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

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.

Somaya Joshua

Managing Executive: Commercial Property Finance

Partnering with our clients to fuel success

The South African commercial property sector remained resilient in the face of
the COVID-19 induced economic downturn.

Latest insights

Data-driven analysis on the latest markets trends that drive supply and demand.

Commercial Property Insights

Residential Property Report: Quantitative Analysis of an Emerging Asset Class

We are proud to announce the successful partnership between South African Multifamily Residential Rental Association (SAMRRA), Absa, and Divercity Urban Property Group in pioneering a research project on the multifamily residential property asset class in South Africa. Conducted by MSCI, the research unveils significant insights into the sector’s potential and performance, both in South Africa and on a global scale.

Commercial Property Insights

Resilient performance from SA property despite tough economic backdrop

Despite the challenging economic backdrop, high interest rate environments and elevated cost pressures associated with loadshedding, the domestic property sector delivered a resilient performance in 2023 according to data from the annual MSCI South Africa Property Index.


Driving a sustainable South Africa, together- one green building at a time

In an era of increasing environmental awareness and climate change concerns, the real estate and construction industry finds itself at the forefront of sustainability efforts.


Making Africa’s richest square mile more accessible and sustainable

Absa, Divercity and Atterbury partner to construct Barlow Park, a green, affordable, residential precinct in one of the continent’s most prestigious locations.


The changing face of property investment in Africa

What gets a property sector banker up in the morning? As an organisation that actively funds commercial property transactions on the African continent, we’re looking beyond the bricks and mortar elements of a property transaction to understand how each deal fits into a broader ecosystem, and how it positively impacts both the environment and society in the long-term.


Expanding Africa’s Capital Markets

We are pleased to have partnered with the International Finance Corporation in again successfully accessing the local currency bond market as Lead Arranger, this time in Zambia.

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