Knight Frank, one of the global leaders in residential and commercial property management, has appointed another Nigerian, Frank Okosun, as its new senior partner and chief executive officer in Nigeria. He assumes duty this week.
Mr Okosun, whose elevation has been hailed by corporate enterprise leaders, industry magnates, institutional stakeholders and other real estate market personalities, succeeds another Nigerian, Chief Albert Orizu, who is retiring after several years of service to the company.
Described simply as “capable and humble” the incoming chief executive officer is said to be a purpose-driven officer and a pathfinder who embodies the core values of the organisation and the industry.
At the time of his appointment, Okosun had served the company for more than 10 years within his 25 years service.
He is a fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, member of the International Real Estate Federation; International Facility Management Association Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Civil and Commercial Mediator.
Passionate about promoting education and assisting the less privileged, Okosun takes over the leading estate firm at a significant period in the history of both Knight Frank and the profession in Nigeria.
Established in 1965, Knight Frank is often described as the corporate founding fathers of transformational and integrity-based real estate practice in Nigeria. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest firms of estate surveyors and valuers across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Trained in Nigeria and Harvard University, Okosun is expected to bring his vast knowledge of the industry into play by working closely with a team of property management specialists across Nigeria and ensure strict adherence to the highest levels of industry code of conduct, at all times.
Building upon existing goodwill, the new CEO is tasked to adopt a personal approach in building client relationship and providing professional service in all areas of property in all key markets for the profitability of the company.