Richard Obahor, the International Multiple Award Winning Property Guru’s vision is to build 2022 homes right across Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Kenya by the year 2022, to house Africans living in the Diaspora.
Richard Obahor is the CEO of Purple Premium Ltd, a U.K./Nigeria based Real Estate Company considers himself to have a dyed-in-the-wool attitude to accomplishment, doggedness and resilience.
Richard’s career first started in the Real Estate industry in 2003 with Alandale Construction UK, where he worked as a Senior Manager on multi-million pound projects like the Bankside 123 in the City of London, Tower Place, and Westfield Shopping Centre in West London.
He set up his first Real Estate Company in the U.K. in 2008, offering property acquisition, property development, and property management services to his ultra-high net worth clients. Soon after, he integrated into the Nigerian property market, catering for the demands of Nigerians based in the Diaspora whose intention is to own a home in Nigeria, but rather than transact with individuals would prefer to do business with a reputable company.
The company now develops quality luxury homes such as can be found in the new Woodbury Estate, a collection of luxurious appartement units in the high brow Lekki in Lagos. His philosophy is that if you would dream anyway, you might as well dream big and his vision is to build 2022 homes right across Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Kenya by the year 2022, to house Africans living in the Diaspora.
Richard is a very firm believer in community development and under his corporate social responsibilities supports numerous community programmes right across Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
The serial entrepreneur, who is also a notable public speaker, a writer and a business mentor, has garnered several skills and experience from reputable professional institutions. He has been celebrated with a number of very prestigious, industry leading awards including the BEFFTA 2016 Leadership award, the 2016 Gathering of Africa’s (GAB) awards for Excellence.
Richard believes that to win you have to be in the game, and because he is in the game for the long haul he is looking forward to a number of huge wins. He is married to Joan and has three wonderful children.
Words by DAYO OLOMU
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