Women can also tap into real estate opportunities – Hauwa Hanafi
YBTC News-Real estate investment is seen as a man’s business, but it is high time we change the narrative and start encouraging women to tap into the real estate business, founder of Sherealvest Club, Hauwa Alabi Hanafi, said.
Hawau, who is a real estate investor, says there is a need for a proper sensitization for women to start having interest in real estate investment as it is a huge deal that should not be limited to men as women can also tap into real estate opportunities.
She spoke during a one-day forum, launching a real estate club called Sherealvest.
She said: “Sherealvest is a real estate club strictly for women. It is the coming together of women who wants to invest in real estate and for women that want to have real estate in their portfolio. This initiative is geared towards encouraging women to start harnessing the opportunities available in real estate investment.
“Have been into real estate for five years and counting. I started this initiative mainly to empower and sensitize women of the need to invest in real estate. Real Estate is seen as a man’s business, but it is high time we change the narrative and start encouraging women to tap into the real estate business.
“The world is changing now and women are breaking boundaries in all their endeavors. Although, this is not about self-appraisal or accolades, but it is about grabbing opportunities as these opportunities are available to all of us, regardless of the gender” she added.
Also speaking at the event was, Ezinne Anyanwu, a real estate investor who has several properties across Nigeria.
While speaking to our reporter, she said real estate investment is an opportunity every woman must embrace with open arms.
“I have several properties across Nigeria. Hauwa has been very instrumental to my journey in real estate investment which is why I think the Sherealvest Club is a good platform and initiative that can help women understand the processes involved in being a real estate investor.
“Venturing into real estate is not really as difficult as it is seeming to be. But one major question, will be access to information or how do I start. What we are doing here with Sherealvest is creating a pathway for women to know and apply the various steps involved in being a successful real estate investor. She added.
Roseline Abutu, a participant at the launch of Sherealvest Club, said the initiative was a welcomed development as it will help enlighten women on the need for real estate investment.
“It’s an interesting initiative, having a set up geared towards motivating women to invest in real estate.
“I have had my experience in real estate, and I definitely know the monetary value”. She added.