13 - 14 March 2018
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill

Africa's only conference for real estate professionals exploring the ROI of efficient buildings

SPACE. Value engineer your property to maximise your investment



Confirmed Attending Organisations

DEG, Phatisa, Actis, Quantum Global, CDC, IFC - World Bank, Helios Investment Partners, International Housing Solutions, JLL, Centum Investment, Stanlib Kenya, Fedha Management, Afrika Capital, Africa Logistics Property, Langham Gate Investment, Pangani Group, MTC Trust, PrideInn Hotels, Dusit D2 Nairobi, Swedfund, GKB Ventures, HOK Architects & many others

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2018 Speakers

Jane Afrane

Regional Head, Africa Regional Network, World Green Building Council

Olumide Lala

Programme Officer, Climate Bonds Initiative

Myles Kritzinger

Deal Maker, International Housing Solutions

Kristian Cox

Area Director Projects, Construction and Technical Services , Africa & Indian Ocean, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Harriet Chebet Ng'ok

EU-Funding Project Manager, Finance & Competence

Moses Kimani

Architect and Urban Designer, Tatu City Ltd

Hangwi Manavhela

ESG Specialist, Public Investment Corporation

Bruce Walker

Chief Executive Officer, Verde Hotels

Calvin Boia

Marketing Manager, Verde Hotels

Nicholas Mugendi

General Manager BIMAS

Raphael Mwito

Business Development Manager, BRITAM

Gloria Mamwa

Head, Property, East Africa & Kenya, Standard Chartered Bank

Gikonyo Gitonga

Managing Director & CEO, Axis Real Estate

Mairura Omwenga

Chairman, Town and County Planners Association of Kenya

Toby Selman

Chief Executive Officer, Africa Logistics Properties

Mercyline Machini

Urban Manager, Athena Properties - Centum Group

Dhruv Pandit

Chief Executive Officer, Fedha Management

Azmeena Bhanji

GM - Real Estate Developments PDM

Nick Mwai

Head of Corporate Finance, International Green Structures

Andrey Lyubimov

Development Manager, Imaran Group

Wangari Muchiri

Real Estate & Sustainability Consultant & Analyst, East Africa, JLL

Mbugua Kamau

Chairman, Inaya Group

Henrik Nordlander

Head of Regional Office Kenya, Swedfund

Koome Gikunda

Director, Actis

Ameel Somani

Principal, Helios Investment Partners

Matthew Weihs

Founder of Africa Event Services and Managing Director, Bench Events

Stephen West

Managing Director, UK Climate Investments LLP

Elizabeth Wangeci Chege

Chairperson, Kenya Green Building Society

Hasnain Noorani

Owner and Managing Director, PrideInn Hotels & Conferencing

Jerry Owuonda

Project Developer & Hydrologist, responsAbility Investments AG

Ritu Kumar

Director, Environmental and Social Responsibility, CDC

Terry White

Director, Project and Structured Finance, Alkebulan Ltd

Prashant Kapoor

Chief Industry Specialist-Green Buildings, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Abraham Muthogo Kamau

Director, Business Origination, Miradi Capital

Madhur (Muddy) Ramrakha

Board Treasurer, Kenya Green Building Society

Inge Huijbrechts

Vice President Responsible Business, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Why attend SPACE?   

The real estate sector is booming across Africa, 80% of buildings that will exist in 2050 have yet to be built which presents a tremendous opportunity for real estate investment & professionals. Here are a few reasons to attend SPACE:

  • SPACE is a two-day business conference focused on efficient and smart build investment for the Africa market. SPACE will cover how to secure finance, balance the cost of investment and drive the financial benefits from development design and value engineering.  
  • It is an event for real estate investment professionals, owners, and developers to explore the ROI of efficient buildings through maximising building design, energy, water and waste management. 
  • Through interactive sessions, exhibition areas, networking and knowledge sharing, SPACE provides industry leaders the relevant information on the benefits of value engineering, how to obtain finance for quality and efficient developments and to conduct deals across the African continent

Please join us in March to open up new investment opportunities and learn about the options of maximising your portfolio.  

What is it all about?

Watch this video to find out more.

"I can’t think of a conference in this part of the world that has more value in terms of both information and building relationships.”


"The Summit effectively ties together real estate investment, government initiatives and operational developments to offer a new perspective for delegates."


"It is the only investment conference dedicated to the African continent that connects key players, aspiring stakeholders and many more."


SPACE is all about education

Key topics will explore:

  • Uncovering the Return on Investment from your Efficient Property
  • Demystifying Perceptions that Costs Outweigh the Financial Benefit
  • Evaluating Availability & Where to Source Sustainable Materials
  • Realistic and Expected Payback Periods 
  • Ensuring Payback on your Energy Efficient Investment with Efficient Property Maintenance
  • How and Where to Secure Green Finance for your Investment & Development 

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