Wake up, Run, Breakfast, Project Meetings then Office Work.
This is how a typical day looks like for Joseph Ntimama, Construction Project Manager for Myspace Properties whom we caught up with today to know more about him and learn a thing or two about Project Management.
As project managers do, Joseph wears many hats in his role as project manager and intermediary between clients and developers. He is an enthusiastic problem solver and communicator who skillfully juggles many projects at once.
Here is what he had to say:
How long have you been At Myspace Properties?
I have Been at MySpace since 2016
I am originally from Narok North, Rift Valley Kenya
What do you do at Myspace?
As a Construction project manager, I manage the construction team including the architect, engineers, quantity surveyors, Construction valuation, contractors and subcontractors. I schedule projects, I source for project financing for our projects, I conduct feasibility studies for our projects and I do quality and budget control
How did you get started in Real Estate?
The construction industry has been very dear to me since I was a young child. Building structures to completion has been a dream.What better way to do it by making and growing money for clients which is what real estate is about
What made you join Myspace?
Basically because of their alignment to my career growth and simply because the leadership of MySpace is inspiring
What is a typical week for you?
A typical week involves me meeting investors, having site meetings in our ongoing projects, meeting with stakeholders in the real estate industry, Going to the gym and reading books and articles on the economic paths of Africa among others
What are the challenges you face?
Based on our economic status in Kenya right now it’s not easy to get financing from banks mostly because of the capped interest. Another challenge is the project scheduling sometimes can be affected by many things therefore delaying a project and we have to crash it to finish it on time. Among’st the biggest challenge is maneuvering in Nairobi from meeting to meeting in this crazy traffic
What’s your favorite part of working at Myspace?
Growing investment for our client and I get to Play and work hard with our CEO
If you weren’t in real estate what else do you think you’d be doing?
I would be a commercial farmer
What’s your favorite thing to do in Nairobi when free?
Talking about the economic status of Kenya and the future of the construction industry. Discussing about where Africa is headed politically, socially and economically
What projects have you worked on so far?
Nyali view park Bombolulu Mombasa, One Twiga Project Nyali Mombasa, Belcrest gardens Kileleshwa Nairobi, Springhill park Kileleshwa Nairobi among others.
That’s it folks. Deal with the best and get the best!