Leading Pan-African commercial property firm Broll Property Group has announced its headline sponsorship of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Summit Africa 2019.
Taking place from the 29th – 30th of May in Sandton, Johannesburg, the leading annual forum on Africa’s built environment sector is expected to attract more than 250 leading industry professionals.
Malcolm Horne, CEO of Broll Property Group, said: “As a progressive and proudly Pan-African business, with a presence in 16 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean islands, it makes sense for Broll to be the headline sponsor of RICS Summit Africa 2019. RICS is a globally recognised organisation in the built environment space, and the summit has been established as an influential annual industry forum on the continent,”
Headquartered in the financial hub of Sandton, Broll has over 40 years of experience in commercial real estate across South Africa, Nigeria and the continent.
Jess Cleland (pictured), Divisional Director of East Africa and the Indian Ocean at Broll Property Group will be one of the keynote speakers at RICS Summit 2019, forming part of the ’ The urban utopia: Shaping our future cities’ panel discussion.’
The World Bank forecasts that by 2030, half of Africa’s population will live in cities, with the number set to increase even further in the decade to come.
Speaking on Africa’s population growth, Jess commented: “With Africa’s population growth and mass urbanisation presenting both challenges and opportunities for cities, it is up to us in the broader built environment sector to come up with intelligent solutions to deal with the challenges, while also appreciating the opportunities. RICS Summit Africa is an important platform for leaders in the built environment sector to deliberate on key issues and opportunities around Africa’s urban future, including infrastructure development; housing and commercial real estate; and, environmental sustainability in our cities.”