Who We Are

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HANNA OSUNDINA MRICS

Founder of BWRE

Hanna started BWRE as a way to connect with other black women in the property industry as she struggled to find women like her in her immediate network. She is passionate about racial and gender equality and hopes the group will help black women connect and support one another. 
 

Hanna is a Senior Development Manager for East Wick and Sweetwater projects. In her role, she manages the feasibility, business planning, budget, design, programming and planning of the mixed-use regeneration project of over 1,800 homes on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

She also sits on the board of E16 CLT - a community land trust in Newham, helping to make strategic decisions on the management of newly owned ex-council properties and the feasibility of future opportunities. Hanna is also the vice chair of the University of Greenwich’s Construction, Property and Surveying Practices – Industry Advisory Board and is a member of Estates Gazette's Diversity & Inclusion Content Advisory Panel. 

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FAITH LOCKEN MRICS

Committee Member 

Faith is a chartered commercial surveyor and property investor with over 8 years experience in the property industry including roles in estate agency, valuation, investment, and development. Faith currently works as Development Manager for Countryside Plc managing the delivery of a 1,000+ unit residential regeneration scheme in North London. 

 

Faith is a huge advocate for building generational wealth; she began investing in property at age 24, and documents her property investing journey through her YouTube and Instagram pages (@thepropertyhustle) as a way to teach others the benefits of having multiple streams of income and building generational wealth particularly within the black community.

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LOLA AKANDE MRICS

Committe Member

Lola began her real estate career in 2015 at Cushman and Wakefield, having joined the graduate scheme and completing 4 rotations across Valuation, Transaction Management and Retail Agency and Investment. She qualified as a Member of the Royal Institute of Charted Surveyors in 2017 under the Valuation pathway and has since focused her career in the commercial real estate Investment sector.

 

Currently she is an Associate in the commercial real estate team of a leading UK Financial Institution. Her responsibilities include underwriting new investment deals, monitoring development loan drawdowns, reporting on the Bank’s CRE loans portfolio and reviewing existing loan facility covenants. By joining BWRE, she hopes to connect with more black women in the real estate industry and help advance the careers of those just starting out"

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NATALIE CARTER 

Committee Member

Natalie Carter is an award-winning senior associate in the Real Estate team at Greenberg Traurig LLP. Joining the firm in 2018, Natalie has acted in multiple high-value and high-profile transactions including the financing, acquisition, disposal and development of a  high value commercial properties across London. Committed to providing a clear pathway for other Black people pursuing a corporate law career, Natalie works with various charities and organisations including the Black Solicitors Network and Urban Lawyers, where she originally designed their annual conference.

 

Since 2015, over 2000 students have attended. On top of this, she is the co-Founder of Black Girls Book Club, the UK’s premier Book club for black women creating a safe space for black women to enjoy literature. Over 200 events have been hosted with celebrity guests such as June Sarpong, Malorie Blackman, Afua Hirsch and Dorothy Koomson. Natalie is a trustee of the Creative Land Trust and was appointed as a judge for the annual renowned BookSeller Awards

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ALLY REID 

Committee Member

Ally is a chartered commercial property surveyor and registered valuer who has held roles in construction, valuation and property investment since 2013.  She currently holds the role of Corporate Finance Manager for Landsec where she works to maximise the value of a real estate portfolio valued at £12.8bn. 

Ally is an advocate for reducing the barriers to entry within the real estate sector to create a more diverse and inclusive industry to work in.  She is chair of Diaspora the Landsec ethnic minority affinity network and active in several community initiatives to improve visibility of minority groups and increase access to and progression within the industry.