MATERIA focusses on three asset classes: Urban Regeneration and Cultural Assets, Social Infrastructure & Housing

MATERIA focuses on three strategies which provides a well-diversified exposure to the development dynamics of each territory …


Spearheading a project-led strategic approach to urban regeneration and development, MATERIA works in order to effect the revitalisation of urban areas denoting particular cultural, economic and social value through integrated socio-economical and physical renewal of the urban fabric. Several projects are under development, spanning the repositioning of landmark assets for cultural use and the regeneration of historical areas to re-establish them as centres of contemporary cities.

MATERIA collaborates with leading designers, cultural entrepreneurs and urban economists to achieve urban regeneration that meets people’s social needs by promoting social inclusion and stronger communities and that guarantee long-term self-sustainability of urban investments through a clear vision and project governance.

Social Infrastructure

MATERIA invest and develops the schooling & social infrastructure that lie at the core of strong communities that can thrive for generations, through MASIV and also on an ad-hoc basis.

The Materia Schools Investment Vehicle (MASIV) is an impact-driven investment vehicle established to deliver the schooling facilities Africa requires to harness the immense potential of its demographic dividend. MASIV was launched on the back of the first school campus developed in partnership with operator Enko Education, and designed by Francis Kéré, providing a successful proof of concept to be scaled pan-regionally.

Materia also focus on the delivery of selected community and mixed-use projects that strengthen the social fabric and pose the basis for self-sustainable developments in the long-term.

Affordable Housing

MATERIA develops integrated affordable housing projects in selected African countries, by addressing the whole housing delivery chain simultaneously: development of houses go hand in hand with the establishment of housing finance solutions that make housing affordable to the growing lower to middle classes.

MATERIA leverages strong relationship within the target countries, proprietary deals, partnerships with leading financial groups bringing expertise in the financial services that underpin real estate, and finally innovative design/construction methods to deliver quality starter houses at scale. 

MATERIA pioneers a new method of planning and building for the residential needs of corporate employees, fostering an atmosphere of social inclusion among residents of diverse cultural backgrounds. As various multinational corporates continue to invest across diverse regions of Africa, there is a growing demand for quality and economic housing solutions for foreign and local families alike. Innovative construction methods are developed to achieve cost-effective and sustainable housing solutions addressing relevant concerns for security and quality of life.