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ABOUT THE THEME:

2021 marks the start of a transformative period in global real estate. As we move forward into this new era, Africa’s property sector has a generational opportunity to set a new course and purpose for how we develop the continent’s built environment.

 

To achieve this, investors and developers must replace outdated conventions and create a new paradigm founded on future market dynamics, real demand and ESG principles.

 

In such an environment, this year’s theme, A New Era, will reveal how real estate decision makers will create the assets, funds and portfolios that will propel the next wave of global and regional investment.

KEY FOCUS AREAS FOR DISCUSSION

  • Are the fundamentals for growth in Africa changing and how is this affecting
    FDI and targeted returns in real estate?
  • How do we create the bridge for new pools of developed market money to invest in the continent’s property sector
  • How will a renewed focus on ESG principles impact African RE, and what does this mean for investors, financiers and developers?
  • How do we make the next wave of RE development in Africa more
    resilient, sustainable and affordable?
  • Will the last 12 months of restructuring and lack of USD liquidity
    change the way financiers and banks view lending into the sector?
  • How are investors and developers rethinking the purpose of buildings now that space is being seen as a service?
  • Will the pandemic be the catalyst for investment and development in student accommodation, affordable housing, data centres, healthcare facilities and other non-traditional asset classes in Africa?
  • To what extent will innovation be key to achieving sustainable growth in African real estate? Is the sector ready for adoption?
  • What does this New Era mean for Africa’s struggling retail sector?
  • Will the global residential and logistics development boom spillover to Africa?

WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT: IN 2021

FINANCE, DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENT:
FOLLOWING THE MONEY

      • Macro Economic Overview
      • African Real Estate Within The Global Context
      • Attracting Capital For The New Era
      • DFI Investment In Africa
      • Post-pandemic Cities: The Future Of Africa’s Business
        Districts & Workspaces:
      • Sustainable Financing, Green Bonds And REITs: A New Era For Africa’s Capital Markets
      • ESG’s And Their Evolving Role In African real estate

SECTOR FOCUS
SESSIONS:

WHAT’S HOT

      • Residential
      • Affordable housing
      • Commercial Offices
      • Retail
      • Industrial and Logistics
      • Hotels and Hospitality

COUNTRY FOCUS
SESSIONS:

MARKET UPDATES

      • Zambia hosted by Zamreal
      • Mozambique hosted by Mozamreal
      • Botswana
      • Mauritius
      • DRC
      • Angola and more

CASE STUDY
SESSIONS:

NEW ERA THINKING

      • Data Centers
      • Healthcare Facilities
      • Student Accommodation
      • Flexible and co-working offices

5-DAYS OF CONTENT, CONNECTIONS AND COLLABORATION WITH OVER 600 LEADING REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS, INVESTORS AND PROPERTY PROFESSIONALS