Real Estate Discussions & Awards Thinkmint Company in partnership with Business Day Media presents REDA: THE DIGITAL DIALOGUE, 2020.
This year’s edition themed : “The Real Estate Market, an overview of the current global changes. ” is an online event designed to discuss, proffer solutions to current Real estate issues, as well as celebrate excellence amongst Real Estate stakeholders by giving the opportunity to gain valuable exposure and well-deserved recognition for their national and global achievements in the Real estate sector.
Mrs. Adetoke Benson-Awoyinka, a Legal Practitioner is grounded in different areas of the Law profession ranging from Insurance Law including Underwriting policies, Risk and Claims Management. She also possesses expertise in Litigation, Probate and Land matters.
Born on 12 of June, 1967 she had her education at Marywood Grammar School, Ebute-Metta and the Lagos State University (LASU). She graduated with a Bachelor of Law at LASU and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1990.
She started her career at Standard Insurers where she learnt the ropes in Insurance Law, and moved to full time legal practice and litigation with Yemi Peters & Co and then to B.O Benson Law Office working with the best hands in Probate and Land matters.
She further challenged herself forging partnerships with Gbenga Afolabi Benson & Co, Lenox and Blair Estates, venturing into Oil and Gas Law and Consultancy.
She worked variously at Sprint United – a Telecommunication Company in the United States as a Lawyer and Technical Consultant; Head of Corporate Strategy and Policy implementation at Dvyn Inc. also in the United States.
On her return to Nigeria, armed with a wealth of experience in policy making and implementation, she was part of the team that crafted the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) seeking Pillars of development for Western Nigeria that fits into the peculiarities as a region.
Her vibrancy and concern for the greater development of Nigeria influenced her diverse and political engagements over the years and brings with her, years of experience in Law, Business Solutions Management and Corporate Governance.
Stephen Ipalibo Lawson, ANIPR is arguably Nigeria’s leading Corporate Master of Ceremonies (MC). He is a TV Host, Producer, Moderator, Speaker, Public Relations and Business Development Consultant.
As a TV Host, he anchors and associate produce “The NTAetv Climate Change… Our Warming World… Going Green Series” programme broadcast on NTA International and Network. He also anchors several other national TV shows and programmes amongst which are, Nigeria’s longest running TV Show, NTA Morning Ride; Business Matters, and BusinessDayWithNTA.
A highly sought after versatile corporate MC who has anchored several national and international high level conferences in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ogun States etc; in law, mobile money and e-payment, financial inclusion, oil and gas, power, renewable energy, climate change, real estate, government events, ECOWAS, transport, engineering, health and several other sectors.
He is a qualified Public Relations professional and an associate member Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).
Mohammed Asaria is the Founder, Managing Director and Member of the Board of Range Developments, the largest & most successful hospitality developer in the Eastern Caribbean engaged in the Citizenship by Investment sphere.
Mohammed founded Range Developments in 2012 and in this period of time, Range Developments has completed the Park Hyatt St. Kitts (CNN named it the ‘Best New Hotel in the Caribbean’ in 2017) and the Kempinski Hotel in Dominica (Forbes claimed it was the most anticipated hotel opening in the Caribbean in 2019). Range Developments are currently developing the Six Senses in Grenada which is scheduled to open in 2022.
Mohammed and Range Developments have transformed the face of luxury real estate development and Citizenship by Investment across the Eastern Caribbean. Mohammed is a trusted advisor to Caribbean Governments on Citizenship by Investment policies and has been involved in the restructuring of multiple Citizenship by Investment programs across the region.
Mohammed schooled in North London and graduated with a law degree from Trinity College, University of Cambridge. Prior to founding Range Developments, Mohammed has a broad experience of law and investment banking and has worked in London, Tokyo and Dubai. Early in his career he worked at HSBC and Lovells.
Gbadebo Adejana is an astute real estate entrepreneur who heads one of Nigeria’s leading Mass Housing Development Company; Realty Point Limited since 2005 after 8(eight) years meritorious award-winning sojourn in commercial banking. The Company is primarily involved on the supply side of the industry, with a strong presence in Real Estate Development, Investment, Training/Consultancy, Marketing Syndications and owns the popular Trade Mark “Sack Your Landlord!”
A Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates, UK trained Mediation Advocate, ‘Debo is an Alumnus of Lagos Business School having attended the Owner Manager’s Programme (OMP 14) in 2010.
*Founding President, Prime Asset Housing Co-operative Multi-purpose Society Limited (PAHCMS) till 2016.
*Vice Chairman, Nigeria-British Chamber of Commerce Construction and Real Estate Sector Group, 2017-2019.
*Treasurer, Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria(REDAN), South-West Zone, 2009 – 2012
*Vice-Chairman, REDAN, South-West Zone, 2012 – 2015.
*A member of Heinrich Boll Stiftung & Arctic Housing for Low Income Groups in Lagos State Working Group.
*Serving Chairman, REDAN, South-West Zone/ National Vice-President, REDAN
Registrar of www.schoolofestate.com, a Real Estate industry-focused training initiative.
A celebrated Subject Matter Expert, Author, Blogger, Speaker, Radio/T.V/Podcast Host, Tony Elemelu Foundation(TEF) Mentor(2016), he lectures ‘Marketing of Housing’ to Housing Development Masters Students of the University of Lagos, Akoka and the host of the popular periodic Real Estate Entrepreneurs’ Fast Track Course with ‘Debo Adejana.
He is on the board of other profit and not-for-profit organisations with a budding interest in Social Housing provision.
Mobola leads the Transportation (Maritime & Aviation) Infrastructure and Real Estate practice group of the firm with about a decade experience. She holds a master’s degree in International Commercial Maritime Law.
She advises clients on commercial agreements, corporate governance and compliance, capital and corporate restructuring, foreign investment and start-up compliance.
‘Mobola is business oriented, highly tenacious and excellence driven. She constantly proffers fresh ideas and solutions to keep clients at the top of their business in the quickest time possible. She is also an excellent negotiator and helps clients achieve their business objectives.
Tayo Odunsi is a Chartered Surveyor with over 15 years of professional real estate
He is the CEO of Northcourt real estate, an award-winning real estate services company with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Northcourt has been awarded the Euromoney award for best real estate research company and best real estate advisors in Nigeria and Africa.
He is the author of the book – Affordable: Thinking differently and critically about affordable housing (2018, Kinetic Publishing).
He holds an undergraduate degree in Estate management from the University of Lagos, a MSc. Real estate finance and investment degree from the Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK as well as an MBA from the Imperial College London. He is also a doctoral researcher at the Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a member of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, the Society of Property Researchers, the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the African Real Estate Society.
Tayo is a Non-Executive Director of Ventures Park, an Independent Board Member of SFS REIT, a Non-Executive Director of CutStruct – a PropTech company and a Technical Advisor to Purple Retail Investments.
Tubosun is the current Chief Operations Officer for Greenwich Merchant Bank where he is responsible for designing and maintaining an efficient operating model. Tubosun is a consummate Investment Banker and Financial Advisor with almost 20 years local and international experience.
Tubosun is an Alumnus of the IESE Business School Spain, the Lagos Business School Nigeria and Aberdeen Business School Scotland (UK) where he obtained his Master in Business Administration (MBA) and M.Sc in Finance and Investment Management respectively. He also holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
He is a Director at Greenwich Securities Limited, member of the Institute of Directors Nigeria (IOD), Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration, member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), Chartered member of the Risk Management Association of Nigeria (RIMAN), a Rotarian with Rotary Club of Falomo, a member of the Ikeja Golf Club Lagos Nigeria and Cycology Riding Club.
Adeyinka Adesope is Executive Vice Chairman of Propertymart Real Estate Investment Limited and was appointed as the Group Managing Director of Palton Morgan Holdings in 2012. Prior to the above, Adeyinka was the Managing Director/CEO of Propertymart limited, a fast-growing Real Estate Investment firm. Under his tenure, the business witnessed significant success.
Adeyinka’s stint with local and multinational companies and valuable experience in setting up a number of companies prior to being appointed MD/CEO of Propertymart in 2008, helped in transforming the company into a strategy think-tank. A known promoter of innovation and creativity, Adesope does not believe in limitations. He is a young, unassuming entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in the business world.
Adeyinka is an alumni of University of Cambridge, UK. He has degrees and professional certifications in Business management, Building & Construction Management, Estate Development, Sales & Marketing and Leadership and Politics.
He is an international member of National Association of Home Builders, Washington D.C, United State of America; an associate member of Nigeria Institute of Directors; a Fellow of the Institute for Government Research & Leadership Technology; a fellow of Nigeria Institute of Marketing and an alumnus of both Lagos Business School and Ogun State University.
Adeyinka is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards, a Peace Ambassador of United Nation Universal Peace Federation and above all, a child of the Most High GOD.
Bolaji Edu CEO of Broll Property Group, Nigeria is a real estate professional with experience in U.K. and Africa. He is Skilled in Real Estate Asset and Fund Management as well as Real Estate Valuations and Appraisal.
He leads a profitable full service real estate business with revenues of over $2m. He is responsible for the business strategy, transformation and development, as well as driving best practice through-out the business service lines.
He Graduated from The University of Hull with a Degree in Economics and Business Economics
Carol is an Agile Practitioner, Change Leader, Programme/Project Manager consultant in the Digital solutions delivery space. She is an experienced, dynamic, versatile, and result-oriented individual who applies principle-based strategies to deliver digital solutions across various business areas effectively blending product, project, and change management methodologies. She is a Conference speaker, facilitator, Coach and advocate for Agile as a business transformation strategy.
With a background in Architectural Technology from the prestigious Yaba College of Technology, she also obtained an MBA from Lagos State University (Ojo) and is currently pursuing an MBA (Technology) at Nexford University, USA. In addition to her practical experience, she has attained various certifications as a Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner (CSM and CSPO, Scrum Alliance), PROSCI and APMG certified Change Management Practitioner; and PRINCE2 Project Management Practitioner. She also serves as a Community leader in the Agile Practitioners Association of Nigeria (APAON) and Business Agility Meetup (BAM9Ja) where community events and workshops are hosted to enhance an agile mindset and practices in Nigeria.
An experienced leader of over 15 years in the Financial services industry, Carol currently oversees execution of transformation strategies, digital products, and fosters change leadership practices in Sterling Bank Plc. She initiated and sustains Change Management and Value Realization practices within the organization along with her team who champion an internal community of practise for pprojects and change management within the organization.
He is a graduate of The University of Lagos, Nigeria and Harvard graduate school of Design U.S.
He is also a member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects and Royal institute of British Architects.
He is a Fellow, Institute of Management Consultants and member of The International council of Management consultants
Laide Agboola, is a transformational Nigerian Entrepreneur and finance executive who has driven impact across multiple corporations and in various roles—corporate finance, asset management, investment banking, real estate and now lifestyle development.
He is a financial expert and bred investment banker with diverse experience in the full array of investment banking and wealth management services.
Mr. Agboola is the co-founder and CEO of Purple Group; with a portfolio that includes PurpleMaryland (formerly Maryland Mall), PurpleLekki and other residential developments as well as lifestyle brand and products.
He is passionate, trustworthy, communicates impeccably with crystal clear vision for ‘the future is now’ an inspiration for the people across Nigeria.
He has inspired others by his various achievements, but also by his attitude and values. He has made a lasting contribution towards creating a better world
Wayne Berger is the managing partner of Ishack Ventures, a Venture Builder investing in disruptive technologies in the PropTech, FinTech and EduTech sectors.
He is also the Co-founder of Proptech Africa and The SA Proptech Association.Wayne is an experienced technology entrepreneur, specialising in working with multi-cultural, decentralised teams with a top international MBA from IE Business School in Madrid Spain.
Sean is a property professional who has spent a decade working in various sectors of the property industry in South Africa and the UK. Most of his professional experience has been as a property market analyst and commentator. In 2017 he founded Divercity Property Solutions which offers a range of advisory and training solutions to the property industry.
He is a proptech commentator and enthusiast, and is cofounder of the SA Proptech and Proptech Africa associations.
He is active through his business and his voluntary roles with various organisations, and believes strongly in the power of collaboration. Sean is passionate about South Africa and the wider continent, entrepreneurship, education and proptech.
Tola Adesanmi is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Spleet Inc – A prop-tech/hospitality startup democratizing access to comfortable living spaces through flexible payment options and value added services. With over 10 years of experience in product development, design and implementation, and having worked with legacy technology companies such as eTranzact and Guaranty Trust Bank, Tola has created products that have grown to become a lifestyle tool for Africans across various demographics.
Tola received his university education from the University of Ghana, before venturing into aviation. Having realized that one of the basic amenities of every human being – shelter- was inaccessible to the average african man, He decided to look into the root of the problem and iterate solutions to solve this need.
Tola is a lover of African Art and has grown his collection over the last few years. Tola is a strong advocate for african entrepreneurship, equal opportunity and work-life balance.
Femi Adewole is a housing finance professional with over 25 years experience leading housing initiatives across Sub Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom.
Before his appointment as the Managing Director of Family Homes Funds, he was Managing Director of Shelter Afrique, the Nairobi-based pan-African housing company.
He has served in various capacities in some of the largest housing companies around the globe such as First World Communities Ltd, Watford CommunityHousing Trust, Notting Hill Housing Group, and Lagos HABITAT 2011 Project amongst others.
Mr Adewole is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School and Warwick Business School. He is a chartered architect as well as a planning and development professional with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Korede Adedayo is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of FirstTrust
Mortgage Bank Plc. He is a seasoned banker with over two decades experience
that cuts across notable banks in Nigeria. He has built versatility and core
competence across Mortgage Banking, Retail Banking, Credit Analysis, Consumer
Banking, Wealth Creation and Management.
Korede has held various leadership positions including Group Head, Private
Banking, First Bank of Nigeria Limited (2009) in which he played a major role in
building the division. He was also a pioneer member of the team that birthed
Providus Bank Limited.
He also played a lead role in the successful merger between First Mortgages
Limited and TrustBond Mortgage Bank Plc which resulted in the emergence of
FirstTrust Mortgage Bank Plc. This unification created a strong financial institution
such that with its premier position in the mortgage banking sector, FirstTrust has
been able to serve the financial needs of Nigerians, particularly towards gaining
stability through home ownership and thereby creating opportunities for citizens
to have a tangible stake in the country’s development.
Korede is a graduate of Accounting from Lagos State University. He also attended
several executive trainings within and outside Nigeria inclusive of renowned
global business schools – INSEAD Business School and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Olawale Ayilara is the Founder and CEO of LandWey Investment Limited, an innovative real estate company disrupting the Nigerian market.
An Alumnus of the Lagos Business School EDC, Metropolitan School of Business and Management, UK and Harvard Business School, his extraordinary achievements as an accomplished entrepreneur saw him being listed in Forbes Africa Under 30 Class of 2018.
Olawale Ayilara is a business strategist with over 10 years’ experience starting and running business and as a market leader, he is known for handling notable projects along the Lekki-Epe Expressway.
He sits on the board of over 10 high profile businesses, and is a member of the Sponsors for Young Growing Business Association, a pan African organization comprising a network of leading African professionals thriving in challenging career paths.
He serves as the President of the Nigerian Advocates for Positive Change and the Senior Director of the Beyond School Initiative organization.
He has been honoured with numerous awards and professional recognition, one of which is The Most Innovative Real Estate Leader Award 2017.
Chiedu Nweke has a lot of experience in real estate in Nigeria particularly in the hydraulic sandfilling and large reclamation of swamp land for real estate development.
He conceived and founded Orange Island, and Periwinkle Lifestyle Estate, Lekki Phase I, in Lagos. He was also involved in the sandfilling of Lakowe Lakes, Adiva Estate and Townville in Lagos for ARM Properties Limited.
He was involved in the reclamation and sandfilling of Agbowa Timber Village, Ikorodu, Lagos.
He is a Lawyer and a Senior Member of the Lagos Bar Association. He holds an LLB from the University of Nigeria and LLM from Lagos State University.
Before moving into real estate, he was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of West African Waste Management Limited, an oil waste treatment company servicing the oil majors like Shell, Exxon Mobil, AGIP etc.
He was also involved in both Shenker Shipping Limited and Linktel Shipping Limited both oil tanker logistic companies. Mr. Nweke’s expertise and experience include transportation and logistics of oil waste management and handling particularly from offshore locations, job costing, personal training, HSE and regulatory compliance.
He is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Periwinkle Residences Limited developers of Periwinkle Lifestyle Estate, Lekki, Lagos and Managing Director and CEO of Swampsea Construction Company Limited the technical arm of Orange Island Development Company Limited.
In these positions, he supervises some of the biggest real estate and infrastructure development Nigeria.
He sits on the board of several companies including Orange Island Development Company Limited, a company he founded with his partners in FW Dredging Limited.
A product of the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife (Formerly University of Ife). He has worked in various sectors of the economy. As an astute entrepreneur, he has established some companies thereby doing his bit in providing jobs for teeming Nigerian graduates.
He has garnered cognate experience in real estate development, marketing and consultancies over the years. Odemayowa started his career with the Economic Growth & Development Centre (EGDC), Abuja, where he was fully involved in research projects spanning National Planning and Development issues. He later moved to the real estate sector as pioneer Business Development Manager with a frontline real estate firm in Nigeria.
He holds a Certificate in Development Issues from the World Bank Institute and has also attended trainings and development programmes in leadership, entrepreneurship and management. He has undergone various marketing, managerial and leadership trainings including the CEP Programme at both the Lagos Business School and IESE Business School of the University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain. He is a member of the United States National Association of Home Builders. He is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Deluxe Residences Limited as well as other several business concerns.
Apart from being an entrepreneur, Mr. Odemayowa is also a philanthropist.
Uzo Oshogwe is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Afriland Properties Plc, a leading property management, investment and development company with a portfolio size of over N10 billion.
Before joining Afriland Properties, Uzo held leadership positions in the following organizations: UBA PLC, Ford Motors UK, J. Sainbury’s UK and Accenture UK.
Uzo holds a professional certificate in Real Estate Management from Harvard Business School, she is an RICS accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator, a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants and attended the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) from Lagos Business School/Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires
Ayo Ibaru is the Chief Operating Officer and Director, Research at Northcourt where he oversees the strategic and operational framework underpinning the firm’s core divisions to provide solutions for corporates, governments and private investors.
With a background in Investment Banking and broad experience in financial instruments, costs management, he leverages networks and relationships across industries & his track record on leading teams to achieve development goals.
He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Society of Property Researchers and is a seasoned speaker at local and international conferences.
John Oamen is the CEO of Cutstruct Technology and Co-founder of Livevend.
He is an astute lover and passionate about everything
including business, a driven construction project
He started his career in real estate as head, real estate brokerage
with greenfield assets Limited advising buyers on property
acquisition that fit their budget which most times did not
meet their needs and how to manage the space.
Eventually, clients started asking him to provide the services
he was suggesting and this birthed faultless finish Limited
which he founded in 2010.
He became a member of the interior designers association of Nigeria
and built a team advising and providing solutions for property buyers.
Faultless finish quickly grew into a construction and finishing company.
At faultless, he was exposed to the real estate institutional voids of
price opacity, data unavailability, procurement inefficiencies and
construction project mismanagement in the industry.
His search for lasting solutions to solving these voids led him to co-found
cutStruct technology Limited, a premium construction
technology company driving innovation in the
real estate industry using the Livevend range of solutions.
The CutStruct brand is looking to close the gender gap
in the real estate construction industry.
Our Livevend a range of solutions help
ensure that gender inclusivity is guaranteed.
As at today, our female populace at the company is 65% and growing.
His love for learning both in and out of the traditional classroom setting
drove him to join the Lagos Business School’s owner
Manager program (LBS:OMP)
He is a leader who has the welfare of his people at heart
and a firm believer in progress over perfection.”
Real Estate Discussions & Awards Thinkmint Company in partnership with Business Day Media presents
This year’s edition themed : “The Real Estate Market, an overview of the current global changes. ” is an online event designed to discuss Real estate issues, as well as celebrate Real Estate stakeholders.
The Real Estate Discussions and Awards 2020 will be centered on identifying the limitations encountered by real estate markets in the areas of global relevance and birth ideas that would facilitate a higher capability to compete on the top tier real estate market plane and transport the industries to the center of the world’s sight.
It seeks to do this by;