Our Key people

Jide Akinsemoyin – Joint Managing Director & Head of Market Intelligence

Jide Akinsemoyin

‎Jide Akinsemoyin is a co-founder of Templetons Realty. He has a background in Investment Banking going back over 17 years. An experienced Financial Risk Management Consultant, Jide has worked with Institutions in London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam on a variety of Regulatory driven Market, Credit and Liquidity Risk Infrastructure Change Programmes. Clients have included Barclays bank, Deutsche bank, Lloyds bank, ABN Amro bank, Rabobank and Svenska Handelsbanken bank.

Templetons was conceived out of Jide’s passion for property. As a Banker in Europe, Jide still managed to maintain an active presence in the Lagos Real Estate scene through his property development activities. This included financing and managing a major Commercial Development in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Templetons Realty was created to raise the bar in the level and quality of Professional Services offered in the Lagos Commercial Real estate Market. Jide remains at the forefront of this strategic vision, ensuring that the company continues to meet and exceed Global Standards in its operational excellence.

Jide holds a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies from the University of Westminster, London, UK.


Tunde Layeni – Joint Managing Director & Head of Transaction Management

Tunde Layeni

Tunde Layeni is a co-founder of Templetons Realty. A graduate in Construction Management from the University of Westminster in London, he has over 18 years of Construction/Real Estate Services experience gained predominantly in the areas of Project Management  and Transaction Management in both the United Kingdom and Nigeria.

Since moving to Nigeria, Tunde has represented a number of multi-nationals, including Teleperformance, HP and Kaplan, on their Commercial Real Estate requirements in Lagos.

He has also been involved in the setting up of Project Management Systems, specifically for award winning Property Development Company, Beachway Developers, on their ARCADIA MEWS development.

Tunde is a member of the Association of Real Estate Agents in Nigeria (AREA) and currently working on the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence in Commercial property practice.


Thompson Wakama – Senior Partner

Head of Corporate Services

Thompson Wakama is an Associate of The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers. He holds a Bachelors degree in Estate Management and a Masters degree in Project Management. He has over 22 years’ experience in the Real Estate Development sector. His work experience includes being Projects Manager with the foremost property development company, UACN Property Development Company Plc. and also functioned as the Group Property Manager for Mandilas Group Limited.

Prior to joining Templetons Realty, he was Head, Property Development of Intercontinental Homes Plc, a mortgage banking and real estate company.


John-Bede Anthonio – Senior Partner

Head of Investor & Developer Services

John-Bede Anthonio has been involved in property since the early 1980’s. A graduate of the University of Lagos, he set up his first design and build company called Projectscope Ltd after he completed his NYSC. The company went on to become one of the pioneer developers in Abuja in the early 1990’s. Since then he has set up many other companies, notably Readersworld Ltd and Gitco Ltd.

In 1999, the Governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu, invited John-Bede to join his cabinet and turn around the moribund Lagos State Development & Property Corporation (LSDPC). Under his tenure, the company went on to build thousands of homes and undertake large scale commercial projects, including the financing and construction of the 4 Millenium Schools with a Chinese Consortium.

In 2004, the Governor appointed John-Bede as his Senior Special Assistant for Special Projects with the specific brief to rehabilitate all Public schools in Lagos and the design and landscaping of all Public places. It was a role that saw him involved in the planning, design and construction of new schools across 20 Local governments in Lagos State.

John Bede sits on the Board of Capetex Industries Ltd and Multiverse Resources Ltd and is a member of the Institute of Directors (IOD) and an Alumni of Lagos Business School.


Tolulope Delano – Senior Partner


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Veronica Ogunleye – Senior Partner (Legal)

Veronica Ogunleye

Veronica Ogunleye graduated from the University of Lagos in the year 2006 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in the year 2007. She is a Graduate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria. She is also an Alumnus of the Metropolitan School of Business and Management UK (Special Executive Masters Programme).

She worked with a top tier law firm for several years before moving on to serve as an in-house counsel to an International Financial Institution based in Nigeria.

Her areas of experience include: Corporate and Commercial Law, Labour Law, Real Estate Practice, Administration of Estates and Secured Credit Transactions.