REIT Books Announces Special Webinar on Real Estate Financing

By Akanimo Sampson

REIT Books has announced a special webinar on real estate financing to be headlined by the Head of Real Estate Finance with Standard Bank Group in charge of Africa, Adeniyi Adeleye.

The event that will be taking place on Wednesday, March 31 is focused on Real Estate: Innovative Financing Solutions Post COVID-19, with Prince Yemi Adefulu, the promoter of Odade Investment Ltd as its Chairman.

Adeleye will be speaking from his more than 25 years of diverse experience and interest in real estate impact investing, real estate commercial investing, real estate debt financing, development advisory, financial advisory, projects and construction management across multiple African jurisdictions.

Amelia Beattie, a businessperson who founded Women’s Property Network and who has been at the helm of 5 different companies will also be speaking at the webinar. Currently, Ms. Beattie is Chief Executive Officer of Stanlib Reit Fund Managers Pty Ltd. and Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Liberty Two Degrees Ltd.

She previously occupied the position of Trustee-Educational Trust at Women’s Property Network, President & Trustee-Education Trust at South African Property Owners Association, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Liberty Two Degrees and Chief Operating Officer of Old Mutual Property Fund.

Equally slated to speak is the CEO of Landmark Group, Paul Onwuanibe. He began his career in the ‘built environment’ with a formal education in Architecture, Property Development and Construction Management, together with an MBA from the London Business School.

Onwuanibe has over 20 years in the professional experience of design and execution of projects in Africa, USA and Europe. He served as Development Director with Beacon Housing, in UK. He was the Executive with responsibility for the Property and Logistics team of Regus Plc during its rapid expansion years, which oversaw the opening of 190 business centres globally.

He is now running Landmark Group, a company he founded in 1997, and now operating offices across five continents.

Partner / Managing Director at Alitheia RealEstate, Olajumoke Akinwunmi, will be moderating the webinar. She has a rich experience in the sector with a demonstrated history of working in the investment management industry.

She is skilled in Real Estate Development, Feasibility Studies, Asset Management, Real Estate Economics, and Investment Properties. Strong business development professional graduated from The Universities of Lagos, Nigeria and Dundee, Scotland.

Hosting the event is the Founder/CEO, Eximia Realty Company Ltd as well as Chairman of the Board of Lagos Building Investment Company Plc, Hakeem Ogunniran, a visionary, entrepreneurial and highly qualified senior executive with broad knowledge and experience in strategy formulation and implementation, customer development/ management, logistics and supply chain management, negotiation and contract administration, project management, wholesale distribution, marketing, merchandising, change management, managing strategic alliances and general corporate administration.

A real estate investment trust (REIT) is however a company that owns, operates or finances income-producing real estate. REITs provide all investors the chance to own valuable real estate, present the opportunity to access dividend-based income and total returns, and help communities grow, thrive, and revitalize.

REITs allow anyone to invest in portfolios of real estate assets the same way they invest in other industries – through the purchase of individual company stock or through a mutual fund or exchange traded fund (ETF).

The stockholders of a REIT earn a share of the income produced through real estate investment – without actually having to go out and buy, manage or finance property. Approximately 145 million Americans invest in REIT stocks through their investment funds.

In total, REITs of all types collectively own more than $3.5 trillion in gross assets across the U.S., with stock-exchange listed REITs owning approximately $2.5 trillion in assets, representing more than 500,000 properties. U.S. listed REITs have an equity market capitalization of more than $1 trillion.

Last November 10, REIT held a free webinar, REIT Investing Webinar: The Role of REITs in Your Portfolio in which panelists shared the latest research on the optimal REIT portfolio allocation, provided an overview of REIT performance in recent years, and discussed the current market outlook for real estate, including how the pandemic has affected different sectors.

Meanwhile, the session will be monitored and covered by Fesadeb Media Group via its plural electronic platforms and online newspaper. In real estate and construction sector, Fesadeb is a trusted brand.

Register now to join the all-important conversation on the Innovative Funding Options Post Covid 19 on 31/03/2021 to herald the public presentation of our book.