The year 2020 most Innovative Real Estate Brands Africa Awards was organized to celebrate innovation, leadership and Growth of the Real Estate and property industry in the continent. The award has a philosophy to connect relevant stakeholders including prominent Real Estate personalities, Government officials, Bankers and Regulators in the industry.
The Award which held on Thursday, 3rd December 2020 at the Banquet Hall, Sheraton Hotel and Tower, Ikeja Lagos, Nigeria, recognized notable players and game changers who have contributed immensely to the development of the sector.
The Founder and CEO of FarmKonnect, Lieutenant Commander (Retd.), Azeez Oluwole Saheed was announced the most Innovative Agricultural Real Estate Entrepreneur.
Agricultural Real Estate (AgRE), which is fast becoming a widely accepted practice in modern smart-farming technology, was initiated by FarmKonnect to attract investments into large-scale collective farming. The idea was spurred out of the need to solve problems, such as lack of access to land, finance, technology and expertise among other challenges of Africa’s food and Agribusiness sector. While Real Estate in the traditional sense of it represents ownership, acquisition and management of landed property for housing or residential purposes, AgRE represents ownership and management of landed property for smart-agricultural practices.
Azeez Oluwole who left the military at a younger age to pursue a career in the Agribusiness sector believes that the greatest form of security to give to the people is food security; hence, the mission to eradicate hunger and alleviate poverty through sustainable agriculture is a noble course indeed. The entrepreneur expressed his excitement over the award and admonished stakeholders to promote collaboration rather than competition.
Meanwhile, the editor-in-chief of the African Brands Magazine, Desmond Esorougwe, had earlier noted that the most innovative Real Estate Brands Africa Awards 2020 Research represents the most comprehensive Real Estate Brands study in Africa as it is a consumer-led survey which establishes the best Real Estate preferences across the whole of Africa.
Ismail Tiamiyu is Research and Development officer at FarmKonnect.