Westlands is an affluent, mixed-use commercial and residential neighborhood in Nairobi. It is located approximately 3.2 Kilometers from the central business district of Nairobi and is part of the8 administrative divisions of the Nairobi County.During the late 1990s and early 2000s, land at the CBD was becoming scarce and highly priced.This compelled businesses to relocate to Westlands and UpperHill due to the availability of relatively cheaper land.Presently, Westlands is known as an affluent neighborhood housing expatriates, high net worth individuals, renowned business persons, politicians and foreigners alike.The area of focus is well endowed with both infrastructure and amenities such as:Roads – The Nairobi Expressway that connects Westlands to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Uhuru Highway, Ring Road that passes through Westlands all the way to Kilimani, and Waiyaki Way.Hospitals – Medanta Africare, Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital, AAR and the Mater Hospital.Education Institutions – Consolata School, The Nairobi international School, Nairobi Secondary School, Music-Inn International School of Music,White Cottage Primary School.
Hospitals – Medanta Africare, Dr Agarwals Eye
Hospital, AAR and the Mater Hospital.
Education Institutions – Consolata School, The
Nairobi international School, Nairobi Secondary
School, Music-Inn International School of Music,
White Cottage Primary School.
Shopping Malls – Sarit Center, Westgate Mall
and The Mall. They are high end malls, hosting
international brands like Nike, Sketchers, Swarovski,
Mac, Carrefour Supermarket, Miniso, Springfield,
Hugo Boss and Little Red Africa to mention some.
5 Star Hotels – Kempinski Hotel, The Sankara Hotel,
Prideinn Azure and Movenpick Hotel.
The key drivers of the real estate sector that have
seen Westlands grow and develop tremendously
compared to the other upscale market areas are:
Growth of global corporates seeking to establish
regional hubs in Nairobi – International companies
such as Google, Price Water Wouse Coopers,
Microsoft, KPMG, Cisco Systems, UN Habitat among
others have established their offices in Westlands.
Developers have noticed a gap for the demand for
housing created by employees in this multinational
companies, UN employees, expatriates, and also
other foreigners due to the status quo the area
Positioning as a key commercial area – Over time,
there has been tremendous growth of Westlands
area transforming it to a major commercial node
in Nairobi. According to the 2020 Kenya Market
Update report by Knight Frank, Westlands supplies
17% of the total office market share in Nairobi.
Urban living – Nicknamed as the hub of
entertainment in Nairobi, a large number of
Kenyans and foreigners prefer living in the location
due to its vibrant social lifestyle.
High returns – Westlands real estate has gone
through tremendous positive change in the last
6 years which have resulted to more profit yields
compared to the other locations.
Proximity to the CBD and other upscale market