Firm empowers 10,000 youths via real estate
No fewer than 10,000 persons, especially Nigerian youths, have been empowered through real estate investment opportunities in the last one year.
According to the Executive Directors of Pertinence Limited, Mr. Sunday Olorunsheyi and Wisdom Ezekiel, these are people, who, within one year, did not think they could own a property. They are, however, now connected to investments in real estate.
The duo said they have been able to raise over 10, 000 people, who are now replicating wealth creation through Realvest empowerment programme.
Speaking with New Telegraph on the sideline of the firm’s Wealth Summit in Lagos, Olorunsheyi hinted that some of the people invested from N50,000 to N200,00 in real estate within one year and have reaped nothing less than 50 per cent benefits in return.
Others, he said, were now selling real estate products and getting good rewards.
To further encourage some of the investors, Olorunseyi said one of them won keys to a two-bedroom bungalow in Lekki- Ajah axis, while another went away with a car and some with all expenses paid trip to Dubai.
The executive director explained further that through the setting up of Realvest, the firm had been able to help people, who before now thought they needed a lot of money to invest in real estate.
He said: “The primary purpose of founding Realvest is to connect real estate and investment. You want to buy a house, you want to buy a land, it requires huge money and we felt it cannot continue this way. This prosperity has to be shared.”
With Realvest, he stated that as low as N50,000, one could own a piece of real estate.
He said the company was interested in a situation whereby every Nigerian would be able to own a piece of real estate, which is common in other parts of the world.
“In the developed world, you see a hotel up to 80 floors, it is not owed by one person, you have a number of people that own it. That is what we are looking at,” he added.
Olorunsheyi said that people should be able to sit in their two-bedroom apartment and be part owners of a 80-floor building, yielding regular income somewhere.
Another Executive Director, Mr. Wisdom Ezekiel, said that Nigerian youths needed to create wealth for themselves by seeking knowledge.
Besides, he said they would need to understand how the nation or city like Lagos works for them to harness its resources.
He said: “For the youths, nobody can really create wealth for them; you can only create the enabling environment for them to thrive. Except by inheritance, the normal platform for creating wealth is by knowledge.”
To exploit wealth opportunity and make them a reality, Ezekiel said that youths would require knowledge and technical knowhow, adding that they also need to identify a mentor or find someone who had been successful in that line.
“Identify someone who is going to the direction you are going to. When you get the knowledge, take action. We are talking of relevant knowledge,” he said, pointing out that most of the universities were not structured to make someone wealthy.
He said: “They are structured to get you into rat race. If you are in the rat race even if you win the race you are still a rat. You need to think by yourself.
“Our company is an empowerment company. Not by giving them money but by giving them how to make money. We have raised over 10, 00 people who are replicating some of these things we are talking about.”
Another speaker, Pastor Olumide Emmanuel, said that apart from believing in yourself, people need to acquire knowledge and information required to create wealth.
“Develop the plan to actually get the wealth. Go out to actualise the plan. Some people start it but are not successful. What people take for granted is mentorship,” he said