Ahead of Tomorrow on WebTV: Discussions on The Economy and Real Estate-Post COVID-19


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WebTV's Market Review segment dedicated to #Coronanomics will be featuring a robust conversation on 'The Economy and Real Estate-Post COVID-19'.


Guest:           Hakeem Ogunniran

Date:             Wednesday, April 28, 2020

Time:            9.00am

Platform:    Livestream on YouTubeTwitterFacebook and Instagram

Topic:          'The Economy and Real Estate-Post COVID-19'

Highlights: Available later in the day with link to full video.

Host:             Ottoabasi Abasiekong, Editor, WebTV

Co-Host:      Boason Omofaye, Guest Analyst and CEO Frontier Africa Reports



Key Questions for Discussion

  • Perspective on The COVID-19 and Implications on the Economy
  • Issues Facing the Real Estate Market
  • Challenges for the Real Estate Industry and Opportunities
  • Expected Policy Responses and Regulatory Framework,
  • Key Reforms for the Real Estate Sector Post COVID-19

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Guest Profile

HAKEEM OGUNNIRAN is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Eximia Realty Co Ltd, developers of the MaestroVille, and Fiona-Lawton Apartments, Lekki, and joint promoters of Lake City, LAGOS. His company is also the exclusive franchisee of Plovercrest Capital Inc for the West African territory.


He retired from Uac of NIGERIA Plc having served as the Managing Director of UACN Property Development Co Plc(Updc) from 2010 - 2018 and Managing Director of MDS Logistics (Division of UAC of Nigeria PLC) between 2000 - 2010. Prior to 2000, he was at various times a Law Lecturer, Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Sales/Marketing Manager and Corporate Planning Manager.


Mr Ogunniran graduated from the University of Lagos with a Second Class Honours (Upper division) in 1984 and passed the Bar Examinations at the Nigerian Law School in in 1985 also with a Second Class Honours (Upper Division). He also holds LL.M and MBA degrees from the University of LAGOS. A former Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Yale Law School, USA, he has attended several high level management training programmes including the Unilever (IMS), U.K 1996); General Management Programme (GMP) of Ashridge Management College, U.K.(2000); Strategic Leadership Programme of Cranfield University, U.K.(2004) REAL Estate Management Program of Harvard Business School(2010) and Senior Financial Management program of the London Business School (2012)


Mr Ogunniran is also a past President and Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Arbitrators of Nigeria, Council and EXCO Member of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry and frequent speaker at international conferences including the Annual African Property Investment Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was the Lead Speaker for Africa at the 1st International Conference on Corporate Governance at Shanghai in May, 2010.


As the CEO of UPDC plc, Mr Ogunniran changed the narrative of the real estate industry, in Nigeria; leading his team to deliver landmark and iconic projects in Lagos (such as Victoria Mall Plaza and KPMG Towers, Cameron Green, Festival Mall, The Residences, Pinnock Beach Estate, Alexander Miller Apartments, etc) Abuja(The Pinnacle, Metrocity, Emerald Court, etc) Port Harcourt(Vintage Gardens), Ibadan(Olive Court) and birthing projects in other cities including Asaba and Calabar. In the area of project funding, he led his team to float the first non-government/non-financial institution bond in Nigeria, CPs (vide FMDQ) and a unique DOT based Real Estate Investment Trust in 2013.


He is a recipient of many awards including the Federal Government's Scholarship for High Academic Standing (1981 – 1984), Fulbright Scholarship to Yale School, USA (1991/1992), Joint Best Individual Performance in Management Accounting in ICSA Final Examinations; Osun State Government of Nigeria's Merit Award, 2007, ICSAN's Special Award for Exemplary Service (2009); Kwame Nkrumah Award For Corporate Governance Excellence 2009, Distinguished Chartered Secretary of the Year, 2010; Association of Professional Bodies in Nigeria's Award for Professional Excellence, 2011 and Global Home Nigeria Property Award's Property CEO of the Year 2011,Real Estate Unite Person of the Year,2013, the Odua Business Ambassador Awards and named one of the top 20 CEOs of the Listed Companies on the Nigerian Stock Exchange for 2013.


He is a Council Member of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry; of which he is the Chairman of the Construction and Real Estate Group.


An ordained Minister of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, he is happily married to Dr Iyabode Ogunniran an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Lagos and they are blessed with three lovely children.

You can follow him on  LinkedIn,FacebookTwitter  and Instagram.

He can be contacted via email at hogunniran@eximiarealty.com

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