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Welcome to Zen Associates.


At ZEN Associates, we’re focused on creating the most innovative multifamily, single family real estate, office buildings and civil works. Our objective is to build something that is timeless.

At ZEN Associates, we are entrepreneurs and real estate experts. This is a powerful combination, fully realized through our thorough and nimble approach. Our disciplined processes and long-term outlook help us identify and execute compelling real estate projects.

In a world where the investment landscape may vary, our integrity never will.

Since our founding in 2020, ZEN Associates has been focused on creating a culture committed to the principles of responsibility, integrity, and alignment of interests.

Our process and due diligence deliver significant expertise at every point in the project development, providing stability that defies the whims of the changing real estate market.

Our vertically integrated company is critical to our success. It informs our decisions at every point of the development process. It allows us to deliver well-crafted properties with vision, focus, and precision.

Our company includes a dedicated in-house team of architects, engineers and analyst professionals who work collaboratively to integrate the knowledge and insight needed to consistently execute the clients dream vision.

We believe our ability to control the process, from the blueprint to the building aspect with our own construction team, sets us apart. Our collaborative approach integrates resources from all of ZEN’s in-house teams, including:

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Analysts
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Welders
  • Legal & Compliance
  • Tech & Business Intelligence


ZEN’s team consists of experts who are creative and analytical, a rare combination that enables us to build with a long-term perspective.

Using rigorous creativity, we thrive within the most competitive real estate markets in Tanzania. Our team brings it to every project, every day. The big idea. The elegant details. It all works together, driven by an entrepreneurial mindset and strategic process.

Get to know the experts who locate opportunities and unlock value by bringing our clients visions to life.

Francis Shimbala

Architect, Senior Managing Partner and Construction

Mandela Bunting

Senior Managing Partner, MDfinance, marketing,Analyst, Business Development, new technology & innovation

Cuthbert Mallya

Partner, Quantity Surveyor, and Head of operations

Paul Shimbala

Partner & Director of civil department.

Chriatina Shimbala

Architect& Secretary

Ezekiel Mbise

Site foreman

Our Partners

We thanks for all our partners! There are hundreds of our happy partners and suppliers of building materials!