Stars Shine at the 2012 AREHF Academy Awards Newspaper Snippet
Nairobi hosted the inaugural African Real Estate and Housing Finance (AREHF) Academy Awards...
The African Real Estate & Housing Finance (AREHF) Academy has been specially designed and set up with the real estate and emerging housing finance markets in Africa in mind. It is a blend of learning and practical experiences from investors, developers, policy makers, lawyers and multilateral agencies.
The academy focuses on various real estate subsectors (hospitality, commercial, retail, industrial), housing finance systems, the legal regime, credit evaluation and underwriting, mortgage monitoring and administration and the best practices associated with these transactions. Programs in the academy are taught through case studies focusing on all the aspects of real estate. In addition, there are practical experiences through field visits to ongoing commercial and residential developments in the region. The Academy thus provides intensive period of education in practical innovations, institutional, financial managerial and creative aspects of real estate and housing finance.
The Academy has three main objectives:
Showcase the opportunities, risks and mitigants to foreign investors and investment banks who may want to venture into the African market
To improve the skills and development expertise of real estate developers and housing finance professionals in the African region
Discover and Celebrate excellence in the field of real estate and housing finance in the region through the AREHF Academy Awards
AREHF Academy equips participants with new skills and knowledge to ensure and enhance the profitability of their real estate and housing finance projects and investments. Within the context of the current African political, regulatory and environmental constraints, participants at the academy are taught how to manage complex projects, successfully grow real estate and housing finance portfolios and continually evolve as real estate and housing finance sector leaders.
The AREHF ACADEMY AWARDS is an avenue to celebrate the entrepreneurial development of practitioners within the sector in the region