Report Series: Landscape of Housing Investment - Guinea

Growing financial sector experience and increasingly sophisticated financial instruments are driving Investor interest in African real estate. This includes new market opportunities related to a rising urban middle class, an increasingly localized construction material industry and innovations in housing finance such as the emergence of Real Estate Investment Trusts and mortgage liquidity facilities across Africa. However, a key barrier to this growth remains the chronic lack of rigorous data on the housing sector financing infrastructure. This is particularly true for the housing sector, as stimulating targeted investments requires highly differentiated data that illustrates market segmentation. In providing market intelligence that makes the case for investment in underserved markets (segmenting and quantifying the demand side; and scoping, understanding, and tracking the supply side), we can support a better policy environment and increased private sector activity in affordable housing markets. In this way, we catalyse scale interventions.

This report includes insights and analysis into the depth and breadth of investment in Guinea’s housing and housing finance sector. The overall goal of this project is to quantify the breadth of investment activity in housing and housing finance across Africa and to establish a mechanism to track this on an ongoing basis. This project has collected data on, and highlights gaps and opportunities in the investment landscape. With the aim of stimulating greater investment in affordable housing and connecting investors with potential investments, the report profiles investors and investment instruments with the greatest impact on the housing finance market in Guinea.

Without this data, targeted interventions become challenging and result in unresponsive housing finance packages, the high occurrence of non-performing loans (NPLs) and poor uptake of new residential developments.

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