Estate surveyors urged to enhance performance by prioritising leisure
Olugbenga Ismail, the Chairman of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) Lagos branch, emphasized the importance of physical and mental fitness within the real estate profession during an advocacy and fitness forum organized by the welfare sub-committee in Lagos. Ismail highlighted that success in the real estate industry
requires individuals to be both physically and mentally active. Thus, he stressed the significance of engaging in activities that optimize these vital aspects of well-being.
Ismail articulated, "The overarching objective is to promote the health of our members, but we are also educating residents about the role estate surveyors play in society and the value they bring to our environment." He further underscored that maintaining good health and overall fitness is key to keeping one's mind sharp. Regular exercise is integral to this process, preventing fatigue and promoting an active lifestyle. Ismail emphasized that a wholesome existence encompasses adequate sleep, proper nutrition, and physical activity.
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The chairman also encouraged estate surveyors to prioritize their health and well-being. He urged them to pursue various forms of sports and physical activities outside their real estate responsibilities to ensure they remain active and fit. Ismail reiterated the importance of the public seeking the services of estate surveyors and recognizing their multifaceted expertise. Estate surveyors are well-versed in surveying, valuation, asset management (both tangible and intangible), and public and private infrastructural development. Their skills encompass expertise in land economics, investment portfolio management, title documentation, and they serve as employers of labor, land administrators, and consultants. By availing themselves of these professional services, society can benefit from their wealth of knowledge and experience.
Talat Yusuf-Abdulkadri, Chair of the Welfare Sub-committee, further emphasized the significance of this initiative in promoting healthy living among estate surveyors in Lagos. She underlined that enhancing the membership experience is a top priority for the leadership, as this would enable estate surveyors to fulfill their site-related duties effectively, which may include site inspections, climbing tall buildings, and measuring extensive land areas, some exceeding five hectares. For such physically demanding tasks, it is imperative that estate surveyors maintain their fitness levels. Yusuf-Abdulkadri urged all estate surveyors and valuers to embrace regular exercise as an integral part of their lifestyle to ensure they remain fit and capable of meeting the demands of their profession.