SECTOR EXPERTISE Commercial Property Sector Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > Sector Expertise > Commercial Property Sector Your finance partner in Africa Developing and investing in commercial and residential property requires a specialist focus, honed expertise and the right financial partners. THOUGHTS FROM OUR LEADERS Thoughts from our leaders Commercial Property is fundamental to the fabric and growth of any economy. It has been and will remain a fundamentally attractive asset class for investors and developers to generate compelling long-term investment returns, through the cycle. Our team of multi-disciplinary experts continually assess markets and monitor risks, advising clients using a data-driven approach to identify real supply-demand imbalances that present opportunities. We work closely with our clients to tailor the ideal funding structure for their commercial property investment and development needs ¬– from expanding infrastructure to acquiring or replacing assets and financing projects. Klaus-Dieter Kaempfer Head Commercial Property Finance, Absa CIB https://cib.absa.africa/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/file_example_MP3_700KB.mp3 Latest Insights Data-driven analysis on the latest markets trends that drive supply and demand Commercial Property Insights East Africa property trends set to catalyse the market Positive GDP growth forecasts for Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya support the continued development of a robust commercial real estate economy despite macroeconomic and geopolitical tensions impacting the region. Read more Videos Pan-African property sector trends, performance of the South African property sector Klaus-Dieter Kaempfer, Head of Commercial Property Finance and Equity Investments at Absa Corporate and Investment Bank discusses Pan-African property sector trends, performance of the South African property sector in the previous year as well as an outlook of anticipated performance for the year ahead. Commercial Property Insights Investing in Kenya’s future, its youth Absa provided Acorn Student Accommodation D-REIT a 6-year development finance loan of KES 6.7 billion to part finance the development of 10 sustainable, high quality, purpose-built student accommodation projects Read more Videos Thoughts from our leaders Despite the challenging economic environment experienced over the last three years, there is still optimism in the East African property markets, which offer some exciting potential for patient investors, particularly in sectors such Light Industrial, Housing and Student Accommodation. Commercial Property Insights East African property is on the rise Despite the challenging economic environment experienced over the last three years, the East African property market is one that appears to be offering some exciting potential for patient investors. While Emerging Market property faces certain headwinds including inflationary pressures, rising global interest rates and liquidity squeezes, there are reasons to feel optimistic about the sector as a whole. Read more EVENT Expanding skywards requires growth experts Future-proof organisation need sustainable solutions. This is why we’re proud to sponsor this year’s The East Africa Property Investment (EAPI) Summit. This year’s event marks the first in-person conference of industry leaders in two and a half years. It’ll feature keynote addresses, interactive panel discussions, case studies and formal and informal networking opportunities. Read more Commercial Property Insights 2021 MSCI South Africa Annual Property Index returns show the sector recovered to a positive return of 5.3% The IMF’s January 2022 World Economic Outlook forecasts global growth to moderate from an estimated 5.9% in 2021 to 4.4% and 3.8% in 2022 and 2023, respectively. This outlook was produced early in the first quarter and had not accounted for the outbreak of the conflict between Russian and Ukraine. The IMF further forecasts South Africa’s economic growth to decrease from 4.9% to 1.9% from 2021 to 2022 and to further decline to 1.4% in 2023. However, Absa Economic Research Unit forecasts moderately higher expectations with growth of 2.1% in 2022 and 1.7% in 2023. Read more TOP OFFER OF THE SEASON Cape Farms gets the much needed cash in time to kickstart their sowing season Register Now View All Offers MORE OFFERS Related Products and Services Absa AccessReal-time, seamlessly integrated banking that offers you more convenience and security. 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