We have a lot of interesting people working out of CapitalSquare, and because they're so great, we will be profiling one of our members every month.
For our first Member Spotlight, we'll be talking to Victor Ibeabuchi, the CEO of Marvelfairs Realties Ltd.
Name: Victor Ibeabuchi
Occupation: Estate Surveyor
Working from CapitalSquare since February 2014.
Tell us a little bit about your business:
Marvelfairs Realties Limited is a company that handles Real Estate and its allied services with an aim to increase and sustain urban quality within its areas of operation.
To this extent, we offer our clients Real Estate, Facilities Management, and Strategic Business Solutions, which include:
- Real Estate Consulting;
- Strategic Facility Planning (SFP);
- Total Facilities Management;
- Estate Facility Audits and Building Inspections; and
- Janitorial Services.
Our operations are guided by specified regulations that are recognized by the construction industry.
The company was incorporated as a Limited Liability Company in March 2010 by the Corporate Affairs Commission Abuja FCT Nigeria.
What do you love most about working for yourself?
The ease, flexibility, and the vision/focus that comes with the belief that one is getting to his destination. I think it enhances self-discovery towards the fulfilment of your desires.
What is the hardest thing about being an entrepreneur?
The challenge of translating your vision into reality (this could be in terms of finances), decisive action taking (on where and how to start), and the challenge of research in terms of collating a clear and concise plan of action for your business to succeed. Let's also not forget the challenges of growing your business.
What do you wish you knew before starting your business?
Basically, I think I have learnt the essentials of starting and growing any business, many thanks to an Entrepreneurial Programme I took part in Affiliation with the Enterprise Development Services (EDS) here in Lagos.
It covered every basic aspect that dealt with Entrepreneurship, Business Planning and Strategy Development, Vision and Mission Statements, just to mention a few. For me, I believe I’m on course and very soon, our organisation will hit the mark.
Why are you in this business? Where did the idea come from?
Its about passion. I gained interest in what I’m doing from my late secondary school days. It is my ardent desire to see that our immediate surrounding (i.e. the built environment) is functioning effectively, hence the need to render essential services that will not only provide economic gains, but will enhance such.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? How different is it from what you do now?
They are closely related... by virtue of academic discipline and to some great extent in terms of practice. As a child, I wanted to be an Air-Pilot. I desired an adventurous career that would enable me see the world. Both disciplines have some essential aspects in common – GEOGRAPHY!
This has also led to the development of other talents such as photography. Today I have also specialized in landscape and aerial photography. With the help from a colleague in the aviation industry, I do take photographs from “sky daring” heights.
How long have you been working out of CapitalSquare? What has the experience been like? Would you recommend it?
I’ve been working it out at CapitalSquare since February this year. Its really been a wholesome experience. It’s a workspace that meets the needs of any aspiring entrepreneur and other emerging corporate bodies.
If you could share a desk with any two people in the world, who would they be? Why?
The two people I would love to share a desk with… JIM OVIA (NIGERIAN) and BILL GATES (AMERICAN) in terms of business intelligence.
If you could be any animal, what would you be?
Got any other questions for Victor, or any real estate needs that he could help with? Get in touch with him using any of the channels below:
Phone: 0809 995 5800, 0806 152 5871
And if you'd like to join Victor and the rest of the amazing people working out of CapitalSquare, click here to see our plans and pricing. There'll definitely be something for you.