Preparing for the Coming Property Boom

On 14th November, the League of Young Professionals will host Dr. Laila Macharia, the chairperson of Kenya Private Developer’s Association. She will talk on “Preparing for the Coming Property Boom“.

Dr. Laila Macharia 39, is principal of Scion Real, a Nairobi-based advisory and investment firm focused on real estate and infrastructure. In addition to her rich background in investment services, Dr. Macharia has wide experience managing international projects and transactions including at the New York office of Clifford Chance, a leading global law firm, and at Kaplan & Stratton in Nairobi.

She also has a strong track record leading constructive change in the private and public sectors. At USAID’s regional mission in East Africa, for instance, she led an effort to restructure, regionalize and regulate the freight industry along the Northern Corridor.

She is currently the Chairman of the Kenya Private Developers Association, a Trustee and Former Chairman of the Lollipop Project, the Vice Chairman of the Republican Club of Kenya and a director of several private companies.

Laila Macharia is a corporate finance lawyer admitted to practice in Kenya as well as in New York and Maryland. She holds a BA in Planning from the University of Oregon and several law degrees, including a doctorate in law from Stanford University. Dr. Macharia teaches executive education at Strathmore Business School and contributes regularly to the Business Daily newspaper as a columnist.

She is also among the six Kenyans who have been named Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) Fellows class 2010.

The talk will be at the Marble Arch Hotel in Nairobi on 14 November 2010 starting at 6 p.m. Entry is free but please carry Kshs 250/- to cater for ‘refreshments’.

Kindly plan to attend. It’s a talk you can’t afford to miss. The Like Chapaa team will be there, we hope to see you!

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  1. like chapaa team will be there. I’d really love to meet these people. Am marking this date on my calender

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