In Nigeria, the real estate sector is beginning to gain more attention from its citizens as many begin to venture into this business. There are a lot of individuals in this field that are always been referred to. With this, there are a few of them who have done a lot to the real estate sector but do not usually get to be talked about.
City People’s DAMILOLA AKANDE reveals 5 real estate players we hardly talk about.
MR TOSIN ALERIWA
Mr Tosin Aleriwa, the ‘Youngest Achiever of Real Estate, is an outstanding realtor with a notable track record of providing real estate investment solutions unparalleled by many in the industry. With an entrepreneurial drive that began about six years ago while schooling at the University of Lagos, he founded ‘Graced Properties Ltd’ to dedicatedly cater for clients’ real estate needs. And these clients have remained over the years in a bond of a lasting partnership. He is also the CEO of Graced Logistics, whose clients attest to its efficiency. Through his platform, the ‘Ultimate Vibrant Realtors Group (UVRG)’, Mr Tosin Aleriwa has directly trained, mentored and empowered over 3500 entrepreneurs in the real estate industry. These young people continue to make strides and extend empowerment to others. Mr Tosin Aleriwa’s life goal of adding value to lives through professionalism and integrity, he continues to achieve. His dedication to work and zeal for personal development has kept him blazing the trail in the real estate sector.
MR DUBEM VICTOR OKOROJI
Mr. Victor Chidubem Okoroji popularly known as “Vivachi Boss” CEO of Homes By Vivachi (HBV) an Architectural, construction and Interior designing firm was born in Maiduguri, educated in Enugu and currently in Lagos where he resides with his lovely wife and adorable child.
Mr. Victor, a hard-working multiple award-winning entrepreneurs with over 10 years of experience in designing and construction is a respected authority in the design and build industry here in Nigeria and all over the globe. His quest for excellence has gained him the opportunity to serve his client both local and international to the best of his ability with utmost priority whilst attaining perfection. Homes By Vivachi was funded in 2011 as Vivachi Consult and then was changed to Homes By Vivachi Limited in 2017 and was duly registered with Corporate Affairs Commission RC1397246 in march 2017, it set out itself to be a leading company that carries out Building Designs, Project Management & Execution, Interior Designs and Decoration, Exterior Designs and Landscape. Homes By Vivachi is a full-scale project management company based in Lagos.
MRS AYOMIKUN ADEBAYO Oyetoro
Mrs Ayomikun Oyetoro is the MD of Fab Realty and Tourism Ltd. She is an award-winning realtor, who is especially passionate about making people from all walks of life home-owners. To this end, she goes above and beyond to seek out the best deals and affordable housing for her clients. Consequently, she commands impressive sales volumes, which recently earned her an award and a brand new car from the reputable real estate firm, RealVest by Pertinence. A focused and goal-driven serial entrepreneur, who started out as a beautician in 2013, Ayomikun also successfully manages the Tourism arm of her business, and most recently, a gold business on the side. Her drive and sense of determination has helped her make a success out of the various businesses she has put her name to over the years, including a subsisting beauty/make-up brand.
Always conscious of handing a hand back down the ladder, and with strong feelings towards women dreaming big and attaining their very best, Ayo, outside of her regular business functions, volunteers with various NGOs which are relevantly focused, also donates to a widow foundation and many others. Her commitment to this, despite her busy schedule, earned her a strong team personality award from these NGOs. She recently launched a Fab Mentorship program where she mentors young people into becoming professional Real Estate Consultants. Some of her Mentees are now award-winning Realtors and more. Ayo got her Business Administration degree from Lead City University. She lives in Lagos, Nigeria with her husband and their three amazing boys.
DR FREEMAN OSONUGA
Freeman Olamide Osonuga also known and addressed as DFO (an acronym for Dr. Freeman Osonuga) is a Nigerian Philanthropist, Multi-Award-Winning Real Estate Expert, Medical Doctor, Humanitarian & International Speaker. DFO is primarily interested in entrepreneurship development, youth empowerment, real-estate democratization, and human capital development. DFO gained international recognition in 2014 when against the warnings of well-meaning family and friends, he sacrificially volunteered to be a part of the African Union response team, during the Ebola virus epidemic in Sierra Leone. Following his exemplary discharge of professional contribution, he was recognized and consequently received a Time Magazine Person of the Year Award in the same 2014 as part of the Ebola Fighters. Born in Ijebu – Ode, Ogun State to middle-class parents, DFO desire to be at forefront of saving lives, and helping humanity drove him to study medicine and surgery at the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria.
In 2016, Freeman Osonuga founded the Adloyalty Business Network an independent Real Estate Network Marketing platform which has grown to become West Africa’s largest real estate marketing network with over 20 estate portfolios and an excess of 25000 realtors, where he still serves as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
Incredible Homes and Properties Limited was founded in 2018 by Usifo Evans a graduate of Ambros Ali University and an award-winning Realtors who was honoured in the under 40 CEO awards. Usifo Evans who has always had a passion for building and creating in empty spaces and land ventured into real estate with his entirety. This, therefore, led him to be one of the fast raising realtors in Nigeria. From the beginning of Incredible Homes and Properties Limited as a company, it has been able to successfully conduct and deliver projects to their clients as they give their clients the option of affordable luxury. Usifo Evans in his bid to contribute to the housing sector in Nigeria has made it a vision to ensure that Incredible Homes and Properties Limited is referred to as the number 1 real estate company in Nigeria.