Why serviced apartment is the next big thing in real estate

When planning leisure, conference or business tourism, local and international tourists give special consideration to accommodation, and for a long time, hotels were the common choice. This is changing as more and more tourists are opting for serviced apartments. “Hotel…

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This is the next big thing in real estate

Reports indicate that the best days for residential, retail and office segments might be behind us; for developers that is. What with analysts touting oversupply and prices that have stagnated? One segment, however, has received less attention than the rest…

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What elections have done to the real estate industry

The construction industry accounts for about five per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), so a booming industry is an indication of a healthy economy. This is an election year and with a political showdown between the ruling…

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How Nairobi Landmark Buildings Came to be

State House Nairobi was built in 1907 and was known as Government House before independence. It was designed by a British architect Herbert Becker.  It served as the official residence of the Governor of British East Africa when Kenya was…

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To build for sale or for rent?

When you are developing a commercial project, it’s always good to choose the most optimal model that assures you the highest returns as well as give you peace of mind. And so in the array of options, you can either…

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Bad behavior is trending online, inspiring it in real life

Young children know that name-calling is wrong. They are also taught the perils of online bullying and revenge porn: It’s unacceptable and illegal. But celebrities who engage in flagrant attacks on social media are rewarded with worldwide attention. President Donald…

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Why President Kenyatta never spent one night in State House

Kenya’s first president, Jomo Kenyatta avoided sleeping at State house Nairobi at all costs causing the rumour mills to say he was convinced that the colonial ghosts still inhabited the place since it was the governors official residence during the…

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Lilian Towers: Nairobi’s Most Creative Buildings

Lillian Towers, a building which displays graceful purity with conically-shaped exterior resembling a maize cob, Kenya’s staple food, stands on University Way opposite Nairobi University main campus. It houses the Nairobi Safari club, with about 140 all-suite apartments. The building…

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