This set of real estate players are the toast of the sector. The real estate sector is for big boys, especially in Nigeria. It’s not a sector for babies. This is because of the high volume of transactions one is expected to carry out as a player. But, in the last few years, some of these norms have been defied by a young, talented, energetic, innovative, and industrious set of youths. They have even revolutionised the sector with their ideas, talents, and wealth of knowledge.
This week, we bring you 10 young real estate players to watch out for in 2023.
35-year-old Ramos Adeyinka is the Chief Executive Officer of Ramos Lagos Realty, a company established as a luxury real estate marketing firm. The company was launched as a traditional real estate marketing agency, with the model of marketing and sales of developed and yet-to-be-developed properties.
When Ramos started, he did a little research and found out there’s a particular way people market, which is through flyers and putting people together to talk to them about real estate. He is known for using social media channels like Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube to sell his properties.
Ramos has reportedly sold over N9 billion worth of properties in Lagos State as of today.
Shobowale (born 29th of May, 1994) is a seasoned realtor, business magnate, author, and an award-winning leader with a track record of excellence.
An alumnus of the prestigious University of Ilorin, a Business Executive from Lagos Business School and Rome Business School, Lukman broke into the real estate market half a decade ago and has amassed applicable wealth in the industry.
He is the co-founder and head of business of Dukiya Investments in Lekki that has tentacles for brokerage across 3 continents, with 7 developed estates and more in progress.
Lukman has successfully developed notable real estate projects like The Cabanas and The Ontario that have gotten acknowledged as the “Future of the Epe Community” by the Lagos government and were sold out in just a few days. The young man is known for his oratory prowess in the real estate industry. His level of conviction earned him the marker, “The Sales Oracle” among his colleagues.
In 2020, Lukman was recognized by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi as one of the young Nigerians setting the pace in leadership and entrepreneurship spheres.
Lukman is a gentle and careful real estate developer who has sold over N10 billion worth of real estate properties in the developing areas of Lagos, including Epe.
24-year-old Bright is the Chief Executive Officer of Audacia Prime Realty Limited. Bright is an alumnus of Lagos State University, Ojo. He is known for pursuing greatness.
Sekoni, while on campus, engaged in many businesses before choosing real estate because of his oratory prowess.
The young Sekoni started off as a sales executive in a real estate firm and his passion to become big drove him into starting his own firm.
Since starting Audacia, Sekoni has sold nothing less than N5 billion worth of properties in Lagos State with the latest of them being Adunni Tech City. Sekoni mostly targets Generation Z and Millenials for his real estate business because he believes that they are the future landlords that ought not to waste their funds on frivolities.
Bayo Lawal (born 13th October, 1993) is an entrepreneur, author, seasoned realtor, and an award-winning leader who has inspired many to excellence via his leadership events.
He obtained his first degree from Kwara State University, Malate, where he studied Political Science. As an undergraduate, he was conscious of the anomalies that existed in the four walls of his school and he desired that undergraduates like him would see beyond education, see life from another perspective, understand their purpose, create capacity, and ultimately bring desirable growth and development to the society and the world at large.
He is an alumnus of the reputable Lagos Business School, where he enrolled for the business administration and management program. He also has an MBA from Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo. His latest academic and professional feat is being an alumnus of the Rome Business School, Rome, Italy.
Lawal is the co-founder and head, strategy and growth in Dukiya Investments. He is known for his expertise in property documentation and site development.
31-year-old Adetola is the CEO and Founder of Veritasi Homes and Properties Limited, one of the fastest-rising real estate companies in Nigeria. The company has over the years built credible relationships in Nigeria and abroad with the provision of top-of-the-range real estate solutions cutting across property sales, real estate advisory services, land acquisition, and property development, with a sales record of over N2 billion in less than five years.
Nola Adetola is certainly one of the youngest entrepreneurs in the real estate industry in Nigeria who is building houses worth several billions of naira. The graduate of Chemical Engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State is no doubt committed to offering consummate real estate solutions in a bid to deliver luxurious and affordable housing to all Nigerians in Nigeria and in the diaspora.
Ayilara (born 8th August, 1988) is a Nigerian businessman, investor, and real-estate entrepreneur, popularly known as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Landwey Investment Limited.
Olawale began his entrepreneurial journey right from a very young age, trying his hands at several businesses before finding his oil in the real estate sector.
In 2016, Olawale founded the real estate investing company with zero capital. Today, the company boasts of over 22,000 realtors and consultants and over 2 billion in assets.
In 2017, Landwey won the Most Promising Real Estate Company of the Year Award at the City People Real Estate Awards.
DR. STEPHEN AKINTAYO
Dr Stephen Akintayo is Africa’s most influential real estate Investment Coach. He is the GMD/CEO of Gtext Global, which is the mother company of different subsidiaries, which includes Gtext Homes, a real estate company with a highly innovative and young workforce.
This young man is currently one of the faces of the Nigerian real estate sector, in Nigeria and abroad. He has many properties in Dubai and UK. He has also made a lot of people become landlords in a short period of time.
His head office is in Banana Island, Lagos, Nigeria, and other branches including Omole Phase 1, Lagos; Abuja, FCT; Ibadan, Oyo State; Abeokuta, Ogun State; Asaba, Delta State and Port Harcourt, Rivers State, all in Nigeria.
Gtext Homes also has offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE); London, United Kingdom and Florida, USA. They currently have a workforce of over 300 people.
Mr Chris Abiodun is the young man making waves in Lekki/Ajah axis. He is the MD/CEO of Christal Homes, a reputable real estate company based in Lagos.
Christal Homes is a group of real estate professionals who specialize in the marketing, lease, and sale of new plots of land and properties as well as the resale of luxury homes.
Mr Chris has become one of the household names in the sector.
Mr Abiodun Odutayo is another young man making impact in real estate. This young man builds luxury houses for the rich. He has built lots of houses in Agungi, Osapa axis. Abiodun Odutayo is the CEO of Hagar Realty & Appraisal Services Ltd. and is one of the active property developers in Lagos. He’s young, innovative and stylish. Most of his housing projects are fully luxury and innovative. He builds in the high brow areas of Lagos where the rich and celebrities live.