This year marks Clifton Homes’ 10 Year Anniversary. It’s been a decade of rapid growth in which the company has become the Accra’s largest residential real estate developer. In that time Clifton Homes have delivered 7 projects, each one on schedule and each one encompassing their trademark combination of price, location and quality. This track record of delivering on client commitments has resulted in exceptional rates of recommendations and repeat purchasers. In an often turbulent marketplace where many real estate projects stall for years on end, Clifton Homes has carved out a reputation for consistency and reliability.
Clifton Homes’ proposition “Beautiful Homes, Wise Investments” is reflected in their developments. Stylish designs, high quality interior finishing and first class wellbeing facilities are standard. But Clifton Homes recognise that savvy clients don’t just want a beautiful home, their investment must also make sound commercial sense – be that via optimising their capital, future asset appreciation or high yield rental returns. Clifton Homes offers market leading prices in the Capital’s most prestigious neighbourhoods, with price points well below the market average. The competitive price points help customers optimise their capital and reduce investment risk. For buy-to-let investors the combination of low capital outlay and prime locations (with high tenant demand) drives excellent rental yields.
Clifton Homes develop, design, construct and market their properties, then also manage them post occupancy via their FM subsidiary. “This gives us optimal control over timelines and quality, and has been essential to us delivering our projects on schedule and maintaining standards post handover” says CEO Ann Brewin, “It means our interests are intrinsically linked with those of our clients – for the long term, not just up until the point of sale or handover”.
A common theme in Clifton Homes’ recent developments has been their philosophy of supporting “Urban Wellbeing”. Recognizing the inherent stresses of city living, and the power of the physical environment to improve health and happiness, the Clifton Homes Development team places huge emphasis on resident wellbeing. This philosophy is clearly evident at the recently completed Embassy Gardens in Cantonments where are an acre of leafy communal gardens and pools greets residents. The lush gardens are overlooked by a dual storey Wellness complex housing 250sqm gym, yoga studio and a boutique café serving up a healthy array of fresh smoothies and snacks. In a car-centric city, the development offers a welcome car-free sanctuary, with all vehicles parked discreetly underground. “With the COVID pandemic and city lockdowns around the world, 2020 has really highlighted the importance of thoughtful residential design in an urban setting. We believe the home environment can have a huge impact on mental and physical wellbeing, and endeavor to create residential communities that make a positive contribution to our resident’s health and happiness” says Miss Brewin.
Close on the heels of Embassy Gardens, Clifton Homes’ most recent project, The Lennox, is currently selling fast in Airport Residential. It too places emphasis on excellent wellbeing facilities and green space, but also incorporates a stunning rooftop pool terrace and a Business Centre for resident use. The top floor Duplexes have already sold out, but a limited number of Suites (from $79,950) and Apartments (from $129,950) remain for sale, representing excellent value given the exclusive location on Patrice Lumumba Road.
The past decade has seen immense change in Accra’s real estate landscape, and Clifton Homes has been instrumental in that evolution. “In ten years buyer expectations in Accra have risen sharply, but we welcome that change and are proud if we have contributed to it” says the Clifton Homes CEO. “We have a culture of continual improvement and intend to keep refining and evolving our proposition, always aiming to deliver optimal value to our clients. The past decade has been transformative for Accra’s real estate landscape, but that doesn’t mean the next ten years can’t be just as exciting.”