iJenga is an integrated real estate investment, development and management company based in Nairobi, Kenya.
We believe successful real estate balances revolutionary design, new urban principles, sustainable practices and economic viability.
We use innovative technologies and streamlined management practices, combined with local market knowledge, to develop unprecedented real estate.
iJenga is led by a team with extensive experience across real estate finance, architecture, construction, project management, brokerage and asset management in East Africa.
Our Vision is to develop timeless real estate that enhances the quality of life and interactions within communities
The approach to achieve this vision is to:
Design asset class based strategies that respond to market dynamics and produce above market financial returns
Mobilize capital to activate investment and development strategies
Enable a team of architects, engineers, suppliers, contractors and brokers to utilize innovative technologies and robust development processes to deliver premium real estate
Invest in common spaces that evolve neighborhoods and build community
Zoravar is a Director of iJenga responsible for finance, operations and strategy.
He started his career as a systems engineer and strategy consultant at Accenture and as a real estate investment banker at Merrill Lynch. Zoravar then served as CEO of Community Lab, a social enterprise at The Earth Institute at Columbia University.
Zoravar received a Bachelors of Commerce in Operations Management with Distinction from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he served as student body President.
Mohamed is a Director of iJenga responsible for development and strategy.
He has over 10 years’ experience in the real estate industry in East Africa. He previously worked with Actis as a development director for Garden City in Nairobi. Prior to this, he worked as a real estate asset and portfolio manager at Stanlib Kenya.
Mohamed holds an MBA from Edith Cowan University, ACCA qualification and a Bsc Dual Honors in Computer Science and Management Science from Keele University.
Muddy Ramrakha is a Director at iJenga, focused on Capital and leading the Sustainability practice. Muddy started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Toronto in the audit & advisory practice. He then worked at JP Morgan for over 19 years spanning roles in Canada, US, UK, Russia, Central & Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. His banking career involved roles in Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Operations, Technology, and Corporate Strategy.
Muddy is currently the Board Treasurer of the Kenya Green Building Society and Board Chair of Africa Yoga Project.
Muddy received a Bachelor of Commerce at McMaster University, Canada. He earned a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Greenstar SA Accredited Professional in New Buildings.
Kelvin graduated from Moi University with a 2nd Class honors of B.Eng in Civil & Structural Engineering. Since graduating he has been involved in Construction Management with diverse developments and undertaken professional courses such as Project Management Professional (PMP).
His Construction Management experience is diverse from Green Building such as Garden City, Commercial Office Blocks such as the Mirage and Nairobi Business Park, International Schools, Residential Apartments, Industrial Developments as well as Civil and Road works Roadworks.
Hazel is a Financial Manager at iJenga, where she focuses on financial modeling, bank and investor engagement and feasibility studies.
Hazel started her career as an investment analyst at Britam Kenya where she focused on analyzing public equities in the East African market. Prior to this she interned as a research analyst at Genghis Capital.
Hazel received a Masters in Financial Economics with Honors from the University of Leicester. She also holds an Upper Second Class degree in Financial Economics from Strathmore University. Hazel is currently a CFA Level II candidate.
Fredrick is a Financial Analyst at iJenga where he focuses on feasibility studies, project accounting and market research.
Fredrick graduated with a 1st Class Bachelor of Commerce (Finance Major) degree from Strathmore University in 2016. He also has Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA,Part 2b) qualification.
He previously interned at the Nairobi Securities Exchange(NSE) under the market product development department which mainly focused on the establishment of the derivatives market in Kenya. He also interned at the St. Gallen University in Switzerland under the annual St. Gallen Symposium internship program.
Kennedy graduated from the University of Nairobi with an Upper Second Class Degree in Quantity Surveying. He is currently pursuing a Masters in International Project Management from Glasgow Caledonian University.
He has diverse experience in Quantity Surveying from working with various firms including Zimaki Consult and Peter Cheyney & Associates where he worked as an assistant quantity surveyor; and Tandem Stark Limited where he worked as a senior quantity surveyor.
We are continuously partnering with other players across the real estate value chain to develop new approaches aimed at increasing the efficiency and value of our developments. We believe sustainability builds value and aim to provide these through building approaches that have reduced environmental impact.
We are committed to providing opportunities that encourage social growth through community involvement. One of our ongoing initiatives is the facilitation of training and the nurturing of technical skills in construction development.
Our development projects are also aimed at having a positive social impact. An example from our real estate portfolio is Processional Plaza situated between Uhuru Park and Arboretum. This project seeks to promote a holistic lifestyle by enabling visitors to take advantage of Nairobi’s green spaces, being pedestrian friendly thus encouraging a healthier lifestyle, providing an opportunity for cultural growth through the facilitation of public social and cultural events and promoting the image of Nairobi as a modern, professional, cosmopolitan city through its forward-thinking design.
Smart cities have become increasingly important with the development of technology and as people’s lifestyles become more fast-paced. These cities are characterized with high connectivity and integrated municipal services. They have high levels of efficiency and strive to offer their inhabitants the highest quality of life using as little resources as possible. These cities are based on smart and intelligent solutions with a high reliance on information and communication technology. They are all about convenience and aim to identify and meet their community’s needs.
Smart buildings are a key factor in smart city formation. The creation of smart buildings is a principal value of the firm with the aim of providing convenience to its target market and investors. iJenga seeks to develop smart buildings through a well-defined smart city policy and strategy that clearly defines the roles of key players in the value chain, understands its clients’ needs and employs high levels of technology in various aspects of construction and finishing to meet these needs. This includes providing electronic security systems, power saving lighting systems and better sanitation. Our goal is to provide sustainable efficiency at the convenience of the customer.
We are guided by our values and ethos:
Quality: We develop the highest quality real estate possible
Value: Our developments enhance value over time
Innovative: We design buildings that are innovative and efficient
Disciplined: Our developments are delivered on time and budget