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Over the years AREA Uganda has been able to register a number of achievements for its members within the real estate sector.

AREA-UGANDA will continue to develop its initiatives to professionalize the real estate industry of Uganda and promote its members’ business success and the standardization of real estate activities, to organize training courses, research meetings and workshops, and to conduct relevant work on award reviews.

The Secretariat and Board of AREA-UGANDA will do their best to promote the Association and its activities, but your support for the Association will be very important in upholding some of the following achievements.


DONORS AND SPONSERS - AREA-Uganda has been supported both by civil society and corporate organizations and they include; UPMMI-IFC World Bank, Private Sector Foundation (PSFU), USAID through the International Real Property Foundation (IRPF), Bank of Uganda, Stanbic Bank, Housing Finance Bank, Akright Projects Ltd, Nationwide Properties Ltd, Canansites Ltd, Realty Server Inc, Ministry of Housing, Lands and Urban Develop ....
LOBBY AND ADVOCACY - The Association is the lobbying arm of the real estate sector in Uganda and does so, on behalf of its members. The body has lobbied on tax issues in Parliament, regulatory environment with the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development and does make presentations on housing forums representing the real estate industry.
CONFERENCE AND EXPO - Uganda Real Estate Conference (UREC) 2021 is an International Real Estate Conference gathering experts and real estate industry influencers from all over the world to connect, learn, network, share and transact. The conference gathers participants and keynote speakers from across East Africa, Dubai, India, UK and beyond. Attending UREC will enable participants to : Connect with global influe ....
PUBLICATIONS - AREA-Uganda produces a monthly online newsletter that publishes association activities and other industrial related issues that concernthe Association members. AREA-Uganda envisions establishing a practitioner’s directory that shall be both online and in print. All these efforts are complimented by an up to date Association website that is able to reach beyond boundaries. Recently, fac ....
STRATEGIC PLAN - AREA-Uganda has developed a five year strategic plan (2011-2016) with the assistance from the International Property Foundation.   This is to create a focus on achievable outcomes with realistic activities.
REGIONAL CHAPTERS - AREA-Uganda has successful created the western chapter headquartered in Hoima and a chairperson has been trained and now forming a chapter committee that will be the leadership arm coordinating with the Association’s National leadership. In a similar manner, the Northern region chapter headquartered in Gulu has established. But also a new chapter has been established in Makindye division.
TRAINING - AREA-Uganda has engaged in several trainings which include, Mortgage training, Valuation training, brokerage management training and Instructors training at the East African Regional Real Estate Training Center (EARRETC) in Nairobi.   The Association has developed more training programs and to date has six training programs on offer.   An M.O.U between the Association and Uganda Mana ....
STUDENTS ASSOCIATIONS - AREA-Uganda in effort to promote the profession through academic institutions is committed to working with students through their associations. AREA-Uganda has supported the formation of Makerere University Business School Real Estate Students Association (MURESA) which works closely with AREA-Uganda to link the students with the business community through Internships and job linkages.
LEADERSHIP - AREA-Uganda has changed leadership to a new board of directors, thanks to the voluntary leadership spirit of the practitioners who have given their time and resources to support the objectives of the association.   This has seen an establishment of a secretariat that runs the day to day activities of the Association.
MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE (MLS) - The Association in collaboration with Uganda Primary Market Mortgage Initiative, under the International Finance Corporation (IFC) World Bank initiated a project to establish a Multiple Listing Service (MLS). To date an MLS website ( is running along our website ( and members are uploading listings. This is a public domain to access property on the market, posted by pr ....
CODE OF ETHICS - AREA-Uganda undertook a stakeholders’ workshop on a national real estate agents Code of Conduct, which was organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Housing, Lands and Urban Development and the Uganda Primary Market Mortgage Initiative (UPMMI-IFC).   The workshop marked the start of developing a Code of Conduct focusing on professionalism among agents, which was concluded and ad ....
MONTHLY MEETINGS - AREA-Uganda’s monthly meetings are geared towards networking, exposure of sponsor services and educational in nature to allow our members to continuously keep updated about the current market trends. FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, We have: A TAX EDUCATION MEETING DATE: Thursday 28th September 2023. TIME: 3:00PM to 5:00PM Venue: Imperial Royale Hotel We will get insights into the new Tax Am ....
INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION - Some of the previous activities under our international collboration include a real estate brokerage management and sales skills training course, which was held in March 2009, in collaboration with International Real Property Foundation (IRPF).   This training was the first of its kind in Uganda and is currently being offered on a continuous basis at AREA-Uganda. From the training it was ob ....

MEMBERSHIP - AREA membership is comprised of three categories as follows: Corperate Memership, Individual Membership, Student membership and Associate membership.
BACKGROUND - 1. INTRODUCTION The Association of Real Estate Agents, AREA- Uganda was established in April 2008 as an umbrella body to champion matters of concern for real estate agents. AREA – Uganda has been in existence for ten years with growing membership, and has become a recognized and influential force in the public and private sector. The association has morphed from merely representing matters ....
COLLABORATIONS - Collaborations   The association has had collaborations with a number of institutions and is still aiming at associating with other strategic partners. These include:a. Ministry of Lands Housing and Urban Developmentb. Private Sector Foundation Uganda.c. Makerere University Business School.d. IHC Global.e. Etc TRANSLATE with x English Arabic Hebrew Polish Bu ....
BOARD OF DIRECTORS - AREA Uganda held an Annual General Meeting and part of the agenda included voting new BOD members for the Association. The new president for the Association is Ms. Shirley Kongai and the Vice President is Mr. Mwesige Charles. We congratulate the new Board and applause the outgoing for the achievements in the last four years in office. The Association of Real Estate Agents Uganda is overseen by a ....



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