Chinese developer opts for indigeneous trees at its resort in Kilifi county

SULTAN Palace Development, the Chinese real estate company, plans to start landscaping its inaugural Sh5 billion coastal holiday resort at Kikambala in Kilifi county with trees later this month. The… Read more »

How former church self-help group grew into thriving sacco with a Sh1 billion turnover

The name Times U Sacco Limited may not ring a bell, but the firm is a success story in Meru, having risen from a church self-help group to a microfinance… Read more »

I quit banking to brand vehicles

Mwangi gets branding houses and cars more rewarding than being a banker To many university graduates, working in a bank is considered a lucrative career, but for Muchiri Mwangi, 32,… Read more »

Kenya prepares to join league of oil exporters

Breakthrough for Kenya’s budding oil production industry Kenya’s first oil cargo is set to reach the export handling facilities at the Port of Mombasa using trucks and railway by September… Read more »

Somalia housing boom as Mogadishu emerges from ashes of war

Somalia’s elegant colonial villas were left in ruins by two decades of street fighting among warlords, and the seaside capital Mogadishu was dubbed the most dangerous city in the world…. Read more »

Kenya: Title Deed Taking Too Long to Come? You May Have Been Conned

Deliberate delays in the processing of title deeds and well planned looting of property by greedy officials are to blame for the chaos rocking land buying companies, interviews with industry… Read more »

By helping get rid of pesky agents, the Internet has made house hunting in Kenya a breeze

There was a time when, to find a rental house, one had to go through acres of newspaper adverts and make innumerable phone calls. Today, things have changed and all… Read more »

Sh3.5 billion gated community homes for middle class in the pipeline in Machakos, Laikipia and Murang’a Counties

The growing demand among middle-income earners to own decent homes in gated communities has seen real estate companies striving to provide tailor-made products for this market, which has been largely… Read more »

Wachiuri and his Optiven company

If you purchased and read the book ‘Soar like an Eagle’ by George Wachiuri and did not cry, the author asks that you contact him and demand for a refund… Read more »

Turkana County slowly turning into a maga city in East Africa [VIDEO]

Over the years Turkana County was known as one of the poorest counties in Kenya and that nothing good would have come of the barren lands. But with the discovery… Read more »

The Projects that Shaped Kenyan Real Estate Space in 2015

Retail space is at the centre of new real estate developments in the country. This year tens of billion of shillings have been sunk into the retail space, much of… Read more »

Sh10b high-end hotel to open next month in Upper Hill

Four Nordic countries have entered Kenya’s hospitality industry with a business model that favours greener economy. Through their 270-roomed new Radisson Blu Hotel at Nairobi’s Upper Hill, the multi-billion investment… Read more »

Kenya Prime residence prices maintain up, up, up trend

Asking prices for high-end residential properties in Nairobi’s affluent neighbourhoods grew at a faster rate in the 12 months to September 2015, pointing to renewed market resilience, according to The… Read more »

Prefabs business mints a fortune for Kisumu investor

The adoption of prefabricated materials, a cheaper and faster construction technology, has come as a blessing to producers of building materials in Kisumu. With the technology, building materials are made… Read more »

Apartments attract better returns

Limited space for conferencing facilities at the coast and depressed sales of housing units have spawned a new niche for investors in Mombasa and Diani. Most investors have in the… Read more »