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Consulate to host real estate summit in New York


New York City Council Delegate, Elijah Nwakocha (left); Director Lands, Federal Ministry of Works, Nigeria, Mrs. Angela Ederika; Consul, Nigerian Consulate. Nicholas Ella; New York based Real Estate Investor, Evans Imafidon; CEO, Housing Circuit Limited, Seun Jegede; Executive Secretary, Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board, Nigeria, Dr. (Mrs.) Hannatu Fika and other stakeholders during a breakout session at REIMFIN session last year in New York

Determined to bring investment into the Nigerian real estate sector, the Consul-General of Nigeria, New York has concluded plans to hold an investment forum at the Nigerian House, Manhattan in April.

The two-day event, tagged Real Estate Investment and Mortgage Finance in Nigeria is being organized by Housing Circuit Limited in collaboration with the Consulate. The programme will empower delegates with the knowledge and tools required to make wise strategic investment decisions.

Dignitaries expected include the Consul-General of Nigeria to New York, Benaoyagha Okoyen, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, President/CEO, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the Managing Director, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, Executive Secretary, Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board, Dr. (Mrs.) Hannantu Fika.

The Chief Executive Officer, Housing Circuit Limited, Mr. Seun Jegede, said, “In October 2018, Housing Circuit Limited hosted the event, which focused on creating investment opportunities for real estate and finance companies as well as organizations in Nigeria and in the United States of America. It helped sell the Nigerian brands to the outside world.

“The successes recorded by the Real Estate Investment and Mortgage Finance in Nigeria (REIMFIN 2018) Housing Summit in New York, made it expedient to expand the frontiers of this conversation by means of a revamped follow-up conference, real estate investment and mortgage finance in Nigeria”.

“The aim of REIMFIN 2019 is to holistically and retrospectively assess the success and pitfalls of the REIMFIN 2018 Conference, get feedback from delegates who put the knowledge gained to use, and make projections for the future”.

“REIMFIN 2019 also seeks to provide a specialized networking platform for participants with strategic and leadership positions in their respective fields of endeavour, reveal real estate opportunities in Nigeria to the outside world, enable participants gain expert insight into the new market trends in the real estate sector of Nigeria and USA, by sharing practical experiences regarding global trends in real estate and mortgage finance”.

According to the Consul, Nicholas Ella, the Consulate General of Nigeria would help in “securing the hall for the event; local running and general planning and arrangements for the events, and mobilization of Nigerian professionals organizations and other interested participants to attend the event.”

Among other major stakeholders expected at the April meeting are delegates from Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company, Federal Housing Authority, Lafarge Cement, Reachout Developers, Mortgage Bankers Association of Nigeria, and Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria and other notable brands.

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