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Partnering with you for your real estate financing success

Our Real Estate finance team offers the largest dedicated real estate platform of any financier in sub-Saharan Africa and our expertise extends across the continent. We provide you with access to resources and expertise within Standard Bank and across the globe, positioning you at the forefront of your real estate-related initiatives

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Standard Bank concludes first cross-country real estate financing deal in Africa

Standard Bank has entered into an agreement to provide Mauritius-based Lango Real Estate (Lango), with a portfolio financing structure worth US$300 million. This is the largest debt transaction of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) and is also the first cross-country portfolio real estate financing deal on the continent. This was a complex deal as assets had to be cross-collateralised into one structure spanning five jurisdictions, as well as numerous lenders and teams.

Some of the benefits

Largest real estate platform

Access to the largest dedicated real estate platform of any financier in sub-Saharan Africa

African partner for success

We partner with you across Africa to achieve business growth and ongoing success

Local specialist expertise

We provide specialist, local capabilities and expertise to deliver world-class solutions

Your trusted banking partner

We combine our extensive regional balance sheets with global capital to support your growth
Our Offering

We provide term and development funding in all areas of the real estate sector through a variety of solutions specific to your needs, including:

  • Commercial, industrial and retail developers and investors
  • Single asset transactions and portfolio lends
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) / listed real estate funds
  • Residential development and term funding for rental stock (including affordable housing)
  • Owner-occupied properties and portfolios.
Why talk to us
  • Partnering with you for success: We partner with you across Africa to support your ongoing success.
  • Local expertise: We have deep product expertise and in-depth knowledge of local markets.
  • Largest real estate platform: We operate the largest dedicated real estate platform of any financier in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • In-country specialists: Our real estate specialists support you in selected countries in Africa, including South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, Angola and Namibia.
  • Our Offering
  • Why talk to us

We provide term and development funding in all areas of the real estate sector through a variety of solutions specific to your needs, including:

  • Commercial, industrial and retail developers and investors
  • Single asset transactions and portfolio lends
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) / listed real estate funds
  • Residential development and term funding for rental stock (including affordable housing)
  • Owner-occupied properties and portfolios.
  • Partnering with you for success: We partner with you across Africa to support your ongoing success.
  • Local expertise: We have deep product expertise and in-depth knowledge of local markets.
  • Largest real estate platform: We operate the largest dedicated real estate platform of any financier in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • In-country specialists: Our real estate specialists support you in selected countries in Africa, including South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, Angola and Namibia.
Get in touch
Marlene Pillay
HEAD: REAL ESTATE FINANCE
Mandla Hadebe
Head: Real Estate Finance, Wholesale
Tola Akinhami
Head: Real Estate Finance, West Africa
Niyi Adeleye
Head: Real Estate Finance, Africa Regions
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