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April 27, 2017

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 […]
January 29, 2016

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 […]
December 23, 2015

Nigeria’s 2016 Budget Breakdown by BudgIT

Key Takeaways The highest Capital Expenditure component of the 2016 budget will be Works, Power and Housing at N433.4bn. This budget is the highest budget ever presented by the Federal Government of Nigeria at N6.08tr. Oil revenue projections tumble from N1.64tr […]
September 28, 2015

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 […]
November 17, 2014

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 […]
September 10, 2014
Summit Hills Calabar. Image Source:

Calabar International Convention Center

Photos Updated 4th September 2015 Name: Calabar International Convention Center Location: Summit Hills, Calabar  – Cross River State Investor/Developer: Cross River State Government  Architect: Henning Larsen Architects Gross Floor Area: 16,000m2 Completion Date: May 2015 Capacity: 5,000 delegates Size of Investment: $90m The Calabar International […]
September 5, 2014

The Competitiveness of Cities: Lagos – World Economic Forum

This is an excerpt from the World Economic Forum Report on ‘The Competitiveness of Cities’, where Lagos was used as a Case Study. What follows is a snippet of the introduction, and what was said about Lagos. Cities have been the […]
April 17, 2014
Makoko and Makoko Floating School. Photo By Iwan Baan, NYT

Makoko Floating School – Sustainability in Nigeria

Behold, Makoko Floating School, a prototype structure that addresses physical and social needs in view of the   growing challenges of climate change in an urbanizing African context. Sustainable building is a relatively new phenomena in Nigeria and despite obvious benefits […]