Garden City, Kenya’s first mixed-use real estate project offering shops, residences and offices within one development, today announces the appointment of Ms Ciru Okobi as Commercial Director to the Garden City Development Team.
As part of the new role, Ms Okobi will focus on commercialization and leasing across GC Business Park, as well as sales and leasing on GC Residences for the GC real estate investment and delivery platform, which manages the 47-acre, multi-phased development on Thika Highway.
Ciru brings over 14 years of real estate experience across a range of market sectors. Prior to joining Garden City, Ciru worked at RE/MAX in the USA on both commercial and residential real estate. She started her professional experience in healthcare at Partners Healthcare (Boston, USA). Ciru holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from Boston University (Boston, USA). She also holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and a Masters in Finance, both from Bentley University (Boston, USA).
Commenting on her appointment, Ms Okobi said, “I’m delighted to be working on such a prestigious project, which has been market-leading both in terms of concept and quality of delivery. At Garden City Business Park, we’re about to complete the first of four new Grade A office buildings. The first block is already 60% leased to EABL for their new corporate headquarters and they start their fit out in March.”
“And because we’re introducing new international Grade A offices on Thika Highway, an area previously very underserved for premium offices, we’re offering very competitive rates of $1.1 per square foot to match rentals in Westlands and Upper Hill, which are in fact only prime Grade B quality spaces. And we’re offering some of the best parking ratios in town as well!”
Speaking about Garden City Residences, Ms Okobi said, “Our modern townhouses and apartments are considered best in class, and with all Garden City’s amenities on your doorstep, our residences provide a very compelling investment or place to live. To appeal to investor buyers, we’re now focusing on renting out our few remaining units and are currently leasing two units per week.”