The purpose of this company is to provide our customers with full-service communities that are attractive, that provide a high degree of durability and energy efficiency, and that are attainable through the availability of long-term financing. Additionally, through the efforts of Urban Trends, the development of much needed infrastructure can be realized through cooperative agreements with the public sector.
In Africa’s largest cities, there is a critical housing shortage. While the government acknowledges that issue, it has focused on development of higher return investments, such as oil and gas production, leaving housing development largely to private developers. Similarly, the government is looking at privatization of utilities, including electric power. Both concepts have generated considerable interest in the United States’ Trade Development Agency, which is committing funding to support those initiatives.