Abdulmalik Egbunike, FRICS, FIWFM, FIoD, FNIVS, FBR,ACI Arb. – Pioneering Thought Leader in Real Estate, Facilities Management, and Business Rescue
Mr. Abdulmalik Egbunike is a distinguished and an accomplished professional with over three decades of experience as a strategist and leading consultant in the Real Estate, Facilities Management, and Business Rescue and Turnaround sectors.
As the founder of Total Facilities Management Ltd and Ora Egbunike & Associates, he has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of these industries in Nigeria.
Mr. Egbunike’s journey began in 1979 when he served as a Senior Estate Surveyor & Valuer at Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited, where he played a crucial role in property acquisition and the relocation of over 1000 employees for the establishment of a multi-billion dollar steel plant. His leadership skills and dedication led to a successful takeoff of the project.
In 1987, he founded Ora Egbunike & Associates, establishing the firm in Lagos and extending its network of branches. Over 24 years, he navigated the complexities of administrative receivership and managed high-rise buildings, demonstrating unparalleled expertise in property management and recovery.
In 1999, Mr. Egbunike assumed the role of Chairman at Total Facilities Management Limited, overseeing the effectiveness of the Board and guiding the company in setting and implementing its strategies and policies until 2017.
His contributions to the real estate landscape include serving as Resident Estate Surveyor & Valuer at Ado Chukwuma & Associates from 1985 to 1987, where he established the firm in Lagos and cultivated a strong institutional clientele base.
Education and Expertise
Mr. Abdulmalik Egbunike’s commitment to continuous learning is evident in his academic achievements. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Henley Business School, UK (2014-2016), a Master’s degree in Property Investment from the University of Reading, UK (2013), and various other qualifications in facilities management, construction management, and estate management.
His pursuit of excellence is complemented by his licenses and certifications, including being a Fellow of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management and the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors & Valuers. He is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and a Fellow of several professional bodies, including the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria, the Institute of Directors, and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Eco Leadership and Technological Innovation
Mr. Egbunike is currently focusing on acquiring eco-leadership skills and developing strategies to harness the potential of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technology in Facilities Management and Real Estate. In the face of the fourth Industrial Revolution, he is determined to manage digital disruptions and ensure the continued success of his ventures.
Contributions to National Development
Mr. Egbunike has played key roles in national projects, including chairing committees for the verification of landed property for the Federal Housing Authority and the Federal Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Urban Development in Nigeria. His extensive experience as a consultant to the Federal Government and its agencies in infrastructural developments underscores his commitment to contributing to the nation’s progress.
Legacy and Affiliations
Mr. Abdulmalik Egbunike’s legacy is marked not only by his professional accomplishments but also by his memberships in esteemed organizations such as the British Safety Council, the International Facility Management Association, and the Nigeria Institute of Management.
As a prolific thought leader, strategist, and consultant, Mr. Egbunike continues to shape the future of Real Estate and Facilities Management in Nigeria and beyond, leaving an indelible mark on the industry and inspiring the next generation of FM professionals.