UNPRECEDENTED SHARK ROOM AT THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING AFRICA CONFERENCE
The AUHF Conference provides an agenda for stakeholders to discussions and presentations that fosters market growth and opportunities in realizing inclusive economic growth through affordable housing, green development, infrastructure building, services, job creation and sustainable future.
LANDAFRIQUE was the only Nigerian entity that made it to reach the unprecedented Shark Room during the official AUHF 36th Annual African Union Housing Finance (AUHF) Conference this week and to pitch in front of the global largest DFI´s.
At this year’s AUHF Conference taking place from 02-06 November 2020, the company’s chief executive officer, Paulo Cruz, provided investors and other stakeholders heads-up on LandAfrique’s affordable housing strategy as embodied in their integrated and sustainable real estate master planning developments.
This first time ever Shark Room, held live during an online conference with a jury composed by the largest DFI´s – IFC (World Bank group), DFC (former US based OPIC), UK CDC and FSD – is a unique and unprecedented format. Kecia Rust of CAHF – Centre for Affordable Housing Finance Africa was the moderator of this refreshing approach during the conference.
LandAfrique – Real Estate & Investments, show cased its successful track record and its plans for the coming years to continue to scale-up their masterplan developments in West Africa and Southern Africa. The firm, that has started four decades ago its renowned Agbara Estate, is on a quest to improve the lives of communities in Africa through affordable and sustainable housing is underscored by the company’s philosophy that affordable and sustainable housing plan are integral parts of inclusive economic growth.
LandAfrique embraces United Nations SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities) by developing sustainably smart cities, industrial & business parks, logistics, affordable housing, high-tech and educational facilities, along with road, rail and port infrastructures across the African continent, with their urban development philosophy “One Live, Live It Well” addressing where and how people work, live, educate, shop, take on leisure activities, sports, nurture health and undertake their activities in a reliable integrated community.
LandAfrique’s urban master planning approach is amplified by the conference theme which centers around “Investing in the SDGs – Finding a Market Opportunity in Affordable Housing”. This is in tandem with LandAfrique’s philosophy that through sustainable masterplan developments employment is created and households get access to quality affordable housing and to basic services, contributing towards inclusive growth, and supports the development of a sustainable future. LandAfrique´s approach has a direct impact on the factors that contribute or mediate the effects of climate change. Addressing the affordability will therefore have a profound and direct impact on all other Social Development Goals.
LandAfrique is an integrated real estate & infrastructure firm that provides opportunities for employment, education, healthcare, manufacturing, industrialization, affordable housing, and logistics by doing business in smart, efficient and sustainably built environments.
The company is focused in lending their weight to the aforementioned mission by creating scalable, impacting, sustainable and affordable solutions in Sub Saharan Africa.
With four decades of proven experience and as market leader LandAfrique has efficiently managed their renowned 454Ha Agbara Estate masterplan development in Nigeria, that accommodates Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, GSK, Reckitt Benckiser, Shell, GSK and many other well-known blue chip manufacturing tenants. LandAfrique is now expanding to new real estate & infrastructure endeavors, building inter-modal infrastructures and setting up extensive large-scale agricultural projects in emerging Africa.
For over forty years, LandAfrique has acquired on-the-ground experience in West Africa with a reputable tenancy track record and a well-structured pipeline that continues to strengthen the legacy of West Africa´s number one manufacturing site: Agbara Industrial Park.
LandAfrique is proudly facilitating and supporting inclusive economic growth through the creation of employment opportunities in Nigeria, Ghana, Angola and other Sub-Saharan African countries by developing integrated, affordable and sustainable housing, industrialization, agricultural and inter-modal infrastructure endeavors.
Issued on behalf of LANDAFRIQUE – Real Estate & Infrastructure