Real estate conferences - African Markets

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Real estate conferences - African Markets

The following conferences have been identified that focus on commercial real estate in the African market:

  • 2019 SAPOA Annual Convention & Property Exhibition
  • Africa Property Investment Summit & Expo
  • The West Africa Property Summit
  • MozamReal Property Forum
  • Real Estate Unite
  • The East Africa Property Investment Summit
  • The African Real Estate Conference and Awards 2019

Information detailing these conferences can be found below and in the attached spreadsheet.

METHODOLOGY

In order to fulfill this request, research was carried out across an extensive number of trusted media resources, blogs, and conference databases to analyze the current landscape of commercial real estate conferences. Although a number of conferences specific to commercial real estate were identified, it was discovered that most of these conferences are taking place in the U.S. rather than in the EMEA region. The U.S. holds the largest share of the commercial real estate market, which is also significantly larger than all other markets. This is likely why the majority of conferences that focus exclusively on commercial real estate are located in the U.S.

Although a number of global conferences were located in the U.K. and elsewhere in Europe that focus on commercial real estate, it was noted that many of these did not place a strong emphasis on the African market specifically. Despite this, better results were found by exploring real estate conferences held in Africa specifically. While these conferences tended to explore real estate as a whole, it was noted that many of the topics, speakers, and exhibits being presented at these conferences were either directly or indirectly relevant to commercial real estate, even though topics about non-commercial real estate were also being presented at these same conferences. Therefore, selecting these Africa-specific real estate conferences that place a strong emphasis on commercial real estate appeared to be the most reliable research method to implore for this request. As such, the following list of conferences was compiled.

CONFERENCE 1:

  • Name: 2019 SAPOA Annual Convention & Property Exhibition
  • Website: Here.
  • Location: Capetown, South Africa Description: This conference is dedicated to the 'property' industry. It lasts for three days and includes networking opportunities. Property professionals, industry leaders, and students of the industry will be in attendance. The conference has an 'educational' foundation, designed to help those in the industry grow and learn.

Why It Was Chosen for This List --
  • Focus on Africa: This conference covers topics specific to local (Africa) property as well as international property.
  • Focus on Commercial Real Estate: This conference covers both the commercial real estate and industrial real estate sector.

CONFERENCE 2:

  • Name: Africa Property Investment Summit & Expo
  • Website: Here.
  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Description: This is one of the largest real estate conferences in Africa, and has been running for 9 yeas. Investors, developers, operators, and real estate professionals will be in attendance.

Why It Was Chosen for This List --
  • Focus on Africa: The event is focused on the real estate industry in Africa.
  • Focus on Commercial Real Estate: Experts in commercial real estate with will be present. Topics involving commercial real estate will be covered.

CONFERENCE 3:

  • Name: The West Africa Property Summit
  • Website: Here.
  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Description: This event lasts for two days and is focused on real estate. Investors, developers, operators, property experts, and other industry experts will be in attendance. The main purpose of the conference is to discuss how to overcome obstacles in West Africa's current property market.

Why It Was Chosen for This List --
  • Focus on Africa: The conference is focused on both the local and regional (West Africa) real estate markets.
  • Focus on Commercial Real Estate: Commercial real estate experts will be featured as speakers.

CONFERENCE 4:

  • Name: MozamReal Property Forum
  • Website: Here.
  • Location: Mozambique.
  • Description: Conference dedicated to the real estate market in Mozambique. The conference is one-day long and focused on real estate growth strategies, featuring investors, industry key players, suppers, and service providers.

Why It Was Chosen for This List --
  • Focus on Africa: Specific to the Mozambique market.
  • Focus on Commercial Real Estate: A range of agenda topics at this conference focus on commercial real estate.

CONFERENCE 5:

  • Name: Real Estate Unite
  • Website: Here.
  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Description: This conference attracts operators, owners and industry key players from every sector of real estate. Participants and mix and match sessions to customize their experience.

Why It Was Chosen for This List --
  • Focus on Africa: Conference focuses on the West African real estate market. (source 9)
  • Focus on Commercial Real Estate: Focuses on every sector of real estate, including key commercial sectors such as office, retail, hospitality, healthcare, logistics, and entertainment.

CONFERENCE 6:

  • Name: The East Africa Property Investment Summit
  • Website: Here.
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Description: This conference is similar to the West Africa Property Investment Summit, however it focuses on the Eastern region of the continent. The conference is targeting real estate investors and developers and includes keynote speakers, debates, best practices for deal-making, networking opportunities, and collaborations. It is a two-day conference.

Why It Was Chosen for This List --

CONFERENCE 7:

  • Name: The African Real Estate Conference and Awards 2019
  • Website: Here.
  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Description: This conference is dedicated to real estate strategies for growing cities in Africa. The conference includes networking events with investors and government officials, leadership panels, keynote presentations, and breakout sessions.

Why It Was Chosen for This List --
  • Focus on Africa: This conference is specifically about the African market.
  • Focus on Commercial Real Estate: The conference focuses on topics related to commercial real estate, such as urbanization, infrastructure development, and community growth.
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