Held in Lagos, the 5th annual West Africa Property Investment (WAPI) Summit is a high-calibre gathering of local, regional and international institutional investors and developers seeking to explore transaction opportunities in the real estate and built environment markets. Hosted over two-days by API Events, a pan-African producer of B2B networking real estate focused investment forum.
A CHANGE IN DIRECTION: REVISED STRATEGIES FOR WEST AFRICAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT: lessons learnt; investor appetite; risk adjusted returns, exit yields and future focus- where to next?
THE IMPACT OF CAPITAL MARKETS & MACRO-ECONOMICS ON REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT: A look at regional and global economics, liquidity and capital markets; elections; FDI and the broader construction industry – how will they impact the sector?
FOCUS SESSION: PENSION FUNDS , INSURANCE COMPANIES AND ASSET OWNERSHIP: how does the property sector compare to other asset classes in their portfolio’s; are they looking to increase or decrease exposure; and how can the real estate industry better access this long term capital?
PERFORMANCE OF WEST AFRICAN REAL ESTATE IN AN AFRICAN AND GLOBAL CONTEXT & WEST AFRICAN REAL ESTATE MARKET MATURITY & PERFORMANCE- A DEVELOPERS PERSPECTIVE: What stage of maturity is the West African real estate market,
how has it performed and what are the challenges and expectations going forward?. What are the requirements and challenges of being a regional player and what are the regional linkages and untapped opportunities?
SUCCESS STORY: INVESTMENT AND GROWTH IN LOCAL/REGIONA RETAIL & HARDDISCOUNT
CHAINS:looking at the growth and evolution of local and regional retail chains. How have they structured their property and physical premises components into their broader business plans and is there an opportunity for developers to partner up with them? and how is the strategy to expand through multiple standalone outlets across the country stacking up?
ACCESS TO LONG-TERM CAPITAL: The Case of Ghana Home Loans
RESIDENTIAL REITS AND THEIR POTENTIAL TO INCREASE INVESTMENT IN AND ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE IN AFRICA
NEW MONEY – ACCESSING ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS FOR REAL ESTATE FUNDING? Securitization, Bonds, Loans, Sukuks, SACCO’s and more – what new funding avenues are available, how successful has their implementation been and will they be more broadly used?
SCALE FOR RISK MITIGATION: GO OR NO GO? – PROVEN CASE STUDIES FOR INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF LARGE SCALE / MEGA DEVELOPMENTS: Does the scale help de-risk overall project investment?; what is the optimal mix between selling serviced land and building top-structures; and how can you best structure your financing through the different development phases?
MAKINGS & IMPLICATIONS OF THE GHANA HOUSING MORTGAGE FUND: practical
implications on the housing sector; timeframe for implementation and potential impact on the residential market?
CASE STUDY: THE MAKINGS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN REIT MARKET: Reviewing the statutory convergence of PUTs and PLS to REITS and highlighting the detailed look at the Journey; the Foundations; The Hurdles and the Evolution of the South African REIT Market
THE ROAD TO CREATING A STRONG WEST AFRICAN REIT MARKET: WILL GHANA TAKE
THE LEAD? There is a strong political will to implement REIT legislation in Ghana – is this enough? and what other key measures are being put in place to drive the regional REIT Agenda in Nigeria and Ghana?
ASSET MANAGEMENT AND EFFECTIVE DEBT STRUCTURING: A look at refinancing of portfolios to
secondary investors; initiating the revival of the regional project financing sector – what will it take for the banking sector to start actively funding real estate developments again? And what do developers and investors need to do in order to create more ‘bankable’ projects?
THE INVESTMENT CASE: THE SHARED SPACE ECONOMIES: how are current developments trading? what are the current/expected returns and is there opportunity and scope to create a co-working development focused fund?
LEVERAGING OFF PROPERTY TECHONOLOGY FOR BETTER RETURNS: A LOOK AT PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS & REGIONAL CASE STUDIES: How can smart buildings and technology help boost your yield? Is the ROI worth the initial investment? and how can new technologies help developers better manage their buildings and bring down operating costs?
WEST AFRICA HOTEL INVESTMENT & DEVELOPMENT UPDATE: A detailed presentation and discussion of recent acquisitions, new developments, occupancy rates and DDR’s. Can the sector finally take off in Ghana and Nigeria? And what is / can be done to revive all the stalled projects
CASE STUDY: INVESTING & DELIVERING AFFORDABLE HOUSING WITH INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY, PPPs AND SUSTAINABILITY: An Echostone & IFC Edge based case study.
THE CORPORATE REAL ESTATE OUTLOOK: Pro’s and Con’s of Owing Vs Leasing, Opportunities for Sale & Leasebacks and Property Portfolio optimization.
EMERGING PROPERTY SECTOR FOCUS – OVERCOMING FINANCING CHALLENGES AND
ACHIEVING RETURNS: With growing interest and need in the healthcare, education and student
accommodation sectors we take a deep dive look at how they are being financed, what sort of returns are being achieved and how best can developers and investors structure their deals for these asset classes.
AGILITY CASE STUDY: FUNDING AND DEVELOPING WORLD CLASS WAREHOUSES ACROSS AFRICA FOR MULTINATIONALS AND SME’S
HASHTAG AFRICA: WEST AFRICAN ARCHITECTURE WITHIN AN AFRICAN AND GLOBAL CONTEXT
THE ART OF WEST AFRICAN CONSTRUCTION: A discussion with the leaders of the top Grade
A and Grade B building contractors to discuss their experience in delivering construction projects in Nigeria and West Africa over the past 20 years including the the cost of construction, realistically managing or reducing these costs and more.