Olusola Seriki

Olusola Seriki is the CEO of MVUSA Projekts a commercial real estate development company based in Lagos, Nigeria. A veteran real estate developer with more than 35 years of experience on large-scale projects in the US, he returned to Lagos, Nigeria three years ago and started a boutique practice that is focused on exploring the connections between regional economic development and real estate development.

He has a clear understanding of the need for New Towns in Africa. However, based on experience he is very interested in integrating “Big Picture” economic planning at the idea stage of such projects. He has served as a Board Member of various firms including a commercial architecture practice, a real estate sales & leasing brokerage group, a general contracting company and a regional investment bank
that specializes in real estate capital. He is a very experienced public speaker and has lectured in the Masters’s Degree Real Estate Development Program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

He has served as a Board Member of various firms including a commercial architecture practice, a real estate sales & leasing brokerage group, a general contracting company and a regional investment bank that specializes in real estate capital. He is a very experienced public speaker and has lectured in the Masters Degree Real Estate Development Program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

Mr. Seriki’s real estate development experience and expertise range from early-stage project conceptualization to the delivery and management of operating properties. Much of his project experience has involved complicated public-private partnerships, particularly with retail projects as well as housing and community development programs. On these unique opportunities, project feasibility must be reviewed from the market-driven perspective of a private developer in concert with the economic development objectives of the public sector. Regardless of the project, Mr. Seriki’s physical-planning, financial management, and project implementation capabilities provide a value-added means of achieving predictable results on real estate acquisition and development projects.

Over the years, Mr. Seriki has worn several professional hats leading to maximum competence within the real estate development industry. Provided below is the listing of functional areas that he has occupied during his extensive career: Project Finance Analyst, Design & Engineering Manager, Construction Director, Sales & Leasing Broker, Group Development Director, Director of New Business, Asset Manager, Regional Director of Real Estate Development and Chief Executive Officer.

Since founding METROVENTURES in 1995 along with four seasoned partners, Mr. Seriki has grown the firm’s activities from medium scale fee–based development assignments to significant at-risk activities which currently includes the $60 Million Camden Crossing project on the western edge of Baltimore’s downtown.

Mr. Seriki holds a bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Howard University in Washington DC. Since returning to Lagos he published We Have A Dream – A Case For The West African College of Arts, Design & Technology as the Anchor For the development of the New Town of Kajola in Ogun State, Nigeria.