Adebola Sheidu – Nigeria’s Top 10 Real Estate Disruptors 2020

Adebola Sheidu
Chairman/CEO, Brains & Hammers Ltd

Mr. Adebola Sheidu, chairman/CEO, Brains & Hammers Ltd, heads a company that designs and builds high-end residential and commercial buildings. The business focuses on infrastructures, facility management, luxury housing, affordable housing and hotels. He is on the driving seat of one of the most advancing real estate companies the Nigeria.

Brains and Hammers was established in 2006 and over the years, the company has maintained a high-quality standard in housing delivery that places it at the high end of Nigeria’s real estate market. The assurance of highquality standard is the company’s distinguishing mark in the industry.

Sheidu has an ultimate goal for his firm and that is to ensure that each customer gets the best housing solution and is satisfied with what he gets for his money. This has taken the housing delivery business in Nigeria to a new level that has ushered in a great deal of confidence and integrity.

He is one of the main drivers of a massive transformation that has happened and still happening in the real estate industry. Property demands keep going the way of modernity and high-tech and Sheidu has positioned himself to deliver dream houses and properties to Nigerians.

His focus is to provide innovative buildings of world-class standard. He balances this with the factor of affordability of different housing options for Nigerians. His company has developed mega building projects in Abuja, Kano and Lagos. Some of the projects include Apo 1 to 5, 700 housing units at Galadimawa Games Village, 83 housing units at Gwarimpa.

There is also a 72-hectare Brains and Hammers City at Life Camp, Abuja which consists of various types of housing facilities designed for mid and high-level residents. The city has impressive infrastructures with reliable electricity, a water treatment plant, schools, clinics, restaurants, etc. It has a commercial area where major branded retail supermarkets operate alongside, schools and clinics and other businesses.

The company’s Lagos housing projects include 300 housing units at Iganmu and Lekki 1 and 2 all of which are built with luxury features. Another mega project in Lagos is 117 housing units being developed for the cooperative society of major international oil companies across three hectares of land. The first phase of development is projected to cost N7.8 billion.

Kano Economic City is a star accomplishment for Brains and Hammers .The complex was developed in three phases and contains different properties such as market stalls and duplex shops.

According to Sheidu, his company has built over 4,000 homes and as much as 95 percent of them were sold off-plan. The high quality homes consistently delivered on promise are the market winning formula for Brains and Hammers. Before starting a new housing project, clients line up in trust for what is coming ahead.

“In most of our projects, we work with our subscribers from the very beginning, Sheidu said.” The success of the project, he said, depends critically on having a subscriber-base.

He maintains a standard that incorporates international building codes and benchmarks with mid-to-high end features while ensuring a safe community for living and entertaining. He aspires to see that every housing development comes with customised features that set a tone for homeowners to experience enhanced quality lifestyles.

His company leverages on cutting-edge technology and building processes to develop cost effective, high value properties. It applies innovative construction techniques to moderate unit cost and maximise volume in time and space. This underlies the company’s ability to construct and deliver mass housing projects in record time.

Part of the innovative building construction techniques that economises on cost is the use of building materials and accessories that are produced in Nigeria. The low cost initiative permits delivery of modern homes at affordable cost.

Sheidu is keen to provide affordable homes for working Nigerians who hitherto had no hope of owning a home. At Brains and Hammers, he offers an opportunity to working class Nigerians to own their homes. The company has several home ownership programmes and mortgage routes to bring into reality the dream of home ownership to Nigerians.

Sheidu has positioned Brains and Hammers as a leading real estate and infrastructure development company. The ability to churn out high value housing developments with unprecedented speed sets him on a high pedestal of bridging the housing gap in Nigeria.