Shopping Malls in Africa

Urbanisation, population growth, increased interest from international retailers, changing consumer lifestyles and rising household incomes are among the factors driving strong growth in demand for shopping malls across Africa. Supply is steadily rising, but many markets remain underserved, particularly secondary cities. In the medium term, new mall development is set to be concentrated in a handful of countries, but the most lucrative investment opportunities may lie elsewhere.

These are just some of the issues that are explored in the sixth edition of Sagaci Research’s Shopping malls in Africa report, which will be published during October. In addition to analysing the latest developments and key trends in mall development, the report includes data on gross leasable area (GLA) by country, region and mall type; a proprietary grading system for malls based on their perceived attractiveness to tenants; tenant profiles; and projections of future supply.