An increasingly urban Africa presents unlimited investment opportunities in infrastructure and real estate, but to succeed, organisations need access to a full range of advisory services.

The African real estate market is growing in terms of complexity and sophistication. Whilst residential, retail, office and industrial sectors continue to be key sectors for real estate investors, emerging opportunities on the rise include area sectors such as agriculture, affordable housing, data centres, healthcare facilities, hospitality among others. Investors, corporations, developers, asset and fund managers and financial institutions need a legal team that can offer strategic transactional support on a local and cross-border basis.

ALN is known for its broad real estate expertise, and our lawyers regularly handle large development projects from start to finish, including advising on tax and equity structuring, construction, debt and equity financing, conveyancing, operation and management.

Our cross-border experience and in-depth industry knowledge give us a significant competitive advantage. We use a wide range of innovative and complex structures, as our specialist real estate lawyers help clients mitigate risk and adopt tax efficient structure to enhance returns on their investments.

Principal Areas of Practice:

  • Construction
  • Conveyancing
  • Project financing
  • Joint ventures
  • Property acquisition and development
  • Leasing
  • Operations management
  • Tax and equity structuring
  • Physical planning and land use

Representative transactions include advising:

  1. EH Venture Capital Rwanda

    In connection with the development of a financial centre in Kigali Rwanda.

  2. Vipingo Ridge

    In connection with its development of a five-star residential and golfing resort with two 18-hole Championship Golf Courses.

  3. Tanzania’s National Housing Corporation

    In connection with their construction of a mega housing project, likely to be the largest urban housing development in East and Central Africa.

  4. A major Mauritian bank

    In connection with the financing of an investment fund and construction venture in India.

  5. AVIC International Real Estate Kenya

    In connection with its development of a mixed-use state-of-the-art development comprising of one of the tallest office blocks in Kenya, a modern retail and commercial centre, a five star hotel and four residential apartment blocks consisting of an aggregate of 504 high end apartments.

  1. Centum

    In connection with all legal matters in relation to Two Rivers, the largest mall in Sub-Saharan Africa outside of South Africa.

  2. Actis and Improvon Group

    In connection with the development of an A-Grade product-specific warehouse and logistics park, on a 103-acre piece of land along Nairobi’s Eastern Bypass.

  3. Garden City

    In connection with its Garden City development, a USD 250 million integrated mixed-use property that comprises of a 500,000 square feet retail mall, offices, hotel and 600 residential units; amongst others.

  4. Africa Finance Corporation, African Development Bank and Africa Export Bank

    In connection with debt financing for the construction of a new international airport at Bugesera in Rwanda.


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