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Africa - The Ultimate Frontier Market: A guide to the business and investment opportunities in emerging Africa by David Mataen

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Chapter 14: Opportunities in Real Estate

A fundamental part of identifying the opportunities in the real estate sector is being able to distinguish the drivers of growth and value for the next decade and into the foreseeable future. An analysis of the main factors follows. Either independently or interacting together, these factors will inspire and guide investment attraction and allocation for real estate in SSA.

Dominant themes in real estate

Population growth and demographics

As African populations continue to grow and families expand, demand for new homes is increasing. African populations are predominantly young and the baby-boomers of the 1980 and 1990s are now adults who are founding families of their own. The momentum of demand ...

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