No one, at any given time, wants to leave out real estate in Kenya, while discussing the lucrative sectors for investment. In fact, most civil servants and business people alike, have turned their attention to property building at some point.
Apparently, everyone would advise you to buy land and build rental houses in case you’ve got a few coins to do something. Perhaps this explains why while most sectors of the economy slowed down growth in 2017, the real estate continued growing steady and strong – actually growing by 12.3 percent.
For that reason, the emergence of real estate companies is on the rise. We are talking of thousands here. Investors are placing their resources in these companies with high hopes of making great profit margins.
While real estate companies are found across the country, the most reputable ones are concentrated in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu and perhaps all major towns.
In this article, I am going to discuss a list of 20 companies that may give exactly the kind of services you need just in case your time to buy land, property, etc., comes.
Here are the Top 20 Real Estate Companies in Kenya.
1. Knight Frank Kenya
Very few people who are in the real estate thing do not know Knight Frank Kenya. The company is known for its plethora of property development opportunities.
It’s a leading real estate agent not only in Kenya, but it has also established serious roots in countries such as Uganda and Tanzania. So, this is a regional real estate player.
Knight Frank trading grounds both in residential and commercial properties. Which means that it’s got access to both types and has helped thousands of people to locate their best properties, land or houses.
Since its inception, Knight Frank which is now 21 years in the scene, has exemplified unrivaled levels of integrity. Explaining the reason why it’s the choice for most people.
It does the following jobs: feasibility and research consultancy, project management, property management, valuation, and agency.
Knight Frank’s Website: www.knightfrank.co.ke
Contacts: Westlands, Lion Place, Ground Floor (Waiyaki way)
P.O Box 39773, Nairobi
Telephone: +254 20 4239000
Fax: +254 20 4440040
2. Villa Care Limited
Next is this Villa Care Kenya Limited that comes to the real estate scene to provide real estate and property management services to individuals, government agencies, as well as private sector clients.
Villa Care Kenya has made itself a proper name among the renown real estate companies in Kenya. With its wide array of services, it doesn’t go unnoticed.
The realtor prides in the exceptional services it provides as far as both commercial and residential property management is concerned. Offering first-notch accountancy services for landlords related to rent collection and management.
It also manages real estate, land, and construction projects from start to completion giving peace to the project owners. Things like joint ventures and property marketing have become a key strategy Villa Care Kenya are now recommending its customers to embrace.
This actually means that this real estate agent is doing much more than the traditional purpose we have come to know these companies for.
P.O Box 66331 -00800 Nairobi,
New Rehema House, Rhapta road. Westlands
Mobile: +254 722 512 803
3. Hass Consultants
The HassConsult Real Estate has laid its foundation across the Nairobi City. It offers high-quality investment developments which attract high rental returns and capital growth for the investors.
The company was established in 1922. And it offers services such as new property development and consultancy to letting, selling and managing of both residential and commercial properties and joint venture financing and marketing.
More recently, the Hass Consultants also began doing evaluations of properties like hotels and businesses.
Physical Address: 4th Floor
ABC Place, Waiyaki Way
Phone Number: +254 709 479 000
4. Homes Universal
The Homes Universal property developers in Kenya pools together over 10 subsidiaries that provide services ranging from property development and management, sales and lettings, valuations of properties, and even interior design.
Homes Universal has been on the go when it comes to anticipating the needs of the market. By reading the market dynamics, the realtor adapts quickly to provide exactly the kind of services convenient to the client’s thanks to its many subsidiaries.
6th Floor, Rehema House, Westlands, Nairobi
Phone: +254 20 444 7444 or +254 20 230 9074
5. Diamond Properties
Diamond Properties claim to be the award-winning leaders of property investment in the country. According to Diamond properties, very many people and businesses have gained a lot of wealth as a result of its input.
This property developer has won the Top 100 Mid-sized Companies in Kenya, Overall Winner 2016-2017 and the Second Runners Up 2018-2019. Meaning that this is a top real estate company.
With 3770 titles issued and 50 phases completed in just 19 years, Diamond Properties boasts of 4 things: best offers, the best value, experienced experts, and a 24/7 work-around.
Phone: +254 724330000, +254 724444400, + 254 721 441111
6. Optiven Enterprise
Optiven Enterprise does things a little bit different: buys land from the middle and low-income earners and then provides them for sale.
Coming with its subsidiaries Optiven Construction and Optiven Water, the company is on course to live to its mission of creating a great transformative environment for its staff, customers and other stakeholders.
Optiven has become a household brand having been ranked number 68 best brand out of 1000 shortlisted leading super brands in East Africa.
Phone: 0790 300300, 0723 400500, 0790 667799
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7. Lloyd Masika
Another honorable mention enlists the Lloyd Masika Ltd which has come to be known as one of the most trusted real estate brands in Kenya. Its main activities include providing professional valuation and estate agent services in Kenya.
Actually, since its establishment in 1979, Lloyd Masika has laid three key departments for its operations: the valuation/consultancy department, the management department, and the Agency or Letting and sales department.
The company comes with a huge commercial and residential clientele base. This includes individual property owners, government agencies, banks, insurance companies, agro-based companies, hotels, etc.
Physical Address: Norfolk Towers, No. 68Kijabe Street
P.O Box 45733, 00100 GPO Nairobi
Tel: +254 20 221 5900, 227 9000, 221 8112/3
Mobile: +254 722 481 504, 733 597 050
8. Ryden International Limited
Another one of the real estate companies in Kenya Ryden International Limited has properties up for sale in different cities of the country, including the upcountry. Like its peers in the industry, this agent is located in Nairobi.
Whether you are looking for houses, apartments, residential plots, farms, ranches, beach plots, commercial, name them; Ryden International is equipped to the full.
It specializes in estate agency, property valuation, consultancy and provision of site acquisition services.
The Green House (4th Floor, suite 14) Ngong’ Road, P.O Box 40827 – 00100, Nairobi Kenya
Tel: +254 20 3875121/2, +254 20 3874085, +254 203866746
Cell: 0724 257 029, 0734 832 461
9. Suraya Property Group Limited
Suraya Properties is getting endeared among the investors as it continues to gain a foothold in the industry. Today, the group is undertaking a number of major projects across Nairobi City.
This includes projects like the Spring Valley Mall, the Falls at Riverside, Terrace at Lavington, the Lynx at Ngong’ and many more. The company takes pride in quality, affordability, innovation, and lifestyle.
P.O Box 76069-00508, Nairobi, Kenya
Spring Valley Business Park Block E Ground Floor, Off Lower Kabete Road Opp. Spring
Valley Police Station
Tel: +254 020 2664511/2
Mobile: +254 712 219106, +254 716 852554, +254 708 406637/8, +254 786 575947/8
10. Dinara Developers
While the list of real estate companies in Kenya can be huge, cutting into top 20 is not an easy feat. It means that Dinara Developers has been keen on the consistency of the services it offers.
Dinara offers a variety of excellent services for both sellers, buyers, and renters. So it doesn’t matter which category fall in at the moment, this realtor will provide its clientele with the timely solution to their need.
3rd Floor, 10 Woodvale Groove, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
Email: +254 20 232 5241
11. Dunhill Consulting Limited
Having been found in 2003, Dunhill Consulting Limited has developed into a real titan of the real estate industry. The company is selling both residential and commercial properties across the country.
This agency is driven by the aspects of simplicity, cost-effectiveness and hassle-free. Services provided include valuations, developing and managing real estates and properties, etc.
Hevea Court, Block A3, No.15 Eldama Ravine Road, Westlands
Phone: +254 786 386445, +254 789 386445, +254 720 911136, +254 735 267825
12. Azizi Realtors
Azizi Realtors have specialized in offering prime properties in Nairobi and other parts of the country. Azizi realtors are comprised of expert property advisors that can deliver quick sales of properties for projects.
They also claim to take less time to source tenants for renting apartments and houses. And ensuring that there is no hassle in property management for owners.
Lavington Green Shopping Center James Gichuru Road next to Chandarana Supermarket
Phone: 020 263 0000
Mobile: +254 710 818402, +254 734 456381
13. Pam Golding Properties Kenya
Pam Golding Properties Kenya comes as one of the best registered real estate companies in Kenya having its roots in South Africa. The group believes in high levels of professional service, integrity, and reliability.
It is one of the companies that keep observing, assessing and analyzing the market to respond to the specific needs of the clients. Handles services such as residential and commercial sales, lettings, new development sales, property management, etc.
The Karen Hub, Dagoretti Road, Nairobi
Telephone: +254 792 926039
14. Crystal Valuers Limited
Crystal Valuers Limited is a firm that specializes in professional real estate services such as valuations of properties, management, selling and lettings, a property consultancy.
The realtor is located in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, and Thika but reaches its services across the whole country.
P.O Box 10205-00100, Nairobi
Tel: 020-3312023/4, 020-3312308
Cell: 0721 297100, 0733 714297
15. Ark Consultancy Limited
The real estate industry has received many players in the sense of sellers and buyers. Ark Consultancy Limited is one of the key companies having a honeymoon time as it excites its customers with great professional property advisory services.
Whether the individual, corporate, public agencies are looking to make a sale or let, Ark Consultancy has been on the radar to meet their needs.
No. 16 Nas Apartments, Jakaya Kikwete Road, Behind Middle East Bank
+254 20 272870/1, 0720 510000, 0735 510000, 0729 665544
16. Hayer One
There is no doubt that Hayer One Limited mean something by their simple philosophy: the quickest way to succeed is to help others succeed.
Apparently, this philosophy is wrapped inside the scope of their work – developing, building and insuring properties for clients. The Hayer One founders are thought to have expansive experience in matters multi-national real estate development.
Phone: +254 721 399399, +254 786 399 399
17. Gimco Limited
Gimco has 38 years of experience in the real estate, including well-trained and professional staff to give you the exact true services you may be looking for.
Gimco not only operates in Kenya but also in the entire East and Central Africa region. So whether it’s project development, management or valuations, the company will meet your needs right on time.
Gimco Center, 07 Kiambere Rd, Upperhill, Nairobi, Kenya
18. Royani Properties Limited
Royani Properties Limited is not the veteran in the industry. But it’s crunching up numbers to the growing customer base.
With Royani, you are going to get prime property in the Capital (and surroundings) or sell it off with ease. The realtor has put in place good systems to ensure high efficiency in the ways processes are carried out.
Other land selling companies in Kenya include:
19. Vaal Property
The Vaal Property company offers elite residences found in very prime areas of Nairobi and its environs. You can even get properties along the exclusive Riverside Drive.
Besides, you could also get contemporary villas and properties with this company.
Mobile: 0790 554433, 0725111444
Keystone Park, Riverside Drive Nairobi Kenya
20. Axis Real Estate Ltd
Last and not least, of course, the Axis Real Estate Ltd. Coming with over 20 years of experience, it’s a good company to trust and walk with during your search for a property to buy or sale of the property.
It will help you acquire or sell land, condos, houses, etc. while offering some comprehensive evaluation services.
The number of real estate companies in Kenya is obviously way far beyond what has been reflected in this article. However, to give you a head-start, the 20 companies mentioned are going to be something you want to try.
Actually, I have highlighted all top real estate agents. Don’t hassle too much; whether you are an investor looking to splash some cash on a project or a seller looking to sell off property, these will be the ultimate solution.