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The Africa Proptech Forum’s (APF) mission is to fast-track tech adoption across the continent’s real estate sector.
Our events, webinars, awards and newsletters provide a platform for Africa’s tech, real estate and investment communities to connect and share insights and innovations.
APF has formed partnerships with leading regional and global associations to further our mission of fast tracking proptech adoption across the continent.
Connect the tech community to Africa’s leading real estate companies and professionals
Accelerate capital fund raising for deployment across Africa’s proptech sector
Position Proptech at the forefront and centre real estate discussions in Africa
Educate Africa’s real estate stakeholders on the use and benefits of tech
Grow the investment case for African Proptech within the venture capital, tech and global ecosystem
Provide African Proptech start-ups with the tools and distribution platform to grow successful businesses’
Jarrod is the Divisional Director: Technology as well as Account Director at Cushman & Wakefield | Broll, with experience in large multi-national portfolio management, strategy management and transaction management. He leans specially on Technology and Proptech influences to being key drivers of his strategic outlook. He identifies with innovative solution making and cutting-edge industry thought-leadership.
Tosin Ajose is a business lawyer with over a decade experience. She is well known for her commercial savvy, excellent analytical skills, vast transactional experience and her relentless
desire to add value to her clients through innovative solutions, forward thinking and attention to details. An astute public speaker and an IFLR ranked lawyer, with over 100 transactions to her credit across, corporate commercial, mergers & acquisition, private equity, capital markets, finance (project/corporate) and infrastructure practice areas. Tosin, until very recently headed the Real Estate/Construction, Capital Markets and Corporate Commercial Teams in a top tier commercial law firm in Nigeria. Tosin, has done extensive policy work in the Financial Services space, first as a Legal Enabler under the Central Bank of Nigeria’s FSS 2020 initiative, subsequently as a professional member of the National Housing Finance Programme set up by the Federal Ministry of Finance with a mandate to overhaul the Nigerian mortgage finance sector, she is currently a volunteer with the Presidential Delivery Unit, office of the President Federal Republic of Nigeria and a member of the Mining thematic group of the National Economic Summit Group. Tosin is a thought leader in the Real Estate, Construction and Capital Markets space, she holds to her credit over 10 speaking engagements annually both within and outside the legal industry. Tosin is a regular resource person and trainer at the Pan African University (Lagos Business School) and the Centre for Housing Studies (University of Lagos). Tosin sits on the Board of 2 indigenous Nigerian companies and a not for profit board where her contributions to strategic thinking and governance are greatly acknowledged.
Gil Sperling is the CEO of Flow, a proptech platform which is revolutionising how people rent and live. Sperling started his career as an engineer, and was one three founding partners of Popimedia, one of Africa’s biggest ad-tech and performance marketing companies. Popimedia went on to be bought by French based global communications group – Publicis. Through his experience and expertise within the tech industry, Sperling, together with the co-founders of Flow, are revolutionising the economics of rent with a shared value approach, bringing in behavioral economics to make the entire renting process more affordable, more transparent and more seamless.
Inutu Zaloumis is a real estate consultant with over 20 years experience in the real estate sector; who serves as Managing Director of Pam Golding Properties Zambia and provides in depth analysis of the property market regionally to enable developers and investors in real estate participate is market-driven, market-relevant property projects. Serving as Managing Director of Pam Golding Properties Zambia a company she co-founded in 2008. In this position she is responsible for the operations, including strategy, marketing, finance and real estate consultancy services. During her leadership Pam Golding Properties Zambia became and remains the leading real estate services company in Zambia and received many accolades from the Pam Golding Properties Group including the Top Africa Franchise, Marketing Excellence Award. As Managing Director of Pam Golding Properties Zambia, Zaloumis has been instrumental in shaping the residential, commercial and mixed-use real estate landscape in Zambia. In 2010 she was lead real specialist in the development of Roma Park, the first mixed use residential development in Lusaka, Zambia providing real estate consultancy and sales services for Afritec the developers of Roma Park. She was also the lead property consultant for Society House Business Park a US$200 million development (developed by National Pension Scheme Authority – NAPSA) comprising of retail, commercial and hospitality development anchored by Hilton Garden in Lusaka. She continues as lead real estate consultant on the Longacres Mixed Use Development, a US$130 million project anchored by Park Inn by Radisson, developed by the Public Service Pensions Fund; the new Kenneth Kaunda International Airport Terminal and Copperbelt International Airport being developed by the Zambia Airports Corporation an investment of US$850 million which comprises of the expansion project of the existing Lusaka International Airport and the new Copperbelt International Airport. Under her leadership, the business manages real estates assets valued at US$300 million. In her leadership role, she provides clients with a real estate strategy to optimise returns to investors. She has led her team to having successfully in leased over 100,000 square metres of residential, retail and commercial leasing and commercial real estate sales values in excess of US$50 million. Pam Golding Properties under her leadership is recognised as the leading real estate services company in Zambia offering services across all sectors of the real estate market. Zaloumis served as Managing Director of Two Rivers Development Limited from 2018 to 2019, a property development company developing a 102-acre mixed use, master planned urban node in Nairobi, Kenya. Two Rivers is home to the largest mall in Sub-Saharan Africa (outside South Africa). In her role she developed the initial 7 year strategic plan for the Development with a focus on development of third party residential development joint venture structures to embark on the commencement of the establishment of a resident populous within Two River; as well as onward develop commercial property assets to complete the urban node; lead negotiator for Joint Venture developments; established the framework and systems for the commercialisation for Two Rivers to be positioned as an urban development node. In her role she oversaw the repositioning of Two Rivers Lifestyle Centre into a retail centre that matches the immediate socio demographic area of the development. Before founding Pam Golding Properties Zambia, Zaloumis was General Manager of Platinum Gold Equity a property development company involved in the development of retail and commercial developments. She was responsible for the development of their real estate strategy, business development, sales and leasing. She was part of the top management team responsible for the development and onward sale of Falls Park Mall in Livingstone, Zambia; and the acquisition of the Freedom Park site in Kitwe. The site which was sold and since been developed by NAPSA (National Pensions Scheme Authority) into the largest commercial business node in the Copperbelt, Zambia. In addition to being Managing Director of Pam Golding, she served as a member of the working group and a member of the Africa List – a select group of the top 100 CEOs in Zambia who are playing a role in driving economic growth. She continues as a member of the Africa List. She also served as a member of the Finance Advisory Council for the Archdiocese of Lusaka, Catholic Church. She now serves as a founding member of the Zambia Green Building Council; and member of the Institute of Directors (Zambia) and the Surveyors Institute of Zambia and a key expert on Zambia for the African Property Investment Summit (API Summit). In addition, during her time in Kenya, she was a member of the Regulatory Bodies Working Group for the Kenya Property Developers Association. She serves as a Non-Executive Director for Sanlam Life Insurance Zambia and serves as a member of the Investments Committee. She has recently been appointed SADC- Women in Business Chapter Head for Zambia. In 2018, she was named one of the top 10 female influential business leaders in Zambia. She holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from the Copperbelt University, a Post Graduate Certificate in Mechanics of Real Estate Finance from Middlesex University. She has three children.
Peter has broader real estate responsibilities including management of public equity real estate strategies. Peter was instrumental in the launch of the Africa Real Estate Platform as well as the Global Real Estate Securities Fund having been involved in both since inception. He joined Investec in 2008 initially in the property division, and later moved to the asset management division in 2010. He has a broad range of property experience having been the portfolio manager for listed property funds, as well as being involved in property development and property finance. Peter graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Property Studies along with majors in Accounting and Finance. Peter is a CFA Charterholder.
Kim van Rooyen is a Director at Turner & Townsend, currently based in the UK. With over 25 years’ experience in both the construction and technology sectors Kim has helped clients harness innovation and deliver real benefits from the delivery of their capital programmes and operational use of the asset. He has worked in both the public and private sector, delivering projects and programmes in six continents and plays a key part in disrupting the construction sector through his role at Turner & Townsend. More recently his focus has been on helping clients with their Digital Transformation journey, linking the human side with the machine so real tangible benefits can be realised. Kim will use this session to share some of his experiences of how businesses are using Digital to address the productivity and environmental agenda.
Will Harris is the CEO of Gmaven – a business focused on digitising businesses in the commercial real estate (CRE) industry. A Chartered Accountant by training, after time at Silicon Valley Bank, and declining a promotion at Sasol, he instead accepted an offer in the world of commercial property. Since then, together with a team of extremely talented and dedicated team mates, he has bet fourteen years, and counting, of his working life on driving efficiencies and reducing massive human pain in the enormously complicated $29T CRE industry.
Sethebe Manake is a business owner, standing at the helm of Botswana’s first Property Research and Consulting Firm. She has extensive experience in the real estate industry particularly with pension fund portfolios, listed property portfolios, consortiums, joint ventures and privately owned portfolios. Her last corporate role was Chief Executive Officer of listed property company Letlole La Rona, before being offered a regional Asset Management position at Stanlib South Africa. Sethebe holds a Bachelor of Science in Property Studies from the University of Cape Town and a Master of Science in Strategic Management from the University of Derby and Botswana Accountancy College.
Ronald Kaweesi is the Project Lead at PropTech Uganda and Regional Chair for the Federation of International Blockchain Real Estate Experts (FIBREE). He has worked for various real estate and innovations companies locally and internationally such as Built World Innovations, Siemens Real Estate, Allianz Real Estate, Collier International and RE/MAX among others.
He obtained his bachelor’s from Makerere University Kampala before further pursing MBA focusing on Digital Technologies Management and Masters in Land Management from Technical University of Munich. His areas of specialty are Digital transformation and technologies, Digital business models, Real estate and natural resource management.
Kevin Teeroovengadum has an MBA and M.Sc. in Finance. He worked for KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young in corporate finance and business consultancy before moving to Loita Capital Partners Group. Kevin joined Actis as a Director as part of their Africa real estate team. At Actis, he led the origination of a number of new developments and assisted in fund raising for Actis’ 2 nd real estate fund. He also led the sale of 2 major assets i.e. Accra Mall in Ghana and Capital Properties in Tanzania to offshore buyers and setting the pricing benchmark for investment grade properties in Africa
Roland has garnered over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry in Nigeria having worked with United Bank of Africa Plc, Oceanic Bank of Nigeria and National Bank of Nigeria. He was also recently a consultant with the World Bank on the design and transaction structure of the Family Homes Fund (FHF) – a N500 Billion social intervention program for housing by the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Roland was head hunted by the Federal Government of Nigeria in July 2013 to lead the turn around and recapitalization of the moribund Federal Housing Authority Homes – a mortgage bank (now known as FHA Mortgage Bank Limited). Within a 6 months’ period, the bank was recapitalized and returned to profitability. Roland is currently a member of the technical committee (mortgage sector) of the Financial System Strategy 2020 (FSS 2020), the Federal Government of Nigeria financial schemes reform driven by the Central Bank of Nigeria. Dr Igbinoba is an alumnus of the School of Management, Cranfield University, UK. He is currently leading the development and organization of the PropTech Industry in Nigeria. This task involves helping both the private sector and government with policy frameworks; and the advocacy for an enabling environment and investment climate regime for PropTech companies in the country. With an academic background in Microbiology, Roland’s post-doctoral research work currently focuses on the intersection between Sustainable Cities Development and Health. Roland is the Founder of Pison Housing Company; and The Roland Igbinoba Real Foundation for Housing and Urban Development (RIRFHUD). He is an alumnus of Harvard University Graduate School of Design with a concentration in Real Estate Development & Finance.
Dennis Papa Odenyi Quansah is Program Lead for IFC EDGE Green Building Market Transformation Program in Ghana and Nigeria. He is an Urban Development professional with experience in the built environment in Ghana. His expertise includes Sustainable Real Estate Development, Real Estate Marketing and Agency, Real Estate Management, Real Estate Valuation and Business Development. He has also undertaken socio-economic surveys for voluntary relocation and other resettlement packages. He holds an MSc in Urban Policy and Development and an Undergraduate degree in Land Economy in Ghana. He is also a member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors.
Sean is an experienced, independent and youthful property consultant operating through his company, Divercity Property Solutions in Africa and the United Kingdom. He is also a member of the executive committee of the South African Chamber of Commerce. It is this role, as well as his years of experience in all sectors of the property industry, that has made him an invaluable property consultant and the perfect mentor for the aspiring real estate leader.
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