B. J. Patunola-Ajayi, the Immediate Past President of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors & Valuers (NIESV), is an erudite Estate Surveyor and Valuer with over thirty-five (35) years professional experience in real estate development, property management, valuation, marketing, consultancy and advisory services both within and outside the country.
He graduated from the University of Ife (Now Obafemi Awolowo University) in 1983, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Estate Management. He also obtained a Masters Degree in Project Management from the University of Lagos. He is a holder of Doctorate Degree in Theology from Cambridge College of Theology USA. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), a member of International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI), a member of International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), Project Management Institute of America (PMIA), Institute of Real Estate Management, America, Plant and Machinery Faculty of Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers and a UN Representative in Africa on environment.
He has a wealth of experience in the Real Estate profession having worked with both private and public establishments, amongst which are Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Knight Frank and Rutley before establishing the company, J. Ajayi Patunola & Co. in 1989, which he has been overseeing till date. He has held many public and professional offices. He was the former Chairman of Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN), Lagos State Chapter and a former chairman of the Lagos Branch of Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV). He has also participated in many Federal and State Government strategic planning and till date a member of several committees at both the Federal and State level.
An eloquent writer, publisher and public speaker, he has delivered many lectures both within and outside the country. He is a member of the Prestigious Ikoyi Club.