Vision: SLE Global aspires to be the most renowned and premier residential community brand in Sub Saharan Africa. As real estate investors, we create value by actively developing, financing and managing, prime residential property to provide the environment in which modern communities can thrive. These communities should be safe, secure, affordable, sustainable residential and working spaces supporting all residents and other stakeholder’s well-being.
Market: The enormous Housing deficit in Sub Sahara Africa will not be solved by the preferred business model of developing and selling in the current economic surroundings. To solve the large housing deficit, the investment community has to support the housing market by investing in a rental portfolio.
Approach: By optimizing the building and its facilities, creating economies of scale and minimizing the non-necessary non-revenue-generating area one can offer competitive rental prices while offering a superior product.
Our two target markets are:
Purpose-Built Student Accommodations: We want to develop high-quality student accommodation portfolio on campus of the foremost universities of Sub Sahara Africa.
Middle-Class Residential Rental Projects: We want to develop an institutional class rental portfolio. By doing it large scale it can raise interest from institutional investors and get the economies of scale that will allow the affordability of the portfolio.
Crucial for our income model is:
The development and financing model: This model optimizes project size, construction technologies, construction costs and asset management benefits. It allows us to build up a portfolio and leverage it to develop a pipeline of projects and diversify the risks by spreading the risks and revenues over various projects.
The operating model: This model allows us to maximize the occupancy of the projects and generate a steady stream of cashflows. The model will also allow us to generate additional income cash streams for auxiliary services.
The housing deficit will allow anybody who invests in housing to make money. Yet our unique selling point is that we want our projects to be of a very high standard in comparison to our competition. This will give us a loyal tenant base that will want to stay with us continuously in all phases of their lives. Student -> Young Professional -> Family Stage and finally Retirement Stage.
Exit: By setting up a development company, an asset company and an operational company we prepare for an efficient exit strategy for each activity from the very first day. This will align SLE Global with the investors.
Mission: SLE Global wants to create communities where residents, students, young professionals, travellers and visitors can reside, work, mingle, network, cooperate and thrive in. These communities should be safe, secure, affordable, holistically sustainable residential and working spaces supporting all residents and other stakeholder’s well-being.
Community: We aim for a safe and secure community for all stakeholders. Our residents, visitors and employees must feel at home in their own local community.
Wellbeing: We strive for a healthy environment and positive atmosphere at our residential and working communities.
Sustainability: We are committed to instilling sustainable living practices into our communities and at our suppliers that will benefit the immediate and future environment.
Design & Technology: We strive to provide our stakeholders with appropriate designs and robust technologies that will allow them to improve their residential and working spaces and share these experiences with all.
With local partnerships, SLE Global strives to develop affordable accommodation and create safe, secure and sustainable student livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our actions, projects and businesses are aimed to (in)directly support the following United Nations Sustainable Development goals:
Goal 1: No Poverty
Our objection is to offer all its employees fair wages, long term commitments and private retirement plans. Local farmers and other small business suppliers are offered long term contracts to ensure their financial resilience.
Goal 2: Zero Hunger
We strive to offer healthy, nutritious and affordable meal-plans to all its students and employees. Our farm-to-fork approach ensures close cooperation with local rural communities to improve their food-production.
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Our objection is to grant access to basic health-care services, medicines and vaccines to all its participating students and employees via affordable collective insurances offered by allying local health-care and insurance organisations.
Goal 4: Quality Education
Our campuses are designed, developed and operated to enable students to thrive in a self-sustainable live-work-learn environment; allowing for cultural and international diversity, gender and disability safe accessible environment.
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Our campuses allow for both genders to thrive in a safe and secure environment. Student accommodations and sanitation are gender-specific while communal areas, sporting, study facilities etc. are for all equally accessible.
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Our campuses use purified local water resources to offer each student daily a min. of 4-litre highest quality potable water and to ensure 24/7 the use of the kitchen and sanitation facilities. Wastewater will be treated and reused for irrigation.
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Our objective is to provide 24/7 affordable electricity and warm water by using a mix of renewable energy supplied by solar collectors and biomass gasifiers.
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
We strive to create local sustainable communities and deploys locals for day-to-day operations; students are encouraged to socially support and gain paid work experience. Our farm-to-fork approach supports local sustainable production.
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Our focus is to retrofit the hospitality industry by deploying innovative, sustainable resource-efficient building, water and energy technologies. Exposure to these technologies will encourage greater adoption by local industries.
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
Our policy promotes no discriminatory actions and ensures their students, employees and suppliers equal opportunities and fair wages which are independent of age, gender, disability, origin, religion or economic or other status.
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Our objection is to supply safe and affordable accommodation with basic services, communal and publicly accessible facilities. Local and rural communities are an integral part of the supplied value chain to create sustainable student livelihoods.
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Our campuses supply affordable accommodation with a minimal environmental footprint for energy and water. Waste is separately collected, recycled or used for energy and irrigation. Students are fully involved in this holistic approach.
Goal 13: Climate Action
We recognise that daily life at campuses is a great opportunity to shape sustainability awareness with the students. Campuses are designed, developed and operated to demonstrate students the impact of daily life on climate.
Goal 17: Partnership for the Goals
We work actively with international and local partners to introduce and finance sustainable technologies and methods at their campuses and beyond in order to support the share of knowledge and to achieve the necessary sustainable impact.