East African Experience

Ethiopia

  • Market and financial due diligence for the development of a 330-key internationally branded upscale hotel in Addis-Ababa (2016);

Kenya

  • Operator selection and management contact negotiation for an internationally branded 98-room upper 3-star/4-star hotel in Westlands, Nairobi (2016);
  • High level viability study for a hotel and serviced apartments residence in Nairobi (2015);
  • Market and financial due diligence for the development of a 450-key airport hotel adjacent to the Nairobi International Airport (2015);
  • Operator selection for a 120-key hotel and 80-key residence upscale development in Nairobi (2014);
  • Market and financial feasibility study for an international standard business hotel in Nairobi, Kenya (2014);
  • Due diligence for the development of an integrated golf resort in the Amboseli area of Kenya (2014);
  • Market and financial feasibility study for an international standard hotel based in the Mount Kenya area of Kenya (2014).

Uganda

  • Feasibility study update on the 200-key Radisson Blu Kampala (2016);
  • Debt finance raising services for a midscale hotel development in Kampala, Uganda (2016);
  • Debt and equity finance raising for an upscale 205-key hotel development in Kampala, Uganda (2015/16);
  • Market and financial feasibility study for the development of serviced residence in Kampala (2015);
  • Feasibility study update and debt finance raising on the 200-key Radisson Blu Kampala (2014);
  • Management contract negotiation on a 160-room midscale internationally branded hotel in Kampala, Uganda (2014);
  • Market and financial feasibility study for a mid-range internationally branded hotel in Kampala, Uganda (2014);
  • Market and financial feasibility study for a 300+ roomed five star hotel forming part of an integrated, mixed use development in Kampala (2012);
  • Market and financial feasibility study for the development of a three star internationally branded hotel in Kampala (2012); and
  • Tourism investment climate analysis in East Africa involving Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda for the World Bank.

Tanzania

  • Detailed market assessment for a mid-scale hotel in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (2016);
  • Management contact negotiation for serviced apartment and mixed use development in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (2016);
  • Operator selection services for a 48-key residence upscale development in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (2015);
  • Debt finance raising for the refinancing of a midscale – upper midscale hotel portfolio (5 hotels plus 1 conference centre) in Dar es Salaam, Stone Town, & Nungwi Village (2015);
  • Transaction advisory for the sale of an upmarket leisure resort in Zanzibar (2015);
  • Feasibility and valuation for the purchase of an upmarket leisure resort and spa in northern Zanzibar (2014);
  • Market and financial feasibility study for international standard business hotels in Kilwa, Lindi, Mtwara and Mwanza (2013)
  • Market and financial feasibility study for a high end international standard resort in Zanzibar, Tanzania (2013);
  • Market and financial appraisal of an internationally branded resort located in Zanzibar, Tanzania (2013);
  • Market and Financial Feasibility study for a 100 – 150 room hotel in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (2011);
  • Country wide hotel market study in Tanzania and Zanzibar, with a focus on the hotel markets in the three major cities: Dar Es Salaam, Mwanza and Zanzibar (2011);
  • Analysis of the tax policies, structures, operational issues and investment constraints in the tourism and hotel sectors in Tanzania and Zanzibar,

Rwanda

  • Operator Selection for a 134-key hotel with 19 serviced apartments in Kigali, Rwanda (2016);
  • Debt finance raising services for a midscale hotel development in Kigali, Rwanda (2016);
  • Market and financial feasibility study for a hotel and residential on the shores of Lake Muhazi near Kigali, Rwanda (2015);
  • Country wide hotel market study in Rwanda for the International Finance Corporation;
  • Analysis of the tax policies, structures, operational issues and investment constraints in the tourism and hotel sectors in Rwanda.

Mozambique

  • Debt finance raising for a 4-star upscale internationally branded 204-room hotel and 35 serviced apartments in Maputo, Mozambique (2016);
  • Detailed market assessment for a mid-scale hotel in Maputo, Mozambique (2016);
  • Market and financial feasibility study for a upscale internationally branded hotel and residence in Maputo, Mozambique (2016);
  • Market and financial feasibility study for an integrated development including hotel, retail, commercial and residential in Maputo, Mozambique (2014);
  • Assessment of the hospitality market in four key cities in Mozambique including Pemba, Beira, Nacala and Tete (2013);
  • Assessment of the hospitality and serviced apartment markets in four key cities in Mozambique including Maputo, Beira, Nacala and Tete (2013);
  • Analysis of the real estate and hospitality sector of four key cities in Mozambique (Maputo, Beira, Pemba, Tete) (2012);
  • Market and financial feasibility study for a shopping centre in Tete, Mozambique; (2012)
  • Market and financial feasibility study for the development of a corporate hotel on the outskirts of Nacala (2012);
  • Transaction advisory services for the purchase of a five star hotel in Maputo, Mozambique (2012);
  • Management contract advisory for a five star hotel in Maputo, Mozambique (2012);
  • Market and Financial Feasibility Study and highest and best use analysis for a proposed large integrated resort: hotels, residential, retail and entertainment in the Bazaruto Archipelago (2011);
  • Investment packaging, brokerage and lease operator selection for a 3-star 120-key hotel in Maputo (2011);
  • Loan and equity finance raising for a 126 room hotel in Xai Xai Mozambique, while providing a complete package of raising equity (2011);
  • Market and financial feasibility study for a 120-bedroom, 3-star hotel in Beira (2010);
  • Project Conceptualization, market and financial feasibility and highest and best use analysis of an island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, planned development was in excess of $ 100 million and included hotels, residential (villas and apartments) and retail and entertainment;
  • Project conceptualization and market and financial feasibility study for a proposed integrated resort, hotel, spa, conference, exclusive residential development in Ponta Do Ouro;
  • Market and financial feasibility study for a 180-bedroom 4-star hotel in Beira;
  • Preliminary market feasibility study for a 144-bedroom, 3-star hotel and sectional title apartment hotel in Xai-Xai;
  • Investment appraisal of an upscale island resort located in the Bazaruto archipelago off Vilanculos;
  • Country tourism and investment analysis for inputs into an investment prospectus for a large integrated resort in Northern Mozambique for an international consulting company;
  • Conceptualization, site assessments, Pre-market feasibility analysis and investment promotion and targeting of two large anchor investment integrated resort projects involving (residential, hotel, golf, retail) on the coastline of Mozambique for the International Finance Corporation “IFC” and the Government of Mozambique;
  • Lease operator selection for a 3-star 120-key hotel in Maputo (2011);
  • Operator selection and negotiation for a 114-bedroom 3-star hotel in Tete, Mozambique, selected a large international brand (2008);
  • Tourism economic impact study and economic model for the expansion of the Vilanculos International Airport in Mozambique;
  • Analysis of the tax policies, structures, operational issues and investment constraints in the tourism and hotel sectors in Mozambique.

Mauritius

  • Asset management for a midscale and upscale hotel in Mauritius (2013 and ongoing);
  • Management contract negotiation for multiple business hotels in Mauritius (2010);
  • Market and financial feasibility study for an upmarket exclusive luxury boutique hotel in Mauritius including health spa;

Madagascar

  • Analysis of the tax policies, structures, operational issues and investment constraints in the tourism and hotel sectors in Madagascar.

Somalia

  • Market and financial feasibility studies in Berbera and Hargeisa in Somaliland (2016).