This is a good time for every stakeholder in the real estate sector, especially those connected, in one way or the other with Dr. Bamidele Onalaja, the Managing Director of a popular real estate company in Lagos, RevolutionPlus Property Development Company. Last week, The Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN), Lagos State Chapter, elected popular property guru, Dr Bamidele Onalaja, as the Chairman of REDAN, Lagos State chapter.
Dr. Bamidele holds his first degree in Economics and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA, Marketing) from the Lagos State University (LASU)
He proceeded to the University of Lagos (UNILAG) where he had his advanced Diploma in Project management and became a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the United States of America.
In 2004 He joined Agbara Estates Ltd as the marketing manager to pioneer the sale of the “Vivas Home Project” within the estate and other phases of development which recorded monumental success.
Thereafter He joined Refuge Home Savings and Loan Ltd (Mortgage Bankers) as the head of projects and business development, where he pioneered the department and guided the bank into acquiring several landed properties such as the “BEAUFORT ROYALE ESTATE”, an estate of over 170 acres of land, part of which was Refuge Estate development of 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms and 4 bedroom semidetached duplexes in the Mowe area of Ogun state also RHEMA ESTATE Ibafo comprising of various development built on about 75 acres of land and the NEXT LEVEL SHOPPING COMPLEX Akowonjo in Lagos which created mortgage opportunities for the bank as the bank’s customers were able to acquire the various properties. Over the years, with his dedication to service Bamidele was able to grow the banks real estate investment and also took the responsibility of starting the bank’s facility management department of the bank.
He later joined Cornerstone Mortgage Bank as the Head, Mortgage Operations. Being a new department, he was responsible for the creation of both short term and long term mortgages through the various real estate products and development such as the ROSE GARDEN ESTATE, ABESAN LAGOS to meet the banks ever increasing customers demand and also drive the National Housing Fund (NHF) for the various customers and cooperatives of the bank.
Bamidele joined Safetrust Mortgage Bank (Formerly Sterling Homes) as the Branch Manager for the Ikeja branch to drive the business activities of the bank.
He resigned from Safetrust Mortgage Bank to focus on his own business “REVOLUTIONPLUS PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED” a game-changing Real Estate Development Company. Recently, he was awarded the Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year and award he has won back to back at the Real Estate Excellence Awards organised by Betamedia Ltd. Also, he was awarded the Real Estate personality of the year award at the 2019 City People Magazine Awards. He’s also the founder of the Chris Bamidele Onalaja Foundation which empowers widows yearly, provide child and Maternal health, Economic Empowerment, Free Scholarships and also runs a full-fledged private school Toldel Nur. and Pry School in Ikorodu fully free to educate less privileged children whose parents cannot afford a private school in that axis. Also, giving scholarships to students up to university level. Bamidele is married and blessed with 2 lovely children.