EDITORIAL: Enforce law to tackle rogue property agents

Early last month, news emerged that a Nairobi-based housing company shut down its offices – allegedly before starting construction of a multi-million project despite receiving payments from prospective homeowners. Simple Homes Housing Co-operative Society Ltd famous for the “rent as…
Happy times ahead for student housing developers in Kenya

A fast expanding population of university students in Kenya is creating enormous opportunities for investors to build student accommodation facilities across the country. According to a study by real estate researchers Jumia House, local universities have a combined 280,000 bed…
EDITORIAL: Uhuru tax break will not make houses affordable

We take this opportunity to thank the government for heeding to calls to re-evaluate a tax incentive that it had extended to low cost house builders in a bid to boost affordable housing in the country. In his budget speech…
OPINION: What Kenya’s mall developers must do to win tenants

For the past few years, developers have spent billions of shillings to put up show-stopping malls in Kenyan cities to meet the rising demand for international retail brands expanding into the country. This has left the capital Nairobi with 391,000…
Why you should give green building a chance in 2017

You may have heard all the reasons why you should never go green when building or remodelling your home. It’s too expensive, it takes ages to complete, I’m too young for that…. And for every excuse, there are multiple reasons…
Inventory of major construction projects in Kenya

The inventory of major construction projects in Kenya is produced by Construction Business Review to assist firms in identifying potential opportunities. This resource lists projects in Kenya valued at Sh35 billion or more that are planned, under-way or have recently…