• George Holds the Top 100 Company of the Year Award 2014/2015

  • Mashujaa Awards - George wins Business and Entreprenurship Award
  • George Receives Optiven's Trophy for best mid-sized company, 2014 from Industrialisation and Enterprise Development CS Adan Mohammed
  • George presents his memoir to Equity Bank CEO, James Mwangi
  • George with Vice President William Ruto at a KEPSA Award
  • George Speaks at the Launch of His Memoir , Soar Like an Eagle
  • George Hugs one of the Beneficiaries of a Home from Optiven Foundation
  • George with his mentor Vimal Shah and B.O.D Optiven Dr. Letting.
  • George Educating Kenyans on Property Investment at Hope FM
  • George at the Launch of His Memoir , Soar Like an Eagle
  • George plants trees at Laburra Secondary School, Kieni
  • George speaks to parents and teachers at Laburra Secondary School, Kieni
  • George at a Presidential Function at Safaricom Stadium Kasarani
  • George Presenting Certificates at the Management University of Africa Event

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George Wachiuri is an Entrepreneur, Author, Motivator, Philanthropist, Family man, Lecturer and an Astute Businessman. He serves in the Church as an Elder. Entrepreneur of the year (1997) U.O.N.

He is the founder of Optiven Limited, Overall Winner of the Top 100 KENYA Mid-Sized Companies 2014/2015. Optiven Ltd was awarded the best Real Estate Company in Kenya 2014/15. Optiven has employed over 40 staff and has a target of employing 15,000 in the next 15 years....... Read More

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Reasons Why Kenya Won’t Experience A Property Bubble Burst Soon

Investment, General Advice and Commentaries :: Published on 21-03-2017

Reasons Why Kenya Won’t Experience A Property Bubble Burst Soon

The property bubble is a theory to put off new players in the property market The discussion on the property bubble has been on since 1999. The story attracts a lot of media attention and is believed by many of those who have not invested in the property market yet. The discussions are mainly initiated by big players in Real estate. In the meantime the players move on and set up... Read more

How to start a business with Ksh.1000

Investment, General Advice and Commentaries :: Published on 16-03-2017

How to start a business with Ksh.1000

Some say Ksh.1,000 is not enough to start any business in Kenya, but there are several businesses, which thrive in Kenya that started with such small investments. The following are businesses to start with Ksh 1,000 - Ksh 5,000 in Kenya Selling Vegetables Hawking Selling Mitumba(second hand) clothes Carwash business in small towns Shoe-shining business Photography Rearing chicken 'kienyeji' Mobile manicure/pedicure services Businesses you can set up with Ksh.10,000 - Ksh 100,000 in Kenya Barber shop Salon Grocery Boutique in small towns like... Read more

How to carry out due diligence on a real estate firm

Investment, General Advice and Commentaries :: Published on 15-03-2017

How to carry out due diligence on a real estate firm

I am George CEO Optiven Real Estate, I once lost Ksh.5 million shillings on a land transaction and it was one year of pain and stress. During that period, these are the lessons that I learnt that I would like to share with most of us who want to keep investing in real estate in a safe manner. Check whether the company is registered to conduct real estate business -  Feel... Read more

8 Financial Tips for Young Adults

Investment, General Advice and Commentaries :: Published on 27-02-2017

8 Financial Tips for Young Adults

Unfortunately, personal finance has not yet become a required subject in high school or college/ University, so you might be fairly clueless about how to manage your money when you're out in the real world for the first time. To help you get started, we'll take a look at 8 of the most important things to understand about money if you want to live a comfortable and prosperous life. Learn Self-ControlIf... Read more

How To Deal With Hunger In Kenya

Investment, General Advice and Commentaries :: Published on 17-02-2017

How To Deal With Hunger In Kenya

Kenya has been affected negatively by climate change. According to OCHA reports, 600,000 Kenyans faced food insecurity in 2014, 1.2 million in 2015 and 2.7 million in 2017. As a nation, we can do the following to mitigate against the drought. The National Drought Management Authority should work closely with stakeholders to educate the population on climate change and the need to take care of the environment. The authority should also... Read more

Why Invest In Kajiado Town?

Investment, General Advice and Commentaries :: Published on 28-10-2016

Why Invest In Kajiado Town?

Kajiado town has been undergoing a property boom since 2011. Optiven real estate, a company that was awarded the overall winner and the best company in real estate 2014/2015 has been the leading developer in this county. The town is strategically located, with 10 banks and over 10 universities in the area. Additionally, there are a number of hotels being set up in the area. Kajiado town is an explosive economic... Read more

9 Challenges to worry about while investing in real estate in Kenya

Investment, General Advice and Commentaries :: Published on 19-10-2016

9 Challenges to worry about while investing in real estate in Kenya

The Real estate sector in Kenya is growing and many players are gearing up to expand, while others are out to venture into it , with hopes of a high rate of return on investment. As one prepares to venture into this sector, it's important to have the following information in mind:  Escalating land prices: The price of land in Kenya is rising every day.This has led to developers putting up... Read more

Optiven woos Kenyans living in Canada to invest in Kenya

Investment, General Advice and Commentaries :: Published on 11-10-2016

Optiven woos Kenyans living in Canada to invest in Kenya

The investment opportunities for Kenyans in the diaspora are numerous, yet many are oblivious of these avenues where they can channel their funds for capital gain. Kenyans in the diaspora are often in need of information on key areas of investment that they can explore back home. It is with this in mind that Optiven visited Canada and the U.S to engage Kenyans that are keen on investing in Kenya. Read more

How Chamas Can Invest Together

Investment, General Advice and Commentaries :: Published on 08-08-2016

How Chamas Can Invest Together

Agree on the investment methodology, strategy and stick on it -  Do not change goal posts in the middle of the investment journey Appoint a good leadership they will guide the group - Let the leadership have a term limit and they should have well written and agreed target of achievement during their term . I suggest three years term limit and preferably renewable on performance basis Think Long term and Act... Read more

The Power of Sharing – One Million Entrepreneurs by the Year 2035

Investment, General Advice and Commentaries :: Published on 02-08-2016

The Power of Sharing – One Million Entrepreneurs by the Year 2035

Creating One Million Entrepreneurs by the year 2035 movement is about sharing what Optiven Group has. Optiven Group means staff, customers and stakeholders. Sharing means split, divide, and apportion resources with others. Resources may mean the joys we have, time, assets, knowledge or liabilities. Sharing is caring. Let's talk about caring; It is the most powerful form of humanity It promotes positive growth for all Gives us a chance to prosper - Creating... Read more

Enterprise of the Week

Investment, General Advice and Commentaries :: Published on 27-07-2016

Enterprise of the Week

Feature from a digital magazine @MentorMe_Africa that seeks to create "Conversations That Inspire Greatness" and basically share Next-Door (Relatable) motivational stories (www.mentormeafrica.org) Read more

How Does Optiven Balance Between Profitability And Corporate Social Responsibility?

Investment, General Advice and Commentaries :: Published on 22-07-2016

How Does Optiven Balance Between Profitability And Corporate Social Responsibility?

Optiven group believes that business must be profitable in the long-term for it to support the society. Optiven needs the society in order to be profitable. There is need for a profitable model that does not affect the planet earth. A poor society means a non-profitable business. We change the society through Promotion of education [www.optivenfoundation.org], Job creation [One Million Entrepreneurs Initiative] and Increasing the literacy levels that promote the reading culture [www.isoma.co.ke].... Read more

How can a Youth Prosper in Entrepreneurship

Investment, General Advice and Commentaries :: Published on 22-07-2016

How can a Youth Prosper in Entrepreneurship

Sub-Saharan African countries have a proportionally large youth cohort. In 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, half the population is the youth according to UNFPA estimates in 2014. The rate of population growth in these sub-Saharan African countries, is expected to continue until 2015-2020, and potentially beyond, therefore making it difficult to create sustainable development. Kenya's population growth rate is estimated at 2.11%. A big percentage of the population is the youth... Read more

The Energy Booster You Require For The Remaining 6 Months Is Right Here!

Investment, General Advice and Commentaries :: Published on 06-07-2016

The Energy Booster You Require For The Remaining 6 Months Is Right Here!

As the year comes to a close, many People panic, especially when the first six months of the year elapses. I have a word of encouragement to all those who have not yet achieved much this year. See below the Listed Practical Boosters that will help you finish the race, a successful race, through to 2017. 1. Exploit your full potential.There is need for you to sit down and analyze how... Read more

Who Stops Your Growth?

Investment, General Advice and Commentaries :: Published on 03-07-2016

Who Stops Your Growth?

One day, all the employees reached the office and saw a big notice written on the door. Yesterday the person who has been stopping your growth in this company passed away. You are invited to join the funeral. In the beginning, they got sad for the death of one of their colleagues, but after a while they got curious to know who was the man who stopped their growth. Everyone thought:... Read more

Did You Know That Children Can Own Property?

Investment, General Advice and Commentaries :: Published on 17-06-2016

Did You Know That Children Can Own Property?

No parent wants to bring into the world a child who will end up suffering from poverty and dependence to economical waves as /when they grow up. We all want to secure our children's lives by creating sources of income that will sustain them, and their children and their children's children.As a wise parent, you have been investing little by little in various places of Kenya and that is commendable. Spouses... Read more

Causes of Land price rise over the past 16 years

Investment, General Advice and Commentaries :: Published on 20-05-2016

Causes of Land price rise over the past 16 years

High Demand due to rise in middle class-Kenya's population has grown from 31 Million to 47.1Million in a period of 16 years according to UN estimates. This rise in population has contributed to the high demand for settlement pushing the land prices up. Infrastructure Development/ Electricity-Massive infrastructure has led to the opening up of some areas that were previously inaccessible hence land prices growing rapidly. Speculations / large scale projects- Speculations that... Read more

How to conquer self-insecurity

Investment, General Advice and Commentaries :: Published on 20-05-2016

How to conquer self-insecurity

How can one win the battle of insecurity? Quick decision making- Failure to make decisions may lead to regrets, loss of key opportunities and sometimes to poverty. Quick decision makers make more money, create opportunities and add value to themselves and the society Trust in God- We all have a superior being, we all have that power that we rely on. Trusting in God will fight most of the fears that kill... Read more

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Optiven woos Kenyans living in Canada to invest in Kenya

News and Events :: Published on 10-10-2016



Optiven woos Kenyans living in Canada to invest in Kenya

The investment opportunities for Kenyans in the diaspora are numerous, yet many are oblivious of these avenues where they can channel their funds for capital gain. Kenyans in the diaspora are often in need of information on key areas of investment that they can explore back home. It is with... Read more

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