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Tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia Renames Iconic Kampala Tower After Granddaughter Arie



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Kampala’s skyline has a fresh new beacon of prestige and pride, thanks to none other than real estate tycoon Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia. The newly acquired and now rechristened Arie Towers, located at plot 16 Mackinnon Road, has quickly become the talk of the town. Dr. Ruparelia’s touching tribute to his granddaughter Arie has added a personal touch to one of the city center’s most prominent buildings.

The towering edifice, previously known as Lotis Towers, has now been integrated into the impressive portfolio of Meera Investments Ltd, a key player in the Ruparelia Group’s real estate empire. This strategic acquisition was jointly orchestrated by Sudhir and his wife, Jyotsna Ruparelia, cementing their status as influential figures in Uganda’s property market.

Arie Towers is not just a pretty name; it’s a powerhouse of commercial activity. The building hosts a range of high-profile tenants, including British American Tobacco (BAT), Cairo Bank, and several prestigious law firms. The bustling corridors of Arie Towers are a testament to its significance as a business hub, making the Ruparelias’ latest move all the more impactful.

The news of this grand acquisition was made public last week in a dual announcement by Dr. Ruparelia and the seller, DFCU Bank Limited. The property changed hands through a public auction facilitated by DFCU Bank Ltd, following a mortgage default by Lotigo Properties Ltd. In a formal letter to all tenants, the Ruparelias confirmed their new status as landlords and provided guidelines for regularizing tenancy agreements.

To ensure a seamless transition, both Dr. Sudhir and DFCU Bank Ltd emphasized the importance of cooperation from the tenants. The communication was clear: all future dealings related to the property are to be directed to the new ownership under the Ruparelia banner. Tenants are now bracing for a period of adjustment as they navigate the changes under the new management.

Arie Towers stands as more than just a commercial building; it is a landmark of Kampala’s urban landscape. Its prime location and the recent change in ownership underscore its ongoing role in the city’s economic development. As the building continues to host key businesses and drive entrepreneurial activities, its new name symbolizes a blend of familial pride and business acumen.

This renaming is not just a sentimental gesture but also a strategic one, reinforcing the Ruparelia family’s legacy in the city’s booming real estate sector. With Arie Towers now under their wing, Dr. Sudhir and Jyotsna Ruparelia have once again demonstrated their knack for making waves in Kampala’s business world.

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