26 Jul 2018 - Bangladesh (Dhaka)
I am in Dhaka in Bangladesh. I have travelled here from Mali and have brought the rain with me. It is monsoon season here and that’s a challenge as this is very much a walk-the-streets project. I am here looking at the office market. I was in Dhaka late last year when I was focussed on the Farmgate/Sonargaon area of the city. I am now a bit further north in the “international corporate” area of Gulshan, Banani, Tejgaon (also an industrial area) and Mohakhali.
18 Jul 2018 - Mali (Bamako)
I am in Bamako in Mali. I am reviewing the residential market, particularly in the areas of ACI 2000, Badalabougou, and Cite du Niger. They are all very good areas, but quite different at the same time.
ACI 2000 is the site of the old airport. When I first started coming here, twelve years ago, it was a relatively new area and the Americans had just moved their embassy there. It is now a major commercial area and along the main boulevards there are some of Bamako’s biggest office buildings. Here is a photo over part of ACI 2000 which I took today.
27 Jun 2018 - Morocco (Marrakech)
I am in Morocco looking at the retail market. Yesterday I was in Casablanca where I visited AnfaPlace, Morocco Mall and Tachfine Center.
I hired a car and last night I drove down to Marrakech. The road is good and it took me about 2.5 hours. Today I have been looking at Menara Mall, Carre Eden and Al Mazar.