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Developers grapple with rising office space demand

Nairobi has been hit by a shortage of high-end offices and will not be able to meet the rising demand for commercial buildings over the next two years, a new… Read more »

Kenyan hotels scoop best ratings in awards

Three Kenyan hotels are among the top 25 in Africa, according to the American travel website TripAdvisor. In TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for Hotels 2016, Kola Beach Resort in Mambrui,… Read more »

Kenya housing sector finally hit by a glut and queries on source of cash

The shocking admission last week by the real estate industry that the housing sector has finally been hit by a glut has raised fears about whether one of the country’s… Read more »

A house in six months: Sure, it is possible with prefab technology

For a long time the country’s construction sector has stuck to brick-and-mortar technology, but the housing shortage, coupled with the rising cost of construction, is driving developers to embrace other… Read more »

Sh5.5 billion Taj Mall in Embakasi demolition to go ahead

THE demolition of part of Sh5.5 billion Taj Mall in Embakasi looms after the National Land Commission revoked the property’s title deed to pave way for road expansion. This comes… Read more »

Families fight to control Sh500 billion wealth

An estimated Sh500 billion is at the centre of succession disputes between relatives of prominent multi-millionaires who left a legacy of successful business empires. From late politicians Njenga Karume and… Read more »

Plea for Nairobi village vanishing as land hived off for mega projects

On land that belonged to Amos Njoroge’s grandfather now runs the Nairobi-Kampala railway, the Southern Bypass, the Mombasa-Eldoret oil pipeline, a mains fibre optic cable and, in a few years,… Read more »

Why low cost homes remain a mirage

Citta Homes Technical Director, Edward Kariuki, explains why Kenya’s housing deficit is not just about to reduce What ails the housing sector in Kenya? Kenyans have not yet embraced technology.  They… Read more »

No respite in Nairobi’s luxury apartments boom

The luxury real estate market in Kenya continues to surge, with construction of high-end apartments in the major cities targeting the rich.  In Nairobi city, most leading real estate developers… Read more »

For Sh2m, you get a house in Mtwapa

WHEN MONICAH Cherotich, a Nairobi-based medical practitioner, heard about low-cost housing units coming up in Mtwapa on radio one morning, she immediately contacted the agent. “I could not believe that… Read more »

Kenyatta family’s multi-billion shilling dream city takes off

Kenyatta family seeks approval for its Dream City outside Nairobi. The Mixed development plan that has been on the cards since 2011 kick-starts with an application for environmental assessment request… Read more »

Estate agent unveils Kenya’s first interactive touch screen window display

THERE IS A NEW technology in town, one that transforms a window’s glass surface into a touch screen, the latest technology in touch sensitive display. According to the American estate… Read more »

First building at Konza City to be constructed in April worth Ksh. 1.2B [VIDEO]

The Konza Technopolis Development Authority will in April break ground for the first building at Konza city that will cost 1.2 billion shillings covering 2400 square metres. This follows a… Read more »

Kenya Real estate best investment in 2016- report

Real estate is the best 2016 investment vehicle with politics expected to play a major role in determining returns in other key sectors. Cytonn Investments 2016 Outlook Report stated that… Read more »

Waiguru: How I bought my Sh100 million house

Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has for the first time come out to shed light on her state-of-the-art mansion in Nairobi’s exclusive Kitisuru neighbourhood. Ms Waiguru, who resigned from… Read more »