About Us

Brickstone is an Infrastructure Accelerator with strong competence in early stage project development for large industrial and infrastructure projects.

Brickstone’s early stage project development competences is applied throughout the entire process of developing capital-intensive projects with the objective of ensuring the profitability and protect its long-term asset value for sponsors.

Brickstone was founded by Femi Awofala in 2009  as a Real Estate Advisory firm but have evolved into becoming an early stage infrastructure accelerator in conjunction with a team of professionals having vast commercial and financial management experience range from sourcing, developing, closing and delivering equity, project/ corporate finance and other contractual structures across major infrastructure projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Clients we have worked with

Brickstone Clients

 

 

Meet The Team

Femi Awofala
Founding Partner, Advisory & Financing

Gamal M. Abu-heneidy
Senior Advisor, Infrastructure

Raymond Pratt
Contract Administration & Accounting

Ayobami Adeleke
Advisory and Financing

Tosin Amao
Advisory & Financing

Femi is the founder of Brickstone and has practical experience in advising companies and governments on private investments in energy , real estate and infrastructure, including structuring and executing project/structured financings and M&A transactions. He leads Brickstone’s Origination & Commercial advisory team in Energy, Infrastructure and Real Estate

Femi was an investment banking professional with Vetiva Capital Management Limited where he led teams on several M&A transactions, capital raisings programmes as well as structured/project financings of over $500 million.

Prior to joining Vetiva Capital Management Limited, he was at the ARM Investment Mangers and was part of the private equity real estate team and he assessed potential real estate investment opportunities, prepared detailed financial models and valuations and oversaw property development, construction management, coordinated marketing, contract negotiations and closings for a real estate developments;

Key projects included acquisitions of medium–upper income residential and commercial properties in the Lagos and Abuja, equity placement and advisory services for the raising of a $90 million private equity real estate fund that invests in real estate projects in West Africa, the US$ 350 million Toll Road Project in Lekki, Lagos.

Femi has a first degree – B.Sc Geology from University of Ibadan and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Lagos Business School, Pan-African University. He is a Policy Member of the Infrastructure Policy Group, Nigeria Economic Summit Group.

Gamal is an Senior Advisor to Brickstone and has over three decade of experience in projects’ management, procurement issues and coordination and dealing with contractors and administering all contractual matters related to site supervision and contract implementation.

Gamal has over 27 years worked with Dar Al-Handasah Consultants, a leading global international multidisciplinary consulting organization for engineering, architecture, planning, environment, project management, and economics where he was the Area Manager in West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, and Chad).

Gamal lead, co-ordinate and managed various West African landmark projects which includes;

  • Lagos Rail Mass Transit (Red Line), Lagos State
  • Lekki Free Trade Zone, Lagos State
  • Kaduna Hydroelectric Dams, Nigeria
  • Comprehensive Master Plan for Lekki Sub-Region, Lagos State, Nigeria
  • New Makarfi City Master Plan, Kaduna State, Nigeria
  • Ogun State Cargo Airport, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Port Harcourt Stormwater Drainage, Nigeria
  • Ghana Western Railway, Ghana
  • Tema – Akosombo – Buipe Multimodal Transport Study, Ghana
  • Madina – Pantang Road Project, Ghana
  • Snake Island Development Projects, Nigeria
  • Rehabilitation of Sagamu and Ijebu-Ode Water Supply Schemes, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Urban Roads and Drainage Improvement in Yobe State, Nigeria
  • Damaturu Water Supply Project in Yobe State, Nigeria. Financed by IBRD
  • Federal Ministry of Water Resources
  • Biu Water Supply Project in Borno State, Nigeria. Financed by IBRD

Raymond is an Associate and a member of the Contract Administration and Accounts Team

Mr. Pratt’s responsibilities at Brickstone include the preparation of periodic management accounts, managing the firm’s financial reporting and accounting processes, liaising with tax and audit consultants as well as overseeing the operations function.

  • Leads in the responsibility and accountability for all administrative and accounting procedure, budgeting, cash flow, internal controls, monitoring and preservation of the company assets for Brickstone
  • Direct these efforts in a manner which accomplishes the goals and objectives of Brickstone
  • Ensure appropriate procedures for financial reporting, record keeping and documentation which maintains files in an orderly, accurate and current manner
  • Oversee the Chart of Accounts for Brickstone’s Construction projects to accurately reflect cost center income and expenses and general and administrative expenses in order to ensure accurate financial reporting

Raymond excelled in the Graduate Project Programme and is a specialist in Contract Administration and Accounting

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos and is in the Final Stage of ICAN Certification.

Ayobami Adeleke is an Analyst and a member of the Advisory & Financing Team.

He is focused on projects involving companies and governments on private investments in real estate and infrastructure, including feasibility studies, structuring and performing financial due diligence, developing complex financial models, performing credit analyses, drafting business plans

Ayobami holds a BSc. Degree in Estate Management from the University of Lagos.

He has assisted clients in business planning, modeling and valuation, investment appraisals and asset optimization strategies

Tosin is an Analyst and a member of the Commercial Advisory Team. He is focused on projects involving private investments in commercial real estate and infrastructure, including feasibility studies, structuring and performing financial due diligence, developing complex financial models, performing credit analyses, drafting business plans

Tosin holds a Bachelors of Engineering Degree in Engineering from Coventry University in the UK