- Sujimoto Receives 2019 Property Development Award
For continuously innovating and localising luxury designs in the real estate sector, Sujimoto Construction has been awarded the 2019 Bold Initiative in property development by the Nigeria Institutes of Architecture.
Speaking on the award, Sijibomi Ogundele, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Sujimoto Construction, explained that about five years ago people said their dreams were too big for craving global standard and embracing the spirit of possibility.
He said: “Five years ago, when we started, some said our dreams were too big, our ambitions too grand; but we refused to think small and act local, we chose to think big and act global. By embracing the spirit of possibility, we created our own destiny. We understand that there is no nobility in poverty and to win in today’s economy, one needs an uncommon balance of integrity, creativity and quality.
“Our sold-out Project, the Giuliano by Sujimoto was erected on these tenets. We defied the norm in real estate industry and constructed super terraces with private elevators wrapped in Spanish travertine stones. With our current project, the Lucrezia by Sujimoto Development, we are suspending villas in the sky and will be the first to adopt the Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) for our façade.”
According to the organisers, Sujimoto Construction Company delivers sophisticated residential facilities to the Nigerian market while simultaneously ensuring costs are market reflective. Therefore, the award was meant to recognise the company’s status and serve as an impetus for future success.
Sujimoto Construction emerged winner through a screening process that involved other top companies in Nigeria with jury comprising both local and foreign researchers.
Ogundele added that “this would never have happened without the Sujimoto team, a brilliant crew that understands that to be needed, you have to be loaded. Dayo an incredible and talented 21 year old Engineer, Vinay; an expatriate that has taken the business like his grandfathers’, the commitment and optimism of Architect Isiak; the unending devotion dedication of Engineer Lamid and Emmanuel; our amiable French Project Manager Djalil, the tenacity of Princess and so many architects, engineers and supervisors are the engine that keeps us firing on – the Sales and Corporate Communications team, whose hard work and dedication keeps taking Sujimoto to the next level.
“To our critics, thank you for all the checks because without them, we would not have pushed ourselves harder.
“Finally, this award gives credence to our firm belief that you might not have a rich uncle or a powerful aunty, but with determination, dedication, and diligence you can achieve your dreams!”