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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Lekki outpaces Ikoyi, others as most prized real estate market

With a phenomenal growth driven by a combination of factors including expansion of Lekki-Epe Expressway, proposed Lekki International Airport and Deep Seaport, the Lekki corridor in Lagos has been identified as one of the most prized real estate markets in Nigeria, outpacing Ikoyi and Victoria Island.

Current market trends in the corridor shows its uniqueness in that properties are available for all types of income earners—the high, upper middle, and budget buyers.

Olayinka Omotosho, a chartered surveyor, who gave these hints in his paper titled ‘Real Estate Business Dynamics in 21st Century with Focus on the Lekki-Epe Axis’, noted that this axis has the largest concentration of new wealth on the African continent,  catapulting many families to the rank of the nouveau riche.

Omotosho, who was a lead speaker at the first Lekki-Epe Real Estate and Business Conference in Lagos recently, called for more investments in Lekki in order for investors to create wealth for themselves.

The conference paraded an array of speakers including Kayode Omotosho, executive secretary of the Mortgage Banking Association of Nigeria (MBAN); Bode Araba, principal partner of EPDM Nigeria, and Godspower Omozusi, the principal partner of GP Omozusi & Company, a firm of estate surveyors & valuers.

The lead speaker took a critical look at modern real estate business, saying, “21st Century has often been referred to as the era”. He explained that many companies are now able to do more business using the internet, adding that more clients are more knowledgeable of the property market these days.

“The introduction of blogs, products, social media like facebook, twitter and smart phones have allowed for more interaction between professionals and their clients, beyond what was previously obtainable”, he pointed out.

According to him, new technology has brought about interface between clients and professionals, sophisticated marketing, globalization of the local property market and the need for due diligence to verify information given on the internet.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

NDFF 2013 to Profile Nigerian Real Estate and Housing Finance sector as investment frontier

The 4th Nigeria Development and Finance Forum (NDFF) 2013 North America Conference will showcase the Nigerian Real Estate and Housing Finance sector as an important frontier of investment opportunities in Nigeria.

One of Nigeria’s leading experts on the sector, Roland Igbinoba, President/CEO, Pison Housing Company will make the lead presentation and will be supported by a panel consisting of senior policy and private sectors leader, with participants and delegates drawn from the real estate and housing finance sectors across the United States and Nigeria.

Official data from the office of the Honourable Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Ms. Amal Pepple, confirms Nigeria’s housing deficit of over 16 million. Lagos State, the commercial capital of Nigeria, accounts for 30 per cent of the housing deficit, according to a recent statement by Hon. Adedeji Olatubosun Jeje, Commissioner for Housing, Lagos State.

A Presidential mandate has seen the introduction of policy reforms in the housing sector, which is being spearheaded by Ms. Pepple. She said recently that:
“Mr. President recently directed us to focus on land titling, housing finance, affordable housing, low-cost/social housing and urban regeneration and regional development. We intend to vigorously pursue the implementation of these initiatives over the next two years in order to achieve the targets we have set for ourselves.”

The framework for the establishment of a Federal institution for housing refinancing is being assisted by the World Bank, as confirmed by the Honourable Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, at the Spring Meetings of the IMF/World Bank in Washington DC, in April.

Nigeria’s domestic mortgage market is currently valued at 445 billion U.S. dollars, yet with rapid rate of urbanization and positive demographic structure, housing finance is seen to be critical to support human and infrastructural development.

Mr. Igbinoba says: “My presentation will cover the investment opportunities in real estate in Nigeria, spanning from residential to commercial real estate. I will do this by comparing Nigeria to its peers in the region. This will show Nigeria as the destination for real estate investment by North American investors.”

Thursday, September 5, 2013

3Investor programme assures on 50% reduction in investment transaction cost

Real estate investors and consumers who subscribe to 3Investor Loyalty Programme, one of the newest products in the property market presently, have been assured of 50 percent reduction in their investment transaction cost and professional fees.

The product, according to its originator, also offers subscribers other opportunities such as access to about 30 percent discount on purchases from subscribed outlets such as malls, airlines, haulage, real estate events, current information on market conditions and new projects through a weekly newsletter.

Ruth Obih, MD/CEO, 3Invest Limited, owner and promoter of the programme, noted at its launching in Lagos recently that her company was concerned about the current transaction fees (commission) paid by real estate consumers on property , which hover between 10 and 15 percent.
Obih said the loyalty programme launched alongside a Real Estate Investment Network (RIEN) at the Property Buyers Forum (PBF) organised by the company in Lagos was designed to help real estate investors and consumers.
According to her, the product is to be driven by REIN, an investment nexus that seeks to connect sponsors with investors who are willing to invest in income-producing real estate portfolios to expand their income margin.
“REIN is expected to broker investments within the 3Investor circle by introducing projects considered investible to a network of investors who will pull funds together to execute projects under predefined arrangements and earn income on such projects on an agreed percentage to every member of the network who has invested in the project,” she said.

She explained further that “REIN is expected to help sponsors raise more funds for real estate projects by building investors’ confidence and closing the gap between investors and developers; thereby ensuring that more activities are ongoing in the real estate sector.

“As a company, we are committed to how the industry grows and activities that make for its growth. That is why we have created the REIN and the 3Investor as platforms that can help increase the number of activities in the industry. We believe that when there are more activities, employment will be inevitable and where there is employment, real estate contribution to the GDP will increase.”
To her, REIN is an annual subscription-base network that runs on the 3Investor platform of Standard and Premium subscribers; Standard subscribers are willing investors with an investment portfolio of N1,000,000 and above.

Premium subscribers have their entry level pegged at N20,000,000, she said, pointing out that REIN differs from REIT – Real Estate Investment Trust – in that it does not bank or hold the investors’ funds and is not managed by a sponsor; “it only maintains the network of these investors and introduces investible projects to it and manages the project through an escrow account.”

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Man arrested in Nigeria over attempted real estate Crime in Western Australia

A man has been arrested in Nigeria over the attempted fraudulent sale of a home in Western Australia, in what is believed to be the first arrest of its kind by Australian authorities.
WA Police worked with Consumer Protection and a real estate agent over eight months to intercept the sale of the house in Falcon, south of Perth.

The owners of the home are based in South Africa.
Ntuen Promise Ekenmini, 27, was apprehended by Nigerian authorities yesterday when he went to collect documents using a fake drivers licence in the name of the real home owner.
Police allege the attempted fraud began when a man contacted the property manager of a Mandurah real estate agency on 17 December, 2012, pretending to be the owner of a home being managed by the agency and requesting documents relating to the rented property.

He allegedly used an email address in the name of one of the real owners, who is a resident of Johannesburg, and requested all future correspondence be forwarded to it.
On 18 January, 2013 the agency received a request to sell the property and a sales agreement with false signatures was returned to the agent, together with copies of fake passports of the two owners, a husband and wife, as well as a forged document purporting to be from the Australian High Commission in Pretoria confirming their identity.

The agent became suspicious and reported the attempted fraud to authorities.
In conjunction with the police, the agency engaged with the alleged offender - at one stage instructions were given to deposit $AU785,000 into a bank account in South East Asia.
Detective Senior Sergeant Dom Blackshaw says police are investigating whether the crime is linked to previous cases of real estate fraud in the state.
He says six of the seven cases involved owners who live in South Africa, have investment properties in Perth which are rented, and have had their identities stolen.
"There's every chance that these people are the same offenders; however, we are working with the police in Nigeria to identify whether that is the case," he said.
"The offenders are very tenacious; they haven't given up. This has been eight months that they've been contacting the agent.
"They've been changing email addresses, telephone numbers, even to the point they've been threatening the agent when things have been delayed."
"We need to be constantly vigilant. We can't afford to rest now and think 'ok we've caught someone, that's the end of it'. There will be further attacks from further offenders in those countries and we need to be very mindful of that."
Mr Ekenmini is expected to be charged with fraud and theft.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Carlson Rezidor to open Park Inn by Radisson Abuja Kaura, Nigeria in 2015

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group will unveil the 150-room Park Inn by Radisson Abuja Kaura in Nigeria in the first quarter of 2015. The full service mid-market property will be located in the Kaura district of Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. The property will feature a restaurant and bar, a club lounge, a rooftop bar, a business lounge, 6,561 sq ft of meeting and conference facilities, a gym and wellness spa, and an outdoor swimming pool, a release stated.

Wolfgang M Neumann, President and CEO, Rezidor, said, “Nigeria is a focus country for our business development. The country’s economy is one of the fastest growing worldwide, and we see considerable growth potential for our core brands Park Inn by Radisson and Radisson Blu. With this signing we bring our portfolio to eight hotels in operation and under development in Nigeria."

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Stakeholders Brain Storm on Promoting Growth in Real Estate

Stakeholders in the Real estate sector are set for another brain storming session, at the 2nd edition of ‘Real estate Unite’ summit billed for October 17-18.

The stakeholders comprising of developers, builder, investors and policymakers and lawyers will gather at the Civic Centre, Lagos, to rub minds together on many posers as regarding how to advance the real estate for economic growth.

Put together by 3Invest Limited, Real estate Unite will also serve as Africa’s largest congregation of real estate professionals as Real Estate Unite Conference, Exhibition and Awards

Speaking on the essence of this year’s summit, Chief Executive Officer of 3Invest Limited, Ruth Obih, stated that in order to help unlock Nigeria’s real estate potential for economic prosperity, her firm is set to focus more on infrastructure, noting that the potential of real estate, especially commercial, hospitality and residential cannot be harnessed without it.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

3invest set for Real Estate Unite

The Chief Executive Officer, 3invest Limited, Ms. Ruth Obih, has disclosed the firm’s readiness to unite professionals in the built environment at this year’s edition of Real Estate Unite, an annual event aimed at redefining business and investment in the Nigerian real estate sector.

Obih said this year’s edition, which is the second in the series, would seek to answer questions on land use; how to advance real estate for economic growth in the country; the state of airports and railways as well as facility maintenance and the place of tourism and hospitality in the country’s real estate sector.
She said, “Having highlighted the major issues barring our nation’s real estate from reaching its economic potential, we realised that infrastructure and urbanisation is a major driver of emerging markets. Reformation of our laws is the key to unlocking our housing finance sector.

“In order to develop strategies to tackle these issues, we have lined up speakers from key sectors, who are key decision makers and leading opinion shapers.
“We have chosen infrastructure because the potential of real estate, especially commercial hospitality and residential, cannot be harnessed without it.”
According to Obih, the theme of the event holding between October 17 and 18, ‘Advancing Nigeria’s real estate for economic growth’, is designed to expose the prospects of the country’s real estate sector.
She said the award segment of the programme was conceived to elevate standards; while the conference would offer practical solutions through experience speakers; and the international perspective would be projected through the exhibition.

“Last year, we highlighted some major issues at our conference, and our research shows increased activities in the real estate industry since the inception of Real Estate Unite in 2012.
“It may sound coincidental, but the government is recognising and putting real estate at the forefront of the nation’s activities and recognising that unlocking potential in the real estate industry is integral to economic development of the country,” Obih said.

A representative of Diamond Bank Plc, Mr. Anya Duroha, said the bank was focused on mortgage financing in the real estate sector, hence the need to partner with 3invest on the forthcoming conference and exhibition.
“We realised that people need long term financing for housing and we are incorporating that. Our core competence is retail banking and we focus on mortgage with a tenure range of about 20 to 25 years,” he said.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Local News: Real estate lawyers applaud Jonathan around Land Use Behave

Real Property Lawyers Association of Nigeria, RELAN, Thursday, commen-ded President Goodluck Jonathan for contacting for the removal of Land Use Behave from the 1999 Constitution.

RELAN, in a statement by its Vice-President, Procedures, Mr. Adekunle Omotola, observed that Federal Government's commitment was in line with the view of his association during its first national summit on Land Use Behave in Abuja in 2009 and the recent one in Lagos on June 20,2013.

He explained: “RELAN is not ignorant that to eliminate the Land Use Behave, it must evolve with Part 9 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

“We're also aware that the plenary procedure of the Senate and the House of Representatives are discussing the report of Senator Ike Ekeremadu and Mr. Emeka Ihedioha-led Committees on the amendment of the constitution.

“We're satisfied that President Jonathan freely declared that the Land Use Behave is likely to be removed. It is a proper step in the right direction.

“Certainly, President Jonathan's commitment is an extension of the cement stage taken by his quick predecessor in office, late President Umaru Yar'Adua, who forwarded a bill to the National Assembly for amendment of some chapters of the Behave in 2009.

“It is our view that the realistic strategy by the government to eliminate the Behave is to ensure the it wears a human face and to be consistence with democratic norms and ideals.”

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Independent Marketers Jobs in a Trustworthy Real House Firm Nigeria 2013

Our company, a Reputable Real Estate Firm, with offices in both Lagos Island and Mainland, urgently request the positions of Independent Marketers for immediate employment.

Position: Independent Marketers


    Attributes of enthusiasm & creativity drive
    Excellent verbal presentation & good interpersonal skills
    Previous marketing experience in real estate & investment firm will be an advantage
    Lagos residents only

Remuneration: Successful candidates can make as 1million per month. Interested candidates should send application to: not later than 11th July, 2013.

Friday, July 12, 2013

New Nigerian Actual Estate Internet site eCalabash Announces Beta

Per day in front of the convergence of several local and international organizations for the Luxurious Living Africa Property Exhibition in Lagos, eCalabash has introduced the beta discharge of their new Nigerian Actual Property site, nigeria., which will be centered on giving a solid international advertising platform for Nigerian Actual Property in the top of advanced category.

With a growing international interest in African and Nigerian Actual Property, eCalabash aims with the new site, to provide Actual Property firms that have a viable portfolio of primary Actual Property, and who are intent on advertising their portfolio globally, with the opportunity and instruments to make this happen goal.

Owned by eCalabash Enterprises, eCalabash is in a sealed spouse beta, just before a full community release in the near future.


The Nigerian property industry has been warming up recently, Germany's Vamido presented their property site in the location earlier in 2010, and therefore have PrivateProperty., PropertyIndex.,,, and Property24; eCalabash will soon be in strong competition with them.

Nigeria's company of offering and hiring homes on the web is definately not clear at provide sate, and it is in need of structure. With phantom results extremely frequent, Nigerians are over all skeptical about trusting the validity of on the web property results, therefore a considerable problem for any company looking to establish itself in the market.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Growing Con In Nigerian Real Estate - The Legitimate Dilemmas - Properties

I left Nigeria to London in my very young age where I successfully studied law in among the top London University and continued to do Bar Vocational Course (BVC). Having spent so several years in London I believed it wise to return to my country (Nigeria) to be in down with my children to ensure that my children will know their root very well.

In order to continue my practice, Used to do my law school in Nigeria and started my practice as a Barrister & Solicitor Advocate of Nigeria.

Among other areas of speciality, conveyancing, Property Sales and Development is one of our area of expertise and through this experience I believed it wise to create this article to warn other Nigerians both local and Overseas in what they have to know before buying or selling properties in Nigeria.

Unfortunately, I will not prefer to overwhelm you with a lot of information, however, if you should be of any concern, do call me at appropriate time; I may well be more than pleased to answer your questions.

In doing so, I will require to to generally share some personal and professional experiences with buying, selling, letting or renting properties in Nigeria. Things are very tough now making some individuals to become ‘fake'estate agents being an umbrella to commit fraud.

I need to honestly say there are good and genuine estate agents and surveyors in Nigeria however the bad agents will be the once destroying the estate agents'business in Nigeria. The question is how can we dictate a fake estate agent?

To slice the story short, I will share only few experiences and will not name the concerned agents and the so-called surveyor in this article.

In 2013, a very reputable client instructed us to purchase land for property development. We sighted the first document for the land as well as the plan. The issuing is how to understand the document is real or clone. Appropriate searches were conducted through AMAC, the name on the AMAC record clearly match the seller's name in the document. However, reading the program, everything did not seem directly to us. To ensure that our client will not be at an increased risk with the proposed property purchase, we carried out an additional and third surveyor. It transpired that the land demonstrated to us was not the particular land on the program making the sale illegal and fraudulent.

Obviously, the agent and his surveyor did not realise my profession and level experience in Nigerian real-estate, but seeing me with another foreign buyer, their main motive was to commit fraud. I monitored them very closely until their plan was uncovered through evidence.

There are plenty of stories to share with, however in order to not scare you, it's necessary to hold out a suitable due diligence through reputable law chambers or other trusted estate agents.

It can also be necessary to ask for other identity of owner to be able to eliminate fraud. Through legal cases, there have been many cases where people sold land that belonged to someone else. The vendor believing that he/she had acquired a legal and equitable fascination with Land would start an immediate property development on the land simply to notice at a later stage that the land was fraudulently sold to him/her. Consequently, two innocent people would end up in a very expensive litigation to find out the rightful owner of the land. This really is very awful and something you've got to avoid when possible by taking a suitable due diligence.

Please make sure you instruct your own surveyor and not only the seller's surveyor.

If you're in doubt concerning this please contact me for proper estate agents'referrals or assistance in buying, selling, letting, managing or renting accommodation in Nigeria. Once proper steps are taken to avoid this mess, you will surely be happy to purchase Nigerian Real Estate.

I've received tens of thousands of awful stories from so many individuals and thought it wise to create a write-up warning people to hold out appropriate due diligence before committing their hard earned money. In this way, you is going to be be confident that your investment is safe! Nigerian Real Estate is good if you handle the right individuals or lawyers.

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Conversation with a real estate millionaire In Nigeria

We've experienced several principles on real estate investments and answered several questions and enquiries from ardent readers with this column. But it may be much more instructive to share one of several conversations that I have experienced with a real estate millionaire that has helped me tremendously.

I have found the truth of the word that the ounce of example is worth a pound of precepts. Permit me to extract the essential principles of this particular conversation and to safeguard the privacy with this individual who'd also prefer his name not to be mentioned.

Rule 1: Have an excellent source of income. This specific real estate investor started several years ago just a couple of years after the independence of Nigeria by exporting certain agricultural produce. He poured himself into building this business and was later joined by a few other partners. The business enterprise flourished and provided him with the normal stream of income with which he started investing in real estate.

This real estate millionaire believes in work and entrepreneurship. He believes that most of the youths of today will do better if they figure out how to walk before wanting to fly. He believes that if you're willing to serve others faithfully within their business, you'll do wonderfully well in yours once you eventually start.

The lesson for people in that is that real estate investment requires seed capital and to possess those initial seed capital you must have earning power, you must have a means of income. You can't set up a great structure without a solid foundation. So,for several could be investors, first learn a skill or profession that'll allow you to get a job or begin a business as possible grow and that'll give you regular income.

Rule 2: Start saving and start investing in real estate in your own little way. Our real estate millionaire started by buying land in a location that has been a “jungle''but has become one of many commercial nerve centres of Lagos. He stated so it was not easy buying some of these properties then.He said he made buying real estate one of his true pastimes.

He did not start buying properties in the high brow areas of that time period while he could not afford them. In accordance with him, start what your location is and with that which you have. If all you could are able is a parcel of land in the outskirt of town by all means start there rather than not starting at all.

Rule 3: Its good to create and rent. This real estate millionaire began to create a number of his properties with desire to of letting them. Fortunately for him, as time continued ,he started to obtain understanding of construction and building development. This accelerated his building projects and his ability to communicate with builders and workmen saved him significant costs. He also started initially to allow buildings to tenants to generate income. As at today, his annual rental income is in millions of naira.

The lesson for aspiring real estate investors is to target on income-generating assets. When you have sorted out the issue of where you reside, you ought to continue building for others to rent from you and pay to you. Some real estate investors have an objective to create a specific number of houses using areas over a period of time using current and projected rent as a basis for planning.

This strategy can also be a form of retirement planning since rental income from such properties provide passive cash flow. Like our real estate millionaire, who is now an elderly man, but does not need to work to be able to pay for his cost of living.

Rule 4: In the event that you can't develop some properties by yourself, let them have to reliable developers.This real estate millionaire had some properties he could not afford to produce on his own as a result of multiple projects he was involved in. He gave a number of such properties to carefully selected developers he gave long leases to. Many of such properties have since reverted to his control and are actually giving him fantastic returns. In his thinking, it was better to include value to the land or allow someone else to include value to the land. As long as the properties aren't sold they'd eventually revert back to him or his beneficiaries.

Rule 5: once you do sell, reinvest all or part of the income in real estate. This real estate investor rarely sells his properties but when he does, he sometimes buys another property or uses the income to include value to a different property. He is  comfortable and modest at the same time. He often has the next project or investment in sight before concluding the offer to sell.

He believes in moving his funds to raised and better real estate locations that provides in better rental income. As at today, a conservative estimate of his property assets is over N2billion.He started small,built his estate gradually but strategically and now he is reaping the reward.

Some locations suddenly became prime locations and transformed the value of his investment. His life proves that should you cast your bread on many waters you will find it and more someday or somewhere you least expect

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Latest Real Estate Firm Job Vacancies in Nigeria, 2013

Latest Real Estate Firm Job Vacancies in Nigeria, 2013

A Real Estate Firm, whose primary activity is in real estate development and sales, requires qualified candidates to fill the following vacancies:

Position: Lawyers

    With at least 5years work experience in property/real estate sector is important.

Position: Sales Executive

    With proven and verifiable track record in sales.
    2 to 3 years experience,
    Minimum of OND.

Position: Civil Engineers

    With minimum of B.Sc/HND in Civil Engineering with at least 3-5 years experience in Construction – experience in road construction will be an added advantage.

Position: Accountant

    With minimum of B.Sc/HND (minimum of 2nd class) or ACA/ACCA.

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send their application not later than 9th July, 2013 to

Saturday, July 6, 2013

UPDC Real Estate Investment Trust/Nigeria

Company Profile for UPDC Real Estate Investment Trust/Nigeria (UPDC)

UPDC Real Estate Investment Trust/Nigeria is a Real estate investment trust (REIT) which invests at least 75% of its assets directly in quality real estate (land and/or properties) in strategic locations across Nigeria.

Contact Information

UPDC Real Estate Investment Trust/Nigeria

UAC House, 7th Floor
1-5 Odulami Street

Key Executives for UPDC Real Estate Investment Trust/Nigeria (UPDC)

Larry Ephraim EttahChairmanHakeem Bamidele OgunniranManaging Director
Folasade Oluwatoyin OgundeExecutive DirectorGodwin Abimbola SamuelSecretary

Real Estate firm recruiting Independent Marketers in Lagos

Our company, a reputable real estate firm, with offices in both Lagos Island and Mainland, urgently request the positions of Independent Marketers for immediate employment.
Requirements: Attributes of enthusiasm & creativity drive excellent verbal presentation & good interpersonal skills previous marketing experience in real estate & investment firm will be an advantage
Lagos residents only
Renumeration: Successful candidates can make as 1million per month.

Interested candidates should send application to:

Friday, July 5, 2013

Lucrative True Property Expense Possibilities in Nigeria - Real Estate

True House has been shown to be one of the very most profitable investment options currently for sale in Nigeria with relatively minimal variability of returns. It involves the purchase, control, management, rental and/or sale of real estate for profit. How-ever, investors must be familiar with the relatively extended tenure of holding time that may be required. The place of this investment usually has an important effect on the holding time required for a worthwhile transaction. You will find three key kinds of real estate namely:

The Professional True House
These attributes are employed solely for organization applications and an investor (developer) often owns the developing and collects lease from each organization that works within the structure. Often, the developer could build for outright sale and subsequently appoint a ability manager. A number of the key types of commercial real estate include:

·         Ultra-modern malls and function centers

·         Office houses

·         Recreational Centers

·         Credits including Streets, links, Free Business Locations and locations

·         Hospitality

·         Eateries & Fast Food Sites

We calculate that 60% of international investment in real estate is in commercial true estate.

The Residential True House
This kind of attributes are meant for living purposes. Shelter, it is said, rates 2nd in the hierarchy of human needs; being most critical following food. Accessible data show that 87% of the full total family citizenry in Nigeria lives in rented apartments. That reality, no doubt, makes Nigeria a practical investment location for local and international investors, provided the mammoth measurement of her citizenry

Industrial True House
These attributes are employed for production and production. Often involves the construction of warehouses and factory floors. That market of the industry is not powerful in Nigeria, as a result of current minimal amount of production actions in the country.

Overview Of The Nigerian True House Industry
In the past year, individual equity firms took Africa's real estate industry by surprise with millions of dollars in investments, specially in the industry and hospitality sectors. The total investment in these industries in the past 2011 is c. $652 million and analysts think the Nigerian industry is one of the very most wanted following, as a result of large results possible.

The growing curiosity about the Nigerian industry is as a result of large need buoyed by increasing urban citizenry and adjusting looking lifestyle among the expanding middle-income group, that has triggered the construction of several looking malls. Typically 5.7 million Nigerians are believed to invest on the common US$10 to US$20 per day. The united states also posseses an projected $115 billion annual usage spend.

There are c.10.7 million properties in Nigeria and we respect that statistics extremely insufficient when comparing to how big the nation. To the conclusion, the World Bank has esti-mated that it might cost as high as N59.50 billion to connection Nigeria's 17 million hous-ing deficit. That huge deficit determine may also be seen as a large and untapped invest-ment possible of the country's real-estate sector.

While the skilled an important lull from the Q2 of 2009 to the Q2 2011, the segment is slowly on the rebound and has skilled significant growth and per-formance. That performance is basically driven by the re-emergence of the Nigerian middle-class and the discharge of initially suppressed demand for decent residential and industrial accommodation by high net-worth individuals, corporate businesses and crucial participants in the retail merchandising sector.

Growth in the segment has also been enhanced by the entrance and expansion of new and active multinational businesses in groups such as for instance ICT, oil and gasoline, retail mer-chandising and finance. The upturn in economic activity; skilled from Q4 2011 currently, has led to a rise in demand and source for industrial and high-end resi-dential real-estate development, particularly in the important thing towns of Abuja, Lagos and Interface Harcourt. Worrying developers have dedicated to the structure of high-end resi-dential properties, industrial developments as powerful demand has been strongest for these sets of developments. There's also been an stimulating upsurge in the structure of flats and condominium –type house, to help affordability.

The Nigerian industry stays appealing as there are many possibilities obtainable in the sector. There are possibilities for equally institutional investors and real-estate developers. We've identified feasible possibilities in the next pieces of the market for the immediate term:

·         Hospitality;

·         Searching centers; and

·         Company prevents

·         Repaired flats

However, the process confronted by the with regards to high and unfavorable fascination rates is anticipated to persist in the small term. Hence, transactions must certanly be really analyzed ahead of commencement. None the less, the existing recovery development in economic factors is expected to carry on, thus which can result in a downward pres-sure in financing rates.

Other accessible home elevators real-estate include:

1.Macroeconomic Review

2.Industry Attractiveness

3.Technical Feasibility

4.Organizational Feasibility

5.Financial Feasibility

6.Key Achievement Facets

7.Major Business Participants

8.Cost Analysis

9.Income Analysis

10.Fund Increasing

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Nigeria has Real Estate Potential But Has Some Challenges

 Local News.
In a few ways, Nigeria appears like a real-estate investor's dream. Africa's second-largest economy posseses an emerging middle-income group eager to look in modern shops and is getting many of the world's greatest businesses, which require offices. The nation includes a lack of most forms of modern space, raising the likelihood that the market may prefer landlords for a long time to come.

But there are disadvantages to buying Nigerian property. First of all, the nation placed 96 out of 97—one above Sudan—in the Jones Lang LaSalle 2012 international real-estate visibility index, which tracks the ease and confidence investors have in buying professional real estate in certain country.

The result is a industry that's viewing more deals with large costs from opportunistic resources ready to have a chance on Nigeria's potential. But the world's greatest and most recognized investors continue to avoid the country.

Most of the active investors in the country are either local players or foreign resources that specialize in Africa. "You're not going to get the European pension money here" shortly, says Mark Bradford, chairman of property representative Jones Lang LaSalle in sub-Saharan Africa. "There is very little of a industry [for them] here however, however the possible is huge."

The foreign players in the country contain Actis LLP, a London-based private-equity company with $1.7 thousand dedicated to Africa. Their Nigeria jobs are the Ikeja Town Mall, a 307,000-square-foot mall in Lagos. The development, which cost $100 million, exposed in 2011 and presently is occupied with tenants such as Africa's greatest food shop Shoprite Holdings Ltd. and Samsung Technology Co.

Actis is paying about $100 million to produce the 194,000 square-foot History Position company creating in Lagos, which is collection to start in 2015. "Nigeria from an global perception has attracted more curiosity during the last 2 or 3 years," says Brian Morley, mind of real estate at Actis.

One of the numerous difficulties experiencing foreign real-estate investors may be the paucity of industry data. Unlike other areas, investors can have difficulty finding data with fundamental data such as option rates, source, leasing activity and property ownership.

To make sure, the few real-estate data available reveal the country's potential. Like, excellent company rents reach as large as $70 a square meter each month in Lagos, the highest in sub-Saharan Africa excluding South Africa, in accordance with Broll Home Solutions Ltd., element of CBRE Party Inc. The next best is Accra, Ghana, at $37 a square meter.

But buying Nigeria is not for the weak of heart. The Jones Lang LaSalle report places the nation in the "opaque" category of visibility, meaning Nigeria suffers from components of problem, insufficient fundamental knowledge and poor environmental sustainability applications when creating large-scale properties.

In Nigeria, "real estate can be rife with problem all through the procedure," says Obi Nwogugu, who runs a finance at African-american Capital Alliance with $165 million in real-estate assets in West Africa. The finance this season accomplished a $36 million company creating on Victoria Area in Lagos that's being leased to Common Electrical Co.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Nigerian Builder Set to Construct Africa's Next Giant City

 Local News:

LAGOS, Nigeria—Africa's towns are working out of area, prompting a real-estate developer here to erect what could be Africa's ritziest region on a beach long known as a haven for time laborers and beer tipplers.
The shacks that packed the shoreline called Bar Beach are gone, changed by structure tents. People who squatted here were evicted. For the past four years, a Lebanese-Nigerian property developer has hosed sand into the ocean, creating new area for in the offing running routes, yacht jetties and condominiums with helipads for 250,000 opulent Nigerians.

The newest Eko Atlantic township is emblematic of a flourishing business in Africa where developers construct walled-off towns for ab muscles wealthy on a continent that is still the world's poorest.
Designer Gilbert Chagoury, founder of Nigeria's Chagoury Class, is the epitome of Africa's moneyed type: Aside from a friendship with Statement Clinton, whose 1996 presidential strategy he helped fund, Mr. Chagoury offers an ambassadorship from St. Lucia to the Vatican and a gallery in the Louvre named following him and his partner, equally contributors.

Remove with funding from French banks which are enticed by Africa's rapid development, the 67-year-old Mr. Chagoury is looking to top his job most abundant in colossal real-estate project in West Africa.

"That will probably be very same of Champs Élysées in Paris or Sixth Avenue in New York," says David Frame, handling director of South EnergX, a building model of Chagoury Group. He was sitting on a gravel road that will be smooth into an eight-lane boulevard, finishing at a gated quit into the rest of Lagos.
Africa has got the world's fastest-growing towns, based on the United Nations. Their recent metropolitan populace of 450 million is anticipated to triple next four decades.

As vacant area disappears in African-american towns, foreign investors are performing with the creation of new towns out of woods, grasslands and landfill. Investors be prepared to move huge gains from offering Africa's rich places to reside, function and shop away from the failing infrastructure and squalor of previous cities.

But these tasks attended under fireplace from critics who explain that they may certainly not relieve the property disaster striking the majority of the population. In Lagos, few will have a way to manage Eko Atlantic's glass tower condos.

Meanwhile, many of these gargantuan tasks are struggling. Renaissance Capital Economic Holdings Ltd. of Moscow plans to build an area for 62,000 persons on a coffee farm outside Nairobi, Kenya, and a similar-size project on a pepper subject near Ghana's money of Accra.
The coffee farm in Kenya continues to be just that, as Renaissance computes a dispute with shareholders. The project in Ghana is mired in a disagreement between regional chiefs over who owns the pepper field.
China Global Trust and Investment Corp. created a $3.5 million city for 500,000 persons near Angola's money, Luanda. The suburb opened in 2011 but remains a ghost town, as the government strains to market the $200,000 condos to a population whose per-capita money is $6,000 a year.
Mr. Chagoury hopes that Eko Atlantic will soon be different. Project executives indicate Lagos's population of oil-rich elites, which will be both larger than that of Luanda's and readier to cover top money for clear roads and contemporary infrastructure. They decrease to state simply how much Eko Atlantic will surely cost, other to say it will soon be "in the billions" of dollars.
Samuel David for The Wall Block Diary
What the Atlantic structure site seems like nowadays
Their city, Lagos, is crowded and chaotic. Its population develops by seven persons every 10 moments, in line with the U.N., which estimates that Lagos has 11 million persons and is the world's fastest-growing megacity. The Nigerian government sets the city's total population at 21 million.

Even yet in classy neighborhoods, sewage pockets up from open ditches. For want of company systems, countless companies fit their headquarters into moldy midcentury ranch houses. At lunch, many companies turn off their lights to sleep chugging electrical generators. To escape choking traffic, many elites drive by helicopter or yacht.

What small property there is for Nigeria's rising middle income is pricey. Average lease on a three-bedroom house in downtown Lagos is $3,624 a month, in accordance with Dubai-based research organization Reidin. Landlords often expect couple of years of lease in advance, preferably compensated in U.S. dollars. It is a challenge for Nigeria's middle income, whose money averages about $600 a month, in accordance with Renaissance Capital.
Buying is simply as tough. Town files on area ownership really are a chaos, stockpiled or missing. Swindles involving forged brands and the fraudulent purchase of villas are common.
House loans come with double-digit fascination rates. In a nation of 167 million persons, you can find only 20,000 mortgages, in accordance with Nigeria's financing minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

To help keep velocity, structure activity increases by 13% a year, according to government statistics. Architect Ade Laoye estimates that Lagos needs at least needs 10,000 extra houses a year.
"We do not have the architects, electricians, bricklayers, designers, the contractors," Mr. Laoye says.
One individual who have sources is Mr. Chagoury, a Nigerian-born structure magnate. He got his first taste of city-making in the 1990s, once the government appointed him to construct a small banana-shaped peninsula now dotted with million-dollar homes.
In 2003, Lagos's government approached Mr. Chagoury with a problem. Waves were crashing around Bar Beach, washing away some of the drug scene, but also flooding shore-side paths and wetting the lobbies of essential Nigerian companies.
He returned by having an provide to build a ocean wall without charge. In return, Lagos's government allowed his company to dredge mud from the underside of the Atlantic Ocean—and shoot it out of a hose to generate 3.9 sq miles of beach.
The sq mile mixed to date is a panorama of mud, resembling the Sahara. Manhole addresses appear several feet above the dunes because the skeletal beginnings of a drainage system. Nearby the water, cranes decline X-shaped blocks to make a ocean wall.
Mr. Chagoury dropped requests for an interview. But challenge professionals say that they curently have distributed all but two of the several dozen making web sites on the sandlot. Consumers program an global school, high-rise condos, spas, headquarters for several fat companies, a conference center formed like the sails of a vessel and a U-shaped office tower called Unity.

Lower-end developers fear such endeavors can inflate the cost of making components for decades to come. An already extended method of getting bricklayers and cement mixers can keep to perform here.
Designers like Michel El Chemor are unapologetic about catering to the utmost effective end of Nigeria's property market. He acquired a plot from Mr. Chagoury for the site's first skyscraper: a $50 million, 24-story residence called Eko Pearl. It will peer out around a marina—and the smog and skyline of Lagos.
"I am sorry to say, but it's chaos in Lagos," he says. "They're likely to need to destroy what they had before and rebuild it, that will have a long time."

Monday, July 1, 2013


NGN 1,500,000  Bedrooms : 5Bathrooms : 5
Buena Vista Estate  By 2nd tollgate View MapSize (m2) : 600Year Built : 2012
Code : Well secured estate - AvailableLot (meters) : 18 X 36
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- Very close to second tollgate, after Chevron roundabout
- One year rent acceptable

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