For Sierra Leoneans in the diaspora, buying land and building a home back in Sierra Leone is a dream. They want a place to retire to, a house that’s an investment, and a home to stay in when they visit. However, the dream of homeownership can quickly become a costly nightmare with broken promises and roadblocks. 

High labor and building materials costs, the absence of proper payment plans, horror stories shared by friends about their monetary investments being squandered, and land scams are some of the issues diasporans face when they try to build back home. 

Jobomax Homes, in partnership with Vickie Remoe, is hosting an insightful webinar for Sierra Leoneans living in the diaspora who want to fulfill their dream of home ownership in Salone. The upcoming webinar, “Salone Diaspora Home Buyer Webinar: Build & Finance Your Dream Home in Sierra Leone,” on Friday, June 14, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST/5:00 PM to 6:30 PM BST/GMT, will demystify the homebuyer process. The free virtual real estate event connects prospective homeowners with West Africa’s real estate industry experts and current diaspora homeowners who found an easy way to build in Sierra Leone. 


What You’ll Learn At The Sierra Leone Diaspora Homeowner Webinar

This webinar, put together by Jobomax Homes, is excellent for first-time home buyers who want to learn how to own and finance their homes in Sierra Leone with a mortgage in the US. 

This informative session will also cover:

  • Land acquisition.
  • Building and Construction: What to expect.
  • Financing Options: Getting a Mortgage in the US to cover your Salone home.
  • Helpful resources to avoid pitfalls.
  • Testimonies from diaspora-based homeowners who built and financed their homes with Jobomax Homes.


Sierra Leone Diaspora Homeowner Webinar Expert Speakers

This webinar will bring together key experts in Sierra Leone Real Estate and be hosted by award-winning journalist and Sierra Leonean diaspora leader Vickie Remoe. 

We’re excited to have industry experts who will share their valuable knowledge in building homes in Sierra Leone:

Robert Hornsby, CEO & Co-Founder, Jobomax: Since 1991, Bob has built and led teams as a business development and project management executive in various entrepreneurial settings. From 2000 to 2004, he was President of technology services company Slingshot Solutions. Subsequently, he directed new business unit development for Overseas Strategic Consulting before co-founding JOBOMAX / American Homebuilders of West Africa. Before entering the private sector, Bob served in the Peace Corps in West Africa as a public health volunteer and taught International Studies in the Atlanta Public Schools.

Bob holds an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA in International Economics and African Studies from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He received a BA in Economics at Davidson College, focusing on Economic Development. He has worked in residential construction, from concrete to framing and roofing, and manages a rental property portfolio in the US. Bob is on a mission to tackle the housing deficit in West Africa to give the African diaspora better ways to invest in their home countries.

Adekunle Faleti, Assistant VP, Real Estate Fulfillment and Lending, Truist:  Kunle is a highly skilled Mortgage Professional and International Housing Finance Expert with over 25 years of stable and progressive experience with publicly quoted renowned Financial Institutions in the USA and West Africa. Before joining Truist, he was with the World Bank as a housing finance consultant and mortgage specialist in the Nigerian Housing Finance Program.

Keith Williams, CFO, Greenwich Hazleton Group: Keith is a transformative leader in real estate development and finance, currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer at The Greenwich Hazleton Group. With over a decade of experience in commercial banking, underwriting, and risk analysis, Keith has a proven track record in managing complex financial portfolios and driving strategic growth.

In addition to his role at The Greenwich Hazleton Group, Keith has been a Senior Advisor and Board Member at Jobomax, where he has contributed significantly to market expansion in Anglophone countries in West Africa. His strategic vision and analytical skills make him a key asset in financing and real estate development discussions. 

Keith holds a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Organizational Development and Leadership from Saint Joseph’s University and a bachelor’s degree from Delaware State University. He empowers communities through innovative real estate solutions and strategic financial planning.

Bilal Cyrus: Cyrus owns CYRUSXLS, LLC, where he develops and introduces clients to opportunities in West Africa’s real estate market. He has successfully built two homes in Conakry, Guinea, with Jobomax Homes. He just signed the lease to begin construction on his third Jobomax property in Apollonia City, Accra, Ghana.  He is a real estate enthusiast advocating for black Americans to reclaim their African heritage through real estate investment in Africa.

Kalil Kargbo: A Sierra Leonean-American based in Atlanta, Georgia, who spent four decades in the US, had given up on owning a home in Sierra Leone until he discovered Jobomax. Khalil will share his experience building and financing a house in Newton, Sierra Leone, with Jobomax Homes. 

Anna Strait: Director of Jobomax Homes, Sierra Leone


Who Should Attend the Sierra Leone Real Estate Webinar 

Whether you’re a first-time builder or looking to expand your property portfolio with little stress, this webinar will provide practical advice and actionable tips tailored to the Sierra Leone context. You’ll gain:

  • Expert and direct insights from professionals with extensive experience in the local real estate market.
  • Comprehensive information on everything from the initial planning stages to securing financing and completing your building.
  • An interactive Q&A where your specific questions are answered by our experts.


How To Register For the Sierra Leone Real Estate Webinar 

Don’t miss this opportunity to turn your home-building dreams into reality. Click here to register and secure a spot today! Registration is free, but spaces are limited, so act fast!


About Jobomax Homes

Jobomax Homes was established in 2005 by Robert Hornsby and Jonathan Halloran to address West Africa’s scarcity of reliable infrastructure and the absence of viable housing finance options for home buyers. Our headquarters is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; however, we help our clients interested in building property in Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Guinea by providing them with quality construction, access to finance, and security of their investment. 

In addition to our homebuilding ventures, we have a long history of providing investment, expertise, and network linkages for sustainable trade, housing construction, development, and capacity building in Africa. Trust us to accomplish your home-building goals in West Africa.