Knight Frank appoints new CEO to head Nigerian Unit

NIGERIA–  Residential and commercial property consultancy firm, Knight Frank, has appointed Mr. Frank Okosun as the new Senior Partner and Chief Executive Officer, for Knight Frank Nigeria

Knight Frank said in a statement that Okosun replaces Chie Albert Orizu, who is retiring after 36 years of service.

The firm described Okosun as purpose-driven, a pathfinder per excellence and an embodiment of the core values of the Knight Frank brand.

It added that colleagues in the marketplace locally and internationally described him as innovative, inspirational, committed,enduring, respectful and collaborative.

“He takes over the leading estate firm at a significant epoch in the history of both the firm and the profession in Nigeria,” Knight Frank said.

Okosun has served as a partner in the firm for about 15 years and is a fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers; and a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

He is also a member of various professional organizations including the International Real Estate Federation; the International Facility Management Association; the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria; and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors: ACRE, Civil and Commercial.

The new senior partner and Chief Executive at Knight Frank holds an MBA in estate management and has attended several programs and courses relating to real estate management finance, design and leadership at Harvard Business School.

Founded in Nigeria in 1965, Knight Frank Nigeria has grown to be one of the largest firm of estate surveyors and valuers in Nigeria and across Sub-Saharan Africa

The firm attribute its growth to its high-standards of professionalism, commercial acumen and integrity and is part of Knight Frank LLP – the world’s largest independent residential and commercial property consultancy.

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