biography:
Joined Accor in 2008 as Development Manager for Southern & Eastern Africa, gaining experience by assessing markets, opportunities and negotiating with each delegation. In 2009 promote to Director of Development for Southern / Eastern Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Angola and gain experience in participating in defining strategic development vision, by identifying and evaluating opportunities; presentation of projects for authorization, searching and negotiations with potential owners and investors, financial package negotiations, contract negotiations. Taking on an ambassador's role with regard to establish and maintain relations with the authorities, financial institutions, tourist industry players and investors.
Charles Dale Ramsden
Charles Dale Ramsden
Director
SOUTH AFRICA
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.
Nicholas Corbishley
Nicholas Corbishley
Head Africa Investments
Old Mutual Property
SOUTH AFRICA
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
Yomi Olubambi
Yomi Olubambi
Head Development & Asset Management
Harbor Point Limited
NIGERIA
Biography:
Yomi Olubambi is the Head, Development and Asset Management of Harbor Point Limited, the developers of Harbor Point Center. He is also responsible for directing asset / facility management strategy and operations for the group’s RE portfolio. Before joining Harbor Point Limited, Yomi worked at City Securities Limited in the RE team as Head of RE advising the Executive Management and the Board of Directors on the RE investment portfolio, acquisition and disposal of RE assets, and overseeing property management and facility management. Prior to CSL, he had worked for Bode Adediji Partnership and also for Crown Realties Plc. Yomi is a Certified Project Manager and holds a Bachelor of Science in Estate Management from the University of Lagos.
Adeniyi Falade
Adeniyi Falade
CEO
CrusaderSterling Pensions
NIGERIA
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
CEO
MAURITIUS
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
Head Development Impact Funds
Cape Town | SOUTH AFRICA
Peter Levett
Peter Levett
Managing Director
Old Mutual Property
SOUTH AFRICA
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
COO
Vantage Capital
SOUTH AFRICA
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.
Abdul Umar Mutallab
Abdul Umar Mutallab
Managing Director & Chief Executive
Barumark Investment & Development Co.Ltd
NIGERIA
Gavin Neilan
Gavin Neilan
Managing Director
London | United Kingdom
Biography:
Gavin Neilan is a Managing Director at The Abraaj Group with more than 12 years of experience in real estate, private equity and finance. Within Abraaj, Mr Neilan is a member of the Real Estate investment team responsible for origination, structuring, execution and post-acquisition management of transactions across the real estate platform. He has been with Abraaj for over four years helping build the real estate business, including the deployment of ASAS. Before joining Abraaj, Mr Neilan was an Associate Director in London within the UK Principal Real Estate Finance team at the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he was responsible for the origination, execution and portfolio management of UK real estate investments and loans.
Peter Young
Peter Young
CEO
Laurus Development Partners
NIGERIA
Biography:
Peter has over thirty five years of International experience at Board Level with major Devcos, Retail Groups and Financial Institutions, specializing in Retail-led, Large-Scale, Mixed-use Development and Regeneration. Key areas of Specialization – Development Management – Full Life Cycle; Financial Structuring; Construction; Asset Management; Loan Workout and Retail Brand Expansion. Instrumental in the delivery of 20m sf of new Retail Development and as part, three of the largest, Mixed-Use Development schemes in the International Marketplace. Development Sectors - Regional Mall, Food store, Retail Park, Residential, Offices, Showroom, Hospitality and Medical & Social Amenities
Santiago Porta
Santiago Porta
Principal Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation
United States
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.
Greg Pearson
Greg Pearson
Head of Development
Grand Baie | MAURITIUS
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.
Victor Sodala
Victor Sodala
CEO - Pylos Zambia
Pylos Group
ZAMBIA
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.
Dr. Dan Kagagi
Dr. Dan Kagagi
Director
African Alliance Kenya Investment Bank
KENYA
Heri Bomani
Heri Bomani
CEO & Managing Director
Pangani Group
TANZANIA
Biography:
Born in Tanzania, Heri graduated with a BSC Economics degree from Cardiff Business school at the University of Wales in the UK. Heri founded and leads the Pangani Group, a diversified investment Group with interests in Property Development, Property Services, and Financial Services in Tanzania. Pangani Real Estate Services, a subsidiary of the Group, is the Tanzania associate company for US Fortune 500 professional services and investment management firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). Heri sits on the Africa Advisory Board of the International Council of Shopping Centres. He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative, and a member of the Aspen Global Network
Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan Jackson
Chairman
Nairobi | KENYA
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
Owner
Nairobi | KENYA
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
Managing Director
Africa Logistics Properties
KENYA
Biography:
Toby Selman is the Managing Director of Maris Real Estate responsible for the company’s investment strategy and execution. A seasoned investor, chartered surveyor and operator in the industrial real estate sector, Toby was previously part of the founding management team of Raven Russia, the $1 billion LSE listed industrial property investment company that established a 1.5 million sqm logistics warehouse portfolio across Russia. His career has included establishing a $175m student housing platform in Montreal, private equity warehouse investments across Europe and real estate finance with Barclays Capital and National Australia Bank.
Arthur Mambou
Arthur Mambou
Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services
IFC Sub-Saharan Africa
KENYA
Cheick Sanankoua
Cheick Sanankoua
Managing Partner
HC Capital Properties
IVORY COAST
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
CEO
Caisse Properties Group
CAMEROON
Cyril Tay
Cyril Tay
General Manager
DEVTRACO LTD
GHANA
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.
Deon Bruwer
Deon Bruwer
CEO
Forum Properties Africa
SOUTH AFRICA
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
Hervé Mama
Hervé Mama
CEO
SICA ADVISORS
SENEGAL
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.
Bonang Francis Mohale
Bonang Francis Mohale
Chairman Africa
Shell
SOUTH AFRICA
Brotin Banerjee
Brotin Banerjee
Managing Director & CEO
TATA Housing Development Co. Ltd.
INDIA
Olivier Frendo
Olivier Frendo
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs International
SOUTH AFRICA
George Nicholls
George Nicholls
Senior Partner
Control Risks Southern Africa
SOUTH AFRICA
Biography:
Key Experience : I have undertaken and also led on key assignments within the banking, security, law enforcement, intelligence and minerals and energy sectors, advising clients globally on a wide range of security, integrity and political risk and forensic investigation matters. Being based in Africa for more than 20 years, I am able to bring wide experience gained in the industry to risk management issues and present solutions in an understandable and easy to grasp manner throughout all levels of an organization.
Jose Carlos Pinheiro
Jose Carlos Pinheiro
CEO - Mozambique
Pylos
MOZAMBIQUE
Biography:
Previously José was CEO of one of the most prominent real estate promoters in Mozambique. In this role he was responsible for managing a portfolio of more than 900 Million USD of investments realized or under approval. Before that, he was a Partner at ABS-Advanced Business Solutions Mozambique. In this role he has advised the Mozambican Government, in tax matters. He has gained extensive experience consulting for various international companies as an executive and non-executive director.
Maarten Pauwelyn
Maarten Pauwelyn
International Business Developer
Pylos Group
ZAMBIA
Mauro Martins
Mauro Martins
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.
Chris Mulenga
Chris Mulenga
CEO
CMM Property Group
ZAMBIA
Joseph Seth Aidoo
Joseph Seth Aidoo
Chief Executive Officer
DEVTRACO LTD
GHANA
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
Director of Development and Projects
Eagle Hills
UAE
Yofi Grant
Yofi Grant
Director
Accra | GHANA
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.
Hannah Subayi
Hannah Subayi
Associate
South Suez Capital
SOUTH AFRICA
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
CEO
Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill | MAURITIUS
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.
Peter Mark Collins
Peter Mark Collins
CEO
Grand Towers Property Fund
SOUTH AFRICA
Biography:
Peter is the CEO of Grand Towers Property Fund. He has held senior management positions in multi-national corporate property companies developing in South Africa and neighbouring states. He is a master of commercial property investment, property development and project management
Tunji Abdul
Tunji Abdul
CEO
Dreamspaces Development
NIGERIA
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.
Anthony Okyere
Anthony Okyere
President, Residential Real Estate
BlackIvy LLC
GHANA
Biography:
Anthony is the Managing Director (Ghana) for Rendeavour - A Pan-African Urban Land Development Company. A construction professional with over 16 years’ experience in the Industry, he attained a Master’s degree in Construction Management from the University of Reading, U.K. and has been a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) since 2004. Anthony has worked on key infrastructure projects in the UK, including the widening of the M25, the master planning and expansion of Exeter Airport and the upgrade of London Underground Stations including Kings Cross and Earls’ Court. Other work has included consultancy on the 3.5 Billion Tel Aviv metro scheme.
Chiedu Edozie
Chiedu Edozie
COO
ORANGELINE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
NIGERIA
Chuka Ajekwu
Chuka Ajekwu
General Manager
DEVTRACO LTD
GHANA
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.
Emmanuel Obire
Emmanuel Obire
MD / CEO
Multipurpose Infrastructural Development Construction Limited
NIGERIA
Biography:
Engr. Emmanuel .A. Obire, MD/C.E.O. holds a master’s degree in Structural Engineering from Technical University in Hamburg, Germany. Started his career 27 years ago with an Italian Construction giant, Cappa D’Alberto plc. as their pupil Engineer. He then moved over to a leading Engineering consultancy firm, Morgan Omonitan & Associates, where he rose to be an Associate Partner, Managing director of British construction firm, George Wimpey Nigeria Limited, before joining MIDC Limited. He also has a wide industry experience ranging from roads, building, steel structures, shopping malls, to dams and other heavy infrastructures.
Michael O'Malley
Michael O'Malley
Director, Founding member
Sandton | SOUTH AFRICA
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

MaraDelta Property Holdings

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

Theunis Boela du Plooy
Theunis Boela du Plooy
Director of Development, Southern, Eastern Africa & Angola, Ghana, Nigeria
Accor
SOUTH AFRICA
Biography:
Joined Accor in 2008 as Development Manager for Southern & Eastern Africa, gaining experience by assessing markets, opportunities and negotiating with each delegation. In 2009 promote to Director of Development for Southern / Eastern Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Angola and gain experience in participating in defining strategic development vision, by identifying and evaluating opportunities; presentation of projects for authorization, searching and negotiations with potential owners and investors, financial package negotiations, contract negotiations. Taking on an ambassador's role with regard to establish and maintain relations with the authorities, financial institutions, tourist industry players and investors.
Toby Selman
Toby Selman
Managing Director
Africa Logistics Properties
KENYA
Biography:
Toby Selman is the Managing Director of Maris Real Estate responsible for the company’s investment strategy and execution. A seasoned investor, chartered surveyor and operator in the industrial real estate sector, Toby was previously part of the founding management team of Raven Russia, the $1 billion LSE listed industrial property investment company that established a 1.5 million sqm logistics warehouse portfolio across Russia. His career has included establishing a $175m student housing platform in Montreal, private equity warehouse investments across Europe and real estate finance with Barclays Capital and National Australia Bank.
Dr. Dan Kagagi
Dr. Dan Kagagi
Director
African Alliance Kenya Investment Bank
KENYA
Kevin Teeroovengadum
Kevin Teeroovengadum
CEO
Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill | MAURITIUS
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.
Abdul Umar Mutallab
Abdul Umar Mutallab
Managing Director & Chief Executive
Barumark Investment & Development Co.Ltd
NIGERIA
Anthony Okyere
Anthony Okyere
President, Residential Real Estate
BlackIvy LLC
GHANA
Biography:
Anthony is the Managing Director (Ghana) for Rendeavour - A Pan-African Urban Land Development Company. A construction professional with over 16 years’ experience in the Industry, he attained a Master’s degree in Construction Management from the University of Reading, U.K. and has been a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) since 2004. Anthony has worked on key infrastructure projects in the UK, including the widening of the M25, the master planning and expansion of Exeter Airport and the upgrade of London Underground Stations including Kings Cross and Earls’ Court. Other work has included consultancy on the 3.5 Billion Tel Aviv metro scheme.
Colin Mukete
Colin Mukete
CEO
Caisse Properties Group
CAMEROON
Chris Mulenga
Chris Mulenga
CEO
CMM Property Group
ZAMBIA
George Nicholls
George Nicholls
Senior Partner
Control Risks Southern Africa
SOUTH AFRICA
Biography:
Key Experience : I have undertaken and also led on key assignments within the banking, security, law enforcement, intelligence and minerals and energy sectors, advising clients globally on a wide range of security, integrity and political risk and forensic investigation matters. Being based in Africa for more than 20 years, I am able to bring wide experience gained in the industry to risk management issues and present solutions in an understandable and easy to grasp manner throughout all levels of an organization.
Adeniyi Falade
Adeniyi Falade
CEO
CrusaderSterling Pensions
NIGERIA
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