Author - Oluwakemi Adeyemo

5 real estate quotes to never ignore and the hidden wisdom they possess

Real estate goes beyond houses
and corporate high-rises. It is a foundational and much-required asset class
for wealth creation, multiplication, wealth transfer, and wealth preservation.
It is in no doubt an indispensable tool designed for the support and sustenance
of human life.

Humans over the centuries have
applied intelligence to raw physical real estate to transform it. This value
addition, in turn, attracts monetary value and has also created a lot of eureka
moments, some of which have been documented for knowledge transfer and to
inspire. These […]



There are
24 reasons why we invest in real estate and they are
not peculiar to any tribe or race. As long as you are a human being making real
estate decisions, your reason will be found on this list. 

It is a widely
favoured belief that monetary reward is the only pay-off of real estate
investment. But there is another kind of return, rarely talked about, which
accounts for more than half of the reasons why you would consider investing in real

other kind of […]


24 Unbelievable and Unavoidable Reasons Why You Invest in Real Estate

In order to succeed at real estate investments or wealth creation to the degree at which you desire to, it is important that you are clear on exactly why you want to invest. Most of the reasons why we invest are largely emotionally rooted. This helps you harness your internal energy and direct it appropriately while investing physically.

​It is surprising that people in times past have acquired real estate out of spite or out of making a statement such […]


Real estate and change

A few years ago, I got concerned about a dear client’s business continuity (I can be that nosy because if my clients are in business, then I am also in profitable business as well). So I asked what plans were in place to diversify business because of some changes in the sector of that business. Gladly, plans and implementation were ongoing to manage and navigate the inevitable change in the sector.

There is the saying that “make hay while the […]


Offshore Real Estate Investing. Yay or Nay?

There is a popular saying that goes “do not put all your eggs in one basket”. This means you should create or find other baskets to distribute your eggs into so that you can safeguard the eggs contained in the different baskets in the event of unforeseen occurrences that puts the eggs at risk. Such that even when some eggs are destroyed, you will have some left for use.

Most of the time, awareness, education and knowledge are the […]


I fired my popular attorney in less than 7 minutes

A few years ago, I was involved in a real estate
transaction. This transaction meant so much to the client I was representing. Being
a dedicated and committed real estate sourcing expert I brought my team onboard
independent of the client’s team and bill. To deliver the best result on a
client’s goal means the world to me.

In the midst of the fact-finding process, my attorney placed
a call through to me to express dissatisfaction over a line of the process that
it seems I […]


Is it possible to become homeless despite having properties?

Yes, it is possible to have properties and still be homeless.

I heard you say that cannot be true. 

It is hard to believe really. Let me tell you how it happened.

As of 1991, my family had two built properties and some parcels of land in Kaduna State, Nigeria. I was quite young but I was exposed to the economy of my family and I knew all that was going on. (It is important that you allow your children to know […]



April 6th, 2019 I checked Google notifications to catch up on the latest news headline and I saw the below caption in bold.

I once withdrew $10M cash just to look at it – Aliko Dangote – Punch Newspaper

The caption was
extracted from Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s 2019 Ibrahim Governance Weekend
interview of Aliko Dangote that took place in Abidjan, Côte de voire.

Read the extract

“You know the
way it is, is that when you first start a business, your target is to make […]


EIGHT Proven Ways to Prevent Losing Money When You Pay in Instalments For Real Estate in Nigeria

1. Ensure there is protection for you in case the other party defaults.2. Ensure you know and understand the hidden and finely written clauses.3. Put in perspective the possibility of a loss and recovery process should you suddenly default.4. Understand that charges will be incurred by the developer on your payment. Should you choose to opt out, you will not get the full money back.5. Understand that real estate is not an appliance or gadget or a moving car. The dynamics […]


How to invest in city real estate for maximum profit

Properties of various shape and height dot the landscape of cities in Nigeria. A good number of these properties from my research are either now too big. And with a high maintenance cost, low income or no income at all.


It is okay to have a gigantic world-class edifice. It is then better to have a grand plan in place for its sustainability as well as profitability many years to come. The government usually won’t plan that for you. Hence […]