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Nigeria’s Most Influential Real Estate Companies Gather at 3 Invest Real Estate’s Unite Conference & Awards



Ruth Obih (CEO, 3Invest Limited)

In their quest to revolutionise the Nigerian real estate sector by providing platforms that will create investable real estate and elevate standards in the built industry; top Real Estate companies and the crème de la crème of Nigeria’s Real Estate converged recently at the Real Estate Unite Conference and Awards organised by 3Invest Limited, a real estate consulting, media and advocacy firm.

The event, an international business-to-business conference and awards focused on strategic solutions integral to Nigeria’s real estate growth as well as an award ceremony designed to recognise and celebrate spectrum of talents in the industry was delivered in association withthe  The Guardian Newspapers.

From the official opening of the conference by the Lagos Commissioner for Housing, Mr.BosunJeje; to the highly topical conference presentations by top Real Estate Expects in Nigeria; as well as the colourful and well-attended awards night; one thing that stares participants in the face is the bespoke elegance and ambience of the venue: a craft that speaks volume of the dexterity of the décor company, Blu Victoria.

The Red Carpet reception of the awards night, featured socialites from all works of the Nigerian Business environment who have come to felicitate with 3Invest on this giant stride; the isles of the walls were dotted with the wonderment of photography and painting featuring the best of KelechiAmadi-Obi’s lens and brushes. This art exhibition displaying places and locations in Nigeria and supported by Saunders Development Company engaged the guests intete-a-tete before being hosted to a hilarious welcome by the legendary Alibaba

Having received a goodwill message from the Minister of Housing Mrs.AmaPepple, it was time for the amazon of Nigerian Real Estate, Ruth Obih, Managing Director/CEO of 3Invest to give her opening remarks. The audience were held spell-bound when after her brief speech Obih invited Nigerian Idol Star, TimiDakolo who performed his ‘Great Nation’ to the admiration and ovation of the audience.

In all, ten crystal award plaques were handed to ten different companies in Nigeria’s Real Estate Sector. These awards are: Most Active Real Estate Funding Institution (Equity) won by Actis – Developers of The Palms Lekki and Ikeja; Leading Property Finance Company (Debt) won by the duo of First Bank Nigeria PLC and Aso Savings and Loans PLC; Most Outstanding Property Construction Company went to Cappa&D’Alberto; while Developer of the Year and Most Innovative Architectural Company went to UPDC and James Cubbitt Architect respectively.

Other categories of the award include:  Affordable Housing Development of the Year, won by Elegant Court, Lekki; Most Resourceful Public Private Partnership (PPP) was awarded to Zenith Bank in respect of its Corporate Social Responsibility on AjoseAdeogun Road; Most Ingenious Construction and Building Materials Manufacturing Company went to Dangote Cement; Most Informative Real Estate Publication was given to the duo of The Punch News Papers and Castles Weekly Magazine; while Fine and Country West Africa beat 10 other nominees to clinch the Most Aspiring Real Estate Support Service Company.

The awards night reached a climax when multi-award-winning song star 2Face Idiba hit the stage rendering the best in his Hypertek Collections. 2face re-established himself as a world class brand as his stage mien and captivating performance got the formal audience asking for more…

Another point of attraction in the four-tiered event is the Exhibition which paraded the best of products and services as well as the most influential brands in the industry. Visitors to the exhibition confessed that the setting portrayed 3Invest’s sync with international standards. From the Purple and Yellow plated Booths of 3Invest Limited and; to the uniquely calved stand of Alpha Mead Facilities visitors are filled with awe. Another point of call on the exhibition stands is the Fine and Country stands where the world class brand treated its visitors to the array of investments in its portfolio.

Other brands that exhibited at the event include; Fine and Country, Saunders Development Company, UACN Development Company, UPDC; Industrial and General Insurance PLC, IGI; Broll Property Services, Giselle Services, Pintars Paints, Comland Ghana Limited, Singapore-based Tanya’s Creations as well as UK-operating Litmus Property Search.

Other exhibitors include 1Ink Properties, Rifeng Piping Systems, Pison Housing, The Guardian News Papers, Castle Weekly Magazine and a host of other top brands.

Real Estate Unite Conference and Awards enjoyed partnership with major Nigerian Communication and media platforms. Top on the list is PLATONIQUE PR, in-charge of media planning and implementation. Other media partners include: Bella Naija, The Guardian News Papers, Forbes Africa Magazine, Classic and Beat FM and Ventures Africa. Event production by Now Muzik



Kazeem Belo-Osagie

Kojo Sagoe

Mina Jack

Sade Olagbaye & Ruth Obih

Mr & Mrs Victor Onyenkpa

Sesan Ogunyoooye, Tony Obih, Guest & Damola Akindolire


Ali Baba

Udo Okonjo

Chudi Ejekam

Dipo Davies & Roland Igbinoba

Tony Chijena & Toke Ibru

Timi Dakolo

Ernest Azudialu & Kojo Sagoe

2face Idibia

Ejejuwa Gbadebo, Ruth Obih & Udo Okonjo

Kelechi Amadi Obi with his wife & Ruth Obih

Ruth Obih & Ali Baba

Afolabi Imoukuede & Ruth Obih

Mr & Mr Chuka Ofili

Kelechi Ugbeva, Ruth Obih & Linda Obioha

Danielle Allen, Funke Sekoni Okoro, Ruth Obih, Bukola Akinlagun & Akunni Nwala

Emma Azudialu, Ruth Obih, Ani Okonkwo & Ernert Azudialu

Kelechi Amadi, Udo Okonjo, Erejuwa Gbadebo, Chudi Ejekam, Toke

Emmanuel Obiejesi, Senator Annie Okonkwo, Barrr Ungong, Barr Nnaji Igwe, Eng. Chijioke Igwe, Eng Austin Agonmoh, Noel Ejidike, Barr Val Uche Obi & Dr. Ernest Azudialu

Akunna Nwala, Ngozi Akintujuoye & Ndidi Anyaehie

Team Fine & Country

Ruth Obih, Hakkem Ogunniran & Titi Ajayi

Conference Photos

Sesan Ogunyooye, Ruth Obih & Stanley Onyekomelu (Team 3Invest)

Roland Igbinoba, Ruth Obih, Bosun Jeje & Nike Animashaun

Niyi Adeleye, Ifeany Ozoh, Jumoke Akinwunmi, Ruth Obih & Chudi

Full List of Winners
Lifetime Achievement Award –  Alhaji Aliko Dangote
Most Active Real Estate Funding Institution (Equity) – Actis West Africa
Leading Property Finance Company (Debt) – FirstBank and Aso Savings & Loan
Most Outstanding Property Construction Company – Cappa & D’Alberto
Developer of the Year – UPDC
Most Innovative Architectural Company – James Cubbit Architects
Affordable Housing Development of the Year – Elegant Court Lekki
Most Resourceful PPP – Zenith Bank
Most Ingenious Construction & Building Material Manufacturing Company – Dangote Cement
Most Informative Real Estate Publication – Castle Weekly & Punch Newspaper
Most Aspiring Real Estate Support Service Company – Fine & Country

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  1. Dami

    October 22, 2012 at 9:42 am


  2. Karonwi

    October 22, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Wasn’t this posted sometime ago?

  3. didikan

    October 22, 2012 at 11:21 am

    karonwi my thoughts exactly.

  4. O

    October 22, 2012 at 11:24 am

    how many times do u guys want to post this???

  5. feyi A

    October 22, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    omg!!!! bellanaija what criteria them use award the companies?? into real estate but i didnt even hear about the award. smh

  6. feyi A

    October 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    dont worry BN i go call them. na wa o

  7. Tired

    October 22, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Again? Bella did they pay you double?

  8. Chattyzee

    October 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Yeah, I thought we had seen these?… nice tho…

  9. Stef

    October 22, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Yeah, seen before but I believe when an event is worth it, it can make the headlines as many times as possible. That’s the line between timeliness and currency in communication. From my understanding, this is the first time an all-encompassing, independent awards of this nature will hold in the Real Estate industry; so the responsibility of the media – BN or any other media – is reflect on different angles to the story as an agenda setter (note also that the stories are different, I read the first one as well). Also, look at the kind of brands in the awards categories – I think this have to be related as many times as possible to attract the kind of investment the country Real Estate needs. Don’t forget we are just readers, BN is a respected online medium in Nigeria. They would not publish it, if its not worthwhile.

  10. Scintillating Nigerian

    October 22, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Well, the good thing is that if its not republished someone like me will not see this. I must commend the organizers of this event for a great job but I don’t know why our company didn’t get to know about it. I think we are interested in the next edition. Someone from 3Invest should please contact me via [email protected]. Thanks

  11. bamigboye adeniyi

    January 23, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    its will be very good to do my business here and also to get an opportunities on property management,buying and sales of properties.pls contact me on this email:[email protected]

  12. HOPE

    April 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm


  13. Adeboye Olalekan

    June 20, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    great 1, i’m into estate management, my office located at V/I.To be precise engineering close off idowu Taylor street. you have anything you think we can do together please don’t hesitate to call: 2348085091223 or mail: [email protected]

  14. Mr. L

    September 19, 2013 at 2:30 am

    This is an informative article specifically of interest to the international investor and/or user that deems the Nigerian real estate market worthy of accelerated involvement. Care must be taken to select reliable associated parties to thus help ensure desired return on investment capital. Expected gains can be appreciable.

  15. Ajibade

    November 2, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    What can be the least amount someone can start with either
    monthly or quarterly to begin investing in real estate? Thanks, I
    will be looking forward to hear from you.


    February 24, 2014 at 3:39 pm


  17. Ogechi

    May 20, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    ruth Obih is a great woman…my most respected young mentor in real estate business

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