Vichinsky

Vichinsky Brothers Behind $8 Billion Luxury Real Estate Firm Bespoke Cut Commission Rate To 1%

In August 2021, Bespoke Real Estate in Water Mill, New York, secured the exclusive rights to sell a dazzling contemporary oceanfront home with an inverted triangle roof in Wainscott, a hamlet of tony East Hampton. Bespoke, which was founded in 2014 by brothers Cody and Zach Vichinsky, had been using its extensive research and vast database to identify and pitch other owners of multimillion-dollar homes in...

Open Budget Survey

South Africa tops Sub-Saharan Africa open budget survey, with Ghana placing second

Ghana was placed second next to South Africa in an open budget survey for Sub-Saharan Africa, conducted by the World Bank group.  The third was Uganda, which came within close striking distance of 61 points with a score of 53 percent, with both following South Africa which emerged first in the region with a score of 85 percent. The Open Budget Survey is an assessment of fiscal transparency,...

UK Real Estate

Baron and Cabot CEO, Mark Pearson says West African investment into the UK’s real estate market is on the rise

The Chief Executive and founder of Baron and Cabot, Mark Pearson has said investment traction from West Africa and Ghana into the United Kingdom’s real estate market has been on an upward trajectory. Ghanaian investors are now exploring alternative investment plans abroad. Following a turbulent first half of the year for the local economy, many are seeking to salvage whatever value is left on...

Africa Investment

CEO of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc, Oscar Onyema, calls for more investments In African Markets

The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX), Mr Oscar Onyema, has called for more investments in Africa’s marketplace, submitting that the space is big enough for prospective investors. He said the fast-growing population, competitive market, and urbanization of Africa, which is expected to drive over 50 percent of citizens of the continent...

KNUST

KNUST Organises Forum On The Draft Of The Rent Bill And Ghana Housing Authority Bill

The Faculty of Law at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partnership with the Ministry of Works and Housing, has organized a forum on the draft of the Rent Bill and the proposed National Housing Authority Bill in Kumasi. This academic conference is aimed at providing the needed institutional framework to safeguard issues with rent (Rent Bill) and also help sanitise the...

AIHS 2022

Sterling Bank announces plans at AIHS 2022 to Champion Non-interest Financing For Real Estate Development

As part of efforts to ensure housing development in Nigeria, the Sterling Bank Plc has concluded plans to champion a non-interest finance session geared toward real estate development at the 2022 Africa International Housing Show (AIHS) to be held at the International Conference Center, Abuja. The session is facilitated to address financial inclusion, most especially for developers and real...

Africa

Is time running out for Africa to industrialize?

Despite efforts made by countries over the years to industrialize, Africa's share of global manufacturing remains negligible. Manufacturing has been touted as the key to unlocking productive jobs, bigger export revenues, and sustainable development. In 2019, Africa’s industrial GDP expanded by 17% to $731 billion, with the value-added of manufacturing surging by 39%, according to the African...

Ghana Real Estate Professionals Association

Ghana Real Estate Professionals Association inaugurates new board of directors

The Ghana Real Estate Professionals Association (GREPA) has inaugurated and sworn into office a twelve-member governing board, the beautiful ceremony held at the GREPA Secretariat in East Legon inaugurated ten of the directors in person and two members(in absentia participated) via zoom. The event was attended by real estate faithfuls and some notable stakeholders in the real estate industry who...

Ghana’s Rent Control Department Operations To Be Digitized

The Ministry of Works and Housing is collaborating with the Ministry of Communications and Digitisation to digitize the operations of the Rent Control Department, as part of efforts to enhance the service delivery standards of the Department. Mr. Francis Asenso-Boakye, the Minister of Works and Housing, said as result, a Technical Team, comprising the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) and...

Double Land Registration in Ghana is Baffling- Lands Minister

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resource, Samuel Abu Jinapor has described double land registration in Ghana by the Lands commission as unacceptable and is optimistic that the new land law, Land Act, 2020 (Act 1036) will help curb this uncivilized conduct. The honorable Minister stated this at the National Symposium on the new Land Act, 2020 (Act 1036) which was held in Accra last week. He said...

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