Most people gamble in the employment world, having the mindset that if a particular business idea does not work out, then probably another one might. It is not quite often that people research properly about something lacking in the labour market, that people actually need. Jamie Pujara the founder of BuyRentKenya saw a gap in the market and turned it into a successful business of over $10 billion worth of property.
Jamie was born in Nairobi by parents of Chinese and Indian descent, he studied in Kenya until High school and proceeded to the United Kingdom where he attended the University of Warwick and he came back to Kenya in 2008.
Founded in 2012, BuyRentKenya has grown to become the number one trusted property portal attracting over 5 million property visitors and partnered with over $10 billion worth of property in sales and rentals and listed over 50,000 properties with a report of about 150,000 visitors every month and has more than 15,000 listings of residential and commercial properties, as well as local real estate news, market trends, home styling, advertisement, expert advice and useful guides on buying and selling becoming the largest player in the market.
The platform is one of the fastest growing companies in the region and focuses on creating the largest real estate community of buyers, sellers, renters, brokers and developers. They provide visitors with comprehensive research facilities covering residential and commercial properties alongside complementary tools and information built on their unique market leading technology.
Jamie Pujara has been selected by Business Daily Africa as one of the Top 40 Men Under 40 in 2014 and has also been selected by Forbes as one of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa in 2016 and 2017.
In 2013, BuyRentKenya was nominated at the 2013 CIO100 Annual Awards only after 6 months of launching. In 2014, BuyRentKenya was recognized as the best internet marketing Portal in East Africa by the East African Property Awards among other recognitions. In 2015, South African online media firm; One Africa Media acquired a stake in the company. In 2017, BuyRentKenya was fully acquired by Ringier One Africa Media for an undisclosed sum