CIC Group has expanded choices for the sale of Kiambu land valued at about Sh4.05 billion because it seeks to draw extra patrons.
The insurer says the land, which makes up about 42 p.c of its Sh9.67 billion asset portfolio, might now be subdivided previous a quarter-acre piece it had beforehand settled on because the minimal dimension.
CIC now says the board might be at discretion to subdivide the 200-acre land additional because it seeks to draw extra patrons. At present, a quarter-acre plot is priced from Sh7.85 million.
“The board decided that it might unlock higher worth of the property both by promoting the 50 acres blocks or additional subdividing the 50 acres blocks into such smaller plots because the board would decide once in a while,” mentioned the agency in a round to shareholders.
“That is on the backdrop of elevated demand for customised, accessible and mixed-use residential property.”
The insurer desires to make use of a part of the proceeds from the sale of the land to settle a Sh4.57 billion mortgage owed to its important shareholder, Co-operative Financial institution of Kenya. The ability helped CIC to settle its Sh5 billion company bond in October 2019.
The insurer had initially sought to promote your complete 200 acres to 1 purchaser earlier than the board in mid-October 2021 opted to subdivide the land into 4 blocks of about 50 acres every with the intent of promoting every at a time.
The board in June final yr accepted the sub-division of one of many 50-acre items of land into smaller plots of 1 / 4 of an acre, earlier than the newest transfer.
The subdivided plots might be bought below Ushirika Gardens, a flagship actual property challenge of the corporate, in partnership with Co-op Financial institution.