ABOUT US

Karibu Homes has grown to become a leading developer of housing aimed at the broadest spectrum of society. We are passionate about expanding home ownership as far down the income ladder as is commercially possible. Karibu Homes is recognised as a catalyst in driving the creation of affordable housing – a decent home should not be the preserve of the few, but available to the many.

At Karibu Homes we understand the importance of home. Home means family, neighbourhood, community, safety, relaxation, aspiration, the bedrock on which the future is built. These are all fundamental facets of life and the right home, in the right place can be transformational for individuals, for families, for communities and for society. We spend a lot of time thinking about this, with the goal of providing a physical answer to what home means for us. We hope that our commitment to this goal is evident in the communities we build, but you can be the judge of that.

Our mission is to make home ownership possible for hard working families who desire affordable, safe, quality homes. We seek to create social impact through our innovative application of commercial disciplines and by developing thriving communities as part of our contribution to the wellbeing and prosperity of Kenya. We seek to do all this at prices that offer unmatched value for money in order to extend our offer to as many Kenyans as possible.

RAVI KOHLI

Founder & Managing Director

Ravi is the Managing Director of Karibu Homes. He is an experienced residential and commercial real estate developer with over 18 years’ experience and projects prior to Riverview totaling 330,000 sqft in Nairobi, Mombasa and the UK. Ravi is a Director of the Kenya Property Developers’ Association and a member of its Policy & Advocacy Committee. He is also Director of Horizon Contact Centers, Kenya’s first state-of-the-art BPO facility, and Elephant Soap Industries in Nairobi. Ravi holds an Economics and Human Resource Management degree from Keele University, UK.

IRFAN KESHAVJEE

Founder & Director

Irfan is a Founder of Karibu Homes and has been a real estate developer in Kenya for 10 years. Irfan has over 20 years’ commercial experience in East Africa as Director of White Rose Group and also as Non-Executive Director of Diamond Trust Bank, one of Kenya’s largest publicly listed banks. Irfan is Co-Founder of Honey Care Africa, an award-winning social enterprise, which has been used as a case study on numerous MBA courses. He was awarded the Ashoka Fellowship and Acumen Fund East Africa Fellowship for his work in social enterprise. Irfan holds a Civil Engineering degree from Queen’s University, Canada and MBA from Oxford University, UK.

NICK JOHNSON

Founder

Nick has 10 years’ experience as a developer in Kenya as a Founder of Karibu Homes. He is also Co-Founder of a UK based real estate development company. Nick has over 20 years’ commercial experience across a wide range of publicly quoted businesses, including: Managing Director of a UK retailer, Director of FTSE quoted UK retailer, corporate strategy for Europe’s largest cable TV and broadband internet company, sales for Europe’s largest newspaper group. Nick holds a degree from Bristol University, UK and an MBA with Distinction from Oxford University, UK.

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