The chief executive officer of Edge FM, Peju Fatuyi, says they are committed to clients’ satisfaction by tailoring their services to the needs of those clients in order to give them unique experience.

Fatuyi, an architect and certified energy manager, spoke at the public presentation of the 15-month organization. She explained that they give their clients unique experience by making sure that all the clients’ assets are properly managed and they go about this with modern solutions.

She disclosed that what is unique about them is that they are able to address each client on his unique needs and that they are able to adapt to what the clients need, giving them solutions that are not just reliable but also sustainable.

“At Edge FM, we are committed to redefining the standards of excellence in facility management, providing innovative solutions tailored to meet the evolving needs of our clients as is captured in our motto—transformational excellence,” Fatuyi said.

Continuing, she noted, “our team’s dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to excellence have been instrumental to bringing us to this momentous occasion. We are poised to deliver unparalleled service, efficiency, and value to our clients, ensuring that their facilities operate at the pinnacle of performance, thus supporting great returns on investment.”

Edge FM is a new addition to the crowded facilities management industry in Nigeria. The industry is still evolving and largely unregulated, making it an all-comers affair. It is populated by pseudo-professionals whose activities taint the reputation of genuine practitioners and the industry itself.

This partly explains why Edge FM was presented to the public in a star-studded gathering in Lagos last week Thursday. “We want people to know what we are doing in the facilities management space. We are here to show how we give services to our clients to make sure they get value for their money,” the CEO said.

The new firm is the brain-child of a team of hard-nosed professionals comprising Chudi Ubosi, Principal Partner at Ubosi Eleh + Co; Gbenga Olaniyan, CEO, Estate Links; and Hakeem Oguniran, CEO, Eximia Realties Company, who came together and formed the company.

The firm, according to these professionals, who are its Directors, is a product of intensive and extensive research that took about three years to conclude. “We are out to give strategic oversight and improve corporate governance in the facilities management industry.

We have identified gaps in the market which we think we can fill with Edge FM. We are here to do things differently from the way they are done currently,” Olaniyan disclosed in his opening remarks.

He disclosed further that it is the vision of the company to be the preferred facility management company that guarantees value accretion, minimises environmental impact and achieves great returns on investment for clients across the continent.

He added that the company is on a mission to improve the quality of life of its people, including staff, clients, and property users; and to contribute to the advancement of the communities in which it operates.

In his presentation on ‘Estate Planning: Leaving a Generational Legacy,’ Adekunle Awojobi, the managing director of FBNQuest Trustees Limited, highlighted the importance of planning one’s assets properly before death comes knocking.

“People should put up a plan for their families before death comes knocking to minimize crisis that often follows death of property owners,” Awojobi advised, noting that estate planning is just another expression for assets planning.

He explained that ‘next of kin’ which is one of the many myths inherent in estate planning, does not give any right or entitlement to the person who is so called, adding that the next of kin is just the person who is be contacted when there is need to ask questions.

Awojobi explained also that ‘the will’ which many people leave behind when they die is a testamentary document expressing a person’s wishes as to how his/her properties should be distributed after his/her death.

“Wills minimise crisis after the death of the head of a family or a property owner. If you don’t manage your assets very well, you will hand over a serious problem to the next generation,” he said.

Expectations are high that Edge FM company will take the industry to a new level given the professional competence, integrity and experience of the three directors who, according to Victor Alonge, the First Vice President of Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors ad Valuers (NIESV), have done well in their respective practices.