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Untapped Potential: Investing in Low-Income Housing Developers in Africa and Asia
Hannah Salmon, Reall
The demand for affordable and decent housing in Africa and Asia is virtually inexhaustible, and yet to date there have been very few developers or investors recognising the opportunity that exists at the bottom of the income pyramid. This interactive session, through a diverse panel of entrepreneurs, leaders and investors, aims to challenge the perception that affordable housing is too complex and risky, and will explore how investment in local low-income housing developers is the most effective route to tackling the global housing deficit. Affordable housing represents an impact investment opportunity that not only has the potential to generate economic returns, it is also a crucial catalyst for advancing development in emerging markets.
Africa, Asia, economic development, emerging markets, Equity, impact investing, innovation, social impact, Sustainable Livelihoods
Larry English (CEO, Reall, UK) Jawad Aslam (CEO, Ansaar Management Company, Pakistan) Kecia Rust (Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa, South Africa) Fred Cooper (Senior VP – Finance, International Development and Investor Relations, Toll Brothers Inc., USA) – Moderator
Representative from a US-based impact investor with experience in affordable housing
http://www.developingsmartcities.org/2016/11/16/reall-deal-housing-the-urban-poor-investable/ http://www.mckinsey.com/global-themes/urbanization/the-opportunity-in-tackling-the-affordable-housing-challenge http://housingfinanceafrica.org/story-housing-economy-decoding-housing-construction-housing-rental-value-chains/ https://www.gov.uk/international-development-funding/community-led-infrastructure-finance-facility
- June 14, 2017
Final day to submit an idea.
- June 15 - 29, 2017
Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
- June 30 - July 13, 2017
Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP17 Content Team.
- July 14, 2017
Winning sessions announced to session organizers.
A lucky person will receive 2 free tickets to SOCAP17 and other impact-themed prizes!ENTER TO WIN