Gbenga Salako Davis (GSD)
Gbenga Salako-Davis (GSD) is a consummate Construction and Real Estate professional and practitioner with over 21 years’ experience. He is a 2nd generation builder and developer having learned the profession directly from his late father, a popular Land owner in Isolo area of Lagos, He possesses proven capabilities in Real Estate Management, Real Estate Development, and Facility Management with a strong bias for Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) and PPP metrics.
GSD as he is fondly called is an alumnus of Trauma State University Illinois where he bagged a degree in Business Studies. He also invested in practical real estate and project management courses leading to the award of (Rea Estate development) certificates from the UK as well as a certificate in advanced study in Real Estate Project Management in the United States.
He began his real estate development mission in Illinois, when he realized the great potential in real estate after selling his first home. With the proceeds, he partnered in a joint venture project and began acquiring and renovating foreclosure homes and distressed property, later sold for profits or rent for residual cash flow.This venture became a vista to the future as he made very aggressive in-road into Nigeria’s real estate market.
A quiet achiever, GSD’s first development in Nigeria was in 2008 at the Maryland corridor in Lagos; since then, he has laid his footprints in different sub-sectors of the real estate market both locally and internationally. He has developed building projects extensively in Canada, USA, London and Lagos, especially the Lekki-Ikoyi corridor.Some of his notable projects include the 1200 seater event centre known as Manor Gardens Event Centre in Isheri Lagos. Following this, GSD founded Hazel Crest Property as a response to the increasing dynamics, innovation and needs in the real estate market in Nigeria.
Hazel Crest Property is an integrated property company which provides a total solution from design, build, operate and managed.Be it private ownership, joint operation, PPP.
Hazel Crest was designed and create to deliver experiences for clients and non-clients who have the opportunity of coming in contact with the brand. GSD’s vision for the sector is hinged on using customer service orientation and technology to ride the sector out of the doldrums of the economy and put it in the proper light.GSD, through Hazel Crest property developed strategic partnerships with known brands such as ARM Investments (now MIXTA PROPERTY), Magamound and most recently, Centenary City; One of the biggest real estate in West Africa. Hazel Crest is the exclusive marketer in the Lagos region representing this multi-billion project.