The annual Africa Property Investment (API) Summit took place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 2nd & 3rd of October 2019. This is Africa’s largest and most premier real estate investment and development event. Mon Trésor Business Gateway-Office Park won the API Awards for the Best Green Building in Africa and was also one of the finalists under the Best Architectural Design category, making Mon Trésor Smart City very proud.

Among the representatives of Omnicane who attended the API SUMMIT 2019 were Joel Bruneau, Jean Paul Tostee, Kevin Gnany and Sharon Le Merle. Joël Bruneau, Head of Property Development at Omnicane Ltd, gave a presentation on "Co-investing and co-developing in large scale mixed-use and Smart City developments: An Omnicane Case Study".

Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), a globally leading real estate company in the world, showcased Mon Trésor Smart City during its presentation. Simon Ardonceau, Head of Strategic Consulting at JLL, stated: "Mon Trésor is a residential led mix-use Smart City being developed in conjunction with a Special Economic Zone in Mauritius. Mon Trésor Masterplan is the first BREEAM Communities Interim Certificate to be awarded in the Southern hemisphere for a Smart City development site, demonstrating strong sustainability leadership credentials. The development employs a holistic planning approach offering work, live and service assets within close proximity. Mon Trésor will offer world-class offices, retail facilities, logistics and residential properties coupled with state of art infrastructure."

About the Africa Property Investment (API) Summit

The API Summit is not only a forum enabling international investors to meet, establish and enhance their relationships with African developers, but also acts as a platform where best practices are shared.

2019 marked a new cycle of development, prompting a conference theme was ‘Africa RE-Inspired’, discussions on how Africa’s real estate markets have formalized over the last decade, how the African real estate investment case compares to other emerging markets and the impacts of global real estate trends on the future.