Economic and Real Estate Outlook 2018: Predictions from the Experts

Economic and Real Estate Outlook 2018: Predictions from the Experts

The Economic and Real Estate Outlook, currently in its 5th year, is Fine & Country’s platform to set the tone for the year in the real estate Industry as we deliberate on the impact of the current economic and political climate on the Real estate Industry in 2018, the winning strategies for the current economic climate and also identify current trends and opportunities for the residential and commercial sectors.

This year,  the Real estate outlook with the theme ‘Navigating Change’ was organized by Fine & Country in collaboration with Business Day and Lagos Business School and held at the Lagos Business School on Tuesday, 6th of February 2018. The Real Estate Outlook session discussions were held in seminar style with the welcome address given by Dr. Henrietta Onwuegbuzie, Director of Entrepreneurship, Lagos Business School. Kicking off the conference with the opening remarks, was Mr. Frank Aigbogun, Publisher, Business Day, who started by saying Real Estate mirrors the Economy and gave insights to the current economic situation and the potential effects in the 2018 Real Estate Industry.

Leading the Panel discussions, Mrs. Udo Okonjo, CEO/Vice Chair of Fine & Country shared the vision of the Real Estate Outlook and why it was important to gather Real estate leaders and astute Investors. She went on to describe the theme ‘Navigating Change’ and it’s relevance in Today’s Real Estate market. “Nigeria is finally arising out of a recession, the theme Navigating change, was crucial in reflecting the new market situation in a market that is brimming with opportunities”. Three panels with the topics Real Estate, Real Disruption; Creativity in Bridging the Financing gap; and Residential and Commercial Trends and opportunities were discussed by the Real estate experts on the panel including Mr Hakeem Ogunniran, MD, UPDC: Mr Adeniyi Adeleye, Head, Real Estate Finance, Standard Bank Group, Professor Timothy Nubi, Professor of Housing, Dean, Environmental Studies, UNILAG Mr Bolaji Edu, MD, Broll, and Muna Okoye, MD, MCORE who were very kind to share their insights and experiences with the audience.


























During the program, the announcement of the  Fine & Country and Lagos Business School collaboration to launch a Real Estate Leadership Course starting in June was shared by Dr. Henrietta, Director of Entrepreneurship at Lagos Business School. She highlighted Fine & Country’s goal to continually provide thought leadership in the Real Estate sector, through courses such as this, designed for real estate entrepreneurs.

The Real Estate Outlook event would not have been complete without the Industry Outlook session from Fine & Country’s perspective given by David Mbah, Commercial and Advisory Consultant, where he shared a detailed insight on the Real estate Industry in 2018

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