Despite the recent economic downturn, real estate analysts and experts are confident that the sector will remain buoyant and full of activity in 2016. However, experts note that the overall performance of the sector will still hinge upon macroeconomic factors such as economic output, currency value, oil price, and inflation, all of which will have a direct impact on demand -supply levels in the sector.

On the heels of high activity experienced in retail and office developments in 2015, 2016 is on track to deliver and continue in the development of an influx of world class commercial and retail space across the country, which is predicted to lead to a relative surge in leasing activity this year, and competitive rents.

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Now in its 5th year, Real Estate UNITE is an annual real estate summit with primary objective to unite players in the real sector whilst opening up the immeasurable potentials in Sub-Sahara’s real estate sector for sustainable growth.

The UNITE awards aims to elevate standards of the industry and practice by providing an opportunity to educate, promote and recognize excellence in the real estate sector in Africa.

As a partner, sponsor, exhibitor, delegate, nominee, winner, advertiser or attendee, this event guarantees you an unparalleled exposure and direct access to the gathering of the most active local and international Africa–focused real estate and infrastructure development participants in the world.


  • Network with major industry players; meet fund providers, foreign investors, leading developers
  • Showcase and dispose ongoing or developed projects
  • Learn from thought leaders and panelists
  • Re-enforce your brand and retain competitive edge
  • Learn global practices
  • Capitalize on technologies, innovations and trends that will drive future markets


Who should participate?

Institutional Investors

Financial Institutions

Foreign Investors

Private Equity Firms

Real Estate Developers

Home Buyers

Real Estate investors

Construction Companies

Real Estate service providers

All Industry Professionals


  • Personally promote your opportunities to investors
  • Showcase your projects to international institutions and private investors.
  • Network with local and international decision makers in the real estate industry
  • Build a prospect database and brand awareness
  • Build new relationships with clients and reinforce existing ones
  • Educate the market about your latest products and services
  • Generate new investment opportunities
  • Capitalize on the trends that will drive future markets
  • Attend expert-led seminars for the new skills, practical solutions and creative strategies to improve your business

Event Overview / connect

1-DAY Premium Exhibition


1 x Exhibition Shell Stand (18m2)

2 x Pass to attend Conference

Full advert on Event Magazine plus profile

2 x tickets to Awards Dinner

4 Weeks Online Advert

1-DAY Standard Exhibition


1 x Exhibition Shell Stand (9m2)

2 x Pass to attend Conference

Company profile and logo in Event Brochure

2 x tickets to Awards Dinner

2 Weeks online advert

Delegate Pass


Access to conference
Access to Awards Gala Dinner
Name on event directory

Event Sponsors / be a part of it

For Sponsorship and Partnership Opportunities;
Call Kelechi Ibe | 0809 999 1803

Event Speakers / meet with great minds

Ruth Obih


Ruth Obih is a real estate investment advisor, entrepreneur, lawyer and

HE, Akinwunmi Ambode

Governor, Lagos State

Akinwunmi Ambode is the Governor of Lagos State. He was a civil

Babatunde Fashola (SAN)

Minister, Power, Works & Housing Nigeria

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN was sworn

Prof. Charles Inyangete

Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC)

Professor Charles Inyangete is a leading and seasoned Financial Services practitioner

Adeniyi Adeleye

Head, Real Estate Finance (West Africa), Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC

‘Niyi is currently the Head, Real Estate Finance (West Africa) for

Hakeem Ogunniran

Managing Director/Chief Executive, UPDC

Hakeem Ogunniran is the Managing Director of UACN Property Development Co

Ronald Chagoury Jr.

Vice Chairman - South Energyx Nigeria Ltd.

Ronald Chagoury Jr. is the Vice Chairman of South Energyx Nigeria

Paul Onwuanibe

Chief Executive Officer, Landmark

Paul Onwuanibe (UK) (Chief Executive Landmark Group). Paul began his career

Kunlé Adeyemi

Founder, NLE Architecture

Kunlé Adeyemi is an architect, urbanist and creative researcher. He is the

Dr. Chii Akporji

Executive Director, Corporate Strategy & Planning, Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company

Dr. Chika Akporji is an accomplished development finance professional with a

Andrea Geday

Managing Director, ELALAN Construction Company

Anne Rinu

Head, Property (Nigeria & West Africa), Standard Chartered Bank

Responsible for strategic direction and leadership of Standard Chartered banks real

Adeniyi Falade

Managing Director, Crusader Sterling Pension

Adeniyi Falade graduated from the University of Ibadan with a Bachelor

Wale Olaoye

Chief Executive Officer, Halogen Security Company

'Wale is a high riding Risk Management Professional and business strategist

Yemi Idowu

Managing Director, Aircom Nigeria Limited

Yemi Idowu is a global entrepreneur, industrialist and philanthropist with business


Chief Executive Office, Assist-2-Sell Properties Limited

Chukwunonso, is the Chief Executive Officer of Assist-2-Sell Properties Limited. Nonso,


Expert Retail Developer

Michael Chu'di Ejekam, Expert Retail Developer , a renowned leader in

Tunji Abdul

Chief Executive Office, Dreamspaces Development Limited

Tunji Abdul is the CEO of Dreamspaces Development Limited. Prior to


Chief Executive Officer, Millard Fuller Foundation

Sam Odia is an architect by profession and has been involved

Amarachi Iwuanyawu

Chief Executive Officer, Sungold Group Limited

Amarachi Chyna Iwuanyanwu is a young entrepreneurial giant who has his

Faustin Moukala

Development Director Nigeria and Ghana, CFAO

Based in Lagos, Faustin's role is to implement this development strategy

Jan van Zyl

Head, Property Development, Novare Equity Partners

Jan began his career in 1999 in operations management with the

Olaide Agboola

Managing Partner and Director, Purple Capital Partners Limited

Laide Agboola is an experienced investment banker with over 12 years

Adeniyi Akinlusi

Managing Director, Trustbond Mortgage Bank

Mr. Adeniyi A. Akinlusi has been the Chief Executive of Intercontinental


Vice President, Nigerian Institute of Building

Kunle Awobodu is a foremost Nigerian Builder, a fellow of the

Prof. Gbenga Nubi

University of Lagos

Dr T.G. Nubi leads work in University of Lagos to overcome

Ayuli Jemide

Lead Partner, Detail Commercial Solicitors

Ayuli is a highly regarded Corporate & Commercial Lawyer who brings

Mark Bradford

Chairman, JLL Sub-Saharan Africa

Mark is the Chairman of JLL’s Sub-Saharan Africa business. He is

Ruth Obih

Chief Executive, 3Invest Limited

Widely acclaimed passionate Real Estate Entrepreneur. Ruth is a Lawyer and

Kola Ashiru-Balogun

Managing Director, ARM Properties Plc

Kola Ashiru-Balogun is the Managing Director, ARM Properties Plc, a position

Nnema Byrd, CFA

Principal, West Africa Specialist at STANLIB

Nnema Byrd is Investment Principal in the STANLIB Africa Direct Property

Tola Akinhanmi

Snr Manager, Real Estate Finance CIB, West Africa Stanbic IBTC

Tola has significant exposure and work experience in various roles within

Tosin Ajose

Associate Partner, Detail Commercial Solicitors

Tosin is a Solicitor with a great commercial mind, excellent analytical

Gbenga Olaniyan

Principal Partner, Gbenga Olaniyan & Associates / Estatelinks Limited

Gbenga Olaniyan is a qualified Estate Surveyor and Valuer.  A graduate

Funke Okubadejo

Director, Actis

Funke began her professional career with Arthur Andersen in Nigeria, where

Jumoke Akinwunmi

General Manager, Ogun State Housing Corporation

Ms. Jumoke Akinwunmi is a Co-Founder, Managing Director, and Director of

Saadiya Aminu

Chief Operations Officer, Urban Shelter Limited

Sa’adiya has had a varied career in a number of roles,

Ekhaguere Eseosa John

Head, Property Finance, Stanbic-IBTC Bank Plc

Mr. Ekhaguere Eseosa graduated with a Second Class Upper in Economics

Kayode Ojo

Group Head, Real Estate and Construction, First City Monument Bank (FCMB)

In First City Monument Bank (FCMB) where he currently works, Oluwakayode

Bolaji Edu

Chief Executive Officer, Broll Property Services Ltd

Bolaji Edu is the Chief Executive Office of Broll Property Services


3Invest and its leadership requires good commendation for uniting the real estate industry

HE Babatunde Fashola, SAN Hon Minister, Power, Works and Housing

Event FAQS / find your answers

Real Estate UNITE is an annual international business-to-business real estate summit with primary objective to unite players in the real sector whilst opening up the immeasurable potentials in Sub-Sahara’s real estate sector for sustainable growth. After three successful editions, Real Estate Unite has become Africa’s Real Estate Market fostering inclusive growth.

Real Estate UNITE also features an awards dinner aimed at elevating the standards of the industry and an Exhibition.

Real Estate Unite is organised by 3INVEST- one of Africa’s leading real estate brands with technology driven innovations that is changing the way real estate organizations operate in this 21st century. From anchoring the first syndicated real estate show on radio to convening the power brokers in the business for the annual Real Estate Summit, 3INVEST has built a reputation in the sector as the go-to company for commercial real estate services in today’s market. Real estate Unite is lead by a  Member Advisory Board. Peter Bamkole, Akin Olawore, Jumoke Akinwunmi, Sonnie Ayere, Kunle Omotola and Ruth Obih
See Real Estate Unite 2015 report here
The Real Estate UNITE Awards aims to elevate the standards of the industry and practice by providing an opportunity to encourage promote and recognize spectrum of talents, achievements and excellence in Nigeria’s real estate Sector. With these awards, we seek to expose the huge potentials in Nigeria to the entire world.
You can participate at Real Estate Unite 2015 in the following categories; Conference Delegate - N120,000 Exhibitor Standard Booth (9m2) - N675,000 Premium Booth (18m2) - N1,350,000 TO PARTICIPATE CONTACT US
  •  +234 809 999 1603-1803
  • Email:
Nomination information coming soon...
Click on the register button on the home page and you will be redirected to a registration form. Fill in your details and ensure you hit the submit button. You will receive an email confirmation and will be contacted by a company representative afterwards.
If you require a letter of invitation to attend this event for delegates from outside Nigeria, kindly contact Tunde Olatunji, or +234 8099991803/1603
We offering huge and discounted room at Eko Hotel both New and Old wings inclusive breakfast. Take Advantage of this by booking with Segun Oke - 0r call 0809 999 1503 Kindly make reservation with the code 3INVESTUNITE to obtain discounted room rates. 3INVEST RATES
  • N47,800 against N69,900 - Old Wing
  • N73,500 against N105,000 - New Wing
Latest cancellation dates are July 31, 2016. All Cancellations after July 31, 2016 will attracted a 75% charge to Sponsorship and Exhibition Booth paid. Email for more information.
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Awards / Recognizing excellence


The UNITE Awards aims to elevate the standards of the industry and practice by providing an opportunity to encourage, promote and recognise spectrum of talents, achievements, and excellence in the built Sector. With these awards, we seek to expose the huge potentials in Nigeria to the entire world.

3Invest research team and partners are working with all stakeholders, associations and institutions within and outside the industry to nominate and adjudge businesses and individuals considered to have distinguished themselves in the practice, inspire advancement and innovation within the Built environment.

Past winners include Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Hakeem Oguniran, Governor Babatunde Fashola SAN, UPDC, ACTIS, Elalan, ACCl, Palms Shopping Mall, Lakowe Lakes, Stanbic IBTC, Eko Atlantic,  Broll Nigeria, World Trade Centre, Cappa and D’Alberto, Julis Berger, UPDC, ARM Properties etc. The race is now on for who will occupy the center stage at this year’s Unite Awards ceremony.

Event Location

Eko Convention Centre
PMB 12724, Adetokunbo Ademola Street,
Victoria Island,

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