WestProp boss Ken Sharpe speaks of boom in Zim real estate sector

Harare- THE real estate market in Zimbabwe is experiencing unprecedented growth, with over US$200 million worth of development projects underway in northern Harare alone,Express Mail Zim can report.

Posting on his X account recently , WestProp Properties chief executive Ken Sharpe said the Zimbabwe real estate is currently on a growth trajectory and there is potential for more growth.

“The Zimbabwe real estate sector is currently on a growth trajectory and there is potential for more growth and the sector becoming a key pillar of our economy,” he posted on X (formerly Twitter).

Ken’s amazing and inspirational journey to inspire the nation started in 1994 when he was 21.

According to his biography, his dream was to own 5 properties in different countries so that he could live in one with his family and rent out the others.

Alas, it turned out into a bigger dream as time went by and today, Ken dreams to sink one billion bricks by 2050.

This big dream has inspired projects like Millennium Heights, Pomona City, The Mall of Zimbabwe which is going to be one of the biggest shopping malls in Africa, and his ultimate vision to bring Dubai to Zimbabwe.

Having dropped out of school at 17 to pursue business, Ken decided to enrol for a Harvard Business School degree and in June 2022, he got his Harvard degree becoming an alumnus of the prestigious institution at 49.

He did not get carried away with the success and massive respect he has in the corporate world hence showing the importance of education

In his 1 billion bricks by 2050 vision to rebuild Zimbabwe, Ken aims to achieve this with the people of Zimbabwe, he believes Zimbabwe’s best resource is its own people.

With what he calls Economic Emancipation Pro-Opportunity, he is always driving towards providing opportunities to people so that they can be empowered financially.

His innovation has produced amazing ideas, unique product design and strategic thinking, this is evident when you look at the kind of projects his company West Properties Zimbabwe launched.

He was to become the first Zimbabwean to be named Forbes Africa CEO of the year and has become one of African property developers to construct smart property infrastructure with green and solar technology.

Projects like Pomona City which is also a smart city project, Warren Hills Golf Club, Millennium Heights are marvels of innovative projects that are shaping the image of Zimbabwe.