Watumishi Housing Company (WHC) is a public entity established in 2013. WHC is a property developer and a licensed fund manager for management of the WHC Real Estate.
Investment Trust (WHC-REIT). WHC-REIT was licensed by the Capital Market and Security Authority (CMSA) in 2015 and became the first fully-fledged REIT to be established in Tanzania and East Africa. As a property developer, WHC-REIT is the main implementer of the Tanzania Public Servant Housing Scheme tasked with building of 50,000 housing units in five phases commencing from FY 2014/2015. Houses shall be sold under mortgage arrangements to public servants and other eligible members of the public across Tanzania. Investment in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) is a new concept in Tanzania and yet it provides an immense opportunity for the general public to participate and create personal wealth as well as contribute towards overall economic development. WHC-REIT seeks to work with other national and international fund manager and other stakeholders to develop this market in a manner that is beneficial to all parties.