Real Estate & Construction Practice

We provide advice on all aspects of real estate transactions – from acquisition, development, structuring, transfers, joint ventures, leases, trusts, debt finance and project finance.
We also have experience helping large, commercial & residential developers with land development (planning & use) and environmental matters.Our team has a combined experience of over 30 years. During that time, we have built strong relationships with industry players within the construction and real estate sectors.
We also work with some of Kenya’s leading banks to perfect securities on their behalf, as well as private clients seeking to obtain financing for their transactions.

We handle matters involving:

Acquisition and disposal of property

We support buy-side and sell-side clients through offering various services including due diligence, contract support and ensuring that the clients have met all compliance requirements with the various regulatory bodies.

Property development

We have experience working with large property developers and assist them in getting all licences to ensure that their projects run smoothly. We also work with the developers when they seek to sell or lease out the properties by conducting due diligence on the property buyers/tenants as well as ensuring that the transactions are registered with the relevant registries.

Financing and securitization

Our capability includes undertaking due diligence on borrowers for various banks; drafting charges and guarantee documents; following up with the land registries to ensure that the charge/discharge documents are registered in order to properly secure the interests of the bank.

Advisory services

We are retained by clients to offer advisory opinions on real estate and construction matters ranging from due diligence on property documents, advising developers on legal compliance on their developments among others.

Some of the Real Estate and Construction matters that we have handled
  • AMS Properties Limited

We have acted for AMS Properties Limited in numerous developing, building and construction projects where we have negotiated terms and drawn Joint Venture Agreements for the client, advised on the relevant and necessary approvals and permits required for projects, negotiated terms and drawn agreements with various project consultants as well as issuing Leases, drawing property transfer documents and registering the same at the respective Lands registry.

  • BIHI Towers & Lenana Towers:

We advised the above two clients on the various transactional documents with consultants, legal documentations relating to the project land and approval, licences required for the project.

We are currently representing the clients in letting through commercial leases, issuing tenancy agreements to tenants, keeping records of all the tenants and advise the clients on renewal or termination of the Tenancy agreements.

  • Adizone Limited:

We are advising the client on several commercial and residential projects including construction of a ten storey residential project in Makuyu Lane, Kilimani and a ten storey mix-user project in South C. We also assisted the client in obtaining the relevant approvals and licences, negotiating investment and Joint Venture Agreement. We also work to ensure the project documentations comply with the relevant laws.

  • Acting for Safaricom Limited in negotiating contracts and lease agreements with landlords who host the company’s telecom masts.
  • Acting for Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) in settling project affected persons along the Kindaruma-Mwingi Transmission line. We are also responsible for drafting and registering 400 easements with the land registries.
  • Advised Vaal Real Estate on multiple projects including Elite, Westlands (250 units); Moon Valley, Kileleshwa (200 units); and Wilma Court, Kilimani (200 units).
  • Advised HOMS Group International in a residential property development consisting of 300 units in Lower Kabete.
  • Advised the developers of Hamilo Court, an 80-unit residential development project in Nairobi’s Eastleigh area.
  • Advised Fairfax in a project consisting of 70 villas in Nairobi’s Kilimani area.

Rahma Jillo,