Nairobi, Sept. 11 -- There was nothing in Jonathan Jackson's earlier life that would have indicated that he would end up in real estate. He was raised in Mosoriot, near Eldoret. His father was an AIC missionary teacher.

He schooled in St Andrew's Turi before going to the UK to study Business Management at London South Park University.

He stayed in Europe for 20 years dabbling in real estate under his company The Lordship Group. He came back home to duplicate his successes by building a portfolio of properties in Nairobi and Naivasha.

His company is behind Karen Hills, a 64-acre residential development, and currently the 88 Nairobi, a 44-floor high-end residential building. Last year, he started Jonathan Jackson Foundation then purchased ...