Evans Essienyi, Alumni
- Real Estate Management and Construction
2011, SM Center for Real Estate
“It is good to develop talent and skill, be courageous, work hard and know your stuff; but it is also equally important, if not more so, to develop the fine art of connecting with people - networking.”
The high cost of constructing or purchasing a house makes it impossible for the average working-class citizen to realize his dream of owning a residential accommodation in his lifetime. I am going to apply construction management and technical expertise that will reduce cost drastically and eliminate the stress that presently accompanies real estate development in Ghana.
After graduation I worked as a site engineer for one of the largest building construction firms in Ghana. My first project was the construction of a two-story multipurpose hall. That was completed in a year. I took over and completed a four–story office block. One distinct characteristic of my company was its ability to execute at speed. I went on to help complete and hand over a very large project – a four-story hostel complex worth more than two million dollars.
I started running my own construction company in July 2007. I have constructed a three-classroom block; a two-bedroom semi-detached house; a two-story, 12-classroom block; and a 484-sq meter auditorium. At MIT I expect to acquire cutting-edge knowledge in real estate development, finance and investment. I will revolutionize real estate development in Ghana and Africa.
I will also provide facility management services to existing real estate properties. I will organize gangs of artisans equipped with fine skills and tools to deliver prompt and reliable services at an affordable cost. I also will further engage the artisans themselves in providing these services.