Africa Integras is a New York-based firm that invests in making mixed-use education infrastructure projects bankable for international institutional investors. Targeted investments include academic facilities, student hostels, faculty housing, and related commercial and leisure facilities.
Our investment approach employs a “mutual benefits” public-private partnership strategy that enables favorable risk-adjusted returns to investors and helps African governments and universities achieve financial sustainability while addressing their infrastructure expansion needs with innovative design and financing structures.
Managed by The Christie Company, who serves as each project’s developer, Africa Integras brings together best-in-class international and local implementation partners to ensure each project undertaken realizes the optimal social, environmental and economic impact for the student stakeholders.
“Addressing the $48 Billion Funding Gap to Construct Africa’s Higher Education Infrastructure”
Africa Integras invests early-risk capital into the development of mixed-use university communities, using the “INTEGRAS” investment strategy.
- Target commercially attractive returns to ensure economic sustainability and scalability
- Use Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT structure to bring affordable financing to university partners
- Provide additional “value-add” soft services to enhance credit worthiness of each investment
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