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Africa

Valuations in Africa

Knight Frank has experience in meeting transaction requirements across all commercial & residential sectors. Covering 49 of the 54 Africa countries, the Africa team have French and Portuguese speakers in addition to English.

The 7 Africa specialists based in London spend 80% of their time in Africa implementing, managing, and monitoring a full spectrum of real estate projects in conjunction with the 700+ team who live in Africa. This dedicated team align themsleves with the core team of regional transaction managers together with the strong professional local teams. Third party inputs are managed by the dedicated team of 8 Africa specialists to ensure a first world service.

Being close to the grounds allows us to be up to date with market information, changing legislation, taxation, foreign exchange control requirements as well as being able to take landlord’s criteria into account in order to achieve the optimal results.

Why invest in Africa?

  • Africa has averaged GDP growth of approximately 5% p.a. during the last decade, making it one of the world’s fastest growing regions
  • Economic growth has slowed in Africa’s oil-exporting countries over the last two years, but a moderate recovery is expected in 2017
  • Africa’s population has more than doubled since 1980 to stand at over 1 billion; it is forecast to reach 2 billion by 2050
  • Africa’s wealth is growing; 27 of its 54 countries are now classified as mid or high income countries, 12 more than in 2000
  • Africa is urbanising rapidly; about 40% of the population now live in cities, which is expected to rise to c.60% by 2050
  • UN projections show the populations of cities such as Nairobi and Dar es Salaam growing by over 70% in the 2010-2025 period
  • The youthful demographics of African cities are attractive to investors, with large populations in the key 20-35 age group
  • Technology is having a big impact on African consumer lifestyles; mobile phone connections reached over 700 million in 2012
  • Companies looking to enter Africa are targeting its growing major cities as the locations for their regional offices
  • Africa’s cities are currently undersupplied for high quality real estate, creating huge opportunities for new development

 

 

Why choose Knigth Frank?

Our people

  • Selected, experienced local in-house brokerage team with strong track record
  • Fully integrated into the Knight Frank Global Corporate Services approach

Our network

  • Trusted local partners, are an informal extension of our agent network
  • Our partners are familiar with Knight Frank Global Corporate Services approach

Our connections

  • Utilised when we are not able to provide either a specific service and/or a service in a particular market through our agents and partners
  • Knight Frank will select a best in class 3rd party service providers on a fully managed sub-contractor basis

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  • Property Management
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