Jayne Onwumere – Nigeria’s Top 10 Real Estate Disruptors 2020

Jayne Onwumere
Group Managing Director, PWAN Homes Limited

Dr. (Mrs.) Jayne ObiomaOnwumere, group managing director, PWAN Homes Limited, a property marketing and information company run on a vision to make home ownership dream a reality for all. The vision was born out of a divine call for Jayne and her husband, Augustine Onwumere to form an intervening medium for people and families becoming homeless due to inability to pay rent.

It is a call to give people homes at an apparently odd time – when the couple was homeless. The real estate network marketing company is the answer to the God-given vision – which the Onwumeres have been running with since 2012.

She presently leads a team of 12 managing directors that head a conglomerate of independent real estate companies, which constitute the PWAN group.  The group employs 150 full time staff and works with over 30,000 independent consultants and partners across 12 affiliate companies in six states of the federation.

The company, which is an acronym for Property World Africa Network, has over 30 thousand independent real estate professionals. In six years of operations, PWAN group acquired, developed and sold out about 100 estates – primarily in the Ibeju-Lekki axis and other states outside Lagos.

Part of the group is PHPAC, which is a company charged with the responsibility of developing and training independent real estate professionals or consultants. PHPAC has trained and deployed thousands of people in real estate network marketing, entrepreneurship, and organisational leadership. PWAN Academy came on board in 2017, which has become the provider of highly trained personnel to real estate operators.

The PWAN model builds in people the necessary qualities that matter in business more than money. These include faith and focus, tenacity and desire to help people attain their goals.

In line with the vision for the call, it is home ownership made easy at PWAN. The company is always on a mission to discover where affordable and fast developing lands are located and connect the public to take advantage. It is also an eye opener to people in terms of budget friendly approaches to financing property development.

Onwumere has accomplished a great mission in nursing and nurturing a real estate consulting firm offering high quality services with choices in the type of services needed and how payment could be made. Her company has a large community coverage where it offers multi-family apartment buildings and large hectares of lands.

With caring professionals at work at PWAN Homes, residents and plot owners are saved from the problems which she was called to solve. PWAN group brings into the real estate industry a seamless approach to land ownership and property investment for Nigerians at home and in the diaspora.

The company pioneered real estate network marketing business in Africa and possibly in the world to the best of knowledge available. It provides opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Nigerians to earn consistent Income as real estate entrepreneurs. Onwumere is therefore an intervening force in quickening the real estate industry and changing the narrative of the business to become a life transforming enterprise for many.

The novel idea she birthed is said to have opened doors of opportunities for a greater number of people to enter the real estate business than experienced any time in the history of the industry. The PWAN team – staff, partners and consultants, engages with public and private sectors, including Nigerians in diaspora to execute commercial and residential projects in Nigeria.

The company’s operations are organised into real estate management, property development – that handles buying, selling, renting or leasing of land or buildings and real estate development, which undertakes surveys, land documentations and building elevations and plans.

Others are financial analysis that offers tenant placement, credit screening, maintenance, property inspections and collections services and consultancy where it engages in the search for and development of properties to meet clients’ needs.

Onwumere’s contributions to the rapid development of the real estate industry have also come by way of setting new trends on public enlightenment on available opportunities through trainings. The aim is to educate the public on the need to own and develop properties as a means of creating wealth for present and future generations.

Her effort has brought positive changes in the real estate industry and in the lives of people. The harnessing of synergies has yielded positive outcomes that have made the group one of the top 10 game changers in Nigeria’s real estate industry.

Her contributions in making home ownership dream a reality for many people have earned her local and international recognitions, including the conferment of an honorary doctorate degree by the European-American University, Commonwealth of Dominica.