As humanity celebrates all women in this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD), it is important to acknowledge those of them who ‘Make it Happen’ in the real estate industry.
The world commemorates IWD on March 8 every year to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. This year’s theme is ‘Make it Happen’ for greater equality.
The real estate sector in Nigeria has some amazons that are Making it Happen and these include:
Yinka Ogunsulire – MD, Orange Island Yinka Ogunsulire, who is regarded as one of the leading property development professionals in Nigeria, was the past Chief Executive Officer of Heirs Real Estate. Prior to that, she was the Managing Director of ARM Properties Plc, the real estate subsidiary of Asset and Resource Management Limited. She holds an M. Phil in Land Management from the University of Reading, England. She has been a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors since 1992
Uzo Oshogwe – MD, Afriland Properties Uzo Oshogwe is the Managing Director of Afriland Properties Plc, and joined the company when it was still known as UBA Properties. She holds a BSc in Chemistry (1989) from Ambrose Alli University, Edo State and an MSc Information Systems Design (1996) from the University of Westminster, London. She has over 20 years’ working experience, mainly in Information Technology and Banking.
Prior to joining UBA, she worked for over a decade as an IT Specialist at Accenture UK based at several clients’ sites, including Jones LaSalle Europe, a financial and professional services firm specialising in real estate services and investment management.
Shade Hughes – MD, Briscoe Properties Limited Mrs. Folasade Hughes is the Managing Director of the Company. She attended the University of Lagos from where she graduated in 1988 with a B.Arch (Hons) Merit degree in Architecture. She is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects and is a registered member of the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria. She also has a Certificate in Interior Design from the KLC School of Design in London and is an Associate Member of the International Facility Management Association. Prior to her appointment by Briscoe Properties Limited, she worked with Design Group Nigeria, a private Architectural and Urban Planning Consultancy firm, where she was a Director.
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