09 Nov Paulo Cruz
LandAfrique´s long term commitment focuses on the development & management of a sustainable and affordable smart cities concept, that includes an inclusive balance between work, life, education, health and leisure in combination with reliable infrastructures. The indigenous African firm´s approach eliminates many of the African context challenges – including access to reliable and redundant power, water, transport and telecommunications – that often confront companies and individuals while providing modern and reliable infrastructure for its tenants. LandAfrique brings professional serviced plots, custom-built warehouses, factories, offices, lifestyle & affordable housing, commercial, health, education and datacenter properties to its pan-African clientele. Paulo brings over 24 years of comercial real estate & infrastructure experience and passion to the LandAfrique group, including housing (from affordable to high-end), industrial & logistics, commercial, datacenter and health facilities. He most recently led the Washington DC based BlackIvy´s real estate endeavors in Africa and has been with another US based, NAI Global’s Sub-Saharan Africa office as their CEO and he developed and managed BP’s real estate assets in Southern Africa. Across Africa Paulo has advised many Oil & Gas, Marine, Governments, Financial and other investors on creating value and impact with their assets. Paulo started his career in Europe at Cushman & Wakefield and Royal HaskoningDHV. He holds a BSc in Construction & Real Estate Management from Delft University of Technology and a Post Doctorate from the Lisbon School of Economics and Management in Real Estate Management & Valuation, after which he became a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and has been loving to live & work the last fourteen years in Sub-Saharan Africa with his family.