So last week I was in Accra and I had the privilege to catch up with Carlo. Not only did he develop one of the most remarkable office buildings in Africa, he is a friend of 3Invest. In his usual way of counselling, we spoke deeply about the African real estate market which he has passionately played in the past 7 years. When I asked him why he was moving on he said ” Look Ruth “You should do something new every 7 years”.
Carlo Matta served as the Chief Executive Officer of Laurus Development Partners Limited. Carlo has twenty years of experience in the real estate industry. He spent the first half of his career as a principal working on designing and project managing residential, office and mix-use projects in Italy, China, Viet Nam, France, Malaysia and Zanzibar. During this time, he worked for the renowned architects Jean Nouvel in Paris, and Ken Yeang in Kuala Lumpur. He served
In his heartfelt message to his friends and colleagues he had this to say;
“Since all good things come to an end, after nearly seven, amazing years with Laurus I have decided to start a new chapter in my personal and professional life.
I leave Laurus in the capable hands of the new CEO Peter Young who, I am sure, will take the Company to new heights. As a founder of the Firm, I am immensely grateful to my partner Actis who gave me the opportunity and financial support to set-up Laurus and to develop some of the most iconic real estate assets in West Africa on their behalf. I feel privileged to have had the chance to work alongside the best in class in real estate private equity and development. Without Actis’ trust, dedication and vision I would not have come this far. Huge thank you goes to my team who has been instrumental in shaping up the company and in delivering the first generation of Class A projects in the Region.”
Article written by Ruth Obih