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Looking beyond LUC, Actions & Reactions

This publication is sponsored by Obafunke Akinkugbe & Co., a leading law firm founded almost 30 years ago. It is a part of our market participant contributor series. The enactment of the Land Use Charge Law (LUCL) Lagos State on the 8th of February 2018 brought anger, frustration, concern, and fear to the citizens of the State. […]


ei Profile: Olufemi Okenla – HDV Nigeria Limited (Owner of the Hotel Ibis Lagos Ikeja)

In early April, Estate Intel sat down with Olufemi Okenla, Founder and Group CEO of HDV Nigeria Limited, to discuss the development and operations of their Hotel Ibis Lagos Ikeja, and the general hotel investment environment in Nigeria.  Okenla is a lawyer who practiced in the United Kingdom, and began to invest in real estate both […]


ei Profile: Ivan Cornet – Latitude Five

This week we had a chance to speak with Ivan Cornet, Managing Partner of Latitude Five, an investment and advisory firm operating in West Africa from its offices in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire and London, United Kingdom. From its inception in 2012 through their Abidjan office, as well as a strong network of affiliates in key […]


ei Profile: Carlo Matta – Laurus Development Partners

Last week we caught up with Carlo Matta, CEO of Laurus Development Partners, an Actis joint-venture that was established to focus on property development in West Africa.  Actis invested in Laurus in November 2009 to address the weak in-country development expertise in West Africa. So far, Laurus has been involved with 4 projects including the recently completed One Airport Square in […]


ei Profile: Lee Moulton – Breather

Breather is one of the latest iterations of the shared economy which allows users to rent private rooms for an hour at a time. It is currently operational in 4 North American cities but the company envisions a global network of spaces that freelancers, entrepreneurs and business travellers can use. Its model of on-demand, hourly workspace, […]


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