Yemi Edun began his career in real estate as an apprentice in the 90’s in West Hampstead London, he qualified as a financial adviser and appointed representative of Openwork and Zurich Insurance proffering financial advice, mortgages and life policies from the early 2000 till date.
His first owner managed stand-alone property business was Daniel Ford & Co, which is a traditional estate agency that has grown from a managed portfolio of fewer than 10 properties to over 500 managed properties in central London.
He also began a separate business, Daniel Ford International, which is a London property acquisition firm, it represents buyers solely, an innovation at the point it was brought onto the market. As the business grew, it organically developed new arms like Red Brick (Block managers) and London N1c Ltd (Builders and Renovation).
It has been a venerable source of employment and a beacon of responsible business practices growing from a staff strength of 2 to a current number of 32.
The business has provided leadership in customer service and in meeting the aspirations and requirements of facilitating access to hundreds of first-time property buyers, whilst representing various Families, Trust, and Institutional buyers.
In conjunction with selected banks, he hosts international road shows and events geared at sensitizing people to the London property market and providing a pathway to property ownership for freshers in the tricky world of London property.
Beyond the theatre of corporate achievement, by way of corporate social responsibility, he has been a sponsor of the Central St Martin Fine art Auction for 4 years running. The aim of the auction is to help postgraduate students finance their final year projects and the portfolios they need to begin independent careers.
The company has gone on to win several awards including the Times Lettings Agency Award for property management agency of the Year in 2012.
With over 1,000 properties worth in excess of £450 million sold, advised and financed coupled with a strong recognizable brand, the firm has showcased the best of Africa to the world. A characteristic evidenced by regular National media and TV coverage, a vindication of positive standing and authority in the field of practice
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