The real estate community from Africa, Europe and the United Arab Emirates last week in Lagos called for a renewed commitment to sustainable and quality standards in the profession.
Real estate organizations made this commitment at the just-concluded 10th edition of Real Estate Unite, a summit that brought together real estate companies to redefine industry standards.
The two-day summit hosted more than 60 speakers, 50 exhibitors and 650 delegates, among others, and was kicked off with a welcome speech by the President, Unite ESG Community, Jumoke Akinwunmi, who gave a broad overview of the real estate sector in the last 10 years and the role that Real Estate Unite had played in the global spectrum of the economy.
This year’s edition of the event focused on climate technology, sustainability and ESG with the theme “Towards a Sustainable Culture”.
It featured a sustainability conference and expo attended by industry speakers and stakeholders seeking to improve efficiency and environmental conservation through sustainable practices in the real estate sector.
Speaking on how the African property sector could adopt a more sustainable culture, keynote speaker Obas John Ebohon, Professor of Sustainability and Environmental Law, London South Bank University, explained how and where construction took place could have an impact on the African environment. and people’s health.
“A 36% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 should allow the real estate sector to remain below the 2oC target, in reference to the objective of the Paris Agreement. The ultimate goal is carbon neutrality by 2050,” he said.
Industry players such as IFC EDGE, Stanbic IBTC, Broll, Elalan, Mixta Africa, Purple, Landwey, Clifton Homes, Karmod, Rendeavour, Dutum, The Address Homes, Horizon Estates, Haven Homes, Master Builders, ACTIS, Family Homes Fund , Home Works and Afriland Properties PLC, Damac Dubai, UPDC, CPL Ghana, Strongmas, 3INVEST, accounted for half of the Unite Summit 2022 audience.
As one of the leading real estate events in Africa that provides attendees with a platform to meet, network and dialogue, the Unite Summit hosted panel discussions on sustainable construction, management and finance, with some talented thought leaders sharing ideas and opinions on shared prosperity.
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