• Construction

    OBG’s Construction sector analysis highlights investment opportunities in the infrastructure, residential, commercial and industrial segments. Government policies are reviewed along with labour, materials and land costs, trends in bank lending and the public tendering process.
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As one of the major markets of sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya is of increasing interest as a real estate investment destination. The 44.2m-person country and its 4.2m-strong capital Nairobi, act as a gateway to a regional East African market approaching some 150m people. Domestically, the economy has been outperforming much of the world, the...

 

What new measures could solve the housing gap?

 

Kenya’s stand-out economic performance in a global environment of low growth is due, in part at least, to a vibrant construction industry. The sector has been accelerating at a rapid pace and making a substantial contribution to the country’s strong GDP growth figures, on the back of major public works projects and rising demand for mixed-use...

 

The story of cement in Kenya in the last five years largely tracks that of the construction industry in general. As the government has announced a raft of infrastructure projects and the construction sector has experienced double-digit growth, so has the consumption of cement shot up. However, unlike many markets that are experiencing a...

 

What do you consider Kenya’s competitive advantages in terms of cement production?

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Kenya 2017

Kenya’s construction industry has been accelerating at a rapid pace and making a substantial contribution to the country’s strong GDP growth figures on the back of major public works projects and rising demand for mixed-use and residential developments. However, the market is not without its challenges, and the funding and financing environment at all stages of project execution is tough,...