As the nation Nigeria continues looking forward to having a new generation of young leaders who will bring about great change in the country, De Joe, a property guru and Chief Executive Officer of Lagos-based Joe Best Estate Development and Property Limited has reiterated that he would not stop reaching out to the poor and less privileges in the society.
Iloduba Tochukwu Joemartins, who is fondly called De Joe has been doing his humanitarian duties since the break out of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
De Joe has been responding to the immediate crisis, such as donations of cash and in-kind items to private and public healthcare providers, and that of addressing the economic effects by sending out food items to elderly people, orphanages and less privileges.
Aside being a renowned philanthropist, De Joe, is a Real Estate guru and has offered solution to Nigeria’s housing challenges.
The country currently has a 17 million housing deficit and requires no less than 700, 000 houses annually to bridge the gap.
“Private real estate developers can do so much to reduce the deficit in the country’s housing sector if their efforts are complemented by impact policies from government,” he said.
Speaking on the state of real estate in the country in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, lockdown and second-wave infection, De Joe is optimistic that stakeholders—investors, developers and marketers—are doing their best to ensure that the sector remains active. “Although, real estate also is affected by the crash in global economy due to Covid-19, the sector, however, is doing better than most,” he noted.
He added: “At the moment, real estate business is going strong, and that is because the stakeholders are being strategic in their planning and execution of projects.”