Capitaland East Africa Ltd was established in 2017 as a real estate syndication company with the aim of filling the ‘funding gap’ in the real estate sector left by banks and other financial institutions targeting developers for one reason or the other were unable to secure funding of their projects by banks or other financial institutions due to their weak financial capability or credit history and investors who may have wanted to invest in real estate sector but being a capital intensive venture have shied away from it thus losing the opportunity to invest in this lucrative sector.
By bringing the investors and developers together on a web platform, Capitaland is now able to provide funding for projects that would have never taken off due to the developers failing to secure funding from the traditional funding sources for one reason or the other thus playing a part in improving the economy by trying to meet the housing supply deficit.
It is estimated that while a total of 150,000 housing units are required annually in the urban areas to cater for the backlog, only about 30,000 units are developed every year. This scenario creates a great opportunity to invest in the housing sector in Kenya.
This provides an opportunity for an investor who would ordinarily have been unable to invest in real estate thus enabling both the investors and developers gain from this innovative partnership by sharing the returns on investment on exit from the project.
|We aim to be one of East Africa’s Largest REITs and Hedge Fund. Our vision is to be the best and the partner of choice. For us being the best means delivering superior total returns to our investors and shareholders.|
|We take a responsible and collaborative approach to business so our brand is both trusted and valued by stakeholders. Managing our environmental, social and economic impacts is also central to how we do business, adding value to our assets and delivering value to our shareholders.|
|Our people are one of our major assets and how they do business is embodied by our values which differentiate us and help deliver a brand people and organisations want to engage with. We aim to attract and retain experts in their fields and to leverage their significant experience, specialist expertise, skill and judgement across our business. They understand and anticipate the changing needs of stakeholders and their approach helps make Capitaland a partner of choice for a wide range of stakeholders.|