In the last four economic cycles of the real estate market, little change has happened on the list top performing areas in Nairobi or satellite towns in terms of property uptake, both houses and land. This is not expected to change. The best places to invest in apartment units are Kilimani, Westlands, Thindigua, Ruaka, Upper Kabete, South B and South C suburbs.
Most of these areas have featured on top for a while. The uptake of apartments and detached units in these areas has remained impressive all along. In the first half of 2018, the uptake of apartment units in Kilimani, Westlands, Thindigua, Ruaka, Upper Kabete, South B and South C was at 26.6 per cent on average. The returns ranged from 10.1 per cent to 13.9 per, with Karen, Runda, Ruiru, South B and South C, Kitisuru and Ruiru ruling on the detached units front, with an uptake averaging at 23.8 per cent. Satellite towns of Ngong, Ongata Rongai, Thindigua and Juja have remained in the top performers’ list.