August 10th - 11th 2021

Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos


About REDA

The Real Estate Discussions and Awards 2021 (REDA) is a two day conference, exhibition and award ceremony organized by Thinkmint Nigeria.

The event has proven to be the region’s flagship real estate event gathering the most senior investors, developers, operators and professionals, providing the perfect platform to transact across the region, as well as celebrate excellence amongst real estate practitioners, with the maiden conference held virtually last year.

This year's event themed Real estate market signals in Africa - Trends and Opportunities will be centered on discussions, bespoke networking opportunities and learnings to further improve real estate trends and transactions in the region across the global real estate market.

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REDA 2020 Highlights

The Real Estate Discussions & Awards provided an avenue for discussions & methods for implementations of policies that will help reshape the Real Estate market , as well as recognise key industry players for their contributions towards to the Nigerian & African real estate market at large. The event was a major virtual real estate event organized in Nigeria in 2020.

It hosted 30 leading industry speakers and had 1245 attendees with over 2000 online views of all panel sessions currently available on the Thinkmint Nigeria and BusinessDay YouTube channels.


Partnerships was signed off with BusinessDay Media, as well as the Federal Housing Authority and Lagos state real estate regulatory authority(Lasrera)

Media Partnerships

Media partnership was open and signed off with media houses including: The Nation, PUNCH and BusinessDay

2021 Topics

Day 1

1. Capital allocation and investment decisions in 2021: Where is the money going and why?

2. The role of gateway cities in the growth of real estate markets accross Africa: A case study of Lagos, Nigeria

3. Data centres, logistics parks and emerging leaders in the demand for space

4. A masterclass on retail : navigating headwinds and optimising for growth

Day 2

1. Construction innovation across Africa - Lessons learnt from the pandemic

2. Residenitial real estate: Strategies for apartment developers & investors

3. Occupier requirements and the implications for the office market across Africa's leading cities

4. Proptech in Africa and technological transformation: Developing innovative solutions

2021 Speakers

Senator Gbenga Ashafa

MD/CEO Federal Housing Authority,(Keynote Address)

Hayatuddeen A.Awwal

MD/CEO FHA Mortgage Bank,(Guest Speaker)


Director of the Regional Office for Africa (Acting) UN-Habitat,(Guest Speaker)

Funke Okubadejo

Director Real Estate, Actis

Derick Roper

Group CIO and MD, Novare Equity Partners

Odunayo Ojo


Sa'adiya Aliyu

CEO, Urban Shelter

Hein Du Plessis

Country Manager Nigeria, Novare Equity Partners

Ayo Ibaru

COO/Director Research, Northcourt Real Estate

Jide Odusolu

CEO, OCTO5 Investment Ltd

Uzo Oshogwe

MD/CEO, Afriland Properties

Sean Godoy

Founder & Director, Divercity Property Solutions

Olawunmi Olashore

Head, Premium Markets
Jide Taiwo & CO

Akintola Akinsanmi

Co-Founder, Spleet

Jemil Dawodu

Managing Director, CBRE, EXCELLERATE

Bolaji Edu

CEO, Broll Proeperty

Olaide Agboola


Tola Oyenekan

Vice President, Northcourt Real Estate

Jide Adekola

MD/CEO, HomeWork Group

Tosin Ajose

Lead Advisor, Deal HQ Partners

Adejumoke Akure

CEO, Intelligent Spaces Ltd

Tunde Balogun

CEO, Rent Small Small

Timi Adesanya

Commercial Manager, Agility Logistics

Ajiboye Bukunmi

Head of Technology and Products Proplab, Africa

Dotun Bamigbola

FNIVS, FRICS, Immediate Past Chairman, Niesv Lagos, Senior Consultant Bamigbola Consulting

John Oamen

CEO, LiveVend

Tope Runsewe

MD, Dutum Company

Dolapo Omidire

Research Director, Estate Intel

Eniola Elegushi

Senior Associate, Greychapel Legal

Key Themes

Real Estate
Real Estate
Technology and
Real Estate Finance
and Structure
Technology & Innovations for
Increased Demand and Supply
Real Estate Development
Growth and Channels

Agenda at a glance

Day 1
Tuesday August 10th, 2021
Time Activity
8:30AM - 10:00AM Registration/Breakfast
10:00AM - 10:10AM Welcome
10:10AM - 10:45AM Opening Speech/Keynote Address
10:45AM - 11:10AM Keynote Remarks
10:30AM – 10:45AM Capital allocation and investment decisions in 2021:
Where is the money going and why?

A wide-ranging discussion will examine the availability of public and private debt and equity for African real estate from the perspective of the capital markets, borrowers, banks and mortgage originators. The participants will offer their views from different points on the compass as they comment on today’s capital and credit market environment; what they foresee for 2021 and beyond; what risks are emerging at this time; and how they would favour deploying their capital? What can you expect next year with respect to the pricing, availability of capital, and the most accessible sources? Will lenders be more or less aggressive this year? How challenging is asset valuation today? Where are interest rates and monetary policy likely heading in 2021?
11:10AM - 12:00PM Exhibition Opening/Tour by Special Guest of Honour, Keynote speaker
12:00PM - 12:15PM Presentation by Mixta Africa
12:15PM - 01:00PM The role of gateway cities in the growth of real estate markets across Africa: A case study of Lagos, Nigeria
What matters in real estate investing today? This session will address this key question in the context of both Lagos and African markets. Real estate still is attractive notwithstanding that every asset class is rather expensive in most markets. As a result, how does an investormake an appropriate return today? Is it through value-added strategies, creating a unique platform, redeveloping an asset or some other actions? Where does Lagos fit into the African real estate investment landscape today? What are the top investment opportunities in Lagos? How do they compare with African markets? Why are some international entities acquiring assets in Lagos when others are selling? How are geopolitical events affecting investment decisions?
01:00PM - 02:30PM Networking & Lunch
2:30PM - 3:15PM Data centres, logistics parks and emerging leaders in the demand for space
Investors are increasingly turning to alternative real estate sectors to take advantage of attractive yields, long-term growth prospects and diversify their portfolios. Sectors such as data centres, logistics park are gaining more attention as cap rates for core real estate assets continue to increase. The rise of alternatives has been extremely rapid – investment in the sector has more than tripled. This session will briefly examine each of the most significant segments, what is the outlook for growth and which cities offer the greatest opportunities, and to what extent there are challenges and barriers to entry
3:15PM - 4:00PM A Masterclass on retail: Navigating headwinds and optimising for growth
No other real estate property category has attracted as much chatter in recent years as retail. Once a favourite of investors, this asset class is now facing many increased challenges. We have all watched African retailers opening stores, closing them or looking for fresh approaches to their formats. While there is a range of views on how online shopping is impacting the African retail market, it is clear that the landscape is shifting. This session will open with two presentations that will provide some informative insights on the emerging strategies of retailers and landlords. What are they doing in this highly competitive market to retain the vitality of personal shopping experiences? Some analysts are offering dire forecasts for the future of all mall formats as changing demographics and buying habits negatively affect poorer quality properties. This session will examine these and other trends, and discuss the facts and fallacies pertaining to where the African retail real estate market is heading from an investor, developer, retailer and consumer perspective.
4:00PM - 5:45PM Exhibition tour
5:45PM - 6:00PM Closing Remarks
Day 2
Wednesday August 11th, 2021
Time Activity
8:30AM - 10:00AM Registration /Breakfast
10:10AM – 10: 25AM Presentation - by Northcourt Real Estate
10:25AM - 11:05AM Residential real estate: Strategies for apartment developers & investors
For many investors, the staple of a well-diversified real estate portfolio today includes multi-residential assets. Predictable yields and strong cash flows make apartments one of the most reliable property classes. Investor interest far outweighs supply in many markets across Africa. Rental demand has also led to a vacancy rate declined in the past year. What direction is the multi-residential market likely to take in 2021 in these and other gateway cities across Africa? How much purpose-built rental construction is expected in the short term? In which cities? How are some owners integrating multi-residential development within their current assets and properties? Does the apartment market face some possible challenges over the next few years or is it somewhat insulated from most risks?
11:05AM - 12: 30PM Exhibition tour
12: 30PM - 01:15PM Occupier requirements and the implications for the office market across Africa's leading cities
Africa’s office market has experienced a decline regionally in vacancy. What were the reasons for this trend when you consider that our cities are witnessing the largest surge in new development over the years? Is the demand from the high-tech market a key factor? To what extent is the strong growth and shift towards co-working office environments another reason? The office is becoming more than a conventional workspace. The result is a range of coworking business solutions offered by a number of players and the evolution of WorkPlace-as-a-Service (WaaS). This session will examine these and other trends including the demand for this space, its amenitization, the implications for leasing, and how to engage the appraisal and capital markets to properly assign value to flexible leases. Can you “pick the lock on WaaS” including its demand, business, and balance with traditional leasing practices in today’s office market?
01:15PM - 02:00PM Networking & Lunch
02:00PM - 02:15PM Presentation by OCTO5 Real Estate
02:15PM - 03:00PM Proptech in Africa and technological transformation: Developing innovative solutions
Technological innovation is changing the world at an unprecedented speed and the real estate market and industry are not exempt from this transition. PropTech has now become a commonly used term pertaining to the intersection of real estate and technology. While technology enables everyone to do so more today, fast forward ten years and the pace of change and evolution will be more significantly accelerated. What is the range of strategies that could be considered in order to take advantage of technological innovations for your real estate assets, for your overall portfolio, for your firm, for your clients, and for your best practices? What are some examples of PropTech initiatives that have entered the market?
03:00PM - 4:00PM Exhibition & Closing remark
4:00PM - 6:00PM Award ceremony/Induction into REDA hall of fame

Award Nominees

  • Saadiya Aliyu
  • Uzo Oshogwe
  • Olawunmi Olashore
  • Deborah Nicol Omeruah

  • Northcourt Real Estate
  • Estateinks
  • Broll
  • Knight Frank

  • Four Bourdillon
  • Sisi Paris
  • Azuri Towers
  • Belmonte

  • ******

  • Dunvale Court
  • Urban Prime
  • Victoria Crest

  • ***********

  • Homework Group
  • Landwey
  • Urban Shelter
  • Mixta Africa

  • Jide Odusolu
  • Hakeem Ogunniran
  • Frank Okosun
  • Femi Akintunde

  • ATO Architects
  • MOE
  • cmdAtelier
  • Saota

  • Stow App
  • Purple

  • James Cubbit
  • Alphamead Facility Management Company
  • Provast
  • Filmo Realty

  • Alaro city
  • Agility logistics park
  • Karameh City by Mikano

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Whether you are looking for long-term strategies or for the future, the ideas and visions of the speakers will inspire you and help you develop concrete measures to thrive in the real estate industry.

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  • Access to award ceremony
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  • Access to networking events
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