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API SUMMIT THEME:

AFRICA RE-SET

The way in which we live, work and play has been fundamentally re-set. This has transformed how occupiers utilize space; how we do business and how real estate investors are allocating capital. As we build back stronger, stakeholders across the real estate value chain have to deliver on a new set of principles driven by real returns, sustainability, resilience and affordability.

 

This year’s API Summit theme, Africa’s Re-Set, will examine how sustainable returns, ESG principles, new market dynamics and urbanization are driving future strategy and defining occupier demand, buyer pool, liquidity, and overall access to capital.

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This year’s API Summit theme, Africa’s Re-Set, will examine how sustainable returns, ESG principles, new market dynamics and urbanization are driving future strategy and defining occupier demand, buyer pool, liquidity, and overall access to capital:

 

  • The shift in fundamentals – How and where will capital be allocated in the next decade, are defensive and resilient assets set to continue attracting the lion share of capital?
  • The push for diversification – Are alternative asset classes now at the forefront of African real estate strategies? Are these infrastructure focused assets such as student and corporate housing, warehousing & light industrial, healthcare and data centres
  • The new Green deal – Aligning African real estate strategies to the increasing demand for Net-Zero buildings
  • Building Asset Resilience – How will a renewed focus on sustainability, value preservation and risk mitigation drive decision making?
  • Africa’s increasing urbanization – Can investors develop solutions that translate into actual real estate returns and address the chronic housing shortage?
  • A different & dynamic Office –How flexibility, carbon footprint, sociability, health & wellness are driving occupier demand on the continent and increasing demand.
  • The changing face of African Capital – Fresh money, Mortgage Refinance Co’s, new REIT’s & green bonds – can Africa’s capital markets play a larger role in the sector for years to come?
  • Technology and Real estate – The future is now, how are stakeholders and businesses adapting?
  • Unlocking potential with PPPs – Growing in scope and impact due to funding constraints, PPPs are increasingly critical to achieving infrastructure and development goals, but can they deliver the right real estate projects?
  • Retail Experience and Convenience – Retail has made a strong recovery, but how does the sector build for the future, experience vs. convenience, e-commerce and more within the African context? Is it time for sector specialists?
  • Modern Hospitality – New and exciting trends are reshaping and redefining hospitality – how do investors capitalize in Africa?