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best real estate companies in kenya

What makes a good real estate company? Is it their location or service quality? Or both? We take a look at some of the best real estate companies in Kenya this year.

Why?

The real estate industry has become a major part of Kenya’s economy. In 2017 alone, the value of property transactions reached Kshs. 7 trillion ($70 billion). This means that the sector is worth nearly 3% of the country’s GDP.

Further, Kenyans have an appetitive for real estate that cannot be compared worldwide. Everyone wants a house or a piece of land. With that comes the need for good real estate companies. From property developers to real estate agents.

There are hundreds of these companies in the Kenyan market. However, Kenyans have become wary of some of these agencies especially since many operate from briefcases.

As such, we came up with this list of the top real estate companies in Kenya. Please note that our list is based on the reviews we have at the Nabudi real estate directory.

Mkaazi Real Estate

Mkaazi real estate was started some 10 years ago by young professionals in the property market. They have established themselves as the leading real estate agents in Malindi and the coast region.

With over 100 properties in the listings, they follow it up with excellent customer service reports. A quick look at Google ratings and our own Mkaazi ratings shows that the company always receives a 5 star rating for their services.

If you are looking for beach plots in Malindi and Mombasa then you should contact Mkaazi.

Check some of their reviews here

Pam Golding

Led by their MD Kunaal Samani, Pam Golding Kenya is part of the larger Savills Real Estate Group. They boast of over 90 real estate professionals in the Kenyan market.

Pam Golding Kenya has offices at the following locations: Nairobi CBD, Mombasa CBD and Coast, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisii and Naivasha. Their

They are a cohesive team of real estate experts committed to improving the lives of their customers. If you are looking for an agency that gives you a unique experience, especially in the high end market, then you can’t go wrong with Pam Golding.

Knight Frank Kenya

Knight Frank Kenya is one of the leading real estate companies in Kenya. It was established in 1998. They offer property management services, agency services, valuations, feasibility studies, and research-led consulting.

The company has a team of over 100 professionals who are experts in their fields. The company also offers financial advisory services to its clients.

They have offices in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nakuru, Kitui, Machakos, Kiambu, Nyando, Kakamega, Thika, Naivasha, Kilifi, Mal

Dunhill Consulting Limited

Optiven

Optiven Enterprise  has several strategic business units that include Optiven Real Estate, Optiven Construction, Optiven insurance, Optiven Homes, and Optiven Water. The company is run by its founder, George Wachiuri.

Their current projects include pieces of land in major towns such as Nanyuki, Kitengela and Malindi.

Having started as a one man company, they have perfected the art of buying land in bulk and then adding amenities such as internal roads, electricity and even water.

It’s a model that has worked very well for them going by the the great reviews they have online.

Hass Consult Limited

Hass Consult is a Real Estate Agent that offers investment-grade development. It markets some of the most beautiful houses in Kenya. They started out selling residential properties in the Westlands area.

However, their quality services to individuals has allowed them to become one of the best project management companies in East Africa.

They also increased their range of services to their quarterly Hass Property Index reports on the current state of African real estate markets.

If you are looking for real estate agency that promises the best in excellent consultancy services, you can’t go wrong with Hass Consult.

Villa Care Real Estate

Villa care Ltd was established in 1994. The company has built its reputation by going the extra mile to do better than other real estate companies. They also own Homes Universal.

Villa Care is to committed delivering a high level of expertise, customer service, and attention to detail in the sales and marketing of luxury real estate and rental properties.

Lloyd Masika Limited

Lloyd Masika is a registered valuer and Estate Agent Company providing valuation and estate agent services. It was established in the year 1979 and structured into three main departments which are the Valuation/ Consultancy department, Management department, and Letting and Sales Department.

The company are considered to be expert property advisors being one of the oldest professional valuation companies in East Africa.

Azizi Realtors

Azizi Realtors is a well-known company that offers both real estate services and Valuation. It has been known for a while for its good services and good lands and commercial properties that are affordable.

Fanaka Real Estate

Fanaka offers affordable, genuine land for sale around  Nairobi and its environs with ready title deeds. Most of its projects are located along Kangundo Road in Kamulu, Joska, and Malaa towns. Fanaka aims to ensure that both low and middle-income earners can own a piece of land and build a home.

Its mission is to shape a great future for its clients by providing a wide range of affordable real estate solutions coupled with exceptional service and experience. The company focuses on creating a unique real estate experience for the customer by extending service and product offerings and building relationships

AMG Realtors

AMG Realtors’ mission is to enrich the quality of every person’s life. To do this, the company traverses the country in search of prime property and offers it to its clients at the best deals and discounts can best be described as a one-stop solution for all real estate needs, for a direct buyer, investor, or developer.

Cytonn Real Estate

Cytonn focuses on offering alternative investments to give its clients unique value and returns. The company serves investors in Kenya and the East African region.

Cytonn is involved in some of the most ambitious real estate investments in Africa. From the the 1 million dollar houses in Karen, to the over ambitious Taraji Heights that seem to have stalled.

It’s unfortunate but it is impossible to delink this company from perceived issues. Their directors left Britam Limited in shady circumstances. They are also constantly in court fighting with the Government institutions over alleged investment irregularities.

Worse is that they seem to have only completed one of their property developments in their lifetime.

Gim Estates Limited

Gim Estates is known for selling affordable plots with handsome returns to its clientele base. Their lands are located in areas where it’s accessible to all-weather roads.

They are known for flexible payment plans where one can deposit 10% and pay the rest in 6 months with no interest at all. Their customer base is those who are interested in buying small plots on affordable land with the expectation of high capital growth.

Dinara Developers

Dinara developers have become one of the biggest reliable and affordable housing providers. After purchasing large tracks of land, Dinara developers subdivide the land into smaller plots and then sell them. The plots undergo value-added processes such as water and power installation before being sold out to customers.

These type of property developers promise double digit growth in over time. The only issue that should concern you is to ensure that you get clean title deeds.

Suraya Property Group

Easily the most famous real estate developers in Kenya, the company is one of the first to promise a quick return on investment in the Kenyan housing market. The created elite residences with a promise of efficient services.

Though their construction projects are beautiful and well thought out, they just can’t seem to keep out of court.

They are a true example of why the real estate business in Kenya needs more companies with integrity.

 

 

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