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West Africa Real Estate Investor Forum

West Africa Real Estate Investor Forum

Joe Collins, Director of African Supplies and Africa Build Ltd chaired a panel discussion at the West Africa Real Estate Investor forum held in London on 28th September.

The biggest issues identified were the huge gap between supply (particularly of housing) and demand and lack of well-planned infrastructure and urban design, to cope with the expected population growth in cities we there most recurring themes.  Investors are excited and interested to put money into Africa, but the lack of truly bankable projects remains the biggest hurdle.  The solution to unlock investor funds is not so much finding interested investors, but in designing a detailed project plan with ‘bankable’ analysis to support the cost and market assumptions made. 

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