Thought Leadership

Our expertise and perspective in urban development we use to offer unique guidance, inspire innovation, and influence others.

Urban Investing

Impact investing initiatives and mobilization of capital, expertise and information for renewing and building better urban environments.

Solution Delivery

Our bespoke advice and deliverables to address requests by public and private organizations on solutions that move people and economies. 

Core Capabilities

We provide urban investment solutions for public & pvt. sectors

Urban Development

We sponsor development of solution smart cities by employing the WAKANDA’S investment-driven development model for urban areas.

Investment Readiness

Our experts perform Investment Readiness preparations for cities and new projects to better prepare them for access to capital globally.

Capital Raising

Using structured finance and private equity expertise, we are able to assist both public and private sector projects in raising project capital globally.

Public, Private Partnerships

Using the WAKANDA’S approach we help governments, cities, investors and businesses to create non-traditional solution structures for urban developments.

Urban Incubation Lab

A mix of expertise, technologies, structures, and ventures are imperative in building cities that move nations. We host an internal lab of urban-centric participants.

Impact Program Delivery

The cities we help build have one thing in common, they are human-centric and the programs we deliver are designed to enable a people impact outcome.

About Us

We are an Urban Investing and Asset Management Firm

Our passion is building cities that move nations. We are driven to radically raise people’s standard of living and wealth level. As cities continue to grow daily, one building after another, and with 1.5 million people moving into cities weekly around the world, it has become critical to find solutions for their money, lifestyle and legacy. Group Shumba is positioned to provide the required thought leadership, investment capital and solution delivery that results in urban areas, which are more; attractive, convenient, secure, efficient, sustainable, thriving, and resilient. To date, no country has ever achieved middle-income status without urbanizing, therefore by providing leadership, Investment, and solutions in the development of urban environments for human and economic impact, Group Shumba stands as a prime solution partner to governments, private sector and nonprofit organizations.

  • Over the next few decades, Europe, and to some extent the United States and China, will be aging and shrinking, even as India, Africa, and the Middle East see their populations expanding.

    Rik Kirkland
    Partner at McKinsey & Company
  • From the industrial revolution to today, technological breakthroughs have impacted the buildings we use, how we move, live, work, and play in the urban spaces.

    Brooks Rainwater
    Senior Executive and Director Center for City Solutions National League of Cities
  • Technology can improve efficiency, buildings can create shelter, sustainability can reduce carbons, however, only human-centric solutions can change the lives of people forever.

    Gabe Shumba
    Executive Chairman at Group Shumba
The Group Shumba

Leadership Team

Group Shumba has a uniquely collaborative culture full of passionate people who care more about harnessing the future to better lives.

Recent Insights

Through research and focused publications we provide, expert analysis and futuristic thinking for leaders who seek to be extraordinary.

A Case for Smart City Developments

No nation has ever achieved middle-class income status without urbanization. Globally, urbanization rates keep ascending, and the world is faced with...

Urbanization Impact in Africa

Africa is urbanizing at twice the rate of Europe Africa’s urbanization rate has had a profound effect on its continental communities....

The 4th Industrial Revolution Impact

4IR Impact on Future Cities Technology has evolved in fundamental ways since the fifteenth century. It’s progression from the first industrial...