The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) says it is set to host the maiden edition of its Real Estate Investment (REIT) Conference on May 23, 2017 at the NSE Event Centre in Lagos.The Conference themed “Real Estate Investment Trust in sub-Sahara Africa: The role of The Capital Market” will bring together key decision-makers, policy-makers, government officials, private sector players, property developers, asset managers, dealing members, investors and thought leaders to share experiences and explore growth potentials and opportunities inherent in the REITs market in Nigeria and Sub – Sahara Africa.

According to a statement by the NSE on Monday in Lagos, the Executive Director, Capital Markets of the Exchange, Haruna Jalo-Waziri, noted that the REIT Conference is an important meeting of stakeholders to dimension the current state of the Real Estate sector and to be acquainted with relevant emerging trends, strategies and policies.

“One of our aims with the Conference is to discuss tropical and regulatory issues affecting the REITs within the Capital markets and Real Estate ecosystem as well as proffer strategic solutions for follow up implementation by The Exchange in its capital market advocacy role,” Jalo-Waziri said.

He noted that the attendees at this conference will be apprised with the latest developments driving investment decisions in the real estate industry and increasing investor knowledge that can accelerate the unlocking of the huge potential and wealth creation capabilities in the Real Estate value chain.

The 2017 REITs Conference, which is sponsored by Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, FSDH Asset Management Limited, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), United Property Development Company (UPDC) Plc, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) Nigeria Limited, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie and Mixta Nigeria, will be headlined by the Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Babatunde Raji Fashola.

The statement added that the conference would provide participants an opportunity to listen and engage key industry experts, key regulators, renowned international and local market operators and thought leaders in the Real Estate sector.

It advised interested participants to register online for this non-fee paying Conference at http://www.nse.com.ng/NSE-REITs-Conference.