Feb 22nd, 2022

Kenya's real estate moguls are migrating to Athi River in droves as the area continues to experience growth that has seen it become one of the most attractive areas for developers in search of high rental yields.

According to the latest Kenya Retail Sector Report by Cytonn Real Estate for the third quarter of the year, Athi River had the highest rental yield coming in at 6.2%.

This was 0.6% points higher than the market average of 5.6% indicating sustained demand for rental units in the area.

The area's attractiveness for investment has been pegged down to 3 key factors:

  1. Availability of affordable development land (price per acre of averages at Ksh4.1 million).
  2. Industrialization which has led to an influx of population in the area hence the need for real estate development to accommodate the growing population.
  3. Improved infrastructure in the area with expansion of Mombasa Road, presence of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) station in the town and construction of Athi River interchange has served as a major attraction for developers.

Estimated to be 25kms from Nairobi's CBD, the town has grown rapidly due to the factors mentioned above as well as the fact that it serves as the headquarters of Mavoko Sub-County in Machakos County.

The recent launch of the Nairobi Commuter trains has also seen more and more Nairobi residents move to the very outskirts of the city.

Cheaper rental homes that offer good value for money in areas such as Syokimau and Kitengela also explains why both towns have seen a boom in demand for rental space.

There’s a high demand for low middle-income housing in far-flung Nairobi’s metropolis as tenants opt for cheaper units in the wake of the prevailing high cost of living and uncertainty in the economic environment.

Additionally, the report revealed a significant rise in the consumption of cement (2.2%), from 594,028 metric tonnes in July 2020 to 607,383 metric tonnes in August 2020.

A clear indication that Kenya's top real estate developers are working overtime to satisfy a surge in demand for quality and affordable housing.

One of the best investment opportunities in the market in athi river is Everest Park phase two located right along Mombasa road.

Everest Park Phase Two is a modern housing scheme whose planning is anchored on the successful completion of construction and full occupation of Phase One. This development is strategically located and connected to an upcoming Everest Business Park that has various commercial facilities that enhance life's comfort. Two petrol stations with various amenities serving Everest Park are already operational.


The project is only 30 minutes’ drive from Nairobi city right on Mombasa Road dual carriage. It is a living environment that combines a gated community while retaining privacy and providing spacious outdoor areas. The units are designed in courts to enhance security, identity and smaller management units.

1 Bedroom 60 Units (size 48sqm)

2 Bedrooms 100 Units (size 82.5sqm)

3 Bedrooms 40 Units (size 107 sqm)

Total Units – 200

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