Understanding the financing needs for commercial real estate in Nigeria
10 December 2018 | 5:34 am
The United Nations expects Nigeria to become the third most populous country in the world by 2030. The country's real estate sector would require innovative funding structures to accommodate the housing needs of the growing population.
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