Emerge Developments

First-choice provider of end-to-end property development and advisory services in East Africa for both international and private investors.

About Us

Emerge is a new specialist development management business, focused solely on maximising value or yield and on providing the highest quality services to its clients. Its founders have a vast depth of experience both globally and in the Kenyan market, where they have been responsible, among other things, for planning and initiating Nairobi’s premier mixed-use destinations: Two Rivers and Garden City.

What We Do

Feasibility Planning

Highest & best use analysis, Market & feasibility studies, Financing & return assessment, Development brief, Appraisal & business plan.

Concept & Planning

Selection & appointment of architect & design team, Pre-leasing & marketing, Planning permissions, Establish financial control regime, Managing & updating the business plan.

Design Development

Management of the design team, Selection & appointment of project manager, Pre-leasing and pre-sales to achieve funding hurdles, Management of development programme, On-going research & value forecasts on income/sales, Sourcingdebt, Funding agreements executed.

Construtction & Delivery

Continual risk & opportunity review and management, Completion of leasing and sales activities, Establishing management structure, Implement marketing and launch strategies, Manage finance draw down and payments, Ensure all bank & planning conditions are met, Continual reporting & management of commercial appraisal.

Asset Management

Appointment of oversight of property management team, Revenue collection, Facilities & building maintenance, Lease management, Constant monitoring of asset performance & market conditions, Constant consideration of exit strategy.

Meet Our Team

We have a diverse, highly skilled and experienced workforce.

James Hodell

Has over 25 years experience, financing and developing major retail, office and industrial projects in Western Europe and emerging markets

James Hodell

Graeme Reid

Has worked in development in the not-for profit, public and private sectors for most of his career.  He is a Director of Carlisle Property Holdings, a real estate developer focusing on retail, logistics and office development in East Africa. 

Graeme Reid
Development Director

Freda Rutere

With Over 10 +years of Construction Industry Experience; she has a wealth of Structural Engineering, Project Management and Development Management experience garnered from delivering Civil Infrastructure Projects across the United Kingdom public sector and in East Africa.

Freda Rutere
Development Manager

Kelvin Muoria

Has 5 years experience in real estate research and preparation of feasibility study reports. Holds a Bachelors in Construction Management from the University of Nairobi, is a Certified Public Accountant

Kelvin Muoria
Development Manager

Ivy Kimotho

Has over 3 years’ experience in real estate research and analysis. Ivy holds a Bachelors in Financial Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University and is currently pursuing the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst qualification.

Ivy Kimotho
Development Analyst


Contact Us

Call Us
+254 710 307 439
The Pavillion 4th Floor, Mwanzi Rd. Westlands
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