Fashola, Dan­gote, oth­ers for New York hous­ing con­fab

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - GUARDIAN PROPERTY - By Somto Umeaku

THE Min­is­ter of Power, Works and Hous­ing, Ba­batunde Fashola, the Pres­i­dent/ceo of Dan­gote Group, Al­haji Aliko Dan­gote and the Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Fed­eral Mort­gage Bank of Nige­ria, Ahmed Musa Dangiwa are among no­table per­son­al­i­ties ex­pected to grace the forth­com­ing Real Es­tate In­vest­ment and Mort­gage Fi­nance in Nige­ria (REIMFIN) sum­mit sched­uled to hold at the Res­i­dence Inn by Mar­riot, Man­hat­tan, New York.

Other speak­ers for the five­day event sched­uled for Oc­to­ber, tagged REIMFIN 2018, in­clude the Pres­i­dent of the Real Es­tate Devel­op­ers As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­ria, (REDAN), Ugochukwu Chime, Mort­gage Loan Of­fi­cer, TD Banks (Amer­ica Most Con­ve­nient Bank) Mr. Joseph Si­cil­iano, Com­fort Isikumah of Com­fort Homes and prop­erty Man­age­ment LLC.

Hosted by Hous­ing Cir­cuit Mag­a­zine, the pri­mary ob­jec­tive of the con­fer­ence is to cre­ate in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for Real Es­tate and Mort­gage Fi­nance Com­pa­nies and Or­ga­ni­za­tions in Nige­ria and in the US.

Ac­cord­ing to the Pub­lisher of Hous­ing Cir­cuit Mag­a­zine, Seun Jegede, ìex­pe­ri­ence drawn from our pre­vi­ous in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence, which held at the Cum­ber­land Ho­tel, Ox­ford Street, Lon­don UK in 2014 in­formed the need to repli­cate on a grand scale the need to sell and ad­ver­tise the unique Nige­rian brand to the out­side worldî.

“The Sum­mit is to en­able par­tic­i­pants gain ex­pert in­sight into new mar­ket trends in the real es­tate sec­tor of the US and Nige­ria and share prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ence re­gard­ing global trends in real es­tate and mort­gage fi­nanc­ing.

“It is also to pro­vide a niche net­work­ing plat­form for par­tic­i­pants who have been care­fully se­lected based on their strate­gic and leader- ship po­si­tions in their re­spec­tive ar­eas of busi­ness and par­tic­u­larly ex­pose real es­tate in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in Nige­ria to the out­side world.

“Through a se­ries of key speeches, in­ter­ac­tive break­out ses­sions and net­work­ing breaks, the Con­fer­ence will em­power del­e­gates with the knowl­edge and tools re­quired to make the nec­es­sary strate­gic in­vest­ment de­ci­sion,” Jegede said.

While Mr. Fashola will de­clare the con­fer­ence open, Dan­gote is ex­pected as the Chair­man of the oc­ca­sion and the Mayor of the New York City, Mr. Bill de Bla­sio will be the key­note speaker.

Nige­ria Am­bas­sador to the USA, Syl­vanus Nso­for is ex­pected as the chief host and Sen­a­tor Gbenga Ashafa as the host/guest of hon­our. “It prom­ises to fur­ther gal­vanise a ro­bust busi­ness re­la­tion­ship among mort­gage bankers, real es­tate devel­op­ers and prospec­tive home own­ers,” Jegede added.

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