Top Real Estate Companies in Kenya
The real estate industry in Kenya has grown in leaps in bounds over the years. Over this time, there have emerged formidable real estate companies to help Kenyans invest in properties. This article is going to look at some of the top real estate companies in Kenya in 2020.
1) Knight Frank
The company was established in March 1998 and offers property management, valuation, agency, project management, research, and feasibility consultancy.
It serves both local and international real estate clients. Some of their clients include The British High Commission, Shell, Red Cross, Safaricom, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and The United States of America Embassy among many others.
PO Box 39773
Telephone: +254 20 4239000
Pam Golding Property Group was founded in 1976 by Pam Golding. It was started in Cape Town, South Africa and has grown into an international real estate company. Today it operates through a franchise system and has offices all over the world.
In Kenya, it set shop in January 2012 and offers real estate services in selling, renting, and lease of both commercial and residential properties.
The Karen Hub, Dagoretti Road, Nairobi
Telephone: +254 792 926 039
10th Floor Fortis Tower, Woodvale Grove, Westlands
Telephone: +254 20 237 0091
3) Hass Consult
This real estate company is a family business. It was started in 1993 by husband and wife Mohamed and Hamida Hassanali as a financial consultancy firm. However, later on, it shifted to real estate.
Today the daughter of the Hassanalis, Farhana Hassanali-Hashmani, is the CEO of HassConsult.
The company specializes in high-end properties and luxury properties. Some of its notable projects are the Riverside Square, Enaki Town among others.
ABC Place Waiyaki Way,
P.O Box 14090 – 00800
Telephone:+254 9709) 479000
This company is one of the pioneers in the real estate sector in Kenya. It was started in 1923 by the late George A. Tyson. Through the years, he grew the company, and in1976 he merged it with Habenga Corporation.
It then changed its name to Tysons Habenga Limited and came under the chairmanship of Mr. Peter Habenga Okondo. However, in 1985 it reverted to Tysons Limited when Mr. Habenga left to venture into politics.
Today the firm offers valuation services and real estate solutions. It serves clients in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Seychelles and even as far as the Gambia in West Africa.
First floor, Jubilee Insurance Hse, Wabera Street, Nairobi Kenya
Telephone: +254 20 222 2011
Mobile: +254 722 207 403
5) Lloyd Masika
This real estate company traces its roots to Tysons. It was founded by two former employees of Tysons Habenga, Mr. John Lloyd and David Masika who left the company in 1979. They named their new company Lloyd Masika Limited.
Some of the major developments the company is credited for are the Sarit Centre, Corner House, The Mall – Westlands, Post Bank, and Barclays Plaza.
The Arch place – 8th floor, Off Nyangumi Road, Off Dennis Pritt Road
Telephone: +254 20 2215900
The company was founded by Iain Illingworth who moved to Kenya in 1995. He later acquired Ryden and served as its director from 2000 – July 2015, when he passed on. He is credited with developing the work ethic and culture of the company to what it is up to date.
The company offers estate agency, property valuation, site acquisition services, and consultancy. It serves the Nairobi, Upcountry, Coast and Foreign market
The Greenhouse (4th Floor, Suite 14), Ngong Road
P.O. Box 40827 – 00100
0724 257029, 0734 832461
6) Villa Care
This real estate company started from humble beginnings in the early 2000s. It was started by Daniel Ojijo, a Bachelor of Science degree graduate from Egerton University. He started the company as a real estate agent and has grown it to be one of the top real estate companies in Kenya. He is currently the CEO of the company.
Villa Care offers a wide range of real estate services to individuals, the private sector, and government.
New Rehema House, 6th Floor, Rhapta Road, Westlands
P.O Box 66331 – 00800
Mobile: +254 722 512 803
8) Ace Realtors Limited
This company specializes in properties in Kenya and Dubai. However, they are open to locating and securing properties in places and countries of clients’ choice. They deal in land, plots, ranches, and acreage. Furthermore, they serve both residential and commercial properties.
Jimkan House, Upper 4th Floor, Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Kenya
Telephone:+254 20 445 0220/1
Mobile:254 722 338 835,+254 735 338 835
9) RE/Max Kenya
Just like Pam Golding, RE/Max Kenya is a franchise. Its parent company RE/MAX, LLC is based in Denver, Colorado, and was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger.
They launched in Kenya at the end of 2013 but began operations in January 2014.
Its business model is based on attracting aggressive real estate agents, and giving them on-demand training, support to be able to compete and outsell real estate. In RE/Max Kenya, agents are their own bosses and do not have a fixed income. They can earn as much as they want, all depending on their entrepreneurial spirit.
6th Floor, Rhapta Heights, Rhapta Road, Westlands, Nairobi Kenya
Telephone:+254 777 736 295,+254 780 736 295,+254 729 736 295
10) VAAL Real Estate
This company had an international experience of over 10 years before venturing into the Kenyan market. It was founded to eliminate the hassle of finding and buying a home in Kenya.
Key Stone Park, 95 Riverside Drive
Telephone:0725 111 444, 0790 55 44 33
Other top real estate companies worth a mention are Nairobi Real Estate, Axis real estate, Renton, Azizi Realtors, Landmark Realtors Limited, Alliance Realtors Limited, Sunland Real Estate Limited, Gimco Limited, and Rubyland Limited.
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