The real estate business in Kenya has been growing in leaps and bounds over the last decade. That growth has seen the making of real estate giants in the industry.
Whereas most of them deal in land for sale in Kenya, some of them have branched into housing, another lucrative area. Below are the top 15 real estate companies in Kenya and the option each company deals in.
1. Hass Consult Real Estate
Started in 1992, Hass Consult is located at ABC Place along Waiyaki way. It mostly deals in selling and letting property and has a large land portfolio.
Apart from that, Hass Consult provides land valuation services to its clients and manages customers’ facilities and properties.
Every three months, this real estate company publishes a comprehensive report which provides customers with information on property inflation. The report can be found on their website.
2. Lloyd Masika Limited
Lloyd Masika is arguably among Kenya’s oldest registered valuer and real estate agent. The company began its operations in 1979 and it’s currently based at The Arch Place off Nyangumi Road.
It mostly deals in letting properties on behalf of its large clientele. Additionally, it does the professional valuation of property.
Lloyd Masika also manages property both for government agencies and the private sector, large firms, and even banks. It regularly advertises property to let on its website.
3. Cytonn Real Estate
This real estate company appears to be a new entrant to the market but has nevertheless succeeded in being at the top. Started in 2014, the company buys land and sets up gated communities which it sells to interested clients.
It is based at Chancery Build Valley Road DC Metro in the U.S. Apart from real estate, the company has branched into financial services through its famous Cytonn Money Market Fund.
Check out their website for projects that are being sold from different parts of Nairobi and the larger Kiambu region.
4. Knight Frank Kenya
Started in 1998, this real estate company is another old-timer in the industry. Its offices are in Karen, Mombasa, Nairobi, and Westlands.
It builds and lets both commercial and residential houses in different parts of the country. The company also sells residential properties which are mostly villas and townhouses.
According to their website, they are the largest private real estate company and have branches in Uganda, Tanzania, and other countries outside Africa.
5. Optiven Limited
Optiven is a household name in the industry because of its aggressive marketing campaigns. Headquartered at Absa Towers, Market Rd Nairobi, the company has a large clientele both locally and from the diaspora.
It actually deals in selling plots and in gated community projects in different parts of the country. The company began in 2008 and is among the most popular in the country. They list ongoing projects on their website to interested clients.
6. Username Investment Limited
This real estate company was formed in 2013 to provide affordable homes, land, and plots to clients both in Kenya and the diaspora. Username’s offices are located at Le’Mac, Church Road in Nairobi.
The company’s gated community projects have all amenities including fences and boreholes. These make the plots ready for development by buyers. Its website lists different projects that are currently ongoing in different parts of the country.
7. Tysons Limited
Tysons Limited is the oldest real estate company in Kenya as it was founded in 1923. Its current headquarters is at Wabera Street, Jubilee Insurance Center, Nairobi.
Apart from offering valuation services, it sells land and plots, flats, and also apartments. In addition, it manages property on behalf of both individual and corporate clients.
Tysons lists most of its services on its website for interested clients.
8. Azizi Realtors Management Services
Based at Lavington Green Shopping Center along James Gichuru Road, Azizi lists properties both for letting and selling.
The company also sells land and plots in different parts of the country. It rents out and sells apartments, maisonettes, apartments, and townhouses.
It has listed hundreds of properties for sale and letting on its website.
9. Safaricom Investment Cooperative
The cooperative, located at West Point, Mahiga Mairu Avenue, helps investors acquire affordable plots from different parts of the country.
It also helps investors own apartments and is currently advertising different projects on its website.
10. Diamond Properties
This company began in 2005 with the aim of helping low-income clients own land. It does this through property financing.
The company’s headquarters is at St Michael’s Road Parklands. Diamond properties also invests in strategically located land and manages property on behalf of clients.
11. Centum Real Estate
Centum has over thirty years of experience in the real estate field. It’s located off Mama Ngina Street in Nairobi’s CBD.
The company mostly constructs affordable residential houses and sells them to customers. Moreover, it organizes project financing for clients. It has listed most of its portfolio on its website.
12. Dunhill Consulting Limited
Dunhill was started in 2003 and is located at 15 Hevea Court along Eldama Ravine Road. It mostly sells plots, land, and completed houses. Additionally, it lets out serviced apartments, villas, and even penthouses.
Its properties from different parts of the country are listed on its website.
13. AMG Realtors
AMG is located along the Thika Superhighway opposite Garden City. It sells parcels of plots in different parts of the country.
The company has built a reputation for being transparent in land issues, especially among the diaspora community.
14. Fanaka Real Estate
Fanaka has won several awards in the industry since 2018. It majorly sells plots from different parts of the country.
The company’s offices are at Dune Plaza, Ruai town. It has listed most of its projects on its website.
15. Pam Goldings Property Limited
Last but not least is Pam Goldings. This international company has its offices at Fortis Tower, Woodvale Grove Nairobi.
The company opened its Kenyan branch in 2012 and mainly deals with buying and selling of property, renting out property, and property management for its clients. Its website lists different properties either for sale or renting in Nairobi.
It is clear why the above companies deserve to be on the top 15 list. They have been in the industry for long and have amassed a reputation for providing pure gold when dealing with their clients. Whenever you are thinking of investing in real estate, you have a list of real estate management companies in Kenya to start from.