GIFT Real Estate Plc


Gift Real Estate PLC (GRE) is engaged in real estate development business in Ethiopia. We  are a part of Gift Group (holding company), which was established first as Gift Trading During the mixed economic era (early 1990s or 30 years ago) by its founder and MD, Ato Gebreyesus Igata who has been interested in business since childhood and long term exposure in other countries.

GRE was established in 2005 and has since been engaged in the development of Residential and Commercial building and selling of Real Estate property. It was very difficult to start Real Estate Business at that time because of limited experience in the government, no local Customers, high failure rate of real estate companies, etc. Thus, it took us  about 2 years for completing our establishment process and to secure plots of land. GRE obtained 160,000 m2 land plot from AA City Administration and it makes GRE one of the pioneers in the sector. 

We have Four sister companies namely the pioneer GIFT trading, GIFT Construction, Gift Nail Manufacturing (Gift Steel) and GIFT Building materials Manufacturing.


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30+ Years Of Experience In Luxury Real Estate

“Owning a home is a keystone of wealth, both financial affluence and emotional security.”

Suze Orman


Gift Real Estate plc was founded by Ato Gebreyesus Igata an energetic and talented local entrepreneur, with a vision to usher in a better world by providing people with decent housing and living standards. Recognizing the basic need of planed development and growth across the residential and commercial segment of the real estate industry, Ato Gebreyesuss Igata involved this company to full fill an individuals’ dream of owning a house or any Commercial property. The aim was to find solutions that compline high end technology, design and aesthetics and meet customer aspirations and expectations’ through superior standards performance and service.

Our Vision

Being a leading Real Estate Company in Ethiopia and preferred in East Africa in delivering top quality products and world-class high-tech services in Real Estate and Hospitality sector by 2030.

Mission Statement

To maximize the return of investor/s, GRE is committed to develop and deliver quality and affordable residential and commercial real estate facilities to middle and high-income groups, provide modern property management and related services, and play critical role in the overall real estate development and hospitality venture.

Core Values

. professionalism

. result oriented

. integrity

. customer centered

. engagement

. team work


Get to know us

Meet The GIFT family

Head Office: IN front of Getu Commercial Bahere Building, 10th Floor Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

Gebreyesus Igata

Owner & Managing Director

Solomon Debebe

D/Managing Director

Birqu Yirga

Director, Marketing & Sales

Fantanesh Tilahun

Director, Corporate Business Dev., Research Planning and Investment

Bethelihem Kibru

Manager, Engineering

Kebede Bekele

Deputy Director, Engineering

Aklilu Biru

Director, Design, Supervision & Housing Technology

Yilma Tesfaye

Director, Corporate Finance & Investment

Anley Admasu

Manager, Customer Service


We Are Here To Help You With Any Questions You May Have

Whether you’re moving out of your house for the first time, crossing the country for a job or for love or finding a new apartment with more rooms or a better price or in a newer neighborhood, the task of looking for and acquiring a new apartment — even the thought of doing so — can be daunting.

From the first moments of casual searching right up until moving day, the more you plan, the better your chances of everything going off without a hitch. So, how long does it take to get an apartment? Here’s how long you can expect each step of the process to play out

  1. Step 1: Start Your Research Early. …
  2. Step 2: Determine How Much House You Can Afford. …
  3. Step 3: Get Prequalified and Preapproved for credit for Your Mortgage. …
  4. Step 4: Find the Right Real Estate Agent. …
  5. Step 5: Shop for Your Home and Make an Offer. …
  6. Step 6: Get a Home Inspection.

Residential and commercial Apartments