NAIROBI, Kenya Sep 4 – Meet the 38-year-old Mombasa-based Real Estate master Mwenda Thuranira, the CEO and Founder of Myspace Properties.
Myspace Properties helps buyers, investors, owners and developers meet their needs.
“Our mission is to be the first pick when it comes to you venturing into real estate, property development and the housing industry in Kenya. Our aim is to deliver to you the best services and cater for the real estate boom in Kenya; specifically Mombasa,” says Thuranira.
The firm’s website attracts over 5,000,000 unique hits per month ensuring properties for sale get the best visibility.
Recently, the firm partnered with Cytonn investments in a bid to bring together investors to finance development and landowners in the county in order to boost real estate development on Kenya’s Coast.
Thuranira shares with Capital FM Business about his entrepreneurship journey.
How old were you when starting out?
I was 14 years old when I started. Quite an exciting time for me. I reared Chicken and sold eggs.
Where did you capital from and how did you go about getting it?
I used bank loans, investments and savings.
If you could time travel back to day one of your startup and have 15 min with your former self, what would you tell yourself?
I would do it all over again as I believe whatever happens is meant for learning. When you learn from your mistakes, you grow.
What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Resilience, patience, honesty, and I will add another tip, be outgoing.
Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
Good habits are very important as well as hanging around the right people. Choose the correct people to hang out with.
What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Being an entrepreneur is great, my favourite aspect is that I am able to coach and mentor others to be better than me; I also love the part that I get to create stuff.