Ken Sharpe: The Architect of Hope Transforming Zimbabwe’s Real Estate Horizon
1 November 2023
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By Business Reporter- Ken Sharpe, the visionary behind Westprop Holdings, has emerged as a titan in Zimbabwe’s real estate landscape, marking an extraordinary rise from his challenging upbringing to a global real estate trailblazer. With an unyielding spirit and dedication, Sharpe has not only transformed the country’s property sector but has also become an emblem of hope and inspiration for the nation.

The Westprop Holdings, under Sharpe’s adept leadership, has not only flourished within Zimbabwe but has expanded its influence across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, including countries such as Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, and South Africa.

Notably, the company’s groundbreaking feat of being the first property development firm listed on the Victoria Falls Stock Exchange has cemented its prominent position within the region’s economic sphere.

Sharpe’s ambitious projects have garnered widespread acclaim, with the Mall of Zimbabwe standing as a testament to his commitment to creating multifaceted spaces that go beyond conventional retail hubs. Additionally, his US$280 million Golf Estate project, designed to elevate Zimbabwe’s tourism and hospitality sector, has set a new standard for luxury living in the region.

The accolades bestowed upon Sharpe, including the prestigious Best Residential Development 20+ units Zimbabwe award at the African and Arabian Laufen International Property Awards 2022, underscore his unwavering dedication to excellence.

His recognition as the Entrepreneur of the Year at the Zimbabwe National Business & Leadership Awards and as Businessman of the Year by the Zimbabwe Top 100 Business Brands further solidify his status as a leading figure in the African business landscape.


With a deeply rooted belief in the power of love and hope, Sharpe’s mission goes beyond constructing edifices; it embodies a profound commitment to the people of Zimbabwe.

His poignant message, “I’m not selling properties; I’m selling hope,” resonates deeply with his vision of fostering a brighter future for the nation.

Through initiatives such as providing free accommodation to the winner of Miss Universe Zimbabwe, Westprop’s commitment to uplifting the community exemplifies Sharpe’s holistic approach to development.

As Zimbabwe’s economic revival continues to gain momentum, Ken Sharpe’s journey remains a beacon of inspiration, highlighting the transformative power of resilience, love, and unwavering determination.

His unwavering commitment to Zimbabwe’s growth and his vision of revolutionizing the global real estate industry position him as a leading force in Africa’s business narrative, epitomizing the triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity.