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Okonjo Urges Industry Leaders to Share Information for Growth of Nigerian Real Estate Sector
The Chief Executive Officer of Fine and Country International W.A, Udo Okonjo has emphasized the need for industry leaders to collaborate and share information in order to increase innovation and growth in the Nigerian real estate sector. She stated this at the third edition of the Real Estate Leaders' Network hosted by Fine and Country International W.A in Lagos, recently. The Real Estate Leaders' Network, an initiative of Fine and Country International W.A., is a quarterly, breakfast meeting of like-minded leaders in the Nigerian Real Estate Industry. Its objectives are to network, foster quality business relationships, share knowledge, develop insights and enhance business results. Udo Okonjo described the network as a forum for the exchange of information and strategies, which would mould and change the face of real estate in Nigeria. Present at the event were executives from major real estate firms such as Eko Development Company, Broll Nigeria, Briscoe Properties Limited, James Cubitt Developments, StanbicIBTC, Imperial Homes Limited, Homebase Mortgage Limited, and Grand Imperio Group. It was a great networking opportunity with developers, financiers and real estate consultants sharing insights. Key presentations were made by the Country Managing Director of Fine and Country International W.A, Mr. John Strang who discussed, "Specialized International Real Estate Transactions with case study on The World of ResidenSea" where the first-of-its-kind luxury residences were built aboard a ship that now sails around the world. There was also a presentation by Mrs. Lola Olaide-Stephen, former Real Estate Portfolio Planner to Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) who shared a presentation on "Corporate Residential Transactions" with emphasis on what blue chip companies look out for in the lease or purchase of property. There were also team exercises where leaders in the real estate sector shared their views on the core essence of leadership and how the continuous growth of the “leader” is fundamental to the success and growth of companies and the real estate sector at large. Also discussed were the benefits of technological improvements, its effect on the industry, and how important it is for leaders to be flexible and embrace innovation in order to remain effective, profitable and raise industry standards to globally acceptable standards. (Culled from