Africa Hotel Investment Forum

October 2019 – Africa

AHIF

October 2019 – Africa

Speaker Profile

Gikonyo Gitonga

Managing Director and CEO, Axis Real Estate

V. GIKONYO GITONGA is the Managing Director of Axis Real Estate Limited in Nairobi, Kenya.  

Gikonyo has 30 years’ experience as a real estate professional in Kenya. For 16 of these years, Gikonyo has been involved in the senior management of a professional services company. Working closely with various blue chip international and local clients, Gikonyo’s focus is on continually improving the delivery proposition, coverage, capabilities and processes to various clients in Kenya. Mr. Gitonga holds a BA (Land Economics) from the University of Nairobi and an MSc (Economics) in Urban Development Planning from the University of London. Professionally, he is a Mull Member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (Valuation and Estate Management Chapter) and is also a Registered Estate Agent. Mr. Gitonga was one of the founding Shareholders & Directors of the company in 1998, and has been the CEO since 2001 steering the company as CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) which eventually changed its name to Axis Real Estate Limited in July 2013.  Gikonyo is responsible for providing services to the various clients in the field of portfolio management, facilities management, transaction management, commercial and residential agency, tenant representation, lease administration, valuations, site acquisition and negotiations. In addition, he provides real estate market research, advisory services and property development coordination for various clients.