Event Details

We are delighted to extend to you an exclusive invitation to a half-day workshop that promises to be invaluable for your urban development ventures. The theme of the workshop is "Navigating Financing Challenges in Urban Development: Exploring Alternative Financing Options" and will feature a series of insightful discussions and presentations on critical aspects of property financing.

Workshop Details:

  • Theme: Navigating Financing Challenges in Urban Development: Exploring Alternative Financing Options
  • Date: Friday 24th November 2023
  • Time: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Location: Best Western Plus- Karuna Road, Behind Sarit Centre, Westlands | Nairobi, Kenya
  • Sponsors: Business Partners International (BPI)
  • Tickets:
  1. Members-Kshs. 4,640/-
  2. Non-Members-Kshs.7,540/-

This workshop is tailored to address the unique financing challenges that urban developers encounter in today's dynamic real estate market. The sessions will delve into alternative financing options, equity investment models, debt restructuring solutions and the benefits of private equity partnerships, mixed-use developments and diversification. as well as best practices in collaboration with Business Partners International.

This workshop is a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals, gain insights from industry experts and explore alternative financing options to boost your urban development projects.

Our workshop sponsors- Business Partners International (BPI), is a specialist risk finance company with extensive experience in supporting urban development projects. Their services cater to greenfield projects and ongoing construction initiatives, particularly for commercial buildings like warehouses located in urban areas. BPI's expertise in equity financing, debt restructuring and private equity partnerships make them a key player in the urban development financing landscape.

To secure your spot at this exclusive workshop, please RSVP by Friday 17th November 2023 as there are limited slots and reservation is on first come first served basis.

We look forward to your participation in this enlightening workshop, which promises to empower you with the knowledge and strategies needed to excel in the ever-evolving urban development landscape.


KPDA Secretariat


  • Michael Muthengi (Country Manager at Business Partners International Kenya)

    Michael Muthengi

    Country Manager at Business Partners International Kenya


    Michael is a seasoned professional with a Master's degree in Business Entrepreneurship from Pan Africa Christian University in Kenya. With over two decades of experience in the banking industry, he brings a wealth of knowledge to his role as the Country Manager for Business Partners International (BPI) in Kenya, a position he assumed in 2020.

    Throughout his extensive career, Michael has been dedicated to serving small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), gaining valuable insights into their financial needs and challenges. His expertise extends to Asset Finance and Leasing, making him a well-rounded leader in the financial sector.

    Michael's career includes roles in NIC Bank, CFC Bank (pre-merger with Stanbic), KCB Bank, Commercial Bank of Africa, and briefly with NCBA Bank Kenya before joining BPI.

    In addition to his professional expertise, he is passionate about leadership development and shares insights on personal visioning in his spare time.

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  • Graeme Reid (CEO of Tilisi Developments PLC)

    Graeme Reid

    CEO of Tilisi Developments PLC

    Graeme has worked in development in the not-for profit, public and private sectors for most of his career, providing strategic advice and leading a range of large scale, mixed use and mixed income developments; urban regeneration projects; commercial developments; and, social and affordable housing developments.

    He has lived in Nairobi for the past 11 years. He currently is the CEO of Tilisi Developments.

    He was the Development Director at Emerge Developments, a real estate development management and advisory firm; the Managing Director of Athena Properties, the development managers of the 100 acre Two Rivers Estate and the Two Rivers Mall in Nairobi; and was Chief of Urban Planning and Management at Rendeavour, responsible for developments at Tatu City, Kenya and in Ghana and the DRC.

    In South Africa he was the first Chief Executive Officer of the Johannesburg Development Agency, Johannesburg’s urban regeneration and economic development agency, responsible for developments such as Constitution Hill, home to South Africa’s Constitutional Court, and Freedom Square, the site of the adoption of the Freedom Charter.

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Members Ticket

This ticket is open to KPDA Members in Good Standing Only

Standard Price KSh4,640
Non-Members Ticket

This ticket is open to all KPDA Non-Members

Standard Price KSh7,540


Best Western Plus

Karuna Road, Behind Sarit Centre, Westlands
Best Western Plus, Nairobi County, Kenya

If you have any questions please contact Yvonne Ndegwa

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