Tilisi Developments is a consortium of developers who came together in 2013, when they saw a pocket of land outside of Nairobi’s central business district. When finished, the project will serve as a major business and logistics hub Tilisi’s unique busine
The green city in the sun; the safari capital of the world; Nai (for short). Nairobi has garnered numerous nicknames over the years, but arguably none is more telling of its current reputation than its newest alias – the Silicon Savannah.
A monumental metropolis, the number of residents in the Kenyan capital has grown 40 percent in the past decade from 3.1 million to 4.4 million. And with that has come the city’s consolidated status as a crucial backbone of African business.
Take the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD), for example. Its skyline is comparable with those of many major European, American and Asian cities, and it has become the regional hub of hundreds of multinationals including Coca-Cola, General Electric, IBM, Toyota, Nestlé, Standard Chartered Bank, Heineken, Blackberry and Cisco.
Today, the capital accounts for 70 percent of Kenya’s wealth, and with an exponential growth trajectory that is continually accelerating, it has created a buzz that has extended into the surrounding suburban areas, evidenced by some particularly exciting real estate projects.
Enter Tilisi Developments – an organisation heading up the multi-year development of a 400-acre site, named Tilisi, that can be found in a prime location against the backdrop of Limuru’s sprawling greenery, just 30 kilometres north of Nairobi’s CBD.
“Tilisi is a project that immediately caught our eye,” states Kavit Shah, Tilisi Developments’ Co-CEO.
“It’s within close proximity to local highways that provide access to both Nairobi and Westlands – two regional business hubs – and their associated facilities, such as schools, medical care centres, shopping malls and commercial offices.
“When our consortium of developers came across it in 2013, we immediately saw the project’s potential, and quickly set about purchasing the plot and gaining an understanding of how it could best be put to use.”