Top 50 Housing Brands That Shaped First Virtual African Housing Conference and Exhibition


The Abuja International Housing Show has become the face of the Housing Sector in Africa by holding the first virtual housing conference and exhibition in the continent.

The event featured no less than 50 credible and leading Housing Brands in Africa. By records, these brands have overtime demonstrated impeccable and unflinching commitment to the development of the housing sector through the delivery of affordable and quality housing.

The following brands have shown what impact they can make at the show and are not listed in any preferential order.

Octo5 Holdings Limited
Formerly known as Legacy Holdings Limited, Octo5 Holdings Limited is one of Nigeria’s pioneer developers of gated communities especially on the Lekki peninsular. Founded in 1997 as Legacy Realties Limited, we became a holding company in 2001, being a prime source for innovative housing development and construction solutions that are designed to suit the needs of the Nigerian market.

Octo5 Estates and its sister companies have since become known as innovative companies in the drive to create unique communities and enhance the value of such developments through their bouquet of services.

We are committed to developing and implementing innovative property and construction solutions that are tailored to suit the need of Nigerians. Over the next five years, we are focusing on addressing the huge supply deficit and affordability gap impeding home ownership in the country.

Copen Group
Copen Services Limited is a well – articulated and organised firm with diversified interests in Real Estate, Construction, Services and Consultancy. Copen Services Limited is the fruit of the desire of a number of young, honest, knowledgeable and experienced professionals, with over 20 years cognate, post – graduation / practical experience in public and private service, to pool together their resources for the service of humanity. It was incorporated in January 1992, and started full operations in July 1995. From the modest beginning as a small outfit Copen Services Limited has grown in these few years into a large Real Estate Development and multi-disciplinary company. The company currently has management and senior staff strength of 20. Available to us also, is the full complement of equipment needed to perform any Building or Engineering construction work. This has positioned the company to undertake projects of diverse nature and complexity.

The Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC)
The Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC) is a private sector-driven mortgage refinancing company with the public purpose of promoting home ownership for Nigerians while deepening the primary and secondary mortgage markets. Its vision is to be the dominant housing partner in Nigeria, with a mission to break down barriers to home ownership by providing liquidity, affordability, accessibility and stability to the housing market in Nigeria. NMRC raises long term funds from the capital market, to enhance access to affordable housing finance in Nigeria. NMRC was incorporated on 24th June 2013 and obtained its final operating license from the Central Bank of Nigeria on 18th February 2015. In July 2015, NMRC successfully issued a 15-year N8 billion Series 1 Bond under its N140 billion medium term Note Programme, backed by an unconditional Federal Government of Nigeria guarantee. This is being deployed to the refinancing of the mortgage portfolio of member Primary Mortgage Banks (PMBs).

Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN)
Operating a viable, robust and dynamic secondary mortgage institution able to meet the challenges of developing the nation’s mortgage industry and to supply the mortgage markets with sustainable liquidity for the advancement of home ownership among Nigerians anchored on mortgage financing. As spelt out in our ENABLING ACT and other related legislations, FMBN functions include to: Provide long-term credit facilities to mortgage institutions in Nigeria. Encourage the emergence and promote the growth of viable primary and secondary mortgage institutions to service the need of housing delivery in all parts of Nigeria. Mobilizing both domestic and offshore funds into the housing sector. Link the capital market with the housing industry. Establish and operate a viable secondary mortgage market. Collect and administer the National Housing Fund in accordance with the provisions of the NHF Act. Do anything and enter into any transaction which in the opinion of the Board is necessary to ensure the proper performance of its functions under the FMBN Act.

Family Homes Funds
Family Homes Funds is a partnership between the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority as founding shareholders. The Fund is the largest affordable housing-focused fund in Sub-Sahara Africa, leveraging its significant capital (in excess of N500 billion by 2023) to facilitate access to affordable housing for millions of Nigerians on low to medium income groups. Through strategic partnerships with various players in the sector and some of the world’s main Development Finance Institutions, the Fund has an ambitious commitment to facilitate and supply 500,000 homes and 1.5million jobs for the low income earners by 2023. So far, the fund has been able to deliver mass housing for low income earners in the six geopolitical zones and in states like Nasarawa, Borno, Kaduna, Ogun, Delta and many

Shelter Afrique
Shelter Afrique is the only pan-African finance institution that exclusively supports the development of the housing and real estate sector in Africa. By meeting the needs of the continent’s rapidly growing urban population, our work has a direct and positive impact on the lives of many. A partnership of 44 African Governments, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Africa Reinsurance Company, Shelter Afrique builds strategic partnerships and offers a host of products and related services to support the efficient delivery of affordable housing and commercial real estate. These include project finance, institutional lending, equity investments & joint ventures, trade finance, and social housing. We also offer practical advice and technical assistance to a wide range of industry stakeholders.

Modern Shelter Systems & Services Ltd
We are a new type of player in the real estate space focused on providing end–end solutions for all stakeholders. While there is no doubt about the enormous potential of the Real Estate market or its size, with at least 17 million housing deficit, the market is still at a nascent stage. There is a huge gulf between the key stakeholders which are the Developers, Financiers, (Banks) and Buyers (off takers). The developers are building houses that the off takers cannot afford while the cost and terms of finance are often out of the reach of the ordinary buyer.

Net Construct
Netconstruct is an indigenous, foremost real estate developer in Nigeria. Established in May 2001, bringing approximately over a hundred years combined experienced into the real estate industry spanning; construction, estate/facility management.

EchoStone is an internationally recognised building construction company with proven track record of delivering works of the highest quality with efficient innovations. The company is widely acknowledged as a resolute force in Nigeria and on the continent when it comes to quality and professionalism. EchoStone runs a housing system developed specifically to address the worldwide housing shortage. They combine best-in-class design, development, and construction elements to achieve high-quality housing standards for communities in need. EchoStone also offers governments, non-governmental organizations, and real estate developers in emerging markets greater opportunities to build high-quality housing at far greater speed and scale.

Urban Shelter
Urban Shelter Limited is a property development corporation with headquarters in Abuja Nigeria. With over 25 years of experience in integrated property development and management, the company has been driven to make itself a household name in the property industry. Urban Shelter Limited has to its advantage an immense reserve of resources and experience, which give it the ability to effectively plan, develop and manage properties for individuals, private organisations, state and federal government establishments while strategically positioning the company to consolidate its activities across Nigeria, Dubai, and the entire West African sub-region. We are a real estate investment firm positioned to deliver cutting edge and competitive real estate solutions to our valued clients We engage in real estate development, brokerage, and management. We offer good and flexible payment plans on all our products and services. Our clientele include corporate bodies, private individuals, cooperative societies, institutions and companies.

Royal Ceramics
For more than 40 years Royal ceramics aims to be different. We are constantly striving to put forth the very best product. We offer the unique European aesthetic to homeowners and developers with most of our selection imported directly from Spain and Italy. When it comes to commercial or residential projects, we’ve got you covered. Our sales team will help you use your budget efficiently to reach your design goals while providing all the technical assistance you need. Primarily, we are a distributor of ceramic and porcelain tiles but we also offer plumbing accessories, kitchen cabinets, wood flooring, kitchen countertops, and bathroom vanities.

Brains & Hammers
In just over 10 years, Brains & Hammers has become one of the fastest growing real estate firms in Nigeria with a focus on the mid luxury range. By maintaining control throughout the design and construction process, we ensure that each of our residences is built to the highest quality standards. Established in 2006, Brains and Hammers Limited has gained reputation as one of the leading real estate and infrastructure development company in Nigeria. Year after year, we continue to provide housing solutions that appeal to customers’ needs for a wide range of market segments. We boast of some of the brightest minds in the industry and ensure continuous improvement as our organizational culture, structure, and operational strategies align to support and fulfill our business objective of customer satisfaction.

American Home Builders of West Africa
American Home Builders of West Africa is a different kind of homebuilder that prioritizes quality construction and exceptional service for their clients in West Africa region. For American Home Builders of West Africa, architecture isn’t only about shelter and a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think. Wherever you are – Africa, United States, Europe, or anywhere in the world – AUWF team is ready to help.

We strive to make home building process easier and more accessible in sub-Saharan Africa by opposing long-standing systematic global inequalities that have restricted access to training, materials, and sustainable financing terms on the continent.

Africa Union for Housing Finance (AUHF)
The AUHF is an industry body that promotes the development of effective housing finance markets, and delivery of affordable housing across Africa, working in the interests of both the members and the industry as a whole. The Association comprises of 48 member institutions from different countries across the continent.

First World Communities
First World Communities Limited (FWC) is a private limited liability development company providing affordable housing for medium to low income across Nigeria and eventually Africa. The company was incorporated in 2008 by promoters of the highly successful Co-operative Villas, Badore, Lagos – a community of over 600 homes considered to be one of the best of its kind in West Africa. Although a new organisation, FWC’s history and heritage date back to the early 1990s when its predecessor organisations began to develop housing estates and serviced land sub-divisions across Nigeria.

International Finance Corporation IFC
IFC, a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. The Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in every country. We leverage our products and services—as well as products and services of other institutions across the World Bank Group—to create markets that address the biggest development challenges of our time. We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our clients and partners overcome financial, operational, and other challenges.

Revolution Plus Property
Revolution Plus Property is a leading real estate firm which focuses on providing affordable housing all across Nigeria and beyond. It is committed to helping people achieve their dreams of owning a house through innovation and trustworthy services.

Delta Mega Trend Nigeria Limited
Delta Mega Trend Nigeria Limited was incorporated in 2009 as a Real Estate Development Company. It is a privately owned company which mainly specializes in the construction and sale of Modern, Smart, Digital, Sustainable Building Structures and Civil Engineering Works. A recognized member of Real Estate Development Association (REDAN, it has extensive expertise in design, building and construction of sensible life style spaces. They have delivered on numerous Jobs over the years and have a good Track Record. Their services also include Advisory and Consultancy.

The Real Estate Developer’s Association of Nigeria REDAN
The Real Estate Developer’s Association of Nigeria (REDAN) is the principal agency of the organized private sector recognized by government and approved by the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) – the apex mortgage lender in Nigeria – to facilitate the delivery of affordable mass housing for Nigerians. REDAN is the first port of call for the Federal, State and Local Governments, NGOs, and private establishments, as well as international partners and investors who wish to draw up a housing programme or participate in housing development in Nigeria.

Haven Homes
Haven Homes is owned by Nigerian professionals who were originally based in the United Kingdom and have seen the need to build homes in Nigeria with ultra perfect finishes and regal fittings that can only provide a truly unique and comfortable haven. We develop properties in prime locations and in many ways that reflect taste and luxury. Our focus is to build homes that place emphasis on modern and contemporary architecture in a style that meets both the living space and luxury requirements of our customers. Our major strength is in producing architectural designs that maximize use of space while incorporating maximum natural daylight. This is achieved by designing homes with double volume ceilings, mezzanine door levels, incorporating bridges and atriums.

Rural Homes Limited
Rural Homes Limited is an incorporated property development arm specialized in private, public and commercial projects. We are particularly focused on property improvements and development of private residences, housing estates, commercial structures and infrastructures. Rural Homes has developed a strong network in the construction sector and majority of our projects stem from built relationships with past and existing clients. Emphasis on defined construction quality tests and observing processes has permitted Rural Homes to successfully meet set demands of our clients, due to our technical competence, budgetary discipline and resourceful but time conscious project.

Leisure Court
We are a team of seasoned professionals in the building industry known for precision and up to date technology, committed to delivering the best solutions. With Leisure Court, your experience is going to be the best. With lands and properties strategically located in Abuja and the best value for your investment into Real Estate. We go about our day to day business with our clients’ best interest at heart and relate with integrity, knowledge in service delivery. Our values combined with our neighbourhood knowledge and technology deliver a superior experience for our clients.

REFin Homes Limited
REFin Homes Limited was established with the aim of bridging the housing gap in Nigeria. Its key focus is providing affordable housing for middle-class income earners without compromising quality. We are the community builders, set to establish, develop, strengthen and increase economic activities within identified localities.

Rock of Ages Properties Plc
Rock of Ages Properties Limited is the umbrella Real Estate Firm of the Group which also includes Afro-Asia Shelters International Limited, Rock of Ages Construction Company Limited, United Workers Housing Scheme Limited and Oriental Shelters International Limited.

It is a full-fledged Real Estate Firm into Real Estate Development, Project Management, Facility Management, Project Evaluation, Project Consultancy.

Rolad Properties
Rolad Properties and Allied Services Limited was established out of the desire to deliver quality properties in prime locations in a timely manner with excellent services. It ultimately aims to give her clients freedom and value for money.

ROWGA Limited
ROWGA was founded to bridge the gap for the lack of awareness, development and integration of Tunnelling and underground space use for emerging for emerging cities in Africa. It seeks to bring in state of the art solutions to the development of emerging cities in Africa.

Soe Properties
Soe p.r.o.p.e.r.t.i.e.s is amongst the leading real estate development and investment companies in Nigeria today. Incorporated in May 2006 with the aim of helping Nigerians own their own homes. It is a Real Estate Development Company with expertise in Real Estate Development, Investment, Construction, Advocacy and Advisoral Services having offices in Lagos, Abuja, United States of America.

Skylum Nigeria
The company was incorporated in 2005 as a Limited Liability Company under the Companies and Allied Matters Act of 1990. Skylum Nigeria Limited presents international standards and opportunities in areas of increased products array as listed below:

  • Automatic and revolving entrance doors
  • Aluminum / stainless door
  • Skylights
  • Stainless street handrails
  • Composite panels for wall cladding
  • Glass security film
  • Laminated Anti Vandal glass
  • Bullet proof and soundproof windows and doors.

FlowGuard CPVC Pipes and Fittings are the ideal choice for your hot and cold water plumbing solutions. FlowGuard CPVC compound was invented and is manufactured by Lubrizol Advanced materials, a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. Processors around the world turn Lubrizol’s CPVC compounds into pipes and settings of the highest quality, backed up unmatched R&D and the most stringent quality controls.

Nigeria Pipes Limited
It is one of the pioneer PVC established in 1975 and started operation in 1980. Our production facilities comprise of state-of-the-art extrusion lines supplied by Battenfeld of Germany. We have our own compounding facility using a high speed Reimelt Henschei, German mixer which gives us full control of our manufacturing process.

It is a conglomerate which aims to excel as a reliable company in the execution of Civil, Building, Electrical and Mechanical Engigeering Projects for Government and Private Sectors. To constantly improve on the quality of our products and services, through the use of up to date technology and also ensure an effective and efficient utilization of resources in order to achieve optimum results for the stakeholders.

Millard Fuller Foundation
We are a faith-driven organization which promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals & organizations in an unrelenting quest to provide on a sustainable basis affordable housing for all people in need; we do not just build houses, we build homes and communities.

SPS Nigeria Ltd
Special Protection Services Nigeria Ltd, also known as SPS, was incorporated to provide (Wireless telecommunications Managed Services) to Cellular Operators, and 3rd party Network providers including industrial/commercial security services to discerning individuals and corporate bodies in the Nigerian economy. We recruit, train and deploy professional technical services and security personnel in accordance with terms that are mutually agreed between us and our corporate clients, and in compliance with the stipulations of the Private Guard Companies Decree No.33 of 1986.

FTS Buildtech Pvt. Ltd
FTS Buildtech Pvt was incorporated with the view to provide an alternative system to the traditional methods of construction of homes and structures. Our vision is to eliminate traditional form of building thereby providing an innovative method to construct faster, cleaner, durable and economical homes. With over a decade and innumerable installations globally backed by engineering support we have grown into one of the leading technology provider and construction partners for Residential, Commercial & Industrial sectors. FTS BUILDTECH PVT. LTD offers a full range of “Plasmolite” partition wall system for High Rise residential, commercial and industrial application. Both the building system delivers on speed, strength and savings. The products have found acceptability in Philippines, Australia, Vietnam, Qatar and India. It is spreading fast in Middle East and Africa.

Hydraform is a proudly South African company with head office in Johannesburg and 1400m² manufacturing premises in the coastal town of Durban for ease of export. In support of our local manufacturing industry and to preserve quality and high standards of workmanship, all equipment is manufactured and tested in South Africa only. Hydraform has dedicated more than 25 years to developing our building technology (ABT). Through continuous research and development with leading institutions, Hydraform developed a stabilized soil-cement block (SSB) which is dry stacked and interlocks on 4 sides, eliminating the use of mortar in 70% of the building structure with no need for concrete or steel columns.

Cooperative Mortgage Bank
Cooperative Mortgage Bank is a financial institution licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of Nigeria. The Bank provides a comprehensive range of services such as Mortgage Banking, Real Estate Construction Finance and other banking services. Our twin objectives are significantly bridging the gap in the supply of affordable and durable houses in Nigeria and the provision of appropriately structured mortgages for ease of home ownership.

eZ-Xpo empowers organisations to connect and collaborate for daily engagement and lead generation. eZ-Xpo transforms organization silos into productive events and opportunities. eZ-Xpo focuses on collaborative marketing model to disrupt the traditional trade show industry with the first all-in-1 Virtual Collaborative Network consisting of virtual trade show, virtual summit, virtual training, virtual job fair, and virtual pitch competition for daily massive traffic and leads and unlimited network effect. We bring everyone together; making trade shows virtually available everyday like Facebook. We connect suppliers to consumers; buyers to sellers; service providers to client, solution providers to customers, artisans to jobs in their local community.

Fonbol Energy
Fonbol Energy Services is a renewable energy products distribution and marketing/sales firm. The products marketed by Fonbol Energy include:

  • Wood/Charcoal/Pellet Fan/Animal & Plant Waste Cookstoves;
  • Educational Solar Lantern/Solar Home Energy Systems;

The various cookstoves products use efficient fuel, and address the climate change problems of deforestation, environment degradation substantially. The solar systems also provide alternative off-grid clean/affordable energy solutions to all the citizen in Nigeria

Peridot Parkland
EDGE in Nigeria: Echostone’s Peridot Parkland Estate Built in partnership with the Lagos State Government and Echostone Development Nigeria, this community of over 250 units was designed to be affordable, high-quality, and accessible to the growing population of Lagos. Each 2 bedroom unit includes: land in front & back, two car parks, integrated water & electric, security, community park access, monthly payment options, and much more.

Nigerian Institute of Town Planners
Founded in 1966, NITP has steadily grown into Africa’s leading community of Urban Planners. Our chartered members are spread locally and internationally working in both public and private sectors. Collectively, we foster the attainment of sustainable human settlements. Through professionalism and dedication, we shape our cities of tomorrow through long, medium and short-term development plans and policies.

Platinum Mortgage Bank Ltd
Platinum Mortgage Bank was one of the first Primary Mortgage Institutions to meet the CBN’s Five Billion recapitalization requirement thereby earning itself the status of a National Mortgage Bank in 2013. Since inception of the Bank it has been at the forefront in providing accessible and affordable housing solutions in various parts of Nigeria. In its first five years of existence Platinum Mortgage Bank has financed the development of no fewer than two major housing estates across the country and also helped many Nigerians in the low and middle income class to access affordable loans to buy the houses through the National Housing Fund scheme and otherwise.

Abuja Property Development Company
APDC is a property development company providing Construction, Real estate development, Consultation and facility management services. We design, build and manage residential and commercial developments tailor suited for our clients. We started back in 1994 as the property division of the erstwhile Abuja Investments and Property Development Company (AIPDC) now Abuja Investment Company Limited (AICL). Our years of experience combined with a crop of professional work force enables us give timeless value to all stakeholders.

Earthpoint Modern Shelter Estate

Earthpoint is a professional construction company with a special focus on real estate and engineering services with proven expertise. Our portfolio of services also encompasses project management as well as contract administration. It was founded by a team of young professionals in 2015. It has the vision to expand beyond facilitating traditional sales, leasing, consulting, development and management services.

Denam Properties
Denam Properties Ltd, established in 2017, is a leading modern property development company based in Abuja Nigeria. The company is focused on developing affordable, high quality homes (apartments, terraces, semi-detached and detached duplexes), as well as providing outstanding facilities management and maintenance.

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Born of the experience of severe shortage of skilled manpower in the construction industry, after a two year preparatory period, during which several surveys and pilot programs were organized. Our objectives include:

  • Build & Deploy Highly Skilled Artisans
  • Empower The Societies’ Youth
  • Advocate & Encourage Vocational Skills
  • Aid Development To Provide More Shelter

Association of Nigeria Chartered Architects

The Association of Nigerian Chartered Architects is a platform for persons registered and chartered to practice the profession of Architecture in Nigeria.
Amongst many others, it aims to promote, ethically, morally and professionally discipline and conduct amongst registered architects supporting the role of the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria as the sole regulatory authority for all architects practicing in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, as part of efforts to help the general public conveniently explore housing schemes, mortgage options and a host of other opportunities, Abuja International Housing Show has created a virtual platform for people to continue to meet with these companies.

The avenue will enable those looking for such opportunity to engage and interact with these developers with genuine housing projects, meet mortgage banks, home interior companies among others.

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