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Frank Okosun becomes new CEO of Knight Frank in Nigeria


Knight Frank, the world’s largest independent residential and commercial property consultancy has announced the appointment of Frank Okosun as the new Senior Partner/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Knight Frank Nigeria.Okosun, according to a statement made available to The Guardian would replace Albert Orizu, who is retiring after 36 years of meritorious service.

According to the company, the investiture ceremony of Okosun as the new Chief Executive Officer scheduled for November, 28th 2019 at Eko Hotel & Suites, would be graced by corporate enterprise leaders, industry magnates, institutional stakeholders and other global real estate market personalities.

Until his appointment, Okosun served as a partner in the firm for about 15 years and takes over the leading estate firm at a significant epoch in the history of both the firm and the profession in Nigeria because he embodies the core values of the Knight Frank brand.


Okosun is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, (FNIVS); Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS); Member of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI); Member of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA); Member of the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON); and an accredited Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors ACRETM Civil and Commercial Mediator. He holds an MBA and has attended several programme and courses at Harvard Business School relating to Real Estate Management Finance, Design and Leadership.

Beyond his dexterity in applying expertise and market knowledge to broker commercial, industrial, retail and residential property consultancy, Okosun enjoys his leisure time as he is a member of the Metropolitan Club, Ikoyi Club and the Port Harcourt Polo Club. He is also passionate about promoting education and assisting the less privileged.He enjoys a stellar reputation for prompt and personal response to client demands, Connecting people and property, perfectly.

Knight Frank Nigeria is part of Knight Frank LLP – the world’s largest independent residential and commercial property consultancy. Established in 1965, Knight Frank can best be described as the founding fathers of transformational and integrity-based real estate practice in Nigeria. Headquartered in Akuro Campbell Street, Lagos, Knight Frank has grown to be one of the largest firms of Estate Surveyors and Valuers in Nigeria and across Sub-Saharan Africa.

The firm’s growth is attributed to its high-standards of professionalism, commercial acumen and integrity.Knight Frank is highly respected and trusted by the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, individuals, private organisations and government institutions, for its commitment to sustained standards and consistent delivery of a best-in-class service to clients.

Working closely with owners, occupiers, developers and investors, the Knight Frank team of property specialists are registered under the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON), adhering to the highest levels of industry code of conduct, at all times.

There’s a human element in the world of property that is too easily overlooked, thus Knight Frank adopts a personal approach in building client relationship and providing professional service in diverse areas of property across key markets. Knight Frank inspired team of 19,000 persons, operate in 512 offices across 60 countries, allowing them to provide worldwide service that is locally expert and globally informed.


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