Interview With Juan Emilio Hernandez Polanco, Managing Director of Zatem Investments, Zambia
Why did you decide to invest in Zambia, in real estate?
Zatem Investments Ltd is the Zambian venture of Zamar Investments SL, a group whose capital is 100% Spanish, with solid international experience in the field of civil engineering and construction, real estate, energy and environment in numerous projects around the globe: Spain, USA, Germany, France, Bolivia, Chile, Puerto Rico, Nigeria, Algeria, Saudi Arabia and now Zambia. This allows us to easily adapt in any socio-economic and cultural environment. our projects are always characterized by innovation, highest quality and corporate social responsibility Our aim is to innovate via sustainable development and our projects are always characterized by innovation, highest quality and corporate social responsibility.
What are the details of the Eagle View Estate housing project in Lusaka?
This first project in Zambia is our business card in this market. Eagle View Estate consists of 20 luxury modern double story stand alone houses, of 4 or 5 bedrooms, with swimming pool , barbecue and garden. We use top quality construction materials of the best European brands like Porcelanosa tiles and sanitary ware, TEKA kitchen ware or Legrand electrical fittings, combined with energy efficient systems for low electrical consumption (solar hot water production, LED spot lights and heat pump hot-cold air condition system).
We use modern construction and design methods that comply with the most stringent regulations of the European Union and that have been used successfully in Europe and in the US for the last 30 years. In addition to that, being located within Roma Park means reliable energy supply (both on grid with ZESCO and standalone with generator), access to drinkable water (Roma park pipeline and double well), street lightening and maximum security with armored doors, electric fence and 24/7 surveillance within both our compound and Roma Park. Because of all the above, these luxury homes are aimed at the high-end segment of the Zambian population.
What is the quality level of the houses and what are the guarantees in place?
The quality of the houses we develop is top-notch. We apply only the very best, from design to building methods and materials. Not only we comply with the most stringent Zambian and international building norms, we are in line with the most demanding quality standards for luxury housing in Europe. Being this our first project in Zambia, we believe that offering the very best is key to succeed in this market.