The Construction and Real Estate Students Association (CRESA) hosted its annual student convention, awards, and gala dinner on Friday, June 2, 2023. The event was held at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Westlands, Nairobi, and brought together students, industry professionals, and esteemed guests to celebrate a year filled with outstanding accomplishments. The event was organized by CRESA, the Department of Real Estate, Construction Management, and Quantity Surveying in partnership with MACE YMR, Oracle Academy, and Talinda East Africa. photo Gallery of event

During the gala, Arch Peter Njeru, Chairman of the Department received the coveted Student Advocacy Award. This award recognizes the department's dedication to advocating for the needs and interests of CRESA students.

In addition, the Most Active Students who had demonstrated exceptional dedication, leadership, and participation throughout the year were also awarded. These students were commended for their outstanding contributions to the growth and success of CRESA.

The gala dinner also marked the official conclusion of the CRESA Executive Council's tenure. The outgoing members were celebrated for their tireless efforts in organizing various initiatives, events, and activities that enriched the CRESA experience for all students. Their commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive community within the association was acknowledged and appreciated.

The esteemed Chief Guest for the evening was Farida Karoney, the former Cabinet Secretary for Lands and Physical Planning. Ms. Karoney's presence added a touch of prestige to the event, and her inspiring address emphasized the importance of the construction, real estate, and quantity surveying sectors in Kenya's development.

Other distinguished guests in attendance included:

  • Hon. Gideon Keter, the President of the Youth Senate
  • Mr. Nicky Nzioki, the AfRES (African Real Estate Society) East Africa Chapter Chair.
  • Nashon Okowa Founding Director BEACON AFRICA
  • Muthoka John, the Founding Director of CADE PROJECTS
  • Representatives from the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (IQSK)
  • Representatives from ECOTECTURE
  • Lauryn Luchera Construction project Manager at Talinda East Africa

The CRESA Annual Students Convention, Awards, and Gala Dinner was a night of celebration, inspiration, and motivation. The event was a great success and served as a platform for students to connect with industry leaders, gain valuable insights, and further their professional growth.


CRESA is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2005 to promote the development of the construction, real estate, and quantity surveying industries in Kenya. The association has over 1,000 members, including students, professionals, and industry stakeholders. CRESA provides a variety of resources and services to its members, including:

  • Networking opportunities
  • Professional development programs
  • Advocacy on behalf of the industry
  • Scholarships and bursaries

CRESA is committed to building a strong and vibrant construction, real estate, and quantity surveying industry in Kenya. The association believes that these industries play a vital role in the country's economic development, and it is working to ensure that they have the resources and support they need to succeed.