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. Maximise your property investment



SPACE Regional Briefing in London

Invite-only 19 September 2017, 11:00 - 13:00

@ Berwin Leighton Paisner's offices

Adelaide House, London Bridge, London EC4R 9HA


Topics to be discussed include:

  • Securing finance for your efficient property
  • Achieving a high ROI when investing/building quality buildings
  • Shorten payback periods with initial, efficient investments
  • Evaluate if adopting green standards is right for your build/investment

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2018 Speakers

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

Rob Wesselo

Managing Director, International Housing Solutions (IHS)

Matthew Weihs

Founder of Africa Event Services and Managing Director Bench Events

Stephen West

Managing Director, UK Climate Investments LLP

Elizabeth Wangeci Chege

CEO & Co-Founder at WEB LIMITED; LEED AP BD+C; GreenStar SA AP-New Buildings; Kenya Green Building Society-Chairperson

Hasnain Noorani

Owner and Managing Director, PrideInn Hotels & Conferencing

Jerry Owuonda

Project Developer & Hydrologist, responsAbility Investments AG

Mark Martinovic

President & CEO, Hotel Spec International

Ritu Kumar

Director, Environmental and Social Responsibility, CDC

Terry White

Director, Project and Structured Finance, Alkebulan Ltd

Prashant Kapoor

Principal 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 call this conference SPACE? 

SPACE, is a two day business conference for real estate professionals, and is committed to reaching real estate owners, investors and developers together with real estate professionals to do deals across the African continent.  

SPACE, through it's interactive sessions, exhibition, networking and knowledge sharing will provide industry leaders the relevant information about maximising building design, energy, water and waste management and overall ROI on project development.  The real estate sector is booming across Africa, SPACE will provide the network to do deals and obtain finance for quality and efficient developments.

I'm sure many will ask why we named this conference SPACE.  At inception this business-to-business conference was named SPACE, Sustainable Properties Africa Conference & Exhibition, to discuss the business case for incorporating sustainable building practices.  Although SPACE is committed to working with all Green Building Council members and addressing this we found that, with our network, such terminology was confusing and misrepresented and SPACE needed to approach the discussion from a financial standpoint.  We decided to keep SPACE (as so often we talk about utlising the physical space of a building) but focus on the importance of investment, securing finance and balancing the costs and benefits of a development.  

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

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"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

· Data driving change
· How to secure finance
· Perception versus reality; costs versus benefits
· Extracting long term value from your building
· Shortening pay back periods

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