TO GO GREEN WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE MERITS

Solar panels that cover the buildings’ expansive roofs can generate even more energy than the building can consume.

Despite repeated appeals to developers encouraging them to put up green buildings, experts are worried that only a handful seem to be heeding this call. During th­e 2016 Annual Green Building Conference held at the Strathmore Business School in August this year, many developers lamented about several issues that make construction tougher for those who heed the call to design and put up green structures. Continue reading “TO GO GREEN WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE MERITS”

REAL ESTATE’S A JOB, NOT A HOBBY

Mr Dennis Wanjala’s job as an investment manager typically requires him to sit down with his clients and discuss possible avenues through which they can invest their money. He says that in the recent past, most of his clients have been keen on putting their money in real estate rather than in other enterprises such as setting up retail stores, for instance. Continue reading “REAL ESTATE’S A JOB, NOT A HOBBY”

HOW GRAFT MIGHT BE AFFECTING REAL ESTATE

Property prices around the country are rising steadily, with no end in sight to the trend.

According to a report by investment firm  last year titled Urban Land Rises as Kenya’s Gold Standard, land prices had increased by 535 per cent in Nairobi since 2007. In April this year, the firm released another report saying that land prices were most expensive in Upper Hill, where an acre was going  for an average of Sh511 million. Ruaka was the most expensive satellite town, with an acre averaging Sh59.6 million. Continue reading “HOW GRAFT MIGHT BE AFFECTING REAL ESTATE”