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Kenya homes expo highlights new trends in global real estate

By Standard Reporter | April 11th 2016

NAIROBI, KENYA: The region’s top homes expo will this April highlight new and emerging trends in the global real estate and homes market.

The Kenya Homes Expo, now in its 23rd run and held twice every year, will be held from 14th -17th April at the KICC and is themed “Creating Tomorrow’s Lifestyles”.  The April event being the industry event that opens up the real estate event calendar for 2016 is this time running with the forward thinking theme as an answer to market needs of the changing real estate market.

Today, the market has seen an influx of international investors all looking for areas to invest in and the rising middle class who are major market influencers.  It is not hidden that internationally renowned developers and architects have set their sights on Nairobi as the region’s commercial investment hub.  For most people coming from the West, Central and Southern African regions of Africa, when exiting or entering the continent, Nairobi is the central convergence zone and Africa has fast positioned itself as the next frontier and, Nairobi is set to lead the way. 

Nairobi’s skyline has evolved and now more than ever, there are new concepts evolving by the day that show creativity and bring out the changing trends in real estate developments. As property developers scour the Nairobi suburbs in search of areas to put up housing, the Kenya Homes Expo has stamped its authority as an authoritative platform to showcase global trends that speak to the local market.

The expo title sponsors are East Africa Portland Cement Company under their flagship brand blue Triangle Cement. The company manufactures the famous cement which has been used in the construction of over 60 per cent of the country’s commercial and residential buildings.  Mr. Alfred Sigei, Chief Operating Officer EAPCC, says that the company is longest running sponsor of the expo having sponsored the show for over five years under title sponsorship.  He says the cement manufacturer has always had confidence in the Kenya Homes Expo having identified this as a platform that directly speaks to developers and the real estate market and a platform that promotes and markets the local industry.

Gold sponsor is Tononoka Steels Limited, a major supplier of steel products in the Kenyan market that has earned an enviable and reputable position in terms of quality, cost-effectiveness and customer service. 

Already the expo is attracting a growing number of international exhibitors who include companies like Damac Properties from Dubai, Sultan Palace Beach Retreat whose developers are from China, Boleyn Magic Wall from China, and Eisenkraft from Germany.  Other exhibitors include Cytonn Investments, Sadolin Paints, Famiar Generating Systems, Creative Innovations, Sigimo Enterprises, Tatu City, Trellidor, HF Group, Antarc Furniture, among other innovative exhibitors. 

A key highlight of this April’s Kenya Homes Expo, is the wide array of exhibitors who are not necessarily selling land or houses.  This crop of exhibitors includes farming kit providers who are promoting innovative farming methods that can be harnessed even by people living in apartments and areas where there isn’t sufficient farming land.  Some of these exhibitors include clientele like Stark Ayres and Mama Mboga Farming Kit.

This goes to show that the expo is growing bigger and now harnessing a wider range of supporting businesses in the real estate sector.  According to Mr. Daniel Ojijo, Executive Chairman of Homes Universal, the umbrella company that owns the Kenya Homes Expo, “the Kenya Homes Expo is the Canton Fair of Africa.” He goes on to add that this April, the Kenya Homes Expo has greatly diversified with a good crop of international exhibitors and a wider variety of products on show.  We uphold excellence and it is our intention to continue offering value and substance.  The Kenya Homes Expo is not just about providing homes and property.  It is about providing a holistic environment to source everything real estate under one roof.  From the best technology for your home, state of the art electronics, eco-friendly products to interior décor, design services and home safety solutions, we assure you that this is a forum that will never disappoints. 

There is no other show in Africa that attracts a footfall of over 5,000 visitors a day, all interested in investing in the real estate industry.

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