Associate Director

Femi Adewole

Femi Adewole is a housing finance professional and architect with over 34 years experience in housing finance, development and project management. He has recently retired as the founding  Managing Director at the Family Homes Funds Ltd  – a Nigeria focussed affordable housing development and finance company working towards delivering up to 300000 homes.

Femi’s current focus is developing afro-centric housing and infrastructure finance solutions which address the unique context of predominantly low income and informal economies in Sub-Sahara Africa.


  • Study into Options for End User Financing for potential homeowners in Nigeria on low/middle income for REALL Ltd, UK
  • Housing Needs Survey for Lagos State, Nigeria for the Government of Lagos State Nigeria
  • National Social Housing Programme – Design and Structuring of a 300000unit social housing programme for the Federal Government of Nigeria as part of a post Covid Economic Sustainability Programme;

Relevant Experience

Femi has had over 30 years experience at Director in Housing and Housing Finance across Sub-Sahara Africa and the United Kingdom.

Recently retired as the pioneer CEO of the Family Homes Funds, a housing finance agency co-owned by the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority and the Finance Ministry of the Nigerian Federal Government. The Agency has grown very quickly to be one of sub-sahara Africa’s largest housing fund.

Prior to the role at Family Homes Funds, have been Director of Operations and subsequently Ag Managing Director at Shelter Afrique – the pan African Housing Finance Institution working across 44 African States.

Before his career in Africa, he had held senior roles in large housing associations in England including Group Director of Operations at the then Notting Hill Housing Trust, Investment Director at the then Guinness Trust and Executive Director at the then Bradford Community Housing Trust (Now InCommunities).

He has had experience working with Governments and private sector partners to develop innovative housing policies and programmes, develop institutional capacity with leadership and implement specific projects.


  • B.Sc Architecture
  • M.Sc Architecture
  • M.Sc Land Economics and Developmemt
  • Masters of Business Administration

Professional Accreditations

  • Member, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
  • Fellow, Nigeria Institute of Architects
  • Honorary Fellow, Nigeria Institute of Building

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