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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
BPI is a specialist risk finance company for formal small and medium owned-managed businesses in Kenya and selected African countries (We operate from South Africa, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda and Uganda). The company actively supports entrepreneurial growth by providing financing from KES 10 million to KES 100 million, specialist sectoral knowledge, business premises and added-value services for viable small and medium businesses. Since establishment in 2006, Business Partners International has provided business finance worth over $137 million in over 580 transactions facilitating over 42847 jobs. Business Partners was named the 2019 Gold winner in the SME Bank of the Year – Africa category at the Global SME Finance Awards*. Business Partners International has had remarkable results within the SME segment