The inaugural West Africa Real Estate Investor Forum took place in the beautiful surroundings of Dartmouth House in London. The conference brought together industry professionals from Nigeria, UK, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa, Senegal plus other countries. The event was sponsored by Control Risks (Bronze) Sponsor. .
The Forum kicked off to a vibrant start with the opening morning panel ‘Investor’s perspectives’ featuring an expert panel of David Lashbrook (Momentum), Amanda Jean-Baptiste (Actis), Kevin Teerovengadum (AttAfrica) and moderator Anthony Lewis (JLL). The veteran investors shared their experiences on recent deals closed in the region.
The following panel ‘Opportunities and Risks in Commercial Real Estate Sector’ looked in detail at the West African opportunity and how the oil proce has affected the market. Panellists included Alex von Sponeck (Helios Investment Partners), Nick Lambert (CBRE), Olutoyin Oyelade (InVcap) and John Seddon (Control Risks) who moderated the session.
After a well-deserved coffee break and a chance to network with each other, participants once again took their seats for the next session ‘Spotlight on Nigeria’ dedicated to Investment Opportunities in the country. Panellists shared investor sentiment towards Nigeria and discussed what could be done to drive up investment volumes. The expert line up comprised of Ronald Chagoury (Eko Atlantic City), Paul Onwuanibe (Landmark Group), Ruairi Moriarty (EMC Real Estate), Bolaji Edu (Broll) and moderated by Faisal Durrani (Cluttons).
Following this, Ivan Cornet (Latitude Five) gave an insightful presentation on the attractive real estate opportunities in Cote d’Ivoire.
The day closed with a networking lunch where guests had the perfect opportunity to network with each other further and discuss ideas whilst enjoying a light buffet.
Ace Corporate Events would like to give special thanks to Control Risks (Bronze Sponsor) who helped make this event more successful.
Ace Corporate Events will be providing a series of Real Estate forums in 2017 such as the East Africa Real Estate Investor Forum in Q1 2017 and the 2nd edition of West Africa Real Estate Investor Forum in September 2017. If you would like to be involved as a sponsor, speaker, panellist or delegate please contact: [email protected]
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