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Old November 4th, 2013, 08:32 AM   #41
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looks to good to be tru

right... NBI is on a roll!
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Old November 4th, 2013, 11:20 AM   #42
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simply put, village market is gone out of business! whether it gets upgraded like royco says or not wont matter. peeps will go to the one spot that offers it all, period.
I thought the same would happen to Sarit Centre when Westgate came up. Somehow, they coexisted despite being meters away from each other.

Might be the case for this mall and the Village Market. Same goes for Thika Road Mall when Garden City opens its doors.
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Old November 6th, 2013, 08:18 AM   #43
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I thought the same would happen to Sarit Centre when Westgate came up. Somehow, they coexisted despite being meters away from each other.

Might be the case for this mall and the Village Market. Same goes for Thika Road Mall when Garden City opens its doors.

Thika greens is supposed to be putting up a mall too...
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Old November 6th, 2013, 04:15 PM   #44
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Thika Greens Mall will not be close to Thika Road Mall (TRM) . A good 30km apart...
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Old November 6th, 2013, 07:19 PM   #45
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Thika Greens Mall will not be close to Thika Road Mall (TRM) . A good 30km apart...
Exactly. Compare this to the distance between TRM and Garden city. Just meters apart.
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Nairobi is getting saturated with malls.
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Centum is showing interest in taking up Rea Vipingo, the largest sisal producing company on this side of the continent.

This company has large farms that can easily be converted to huge real estate developments. An 8000 hectare farm in Makueni could easily be turned into a major urban development a few kilometers from Konza city. They also have 3000 hectares 30 kms from Mombasa which to me will be the ultimate goldmine for a new city in the coast region.

Centum is a company to watch.
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Centum is showing interest in taking up Rea Vipingo, the largest sisal producing company on this side of the continent.

This company has large farms that can easily be converted to huge real estate developments. An 8000 hectare farm in Makueni could easily be turned into a major urban development a few kilometers from Konza city. They also have 3000 hectares 30 kms from Mombasa which to me will be the ultimate goldmine for a new city in the coast region.

Centum is a company to watch.
I am not for this conversion of farms into real estate, we need a diversified economy. I'd rather they build in dry lands, if I were the president I'd root for a law/policy to promote development of dry lands and leave arable pieces to farms to feed the people and export for forex, but I'm not so I'll spectate.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 01:12 AM   #50
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I am not for this conversion of farms into real estate, we need a diversified economy. I'd rather they build in dry lands, if I were the president I'd root for a law/policy to promote development of dry lands and leave arable pieces to farms to feed the people and export for forex, but I'm not so I'll spectate.
Sisal farms dont exactly "feed" people. They are mostly in dry areas to begin with. Real estate development would employ more people and increase land value than a sisal farm would.
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WTF...you want to replace farms with a bunch of concrete?
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WTF...you want to replace farms with a bunch of concrete?
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Sisal farms dont exactly "feed" people. They are mostly in dry areas to begin with. Real estate development would employ more people and increase land value than a sisal farm would.

Good point Kenguy. The owners of the said farms are not doing charity work either. Its all about the bottom line. If real estate development serves them better compared to Sisal farming, then so be it. Real estate is hot right now because there is a high demand for descent housing.
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Good point Kenguy. The owners of the said farms are not doing charity work either. Its all about the bottom line. If real estate development serves them better compared to Sisal farming, then so be it. Real estate is hot right now because there is a high demand for descent housing.
As a private investor i'd go for the business bottomlines, as govt. I'd go for better long term outcomes for the population's interests. It's thus the govt's task to create incentives for private investors to develop business bottomline-sensitive projects in places that otherwise look unattractive to preserve high potential agricultural land. I thus blame the govt. for short-sighted ness and incompetence in as far as incentives are concerned. Again it should come up with a laws protecting agricultural land and promoting agriculture in such lands. This will create optimal utility for land, wherever it is: desert or arable. In the absence of such laws and incentives I agree with you circumstancially.
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exactly in a country like Kenya food security is a top priority and agriculture is very important










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As a private investor i'd go for the business bottomlines, as govt. I'd go for better long term outcomes for the population's interests. It's thus the govt's task to create incentives for private investors to develop business bottomline-sensitive projects in places that otherwise look unattractive to preserve high potential agricultural land. I thus blame the govt. for short-sighted ness and incompetence in as far as incentives are concerned. Again it should come up with a laws protecting agricultural land and promoting agriculture in such lands. This will create optimal utility for land, wherever it is: desert or arable. In the absence of such laws and incentives I agree with you circumstancially.
I cosign. In Botswana for example, converting an agricultural land lease to a business land lease is almost impossibe. The government should streamline this practice. We have seen it happen in kiambu with coffee farms, how long before the % of arable land is halved?
Business/real estate is good, but agriculture is our lifeline.
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I cosign. In Botswana for example, converting an agricultural land lease to a business land lease is almost impossibe. The government should streamline this practice. We have seen it happen in kiambu with coffee farms, how long before the % of arable land is halved?
Business/real estate is good, but agriculture is our lifeline.
Imagine importing sukuma wiki and potatoes those supporting conversion of agricultural land into real estate can only see the short to medium term and individual benefits for real estate investors!
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Old January 6th, 2014, 02:41 AM   #58
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i agree we cant give our arable land away
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Though commercial development is a threat to our arable land, I think our biggest threat is our culture! Our culture of dividing land when one dies to our offspring will soon see most of our arable land littered with single family homes.

I was born on a huge farm around a farming community which happens to be our Nations bread basket. Our closest neighbor used to be many walking minutes away. Every time I go back home they are getting closer and closer. On one side now I can shout across the fence and they will understand me.

Food production in the region is plummeting.

I actually think planned commercial development example high rise apartments may be the answer. Of course some of these people will move to semi arid northern Kenya if you build a Dubai there.
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Imagine importing sukuma wiki and potatoes those supporting conversion of agricultural land into real estate can only see the short to medium term and individual benefits for real estate investors!

Are we talking about government land or private property?
If we are talking Gov property, I agree with you. The Gov needs to protect fertile farm lands for nothing else but farming.

Private land? A completely different animal.
If someone owns a 1000 acre farm land and is growing potatoes, then he decides that he wants to stop farming and build a mall, a private hospital and maybe a golf course, who is going to stop him? Don't people have a right to do what they want with their land?
Its obvious that our Gov cannot afford to buy back private land at market value in an effort to preserve farming.
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