Team

Odunayo Ojo

CEO

A consummate real estate professional, Odunayo has been involved in property development, asset management, private equity and advisory services for various asset classes including master planned communities, mixed-use schemes, shopping centres, commercial buildings and hotels. Working in offices on three continents, he has held such roles as Director of Development and Projects at Eagle Hills Abu Dhabi, Development Director at Laurus Development Partners, Vice President at Ocean and Oil Holdings and Business Manager at UACN Property Development Company.

Odunayo is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) and a Registered Surveyor and Valuer (RSV).
He holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Estate Management.

Oladunni Kareem

Free Zone Operations Manager

Oladunni is an experienced free zone administrator with practical knowledge of the Nigeria Free Zone environment. With over a decade in free zone administration, Oladunni has participated in numerous stakeholder engagements around the ease of doing business in the free trade zone.
Due to her expertise, she was nominated as one of the private zone representatives trained by Nigeria Customs Service on the use of NICIS II application which is mainly for trade facilitation in a free zone territory.
Oladunni, an Associate member of Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and MBA from a Nigerian University.

Sola Akinmoladun

Project Manager

Sola Akinmoladun worked as a Senior Construction Associate at Mixta Nigeria where he was responsible for buildings and urban infrastructure project and development management functions. He has worked on various urban scale mixed use, residential hospitality and golf schemes. His career experience, over 15 years, has spanned design, project management and development management. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Architecture from the Obafemi Awolowo University, an M.Sc. in Construction Engineering from the American University in Cairo and a post graduate degree in real estate finance from the Middlesex University under the international finance faculty. He is also a Chartered Architect, a member of the Project Management Institute and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Nigerian Society of Engineers.

Imade Atalor

Financial Controller

Imade is a seasoned professional with experience in finance, audit and advisory spanning several industries including oil & gas, FMCG and telecommunications. Prior to joining Rendeavour, she served as Deputy Finance Manager at Prime Atlantic Cegelec Nigeria. Prior to this, she was a Semi-Senior Associate, Audit at KPMG Professional Services and a Relationship Manager at Ecobank Nigeria. She is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

Bailey Fernando Ligtas

Construction Manager

Bailey was formerly a Construction Engineer with AECOM Arabia for Jeddah Storm Drainage Project (JSDP) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Bailey was also a Senior Resident Engineer with Hill International for Al Fateh University projects in Libya. Bailey was also an Assistant Resident Engineer in various project in dubai, UAE. Before joining Rendeavour, he was a Construction Manager with Laurus Development Partners Nigeria Ltd. for Heritage Place Building (LEED) in Lagos and Jabi Lake Mall in Abuja, Nigeria.

BUKOLA LAWAL

Project Coordinator

Bukola Lawal is a Nigerian qualified lawyer with a Msc in Finance and Finance Law from the University of London. Prior to joining Rendeavour, Bukola worked at Standard Bank Offshore and Stanbic IBTC Bank as the Offshore Manager and Relationship Manager respectively. At Standard Bank Offshore, she was the Manager responsible for growing the offshore business in Nigeria and Ghana. At Stanbic IBTC, she was a Relationship Manager in Private Banking and Wealth Advisory responsible for managing high net-worth Individuals. She is also an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators, London.

Peter Chima

Residential Sales Manager

Chima has over 9 years of experience in sales, asset management, with 6 years primarily focused in property sectors. He spent 3 and half years with Ari Petrol Chemical Istanbul where he established the company within West Africa and majorly in Nigeria.
He went ahead to work with The First Group real estate, a British Dubai based luxury Real Estate Brand and also proceeded to work as a Sales Manager within one Palton Morgan Holdings subsidiaries, Grenadines Homes Ltd, a top notch Real Estate company in Nigeria before joining Rendeavour.

Chima holds a BSc in Geography and planning from the University of Jos.

Sarvenaz Etebarian

Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Advisor

Since her move to Lagos in 2014 from Washington, D.C., Sarvenaz Etebarian has been working in sales and marketing with a number of reputable companies.

She started her professional journey in Lagos with one of the most renowned construction companies, El-Alan. She then joined Mixta Africa, a leading residential developer, as their Business Development Manager for Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate.

Driven by her passion in sales and marketing, and with a strong track record of fostering lasting professional relationships, Sarvenaz thrives on new challenges.

Peter Amanze

Real Estate Advisor

Peter provides strategic marketing and transaction management services to his clients. His principles are built on communication and trust, while embodying the ability to cater and adapt to all of his client’s real estate needs.
Just as the real estate industry evolves to become more innovative and efficient so does he. In addition to that, he provides exceptional real estate services to ensure you feel confident with your decision to transact with him.
Peter has worked with reputable real estate companies within Nigeria and has over 6 years’ experience in the areas of sales, marketing and business development in the real estate niche.

Peter graduated from Nmamdi Azikiwe University with BSC (Hons) in Applied Microbiology and Brewing.

He is passionate about birds, a tech enthusiast and an avid reader of current affairs in the medical and tech field who also loves automobiles. A great chef and a man who believes if you work hard, you should play hard.

Funke Beke

Real Estate Advisor

Funke Beke is a Realtor with vast experience in residential properties across Nigeria. She had worked with a leading residential developer, most notable for their Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate, where she worked as a Sales Relations Officer responsible for driving and achieving sales targets for the estate. She also worked with the ARM Group for a period of 12 years with different subsidiaries and gained vast experience across operational and sales activities.

Adeyemi Abolarinwa

Real Estate Advisor

Adeyemi worked as a Key Account Manager at Jumia Nigeria, with responsibility for ensuring continuous growth of new and existing business. He successfully developed a risk management practice which directed the creation and implementation of business continuity for merchants as well as meeting sales targets by 150% in 2018, which was the highest incremental sales ever for his category.
Before Jumia Nigeria, he worked at KONGA for four years, where he built his skills in sales, strategic business development and marketing. Creativity, drive and negotiation are Adeyemi's greatest strengths. He thrives on all kinds of challenges, especially those that expand the company’s reach.
Adeyemi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Risk Management from University of Lagos.

CHIOMA CELINE OBI

Project Accountant

Chioma is an accounting professional with experience in finance spanning several industries including healthcare and media. Prior to joining Rendeavour, she served as Senior Associate, Business Process Advisory at WFO Roedl and Partner NG. She is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

Bolarinwa Olaniyan

Sales Associate

Bolarinwa is an associate with the Sales Team at Alaro City. He supports the development of thematic business development and sales programs designed to create residential, commercial and industrial sales opportunities within Alaro City.

He holds a B.SC. in Real Estate Management from the University of Reading and an M.SC. from Loughborough University.

Bolarinwa is an up and coming real estate professional and believes evolving technology is key to the progression of the Real Estate Market

Osareme Gloria Oliyide

Human Resource Manager

Michael Osakwe, CFA

Transaction Associate

Michael’s professional experience spans across Engineering, Banking, Private Equity, Investment Management and Real Estate.
He currently serves as a transaction associate at Alaro City, ensuring seamless execution of all elements from deal initiation to completion.
He holds a bachelor degree in Engineering, a master’s degree in Investment Management from the Cranfield School of Management and has earned the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation.

Michael is an avid reader and loves volunteering for causes that make an indelible impact on the lives of people.

Ifeoluwa Adesiyan

Business Execution Coordinator

A lawyer who specializes in Property Law, Ifeoluwa has a law degree from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, went on to obtain his B.L in the Nigerian Law School, Enugu Campus.

He started off as a draftsman in the State Ministry of Justice of Ebonyi State, where he was in charge of vetting documents involving the State Government. He later joined D.J Fadesere & Co. as a Counsel in Chambers where he honed his skills in advocacy and soliciting, moved further from there and in search of diversifying his skillset went into Real Estate as a Legal consultant for a prominent Real estate company in Lagos.

He eventually became the Head of Chambers at Fakeye Chambers; a leading Law firm in the entertainment industry. Apart from Law, Ifeoluwa is also an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management.

Ayotunde Olowofoyeku

Project Associate

Ayotunde is a Project Associate at Alaro City and supports the project delivery function, proving strategic support to operations, finance and internal controls. He is a civil engineering graduate with multidisciplinary experience in the engineering and financial sectors.

Prior to joining Alaro City, Ayotunde worked as an Associate at CardinalStone Partners, an independent multi-asset investment management firm, where he was responsible for execution of various capital market and M&A transactions in addition to providing advisory services to companies in various sectors of the Nigerian economy. Before this, he worked as a graduate engineer at Ove Arup and Partners Nigeria Limited, one of Nigeria’s leading engineering consultancy companies.

Tominiyi Ramon

Project Associate

Tominiyi has extensive research experience gained from his role as an Analyst at Vetiva Capital Management Limited covering Financial Markets, Oil & Gas, Industrial Goods and Agriculture. He also worked as an Analyst in the Product Management Unit at Pagatech Limited. Tominiyi is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians, West Africa.

Chidi Ohabuiro

Office Administrator

Chidi has previously worked in the Maritime industry, at the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping, where he was responsible for Administrative functions.
He has also worked with various organisations such as 21 Search Limited, National Film and Video Censors Board and Nigerian Communications Commission.
Chidi is a young and vibrant Administrative Executive with superb organisational skills. Chidi has a BSc in Economics from Covenant University, Nigeria.

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YOMI ADEMOLA

Country Head, Nigeria

Yomi is a New York qualified attorney with significant legal and business experience across three continents, including corporate and project finance, mergers & acquisitions and urban land development projects. Yomi has been with Rendeavour since its inception and prior to that worked with Renaissance Capital and Renaissance Partners.

Yomi started his career in the New York and London offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges and then Latham & Watkins. He has a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Khadija Belgore-Yusuf

Head of Legal and Compliance, Nigeria

Khadija’s legal career spans over 16 years working in some of the most prestigious law firms in the country, where she led teams and several turn-key legal projects in both the corporate and public sectors of the economy. Prior to joining Rendeavour, Khadija led the Competition Law Practice Unit at the prestigious firm of Olaniwun Ajayi LP.

Khadija holds an LL.B from the University of Ibadan and an LLM, Corporate Commercial Law from University College London.

Babatunde Olaifa

Head of Corporate Affairs, West Africa

Babatunde is a Marketing, Sales and Communications expert with a proven record of impact across many industries. He currently leads the marketing and communications functions at Rendeavour West Africa as Head of Corporate Affairs.

Before joining Rendeavour, Babatunde led similar functions at Google, Perform Media and three of Nigeria’s iconic ad agencies.

Odema Ogbeh

Head of Operations

Odema is a Human Resources professional with experience covering recruitment and manpower planning, training and development, compensation and benefits and employee welfare.

She began her career at Lehman Brother’s European headquarters in London and has gained extensive experience from other private sector establishments, such as Nomura International, Stanbic IBTC PLC, Asset and Resource Management (ARM Investments) and Linetrale Petroleum Limited.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Biodiversity Conservation from the University of Kent and a Master’s degree in Sustainable Business from the University of Leeds, she is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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