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Real Estate in Africa


Note: This report is an extract from the book "Grow Rich in the New Africa".

Table of content: Part 1: Real Estate as an Asset Class Part 5: New City Developments
  Part 2: The Investment Case for Real Estate Part 6: Yield of Real Estate Investments
  Part 3: Commercial Property Part 7: Legal Ownership of Real Estate
  Part 4: Residential Property Part 8: Conclusion

Yield of Real Estate Investments

The following table shows the yields that property investors could achieve in various countries and cities in Africa in 2015. Yields vary, but differences are less than might be expected.

Country
Offices
Retail
Industrial
Residential
Angola
14%
15%
14%
12%
Botswana
8%
8%
10%
9%
Cameroon (Douala)
10%
9%
12%
8%
Côte d’Ivoire
9%
9%
18%
8%
Dem. Rep. of Congo
12.5%
12.5%
16%
12%
Egypt
10%
8%
11%
7%
Ghana
8.5%
7.5%
12%
8%
Kenya
8%
10%
8%
6%
Mauritius
8%
7.5%
10%
7%
Morocco (Rabat)
10%
9%
13%
8%
Mozambique
10%
10%
13%
7%
Namibia
9%
8%
11%
8%
Nigeria (Lagos)
8.5%
7.5%
12%
7.5%
Rwanda
10%
9%
12%
8%
South Africa (J’burg)
9%
7.8%
9%
5%
Tanzania
9.1%
10%
10%
6%
Uganda
9%
13%
13%
9.5%
Zambia
10%
9%
12%
11%
Zimbabwe (Harare)
8%
8%
13%
8%

Source: Knight Frank Research. 2015 Africa Report. http://www.knightfrank.com. (Accessed online on August 10, 2016)

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