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A multi-lingual, dual citizen of Zimbabwe and Australia, residing in Nairobi, Kenya, the Headquarters for Ivhu Africa Ltd.

Maruza is an accomplished and versatile Real Estate Development Executive with over 25 years of international experience in developed and emerging markets including but not limited to Australia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe.

Proven track record of delivering logistics real estate assets in emerging markets, taking them from capital raise with a solid performance history of value creation. In East Africa over five years, Maruza developed ten prime Industrial real estate assets with 75,171 sqm under roof all within scope, program, and budget, delivering USD denominated IRRs  circa 15% over a 5-year investment period.

Delivered the first Industrial Development in Africa to be designed, built, audited, and certified “EDGE Advanced” for Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies by IFC, World Bank Group in 2018.

Two-time Award winner for  “Best Logistics/Industrial Development in Africa” at the 2018 & 2022 Africa Property Investment (API) Summit and Expo, the continent’s largest investment and development conference which recognizes innovation and outstanding achievement across the entire property industry. 

Responsible for a Kenyan company becoming the first African signatory of the World Green Building Council’s “Net-zero Carbon Buildings Commitment” to reduce embodied and operational carbon emissions by 2030.

Professional Qualifications

Maruza holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, School of Property, Construction & Project Management in Melbourne Australia.

Property Development (Advanced) from Property Council Academy, Property Council of Australia

Property Development & Investment from the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment at the University of Cape Town.

A proud Petrean (S96), having attained his GCE “O” & “A” levels from Peterhouse Boys School in Marondera, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe.

Career Summary

Co-Founder & Managing Director of Ivhu Logistics Real Estate headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya but operating in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, DRC, Mozambique, Zambia & Zimbabwe.

Development Director & Minority Shareholder for two award-winning 22-acre & 49-acre Industrial developments in Nairobi, Kenya valued at US$100m.

Project Manager for 3,800 sqm Retail Development in Harare, Zimbabwe valued at US$5.5m

Development Manager for 64 acre master planned residential development in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya valued at US$20m.

Project Manager for 25 acre mixed used Commercial/residential development in Usa River, Tanzania valued at US$3.5m,

Development Manager for 18 ha master planned infill residential development in Melbourne, Australia valued at AU$58.3m.

Development Manager for 19.2ha mixed use residential/retail development in Melbourne, Australia valued at AU$40m.

Managed and coordinated the administration of 137 domestic building contracts worth $34 million in Melbourne, Australia.

Managed national rollouts and fit outs in 300 Retail stores whilst developing total asset maintenance and facilities management program in over 80 Retail stores across Australia.

Sourced, coordinated and managed contractors for Property management, building maintenance repair and construction services across all states in Australia and New Zealand.


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