Brookfield Communities plans newest 55-plus community

first_imgBrookfield Communities, a Phoenix-based homebuilder, land holder and developer announced plans for its newest 55-Plus community in its acclaimed master-plan of Fox Creek in the lower Colorado River area of Bullhead City.Canyon Trails is located just three miles from the banks of the Colorado River and offers the best value at an exceptional price with homes starting in the $160,000s.“Canyon Trails at Fox Creek is the single greatest new home buying opportunity in the history of the Lower Colorado River Valley,” said Phil Petersen, president of Brookfield Communities. “With the average price of resale homes in Bullhead City at $160,000, those looking to live in a vibrant, active adult community should choose to build new at Canyon Trails for the same price.”There has been incredible response for Canyon Trails with 15 reservations in January alone. Canyon Trails is scheduled to begin move-ins summer 2016 in phase one, which includes 37 new homes.Canyon Trails was specifically planned and designed for 55-Plus active adults and is a highly-anticipated addition to the popular master-planned community of Fox Creek. Upon completion, Canyon Trails will feature two series of homes, the Tree Line Series and the Summit Series with a total of 460 total home sites.The Tree Line Series homes range in size from 1,118 square feet to 1,715 square feet, while the Summit Series homes range from 1,250 square feet to 1,890 square feet.Canyon Trails will feature beautifully appointed front yards with decomposed granite and an assortment of dessert trees, flowers and native shrubs. The neighborhood will contain several parks and walking trails, and eventually a state-of-the-art clubhouse exclusive to Canyon Trails residents. The neighborhood will offer an unparalleled level of quality in home product and lifestyle for an amazing value.According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2030 the 65-plus population will double to about 71.5 million, and by 2050 will grow to 86.7 million people, the fastest growing in U.S. history.Canyon Trails at Fox Creek plans to meet the need for this growth by providing housing options as more baby boomers retire and become year-round or seasonal residents of popular Sunbelt states like Arizona.Harvard Investments, Inc., a real estate development and investment firm, is Brookfield’s joint venture partner to build Canyon Trails at Fox Creek.last_img read more

Geodis opens in Uganda

first_imgThe Uganda office will also support a large-scale oil and gas project in the Lake Albert area, as well as manage the transport of supplies for the associated infrastructure development.”Aside from oil and gas, the region demonstrates potential across a variety of industrial sectors including, power, renewable energy and transport infrastructure,” said Philip Somers, senior vice president of industrial projects at Geodis.”We will expand as we grow our share of participation in the various projects in the region. This has been a proven model for us in other parts of Africa, where some of our offices have grown to over 300 people. As a growth partner for our clients, we are committed to supporting them in their development. We look forward to serving both existing and new clients in Uganda – as well as in Kenya and Tanzania – in the years to come.”According to Geodis, Uganda’s GDP is projected to increase by almost 6 percent in 2018 which will translate into potential activity in the field of logistics.Both Kenya and Tanzania are also ripe for expansion as they plan extensive development projects for their own infrastructure, power supply and renewable energy provision, said Geodis. www.geodis.comlast_img read more

New Botswana law gives wives the ability to own land

first_imgBurkina Faso’s National Assembly passes law to repossess land Proposed law in Namibia bans foreigners from owning land Mokgweetsi Masisi, Botswana’s president. (Getty Images) Women’s rights activists in Botswana are applauding the government’s decision to allow wives to own land alongside her husband. Women’s groups say the action allows women to be independent in marriages and also have the same rights to land as any other person.Mokgweetsi Masisi, Botswana’s president. (Getty Images)On Thursday, President Mokgweetsi Masisi amended a 2015 Land Policy which stopped wives from owning land if their husbands already owned property.“The Botswana Land Policy 2015 was discriminatory against married women and did not give them equal treatment with men, and I am happy to report that this discriminatory sub-section has since been repealed,” the president said at a virtual briefing.Under the old policy, only unmarried women or the wives of men who did not already own land were eligible for land rights. The discrimination left millions of married women, widows and single mothers without access to the land where they live and work.Women face a host of barriers to owning land – be it through skewed inheritance rights or restricted authority over assets – in 40% of countries, World Bank research shows.Although most African and Asian farmers are women, only about 15% of global farmland is owned by women, according to Landesa, a global land rights organisation, with experts predicting increased inequality due to the coronavirus.Masisi said on Twitter that the new policy would also protect widows and orphans who may be the head of their households. Related SA opposition in court to block land law changelast_img read more