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THEME: REVIVING MOZAMBIQUE’S PROPERTY MARKET

The Mozambique Real Estate market provides an attractive investment case for the informed investor. Predicted to enjoy a resurgence after enduring a period of difficult trading conditions, regional market commentators and local experts are optimistic on the fortunes of this growing economic hub. Propelled by strong reforms, a rebounding commodities market and the fruition of the major LNG gas project, Mozambique’s is set be one of Africa’s economic emerging stars. The forum will look at the current market climate with an eye on where new growth opportunities lie within the sector.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Creating an annual unified platform for the advancement and growth of Mozambique’s real estate sector  
  • Identifying the critical factors needed to ensure survival and growth in the current market climate
  • Restoring local and global investor confidence in Mozambique’s real estate sector
  • Demystifying obstacles to Mozambican real estate investment; including local land rights, tax regulations and legal frameworks

MOZAMREAL BY NUMBERS

AGENDA TOPICS:

THE STATE OF THE MARKET

Identifying what prospects lie ahead by analysing historical and current market performance. How can developers navigate this challenging environment?

THE IMPACT OF THE OIL & GAS SECTOR

Covering the specialist needs and demands of these multinationals and what effect will they have on the market, and asking the question are we not too reliant on them?

TAX EFFICIENCIES, RISK MITIGATION & LEGAL FRAMEWORKS

Uncovering the most efficient tax structures for  investment and development, and analysing which offshore structures provide the best local benefits. Updating developers with best practice solutions to navigate  Mozambique’s legal framework and land use regulations.

HOUSING

Understanding market demand, and addressing the disconnect between the price of formal, developer-built housing and what the general population can afford.  Can the market shift its emphasis to meet the needs of the majority?

REAL ESTATE FINANCING

A review of innovative funding products, capital structures and what collaborative efforts need be implemented for local construction and mortgage financing to flourish.

RETAIL

Evaluating current project performance and highlighting the growing investment trend into smaller convenience retail centers in Maputo, Matola, Nampula, Pemba, Beira, Tete, and other fast-growing towns. Does this growth avenue justify the investment?

WAREHOUSING SECTOR

Unpacking the opportunities within the local industrial sector and potential impact of special economic zones (SEZ), and industrial free zones such as Nacala SEZ, Mocuba SEZ, Mungassa SEZ and Beluluane IFZ.

HOSPITALITY MARKET

Reviewing current hotel performance in a sluggish market and identifying what’s coming online in the near future. Is there a demand and supply gap, and what impact has Airbnb and other ‘invisible’ entrants had on the market?

CITY & PROVINCE URBAN DEVELOPMENT PLANS

Revealing city master plans and potential new growth nodes with a special emphasis on Maputo’s new bridge and ring road, what opportunities and benefits will these developments bring to the real estate sector?

OFFICE SECTOR

How do we navigate the current low occupier demand and increased supply climate, who will occupy all the new square meters of space? And how will Maputo’s new downtown evolve in the years to come?

CASE STUDIES

A deep-dive analysis into successful real estate projects in Mozambique with parallels drawn on other emerging markets in Africa.

GREEN DEVELOPMENT

Mozambique’s susceptibility to extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change provides the perfect opportunity for investors and developers to focus on green design and sustainability principles.