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The Kenyan government completes nationwide housing survey

January 2013

The Kenya National Housing Survey 2012, carried out by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, will seek to determine major demand drivers in the housing sector while looking at the challenges undermining proper delivery of housing in the country.

The survey, the first of its kind since 1983, is spearheaded by the Ministry of Housing with Scion Real, the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) and Housing Finance.


Cornell Program in Real Estate Distinguished Speakers Series welcomes Laila Macharia

February 2012

Laila Macharia is the CEO of Kenya-based Scion Real, an advisory and investment firm focused on linking investors to urban development projects throughout Africa.  The firm plans to deploy over US$250 million into urban infrastructure projects in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda over the next 5 years.


South Sudan launches a new Housing Policy and Building Code

July 2011

South Sudan, through the Ministry of Housing & Physical Planning, has launched a new Housing Policy and Building Code. Through ongoing technical assistance provided by Scion Real, a Nairobi consultancy firm, South Sudan’s government wants urban development in all major cities to start off in an organised fashion.

Once the basic policies are in place, South Sudan will build out an urban core in each of the ten state capitals, including waste management and civil servant housing. Each of these projects will target investors from the private sector.


Laila Macharia appointed Director of the Board of Two Rivers Limited, a subsidiary of Centum

July 2010

Centum, the largest quoted investment company in East Africa, has over 38,000 shareholders and has been listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange since 1967. As Chairman of the Project Committees, Dr. Macharia, CEO of leading property investment firm, Scion Real, will help lead strategy and compliance for two large master planned communities – Two Rivers in Nairobi, Kenya and Pearl Marina in Garuga, Uganda.


Scion Real and Strathmore Business School launch 5 year partnership on real estate executive education

February 2009

Scion Real and Strathmore Business School have launched the Real Estate Executive Program. REEP provides industry leaders a forum to reflect on trends in the industry and increase their technical capacity to manage large and complex transactions. It explores industry trends and examines best-practice and effective management techniques by exploring financial, technical, strategic and policy issues that confront real estate development, construction and investment.


Scion Real has been appointed by the Rwandan Government to structure Public Private Partnerships in Kigali

April 2008

Working closely with the Rwanda Development Board, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Kigali City Council, Scion Real will provide guidance on the structuring of key real estate public-private partnerships. As part of this service, Scion Real will undertake feasibility analysis and financial structuring on designated parcels of land. These will be packaged into opportunity profiles for investors to be showcased at the Construction Roundtable in Kigali.