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“Banks are indirectly killing real estate industry in Nigeria” – Showunmi

Real estate industry in Nigeria

Mr. Femi Oluwalose Showunmi is the Chairman and CEO of Phemy Showunmi and company Limited, a real estate marketing, consultancy, development and construction firm. Showunmi is a mathematics graduate of Ambrose Ali University, a School of Estate graduate and a member of Association of Estate Agents in Nigeria (AEAN) which is being midwifed by Nigeria Institution of Estate Surveyors and ...

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‘Impact of the Naira fluctuation on property development’ – Omisore

Tokunbo Omisore is the Chief Executive Officer of Top Services Limited and President of African Union of Architects. In this interview with MAUREEN IHUA-MADUENYI, he talks on effect of Naira fluctuation on property development and the need to encourage retail mall development as a means of job creation Read excerpts below: A lot of developers are focused on residential buildings ...

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“REDAN is a serious stakeholder in housing development” – Hajia Binta Ibrahim

stakeholder in housing development

The Chairperson, Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN), Federal Capital Territory (FCT), chapter, Hajia Binta Ibrahim, in this interview with Dele Ogbodo, said that the only way houses can be made affordable is when there is serious intervention from all the stakeholders in the sector and government has to realize that REDAN is a serious stakeholder in housing development. ...

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‘Use appropriate technology & materials to offset Nigeria’s housing deficit’- Obua

appropriate technology & materials

Ifeanyi Obua, a graduate of Mechanical Engineering with specialisation (MSc) in Technology of machine manufacturing from Krivoy Rog Technical University, Ukraine, is the CEO of Obua Technology Solutions LTD. Obua mentioned legislation and empowerment of land ownership, use of appropriate technology, training of labour force in the construction industry among others as the solution to Nigeria’s housing deficit. In an ...

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“Delivery is a major problem in the practice of real estate in Nigeria”

Delivery is a major problem in the practice of real estate in Nigeria

Emmanuel Okogun, a business development executive at Grenadines Homes LTD in an interview with Elsie Godwin, Nigeria real estate hub correspondent, pointed out Delivery as one of the major problems in the practice of real estate in Nigeria. Okogun said that lack of integrity, overpriced houses, inaccessible finances and unprofessionalism are the vital challenges facing the real estate practise in ...

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“Avoiding building collapse is a task for every stakeholder” – Architect Temidayo Fabiyi

Avoiding building collapse

MD/CEO, FT+D Ltd, Architect Temidayo Fabiyi, in an interview with Nigeria real estate hub correspondent has said that avoiding building collapse in Nigeria is a task for every stakeholder in the building industry. A graduate of the University of Lagos department of Architecture with a post graduate degree in Environmental Sciences (Architecture) and a member of the Nigeria Institute of ...

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“The major problem facing estate agents in Nigeria is lack of unity” – Jide Odelola

Solving The Problem Of Affordable Housing In Nigeria

Mr. Jide Odelola, the Deputy Chairman of Association of Property Investment and Commissioned Agents in Nigeria (APICAN), who has journeyed through being an educationist into being a realtor in this brief chat with Nigeria real estate hub correspondent states clearly that the major problem facing estate agents in Nigeria is non-unity. According to Jide, “APICAN is an association of real ...

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