Africa Real Estate Conferences & Expo 2024

ARCE 2023

AFRICA REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE & EXPO

By Ghana Real Estate Professionals Association

ARCE 2023
AFRICA REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE & EXPO By Ghana Real Estate Professionals Association
ARCE 2023
AFRICA REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE & EXPO By Ghana Real Estate Professionals Association
ARCE 2023
AFRICA REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE & EXPO By Ghana Real Estate Professionals Association
ARCE 2023
AFRICA REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE & EXPO By Ghana Real Estate Professionals Association
ARCE 2023
AFRICA REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE & EXPO By Ghana Real Estate Professionals Association
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Past ARCE Events

These summaries provide a snapshot of each year's theme


Proptech Revolution

ARCE23 centered around the burgeoning proptech industry, highlighting innovative solutions tailored to Africa’s unique real estate challenges.

Sustainability and Finance

ARCE22 explored the pivotal role of real estate and infrastructure in achieving sustainable goals and driving financial growth.

Advancing Global Markets

ARCE21 was a catalyst for advancing global real estate markets, fostering opportunities for innovation and optimization in the industry.

Speakers for ARCE23

Hon. Abdulai Abanga

Deputy Minister for Ministry of Works and Housing

Kwabena Ampofo Appiah

Managing Director
(State Housing Company Limited)

Alina Aeby

Founder - President of Silicon Valley Proptech Association, & 2023 NAR Global Coordinator for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa

Frankly Asare

CEO Techgulf

Victoria Osei Sampah

realtor® ceo the abri group (us & ghana) founder & ceo ghana real estate professionals assocition

Kwame Sarpong Barnieh

Partner KPMG Ghana

William Endsley

Principal, World Citizen Consulting

Christine Ntim

Ecosystem and emerging markets Personal Branding fundamentals

Gbenga Ismail

Vice National Chairman, Association of Estate Agents Nigeria, AEAN

Akin Opatola

Estate Surveyour & Valuer and the director of Origination and Brokerage at Olawale Jordan

Mr. Adeniyi Tinubu

Founder and owner of Hudders Field Property Agency-Nigeria

Dr. Kwabena Obeng Asiama

Chartered Valuation and Estate Surveyor
Chair, FIG Commission 8 on Spatial Planning and Development University Lecturer -Kwame Nkrumah'​ University of Science and Technology

Richard Osei-Anim

Chairman & Managing Partner of Hatchery Positivo BGH, a Technology Firm with interests in (Edutech & Health Solutions)

Stephen N Boadi

Marketing, Communication & Technology Consultant

Ahmed Yousif

Makkah Municipality
Digital Transformation and startegy Head - Blockchain for Government Initiative - Saudi Arabia

Joshua Bonsu Donkor

Snr Customer Success Account Manager at Microsoft

KWAKU D. OFORI, ESQ.

Position/Title: Attorney/Lawyer
Company: Ofori Law Firm, LLC, Silver Spring, MD. USA
Areas Of Practice: Real Estate, Auto Accidents, Litigation, Probate
Location: Maryland, USA
Country of Origin: Ghana

Sarah Essie Ziddah

Chartered Surveyor , Experience Real Estate Professional, Environment and Sustainability Proponent

Samuel Amegayibor

Executive Secretary, GREDA

Ninnette Quaofio

Architect and Lecturer - Central University 'Kwame Nkrumah' University of Science and Technology.

Sean Godoy

Divercity Property Solutions

Israel Venunye

Editorial Manager - Ghana Oxford Business Group

Dr. Jonathan Oladeji D (PHD)

Research Fellow - University of Johannesburg

Seth

(CAMS,ACCPA,UNODC Certified Trainer,CountryAssessor) Nana Amoako Head, Compliance: Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism & Proliferation of WM (AML/CFT&P) Measures

Conference activities

Education

ARCE conferences have always been preceded with an education track for both residential and commercial real estate professionals. ARCE educational sessions are licensed taught by instructors from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and CCIM Institute. The training programs are selected with today's most timely issues and relevant topics in mind with special emphasis on emerging technologies. Dive into sessions that illuminate the latest trends in Proptech, market forecasts, technical and tactical knowledge one needs.

ARCE Awards Nite

The Proptech awards is a recognition program that will celebrate and honor innovations in the real estate technology (Proptech) in Africa. Proptech refers to the use of technology to disrupt and improve various aspects of the real estate industry, including property management, construction, property listing platforms, smart home solutions, data analytics, and more. The ARCE Awards will be in collaboration with the Ghana Green Building initiative.

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Hon. Abdulai Abanga

Deputy Minister for Ministry of Works and Housing

Frankly Asare

Chartered Surveyor (MRICS, MGhIS), Experienced Real Estate Professional, Environment and Sustainability Proponent.

Alina Aeby

Founder - President of Silicon Valley Proptech Association, & 2023 NAR Global Coordinator for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa

Kwabena Ampofo Appiah

Managing Director
(State Housing Company Limited)

Gbenga Ismail

Vice National Chairman, Association of Estate Agents Nigeria, AEAN

Victoria Osei Sampah

realtor® ceo the abri group (us & ghana) founder & ceo ghana real estate professionals assocition

LAURIE MURPHY

DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF REAL ESTATE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HNANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION

ELBERT ALLEN

OWNER AND CHIEF INSPECTOR OF BUILDING INSPECTORS OF CHANA (BIG)

Kwame Sarpong Barnieh

Partner KPMG Ghana

Christine Ntim

Ecosystem and emerging markets Personal Branding fundamentals

Mr. Adeniyi Tinubu

Founder and owner of Hudders Field Property Agency-Nigeria

William Endsley

Principal, World Citizen Consulting

JUSTIN PAULY

PRESIDENT VX TECHNOLOGIES

Sarah Essie Ziddah

Chartered Surveyor , Experience Real Estate Professional, Environment and Sustainability Proponent

Akin Opatola

Estate Surveyour & Valuer and the director of Origination and Brokerage at Olawale Jordan

Dr. Jonathan Oladeji D (PHD)

Research Fellow - University of Johannesburg

KWAKU D. OFORI, ESQ.

Position/Title: Attorney/Lawyer
Company: Ofori Law Firm, LLC, Silver Spring, MD. USA
Areas Of Practice: Real Estate, Auto Accidents, Litigation, Probate
Location: Maryland, USA
Country of Origin: Ghana

Dr. Kwabena Obeng Asiama

Chartered Valuation and Estate Surveyor
Chair, FIG Commission 8 on Spatial Planning and Development University Lecturer -Kwame Nkrumah'​ University of Science and Technology

TEKO-MOTLHABI

FOUNDER AND CEO, TECHMO PROPERTIES SERVICES (SOUTH AFRICA)

DR. CHRISTIAN EHIOBUCHE

CHAIR OF STOCKTON UNIVERSITY'S MBA IN HEALTHCARE & LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Israel Venunye

Editorial Manager - Ghana Oxford Business Group

NANA OTU TEKSON

CEO, REAL ESTATE AGENCY COUNCIL, (REAC)

Sean Godoy

Divercity Property Solutions

EMMANUEL CHERRY

CEO, GHANA CHAMBER OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Ahmed Yousif

Makkah Municipality
Digital Transformation and startegy Head - Blockchain for Government Initiative - Saudi Arabia

PAUL KWESI OCRAN

CREEN BUILDING SPECIALIST CONSULTANT, INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION, WBC

Samuel Amegayibor

Executive Secretary, GREDA

DR GODWIN KAVAARPUO

RESEARCH FELLOW, UNISON HOUSING RESEARCH LAB, AMIT UNIVERSITY

DR. KWAKU AMPADU-NYARKOH

PROFESSOR AT BERKELEY COLLEGE USA

PAUL MENSAH

CO-FOUNDER AND HEAD OF BROKERAGE HUIS AFRICA

KWADJO OTOO ANTWI

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE ACENT & CONSULTANT.

Joshua Bonsu Donkor

Snr Customer Success Account Manager at Microsoft

Richard Osei-Anim

Chairman & Managing Partner of Hatchery Positivo BGH, a Technology Firm with interests in (Edutech & Health Solutions)

Stephen N Boadi

Marketing, Communication & Technology Consultant

Ninnette Quaofio

Architect and Lecturer - Central University 'Kwame Nkrumah' University of Science and Technology.

Seth

(CAMS,ACCPA,UNODC Certified Trainer,CountryAssessor) Nana Amoako Head, Compliance: Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism & Proliferation of WM (AML/CFT&P) Measures

Sponsors, Partners and Supporters

Hon. Abdulai Abanga

Deputy Minister for Ministry of Works and Housing

Hon. Abdulai Abanga is a Deputy Minister for Ministry of Works and Housing and a Member of Parliament for the Binduri Constituency in the Upper East Region since 7th January 2021 and currently serves on the Committee on Government Assurance as the Vice Chairman.
Hon. Abanga Abdulai was born on 25th May, 1970 in Akwatia, Eastern Region but hails from Binduri/Bawku in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
The Deputy Minister had his elementary education in Akwatia L/A Primary School and proceeded to Bansi Primary School in Binduri. He then proceeded to Bawku Junior High School and continued to Ghana Secondary School, Tamale, for his Secondary Education. He obtained a Diploma in Business Studies in Accounting at the Tamale Polytechnic and was awarded a Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM) Degree at the University of Cape Coast in 1998. Hon Abdulai holds a Master’s Degree in Development Finance, Professional Chartered Accountant Certificate in 2005 from the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG).
He was the Finance Officer from January 2001 – March 2007 at the National Governance Programme (NGP) and the Management Accountant at the Millennium Challenge Account of the Ghana Programme from 2007 -2008.
He was appointed as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Bawku Municipal Assembly from January 2008 to February 2009. For his efforts and resilience to work, he served as the Lead Consultant and Fund Manager for the Agriculture Credit Programme, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC, USA) Ghana Programme (MIDA) from February 2009 to February 2021.

Kwabena Ampofo Appiah

Managing Director
(State Housing Company Limited)

"Challenges and Solutions in Affordable Housing in Africa"

Mr. Kwabena Ampofo Appiah is the Managing Director and member of the board of directors of State Housing Company Limited where he is focused on sustaining the Company’s efforts to support Ghana’s housing market and on driving the Company’s contributions to creating a better housing industry for the country.

Prior to joining the State Housing Company Limited in Ghana in June 2017, Mr. Appiah was with St. George Property Developers in Chelsea, London, United Kingdom and then later with Crosland Estates also in London.

His international real estate experience proved invaluable when he joined Fannie Mae in the United States in April 2009 as a Business Analyst and Operations Manager. After distinguishing himself in that role for four years, he was promoted to the position of Customer Support Manager based on his excellent work ethic and exemplary leadership. He served in that role for another four years.

Mr. Appiah’s distinguished service in private and public real estate was recognized beyond the shores of the United States when in 2017, the President of the Republic of Ghana appointed him as the Managing Director of the State Housing Company where he currently works to promote the government’s housing policies and initiatives to create a better housing and real estate industry. Kwabena inherited an almost defunct company, but being a turn-around expert, he has worked tirelessly and managed to successfully turn around the company and made it profitable.

Kwabena holds a BA in Arts, Law and Sociology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, HND Marketing from Kumasi Technical University, and MA Public Administration, from University of Baltimore.

Kwabena enjoys music and socializing with his family and friends.

Alina Aeby

Founder/President
Silicon Valley Proptech Association
Global Coordinator for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa

PROPTECH-PRESENT FUTURE HOW EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES ARE CHANGING THE GLOBAL REAL ESTATE LANDSCAPE

Alina is a global real estate and Proptech consultant, speaker and investor based in San Francisco, California. She offers solutions for different aspects of PropTech solution implementation, global real estate, advising on business development, marketing, transactions, real estate practice and ethics, education, and volunteering. Throughout her career, she prides herself in connecting the private, government and non-governmental sectors, with SDG 17 and ESG principles in mind. Alina has a background in journalism and economic research and holds a PhD in Economics with emphasis in globalization.

Professional Affiliations/Positions:

  • Silicon Valley Proptech Association is a global collaboration space for all the private, public and non-governmental stakeholders in technology property, with emphasis on educational, networking and business
    opportunities –President/Founder.
  • Athena Smart Cities USA- Co-Founder.
  • 2023 NAR (National Association of Realtors) Global Coordinator for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa – overseeing and coordinating relationships with bilateral real estate partners in 22 countries, promoting and facilitating educational, PropTech and business and investment exchange programs. This is honorary diplomatic position for the real estate industry, 2021- to present.
  • 2022-2024 GAP– The General Assembly of Partners – Co-Chair of Business and Industry Group. The General Assembly of Partners (GAP) is an independent, multi-stakeholder platform that was set up at the initiative of the World Urban Campaign to support stakeholder engagement and contributions to the UN Habitat III process.
  • 2023 FIABCI World – VP of PropTech World Council. Founded in 1953 in Paris, FIABCI is a multidisciplinary real estate federation with chapters in 49 countries.
  • Asia Proptech, Hong Kong– San Francisco Bay Area Ambassador
  • 2023 Jury Member for Proptech StartUp and ScaleUp Europe, competition organized by European PropTech Association and supported by the European Commission

Education:

  • PhD in Economics with emphasis on globalization -Romanian National Academy, Institute of National Economy
  • California Broker License #01729889
  • Blockchain Applications in Business– executive course at UC Berkeley, Haas School of -Business (2020)
  • Certified Metaverse Expert – designation awarded by Blockchain Council (2023)
  • Certified AI Expert– designation awarded by Blockchain Council (2023)
    Languages: English, Romanian, French, Italian and Spanish.
    Professional real estate designations (National Association of Realtors): CIPS, RENE, SRS, SFR, CPRES, AHWD, C2EX

Frankly Asare

CEO for Techgulf

The Future of Real Estate: Leveraging Proptech Solutions for Resilience,

Currently the Chief Executive Officer of TechGulf. Franklin joined the company from Oracle Corporation where he was the Country Director of the subsidiary in Ghana. Franklin brings 25 years ICT experience to the board and will be contributing to business revenue through leadership.
Franklin is a proven, trusted professional who advises and interacts with CEOs, Business Leaders and Government officials. He is a leader with a clear foresight for growth of African companies through IT transformation. Franklin is passion-driven to provide the tools and techniques for organizations of all sizes to establish a vision and roadmap for world-class enterprise performance improvement and effective execution of their strategies.
Franklin introduced the unique start-up acceleration program putting Oracle’s vast technology and business resources behind emerging businesses in Ghana called (Ghana Oracle Enterprise Digital Program) to help them scale and succeed. It is his vison that this initiative will be a game-changer for Ghana’s digital advancement and economic growth.
Franklin is the AmCham IT Committee Chairman. He was adjudged the ICT Professional of the Year 2019, by the Vice President of Ghana Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. Franklin is the Chairman of Hacklab Foundation, a non-for-profit organization in Ghana, focused on preparing the youth for future jobs, by helping them develop vital technology skills.
Franklin is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountant (FCCA), Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana, Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and an alumnus of Manchester Business School.

Victoria Osei Sampah

realtor® ceo the abri group (us & ghana) founder & ceo ghana real estate professionals assocition

Mrs. Victoria has 20 plus years of diversified experience in local, international and corporate real estate. She played a major role working with ARELLO in reviewing and making recommendations to the amendment and pasing of the Ghana Real Estate Bill.
Mrs. Victoria is highly connected to the global real estate world which she hopes to sell all professionals in the industry connected.
Her passion and value for real estate ethics, private property rights and advocacy for both the consumer and the professional led her to envision GREPA.
She pioneered and facilitated several trade missions to and from Ghana in her quest to educate and mobilize resources to institutionalize real estate practice in Ghana.
This included the revision and amendment of the Ghana Real Estate Draft Bill 2014, engineering and pushing the signing of Bilateral Cooperation Agreement between NAR and GREPA, Planning and facilitating the first set of NAR Designation and Certification courses in Ghana and recently introducing the Multiple Listing Service in Africa.

Kwame Sarpong Barnieh

Partner KPMG Ghana

Embracing a green future for a sustainable real estate business

Kwame is a Partner for Governance, Risk and Compliance. He has over 18 years’ experience working across various dimensions of Internal Audit (IA), Risk Assessment & Management, Sustainability Reporting, Environmental, Social and Governance(ESG), Strategy Development and Implementation, Enterprise Risk Management(ERM), Governance, and Compliance Review. He works with clients in diverse industries to understand their business environments to generate sustainable returns through the assessment, design and implementation of Enterprise Risk Management, Governance, Compliance, Internal Controls and Internal Audit frameworks. As a lead facilitator for KPMG’s external training programmes, he designs and facilitates training programmes across various disciplines. Kwame is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Global Management Accountant.

WILLIAM ENDSLEY

Principal, World Citizen Consulting

"A Thriving, Just & Sustainable World - Fostering Inclusive Economic Development"

With more than two decades of expertise in cultivating global markets and a record of traversing the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa to empower real estate professionals, William Endsley is a seasoned veteran in fostering inclusive economic development and bolstering worldwide security. As the Principal Consultant for World Citizen Consulting, he collaborates with the Center for International Private Enterprise to develop the International Property Markets Scorecard. Previously, he was Director of International Relations at the Appraisal Institute, spearheading the organization’s expansion into China, Germany, Korea, and Turkey.
Specialties: Management Consulting, Program Integration, Capacity Building
Bill is Exemplary at getting to core benefits with the least time and drama. He is focused on measurable action items and results.
World citizen.
Strategic Results for International Clients
• Developed and Directed international strategy, policy and implementation
• Planned and Executed international conferences in the Americas and presented at conferences in Africa, Asia, Europe, MENA
and the Americas
• Directed international programs in China, Korea, Germany, Egypt, Turkey and Vietnam
• Developed and Maintained government client relationships including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, US Dept.
of State and US Agency for International Dev.
Major Clients:
• Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies – Adjunct Professor, Emerging Markets
• IHC Global – Professional Development in Ghana and Nigeria, Women’s Access to Property Rights in Uganda
• Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) – International Property Markets Scorecard
• NewStream Companies – International Property Market Scorecards for Albania, Greece, Kyrgyz Republic, Montenegro, North
Macedonia, Romania
• Realtor University – International Property Market Scorecards for Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka,
Thailand
• Chemonics – USAID Egypt Financial Services Project – Professional Regulation and Association Development

Gbenga Ismail

Vice National Chairman, Association of Estate Agents Nigeria, AEAN

NAR IRM's benefits.

Gbenga Ismail is the is the Principal Partner of Ismail and Partners, one of the leading firms of The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers with a tremendous wealth of knowledge and diverse experience in the real estate sector. He is an experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. Skilled in Sellers, Working with Landlords, Business Planning, Real Estate Appraisal, and Real Estate Development. Strong professional with a Master of Science (MSc) focused in Property Valuation and Management from Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He is currently Chairman of Lagos Branch of Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers. Vice President Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Valuation Business Association He is currently an International Board member on the Board of Directors National Association of Realtors based in Chicago

Akin Opatola

Estate Surveyour & Valuer and the director of Origination and Brokerage at Olawale Jordan

Mr.Adeniyi Tinubu

Founder and owner of Hudders Field Property Agency-Nigeria

Intra-African Trade in Real Estate

Mr.Adeniyi Tinubu is the founder and owner of Hudders Field Property Agency-Nigeria. His is a native of Lagos Island LGA of Lagos State .He holds a diploma degree in Real Estate Economics from Atlantic International High School , BBA. Degree in Business Administration from Atlantic International University USA. Mr. Adeniyi is a Certified International Property Specialist and a member of the National Association of Realtors, USA. Association of Estate Agents in Nigeria and Africa Real Estate Society. He has been practicing in the Real Estate Industry for over 15 years, both local and international .

Dr. Kwabena Obeng Asiama

Chartered Valuation and Estate Surveyor
Chair, FIG Commission 8 on Spatial Planning and Development University Lecturer -Kwame Nkrumah'​ University of Science and Technology

Tinkering with Non-Market Value: The missing piece of sustainability in Real Estate

Dr. Kwabena Obeng Asiama is currently a Lecturer at the Department of Land Economy, KNUST. He is also junior partner at the Centre for Property Investment, a property and estate services firm. Prior to this, he was assistant professor and leader of the Working Group on Land and Real Estate Management at the Geodetic Institute of the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany. He received his PhD. (2019) and MSc. (2015) in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation from the University of Twente in the Netherlands. He completed BSc. in Land Economy (2012) at KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.

In 2018, Dr. Asiama received the FIG-Survey Review Prize at the XXVI FIG Congress. In 2020, he was named one of the 40 under 40 motivated and accomplished young surveying professionals by the xyHt magazine. He was also named one of the 23 Young Geospatial Professionals to watch in 2023

Dr. Asiama is currently the Chair of the International Federation of Surveyor’s (FIG) Commission 8 on Spatial Planning and Development (2023-2026), and the immediate past Chair of the FIG Young Surveyors Network (FIG-YSN). He is also a professional member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors and a member of the German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation, and Land Management (DVW).

Richard Osei-Anim

Chairman & Managing Partner of Hatchery Positivo BGH, a Technology Firm with interests in (Edutech & Health Solutions)

AI in Real Estate Digital Marketing

Richard started his career in Insurance and Risk management and had stints with Aon Risk Services, The Miller Insurance Group and Norwich Union, all in London, UK. Currently a board member of Coronation Insurance Plc (Formerly Wapic Insurance) In the Entrepreneurship and Innovation space, Richard is a Cofounder of The Hatchery & Coral Reef Innovation Labs which help early stage ventures with Business Planning & Modelling, Investment Readiness & Access to Finance. Client portfolio includes The London Development Agency, Business Link London & several Enterprise Agencies across London, UK.
As Lead Consultant at Alexandra Rowe Consulting, Richard developed Junior Aspire, a co- curricular program on entrepreneurship development, coding and robotics for youth between 8 and 15years.
Richard is currently the Chairman & Managing Partner of Hatchery Positivo BGH, a Technology Firm with interests in (Edutech & Health Solutions) based out of Accra, Ghana. A director of LIP Partners- Africa and a Director of the Center for Executive & Professional Development (CEPD) London, all best practice strategy and human capital solutions firms with a core business of providing Executive, Professional Development & Consulting for blue chip clients like Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Ghana Police Service, ARAP-EU, Ghana Cocobod, Oxfam, The Nigeria Central Bank, Ogilvy & Mather, Ghana Water Company Ltd, Gentrust, Ghana Cylinder Manufacturing Company etc. The CEPD Team led the roll out of the Ghana CocoBod’s ‘One Million Tonne Cocoa Strategy’ between 2008-2011.
In Ghana Richard is an Accredited Business Consultant of Empretec Ghana Foundation, a Business Support Agency in Accra, Ghana. Lead Consultant: – Ghana Enterprise Agency formerly National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) & Ghana/GIZYouth Employment & Entrepreneurship Project. Richard developed the curriculum for Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship Project (YEEP).
Richard and his partners developed The National Digital Literacy Project in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service and Positivo BGH. The project is to roll out digitalization of schools across Ghana and establishment of assembly/manufacturing of devices under the ‘One District, One Factory Scheme’ to support the project.

Stephen N Boadi

Communication & Technology Consultant

Real Estate Trends in 2023

Stephen N Boadi is a Marketing, Communication & Technology Consultant with over 20 years’ experience.

He has worked with several multinational and local brands and organizations including Sony (UK), Barclays Capital, Wembley (London) Ltd., Abbey, PZ Cussons Africa, Old Mutual, UBA, VIVO Energy, Innovare, Chrisaach, NP Gandour, Glams Makeup, Access Bank, ADB, Bradford & Bingley, Prudential Bank Limited (Ghana), Secure Pensions Trust and many more.

Stephen is also an active public speaker and CIM UK Tutor. He is a speaker and contributor at industry events such as ARCE, IAA, Social Media Week (Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya), Mobile West Africa, SEAMLESS, Blog Camp, Bar Camp and many others.

Presently, he is the Lead Enabler at Enable Growth Consult and a Co-founder of Melange Africa.

Ahmed Yousif

Makkah Municipality
Digital Transformation and startegy Head - Blockchain for Government Initiative - Saudi Arabia

Smart Cities Powered by Blockchain: A New Era for Real Estate Investment

Ahmed Yousif has been working in the ICT industry for over 21 years, most of which has been on Digital Transformation products and services for the e-Government. After 15 years working in the U.S. local Government, he joined the Makkah Municipality in 2015 in Saudi Arabia as a Digital Transformation Leader and Strategic Head.

As a Digital Transformation Leader, he has led many data-driven projects in the area of BI, AI, and ML where he can deliver substantial strategic results. His strong operational focus based on data and customer digital experience is used to inform, plan, and enable the digital strategy. He is a proven cross-cultural, multi-national executive with exceptional influencing skills. He is an innovator with a deep grasp of G2C, G2G, B2G technologies, data, and services both in the U.S. and abroad.

Mr. Yousif is a seasoned IT Leader experienced in digital transformation, IT optimization, providing technology direction, and operating mission-critical systems. He has a proven track record of defining technology strategies to drive revenue and achieve business goals. He also has strong skills in collaboration technology, digital transformation, building relationships with senior business leaders to drive strategy, and leading multidisciplinary teams.

Key Points:

– Data Strategy, Data Governance, Data Analysis, Data Visualization
– Cognitive Solutions (AI, machine learning, optimization & RPA)
– BlockChain and Government
– Digital transformation speaker and technology Evangelist

Joshua Bonsu Donkor

Snr Customer Success Account Manager at Microsoft

IoT & AI in Real estate. Information Technology in Real Estate. Information Technology in Real Estate

Experienced Services Delivery and Project Management professional with a demonstrated history of working in the I.T. industry. Skilled in PHP, Solaris, Linux, HP-UX, C, C++, Leadership, Management, Engineering, IT Administration, Strategy, Datacenter, Pre-sales, Web Applications and Microsoft. I have worked on projects in UK, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Guinea, Liberia, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Gabon, DR Congo, Zambia

KWAKU D. OFORI, ESQ.

Position/Title: Attorney/Lawyer
Company: Ofori Law Firm, LLC, Silver Spring, MD. USA
Areas Of Practice: Real Estate, Auto Accidents, Litigation, Probate
Location: Maryland, USA
Country of Origin: Ghana

Kwaku Dankyi Ofori is a lawyer by profession in Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.A. who received his BSBA Degree in Finance in 1983 from Slippery Rock Univ., Pa., MBA Degree in Finance in 1986 from Southeastern University, Washington, D.C., and his Juris Doctor (JD) Degree in 1997 from the Univ. of the District of Columbia David Clark School of Law. Mr. Ofori is licensed to practice law in the States of Maryland, New Jersey and the District of Columbia and a member of its bar associations, including the United States Supreme Court. He is president of the Assoc. of Ghanaian Lawyers of America (AGLA) DMV Chapter. He currently serves on the Peer Review Committee of the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission. He is also a Maryland licensed real estate broker. Mr. Ofori opened Ofori Law Firm, LLC a law practice in Silver Spring, MD eighteen (18) years ago. The areas of practice include real estate, civil and commercial litigation, personal injury, probate, wills and estate. His son, Lawyer Joey works at the firm. Mr. Ofori is the recipient of many awards, including the 2013 Community Legal Services of Prince George’s County, Maryland Foreclosure Pro Bono Award, Who’s Who Top Attorneys of North America, National Black Lawyers Top 100. Five years ago, he was ordained as a Pastor at Agape Life Ministries, Inc., his local church where he oversees the cell groups. Born in Ghana, Mr. Ofori is married with three boys, two of whom are lawyers.

Sarah Essie Ziddah

Chartered Surveyor , Experience Real Estate Professional, Environment and Sustainability Proponent

Proptech, sustainabilty and Ghana's Real Estate Industry Chartered Surveyor (MRICS, MGhIS), Experienced Real Estate Professional, Environment and Sustainability Proponent.

Sarah is an astute real estate professional with about 20 years experience in Ghana’s real estate market. Her experience covers Estate Agency (Prime markets), Development Appraisals, Valuations, Auctions and repossessions, real estate research, Facilities Management and Sustainability.
She currently works in Commercial Facilities management with Rolider Ghana Ltd, while pursuing private research into scaling sustainable affordable housing development for low income households. She is married with two sons.

Samuel Amegayibor

Executive Secretary, GREDA

Public-private partnership in Real Estate

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Ninnette Quaofio

Architect and Lecturer - Central University 'Kwame Nkrumah' University of Science and Technology.

Speaker Panel

Ninnette Quaofio is a result driven Architect and lecturer, with excellent communication skills and a personable nature. An expect in sustainable design concepts (EDGE Expert), space planning, interior design and master layouts. Has good interpretation of client’s design ideas and is a team player. Currently interested in climate change Architecture related research, passionate about imparting knowledge (teaching) in the fields of Architecture and Building Construction. Ninnette has over ten years architectural practice experience serving as managing partner for Design Illumination Gh., Ltd with several projects civic and residential completed. She is an Associate of the Ghana Institute of Architects with an MSc Architecture from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and currently the Course Coordinator for Architecture, School of Architecture and Design. She teaches Architectural Design studio I, ICT in Real Estate and Graphic design, Architectural design theory and Architectural science. She has served on several committees including academic board, faculty board, course reaccreditation committee, academic auditors, scholarships for needy but brilliant students, school research and conferences committee among others. Her research interest areas include; Urban regeneration and housing, designing for greater efficiency, climate change responsiveness, boundary walls and their social impacts, religious architecture and its relevance on liturgy etc.

Publications

  • Quaofio, N., Abankwa, J.G.K., Afram, S.O., 2018. Challenges of Urban Boundary Wall: The Case of two Neighborhoods in Accra. Scientific and Academic Publishing, P-ISSN; 2168 507X, 10:10.5923/ j.arch 20180801.02
  • Abankwa J.G.K, Quaofio, N., 2020. Understanding People’s Motives for visiting Public Green Spaces in Accra to aid the Development of Urban Greenery in Ghana. Developing Country Studies www.iiste.org ISSN 2224-607X (Paper) ISSN 2225-0565 (Online)
  • Jackson G. K. Abankwa, Ninnette Quaofio, Ibn K. Abdul-Hamid, Yaw Kuffour Sarbeng, 2020 Residential Satisfaction in a Mining-Induced Displacement and Resettlement in Ghana. Journal of Civil and Environmental Research, ISSN (Paper) 2224-5790, ISSN (Online) 2225-0514.
  • Abankwa J.G.K., Ibn K. Abdul-Hamid, Quaofio, N., Sarbeng Y.K, Neighbourhood Satisfaction in a Mining Induced Displacement and Resettlement (MIDR) in Ghana, Academy of Strategic Management Journal Volume 20, Issue 2, 2021 1939-6104-20737.
  • Amoah Nyako J, Quaofio N, Ofori Sarpong E, Kuffour Sarbeng Y, The role of Constantinos Doxiadis in the development of the master plan for Tema, Ghana. Submitted for publication (book@atiner.gr)

Sean Godoy

Divercity Property Solutions

Managing Director & Founder, Divercity Property Solutions
Cofounder, SA Proptech Association
Cofounder, Proptech Africa Association

Deploying emerging technology to meet increasing demand for green-building standards and opportunities for sustainable real estate development

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Israel Venunye

Editorial Manager - Ghana Oxford Business Group

Deploying emerging technology to meet increasing demand for green-building standards and opportunities for sustainable real estate development

Israel Venunye is the Ghana Editorial Manager for Oxford Business Group (OBG), a global research and advisory firm with a presence in over 35 countries, spanning Africa, Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. He currently works on all research and editorial output for Oxford Business Group for the company’s forthcoming publication: ‘The Report: Ghana 2023’, which will include a comprehensive analysis of Ghana’s most important economic sectors and investment prospects. Prior to joining OBG, Israel worked as a media practitioner with a leading media house in Ghana and has broad expertise in radio and television broadcasting, content development, production and programming, with a deep interest in international development as well as African history and culture. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Professional Studies, Accra- Ghana with several years of progressively relevant experience in research, writing, communication strategy, public relations, operations, project planning and project management.

DR. JONATHAN OLADEJI D (PHD)

Research Fellow - University of Johannesburg

The Role of Research and Innovation In Building Sustainable Housing and Finance for Africans

Dr. Damilola Jonathan Oladeji is a Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg, and A content marketing specialist with over a decade of experience, specializing in creating informative and engaging content to help businesses grow their brands. He holds a PhD in Real Estate from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Dr. Oladeji’s research has focused on housing finance, affordability, social impact investing, and macroeconomic indicators of market behavior. He has published numerous papers and presented his research worldwide, focusing on policy-impacting housing finance and affordability advocacy.

With extensive private sector experience, Dr. Oladeji has worked with over 350 small and medium-sized businesses globally, designing content strategies such as web and social copywriting, ghostwriting, newsletter design, inbound marketing, sales funnel design, and content and graphics design solutions. He aids businesses in optimizing digital processes for brand growth and extends knowledge by sharing his housing research and expertise.

Seth

(CAMS,ACCPA,UNODC Certified Trainer,CountryAssessor)

Nana Amoako Head, Compliance: Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism & Proliferation of WM (AML/CFT&P) Measures

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