Academic Staff

  22 Feb 2017


Iche, Ukpai Kalu

Name:                                                              Iche, Ukpai Kalu

Date of Birth:                                                   22 October, 1957

Place of Birth:                                                  Ohafia, Abia State

Nationality:                                                      Nigerian

Marital Status:                                                  Married

Number of Children:                                      5 (4 females and 1 male)

Name and Address of Spouse:                  Mrs Oluchi I. Kalu

National Library of Nigeria


Next-of-Kin:                                                    Mrs Oluchi I. Kalu

Date of First Appointment:                       September, 1983

Position on First Appointment:                 Graduate Assistant

Confirmation of Appointment:                  1 October, 1985

Present Position:                                              Professor

Date of Present Appointment/Promotion: July, 2009

Job Address:                                            Department of Estate Management

Abia State University, Uturu, NIGERIA

Telephone Contact:                            08033281058, 08120001957




  • 2.1 Higher Institutions Attended with Dates:

            –           University of Nigeria                                                   1978-1982

            –           University of Reading, England                              1985-1986

            –           Abia State University, Uturu                                     2000-2005

2.2 Academic and Professional Qualification with Dates:

                        –           B.Sc. Estate Management                                     1982

–           M.Sc. Urban Land Appraisal                                    1986

–           Ph.D. Valuation and Appraisal                                 2005

–           Associate Diploma NIESV                                         1988

–           RSV , ESVARBON                                                         1988

–           Fellowship Diploma NIESV                                         2001


2.3 Other Distinctions and Awards (with Dates)


British Technical Cooperation Agreement                   1985-1986


  • Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers National Award for Contribution to The Development of the Profession    2007
  • Abia State University in recognition and appreciation Of outstanding contribution towards the attainment of Full accreditation in academic programmes in the Faculty of Environmental Studies in 2007/2008 NUC Accreditation exercise.  2008


General Council Assemblies of God Nigeria – National

  •      Award as Ambassador of the Kingdom  2008
  • The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors & Valuers In Appreciation of Commitment to the Cause of the Institution   2008
  • The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors & Valuers In Appreciation of Contribution to National Mandatory Continuing Professional Lecture Series   2010



3.1       Work Experience outside the University System with Dates:

–      Industrial Attaché with MLSUP, Owerri                                       1979

–      Industrial Attaché with Messrs Nath Nnaji & Co., Owerri     1989

–      Industrial Attaché with Messrs Nath Nnaji & Co., Owerri     1981

–      National Youth Corper with MLSUP, Lands Division, Akure  1982

      Consultant to Messrs Egbeks Uma Associates                         1984-1992

3.2       Work Experience in other Universities with Dates:

–       Visiting Professor – University of Nigeria                                  2009-Date

3.3       Teaching Experience at Abia State University, Uturu,

            With Dates:    

–      Graduate Assistant, Dept. of Estate Management       Sept. 1983-Oct. 1986

–      Assistant Lecturer                                                                    1986-1987

–      Lecturer II                                                                                    1987-1989

–      Lecturer I                                                                                     1989-1992

–      Senior Lecturer                                                                           1992-2006

–      Reader                                                                                           2006-2009

Professor                                                                                           2009-Date


3.4       Administrative Experience with Dates

–           Pioneer Staff, Department of Estate Management, ABSU         1983

           Acting Head of Department, Estate Management                        2003

           Acting Head of Department, Estate Management                        2005

           Dean, Faculty of Environmental Studies                                          2006-2013

          Director, Academic Planning                                                                2013- 2016

3.5    Membership of University Committees with Dates:

–           Chairman, Housing Allocation Committee                                                            1992-Date

           Member, University Satellite Village Committee                                                  2003-2004

           Member, Students Village Committee                                                                      2006- 2008

           Chairman, Water Reticulation Committee                                                               2007

           Member, James Madison University, USA-ABSU Collaboration Committee  2007

–           Member, University Governing Council                                                                      2007-2010

–           Member, Staff Disciplinary Committee                                                                    2006-2009

–           Member, University Council A & PC (SATS)                                                              2006-2009

–           Member, University Council Tenders Board                                                             2006-2009

–         Member, Governing Council F&GPC                                                                            2010-2010

–         Member, Governing Council A& PC (Academic)

–         Member Governing Council                                                                                              2006-2010

3.6       Professional Affiliation & Committee Membership with Dates:

  –           Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers

–           Chairman, Imo State Branch                                                                          2001-2008

–           Member of National Council                                                                           2001-Date

–           Chairman, Education Committee                                                                   2006-2010

–           Chairman, Board of Examiners                                                                       2006-2010

–           Member, Estate Surveyors & Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria   1991-1993

–           Member, Membership Committee                                                                  2001-2008

–           Representative of NIESV on the Board of the Commonwealth Association of Surveying                                           and Land Economy  2008-Date

3.7Other University and Public Services with Date

–          Member, Visitation Panel for ESVARBON Course Accreditation to the following Institutions

–           Obafemi Awolowo University                                               1992

–           University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus                                1992

–           Abia State University, Uturu                                                1992

–           The Polytechnic, Ibadan                                                         1991

–           Yaba College of Technology, Lagos                                    1991

–           Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin                                              1991

–          Chair Environmental Panel for Commonwealth Scholarship  Selection For MSc & PhD                                                2014 &  2015

–          Member Governing Council Evangel University,Akeze       2012-Date


3.8       External Examiner for B.Sc. & HND in Estate Management

        –           Imo State University, Owerri   B.Sc.                                                  2002-2005

       –           Rivers State University of Technology                         B.Tech.        2007- 2009                             

–           University of Nigeria                                                           B.Sc             2006-2008

–           University of Uyo                                                                  B.Sc             2005-2007

      –           Cross River University of Technology                           B.Tech         2006-Date

      –           Federal Polytechnic, Nekede                                           HND            2000-2003

      –           The Polytechnic, Calabar                                                   HND             2002-2004

      –           Federal University of Technology, Minna                                           2007-2010

      –           Federal University of Technology, Owerri               MSc & PhD      2011- Date

      –           University of Lagos, Lagos                                              BSc                 2010- Date


3.9      Membership of Editorial Boards with Dates:

–           Editor-in-Chief, Estate Surveyor & Valuer                                                       2004-2005

–           Member, Editorial Board, Estate Surveyor & Valuer                                   2002-2004

           Member, Editorial Board, RUST, Journal of Environmental Sciences    2003

–           Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Environment                                      2004-2008

–           Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the    Environment                                               2008-Date

–          Member, Editorial Board, Tropical Environment J                                        2009-Date

–          Member, Editorial Board, Environmental Review J                                      2009-Date


3.10    Visiting/Adjunct Appointments with Dates:

   -University of Nigeria    Visiting Professor                           2009- Date

– University of Uyo, Uyo – Adjunct Professor                         2009- Date

– Imo State University, Owerri – Adjunct Professor              2010- Date

– Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka – Adjunct Professor     2009- Date



Undergraduate Level:

  • Introduction to Estate Management
  • Principles of Valuation
  • Land Use and Resources
  • Advanced Valuation
  • Plant and Machinery Valuation
  • Feasibility and Viability Appraisal

Postgraduate Level:

  • Real Estate Investment Performance Measurement
  • GIS in Real Estate
  • Advanced Valuation Theory
  • International Real Estate Investment



5.1 Successfully Supervised

5.1.1 Dr U Ebi

5.1.2 Dr L O Umeh

5.1.3 Dr E Mfam

5.1.4 Dr C C Nwuba

5.1.5 Dr E Ekenta

5.1.6 Dr Alex Udobi

5.1.7 Dr Mrs A Diala

5.1.8 Dr Mrs I C Efekalam


Supervised more than ten MSc candidates and presently supervising ten candidates



6.1       Kalu, I.U. (1986) Real Estate Investment Appraisal: A Study of the Suitability of the Investment                                               Approach to the Nigerian Property Market, unpublished M.Sc. Dissertation,                                                             University of Reading,  England.

6.2       Kalu, I.U. (2005) An Analysis of the Residential and Business Real Estate Investment  Risk and                                                   Return in Nigeria, 1990-2000, unpublished  Ph.D. Thesis, ABSU.

6.3       Kalu, I.U. (1988) Capitalization Rates in Investment Method of Valuation: A Case Study of ‘Etiti                                                  Haven’, Owerri.  Critical Analysis submitted to  the Nigerian   Institution of Estate                                                      Surveyors and  Valuers for Corporate Membership.




7.1.1    Kalu, I.U. (2011) Linkages in Abia State University in Nwosu,E. , Igbokwe, U. O. and Emetarom, U.                                             (editors) Professor Mkpa Agu Mkpa’s  Administration 2006-2010.  ABSU  Press.                   

7.1.2    Kalu, I.U. (2006) Property Valuation and Appraisal, 2nd ed., Owerri: Bon Publication.

7.1.3    Kalu, I.U. (2011) Creative Concepts in investing in real estate in Kalu,A.I (ed)

                                   Aspects of Real Estate Investments , ABSU Press

7.1.4    Kalu, I.U. (1988) Housing Supply in Igbozurike, et al (editors) Isuikwuato                                      Okigwe Environmental Report.       



7.2       Kalu, I.U. (2009)The use of Decision Tree in Decision Analysis: A Real Estate Development                                                             Application  Owerri: Bon Publications, pp38                                         



       8.1   Diala, A.O, Kalu, I.U., Igwe-Kalu, A. (2016) Effects of exchange Rate Volatility on

              Commercial property returns in Nigeria, African Journal of Accounting, Economics,

             Finance, & Banking Research 10(10), 30-45


8.2   Ebi, U., Kalu, I.U.,(2016) Views on real estate financing in Nigeria, Journal of

                   Economics & International Business Management 4(1), 30-40


8.3   Ebi, U., Kalu,I.U.,(2016)  Examination of Internal and External Controls on Real

Estate Investment trust options in Nigeria, in Nwokoma, N.I., Ishola, W. A. (eds)

Nigerian Industrial Development, Corporate Governance & Public Policy. Lagos:

University of Lagos Press & Bookshop Ltd


8.4      Ebi, U, Kalu,I U (2014) Appropriateness of Valuation Methods Adopted for

REITs in Nigeria, The Estate Surveyor and Valuer 39 (2) 15- 22


8.5      Ebi, U and Kalu, I U (2015) Examination of Effects of wrong valuation

Method on performance of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Journal of Land

                     Management and Appraisal  Land Management & Appraisal


8.6       Umeh, L O, Egolum , C C , Kalu, I U. (2014) Variance in Property Values

Resulting from market evidence and non-standard anchoring and adjustment

of values, Elixer  International Business Management 75(2014), 27508 -27513


8.7      Nwuba, C.C., Kalu, I U, Umeh, J. A. (2015) Determinants of Home Ownership

Affordability in Nigeria, International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis

8 (2) 189-206


8.8     Udobi, A.N, Ugonabo,C.U, Kalu,I.U. (2013) An analysis of performance of real

estate investments in Onitsha Metropolis and investment in bank shares in Nigeria

Journal of Civil and Environmental Research, 3(8)


8.9     Ogbonna, A. C. and Kalu, I U. (2012) Due Process and Public Procurement

In Nigeria: The Real Estate Perspective, The Estate surveyor &

Valuer, 37(1). 74-81


8.10       Mfam, C.E. and Kalu, I.U. (2012) Analysis of return and risk in direct

residential and commercial real estate investments in Calabar

South Eastern Nigeria. Journal of Science, Engineering, and Technology  1(1), 128-133


8.11     Kalu, I.U. and Ogunleye, B.M. (2009) Sustainable Urban Land Use in Developing Countries: Lessons from Nigeria.  Accepted for publication by International Journal of  Strategic Property Management.


8.12     Nwankwo, C.V. and Kalu, I.U. (2008) The Role of Real Property Investment in    Mixed Asset Portfolio: A Case Study of NICON Insurance Corporation:The Estate Surveyor and Valuer, 31(2), 7-14.


8.13     Efekalam, C.I. and Kalu, I.U. (2008) A Comparative Appraisal of the  Performance of Commercial and Residential Property Investments in   Port Harcourt:  Journal of   Environment.2(2), 28-37


8.14     Kalu, I.U. and Mfam, C.E. (2008) Analysis of Risk in Residential and Commercial Real Estate Investment in Calabar, South Eastern Nigeria:   accepted for publication by Journal of Property Management.


8.15   Akujuobi, L.E. and Kalu, I.U. (2008) The Impact of State Government Finances  on Real Estate Investment: The Nigerian experience, African Journal of    Accounting, Economics ,Finance, Banking Research,  4(4)37-51


8.16     Mfam, C.E. and Kalu, I.U. (2008) Impact of Rent Plateaux on Residential Real Estate Investment in Calabar, South Eastern Nigeria: Journal of Environment, 2(2) 73-86


8.17     Kalu, I.U. (2008) Practical Considerations of Measuring Returns for Real Estate Investment Performance Measurement, The Nigerian Journal of  Development Studies, 6(2) 157-168.


8.18        Ibe, K.K. and Kalu, I.U. (2005) Geological, Geophysical Investigation and  Valuation of Mineral Bearing Land: The Case Study of Ohafia – Obotme Area, South-Eastern Nigeria, Journal of the Environment, 1(1), 22-30.


8.19     Kalu, I.U. (2000) Valuation: An Economic Contribution to Environmental  Degradation Remediation of the Niger Delta Environmental Review,  Vol. 3, No. 2, pp 392-402.


8.20     Kalu, I.U. (1999) The Use of Pert and Heuristic Programming in Planning the  Location Study of a Proposed Housing Estate, Journal of Project Management Technology, Vol. 2, No.1, 124-147.


8.21     Kalu, I.U. (1990) Real Estate Syndication: A Major Intermediary in Real Estate Capital Formation, The Estate Surveyor & Valuer, Vol. 14, No. 2,  24-28.


8.22     Kalu, I.U. (1990b) Restructuring of Lease Agreements: An Approach to Improvement of Property Investment Performance, The Estate Surveyor  & Valuer, Vol. 14, No. 1, 33-40.


8.23     Kalu, I.U. (1988) Performance Measurement and Selection of Property  Investments in a Depressed Market: The Estate Surveyor and Valuer’s Role, The Estate Surveyor and Valuer, Vol. 12, No. 2, 41-47.



  • Kalu, I.U (2011) Promotion and Facilitation of Graduate and Postgraduate Employability in Nigeria: The EPA 3:31 Project Roadmap. Paper presented at the EPA/UNIPEN Postgraduate Employability Event, University of Greenwich, London, 18th February 2011


  • Ekere, N.N and Kalu, I.U., Ibhadode,A.,Nwafor, M.,(2010), Report on the Education Partnership in Africa Event, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria, 5th October,2010


  • Kalu, I.U, (2010) Real Estate Investment in the Niger Delta Nigeria. An Invited paper presented at the Mandatory Continuing Development Seminar organized by the NIESV and ESVARBON at Aba, Abia State


  • Kalu, I.U, (2010) Prospects of Real Estate Investment in the Niger Delta. An invited paper presented at the National Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Seminar held at Enugu, Nigeria


  • Kalu,I.U, (2010) Embedding Employability Skills into Postgraduate Programmes of Sub-Saharan African Universities. Paper presented At the Launch Event of Education Partnership in Africa Project-3 Funded by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills, and the The British Council, and held at Abia State University, Uturu


  • Kalu,I.U.,Okwuagwu, O.K.(2010) Embedding employability skills into Postgraduate curriculum of Business Management: Abia State University, Experience. Paper presented at the EPA-3 Dissemination Event at the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria


  • Kalu,I.U (2010) Embedding employability Skills into Postgraduate degree Programmes: An examination of some fundamental issues. PaperPresented at the EPA-3 Curriculum Event at the University of Greenwich, Medway Campus, Kent, United Kingdom.


  • Kalu,I.U.(2011) Promotion and Facilitation of Graduate and postgraduate Employability in Nigeria: The EPA-3 Road-map. Paper presented at The EPA-3 /UNUPEN Employability Event at the University of Greenwich, Medway Campus, Kent, United Kingdom


  • Kalu,   I.U (2009) Real Estate investment in the gobal economic meltdown an invited paper presented at Uyo, Nigeria at a MCPD Workshop organized  the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers & Estate Surveyors and Estate Surveyors & Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria


  • Kalu,I.U(2009) Property Investment Appraisal: Issues and Challenges, An Invited paper presented at MCPD Workshop at Warri, Delta State Nigeria , organized by The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers & ESVARBON


  •  Kalu, I.U. (2009) The Compensation Implications of Nigerian Urban                                                  Renewal Schemes, being an invited paper presented at the MCPD                                            Workshop   on Urban Renewal and Property Values organized by the Nigerian  Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers and the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria, at Port Harcourt, Nigeria.


  •  Kalu, I.U. (2009) Effects of Building Materials Design and Land Policy on Housing    Availability and Affordability: Lessons from Quasi-    Government  Housing Agencies, being a paper presented at Workshop   on Housing Supply and Affordability.  Organized by the Housing Associations of Nigeria, Owerri.


  •  Kalu, I.U. (2008) Principles and Techniques of Insurance Valuation of   Real Estate Investments. Invited paper presented at CPD Workshop of The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors & Valuers at Abuja


  • Kalu, I.U. (2008) Compulsory Land Acquisition for Oil Mineral   Purposes,  invited paper presented at  a conference of Estate Surveyors and Valuers at Awka ,Anambra  state, Nigeria


  • Kalu, I.U. (2008) The Need for National Housing Data Bank, an invited Workshop paper presented at the Sensitization Workshop on the Challenges of the National Housing Data Bank held at Umuahia by Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. Abuja


  •  Invited paper  for a National Workshop on Portfolio Management in Nigeria, November 10, at Enugu,


  •  Kalu, I.U. (2003) Adequacy of Course Contents for Estate Surveying and Valuation Training in Nigeria, paper presented at the Continuing Professional Development Seminar on the Challenges of Estate Management Practice in Present-Day Nigeria, Benin City.


  • Kalu, I.U. (2001) Efficient Property Tax Administration in Nigeria, pp 1-  22 in Proceedings of the CPD of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers held in Owerri.


  •  Kalu, I.U. (1999) Property Valuation in the Next Millennium: A Merger of the Dichotomy Between Market Valuation and Investment Valuation,  pp 49-65 in NIESV Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference Of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Calabar


  • Kalu, I.U. (1995) Valuation for Compensation for Compulsory Acquisition under the Land Use Act, invited paper presented at the National CPD Workshop on the Practice of Valuation in Nigeria held at  Lagos


  • Kalu, I.U. (1993) The Suitability of the Investment Approach to the Nigerian Property Market, NIESV Enugu/Anambra State CPD Enugu, February, 25-26


  •   Kalu, I.U. (1992) Contemporary Appraisal Thougt: the Case for Research Adoption in Nigeria, pp 90-106 in G. Udo (ed) Proceedings National Workshop on Bridging the Gap between Real Estate Practice  And Academia, Enugu


  •  Kalu, I.U. (1989) Nigeria’s Land Policy and Rural Development, pp 310-323 in U.M. Igbozurike et al (editors) Proceedings of the Third  National Seminar on Rural Development, Owerri: Kartopress.


  •  Kalu, I.U. (1988) Property Rating as a Source of Revenue for Rural  Development, pp 356-371 in U.M. Igbozurike et al (editors)  Proceedings of the Second National Seminar on Rural Development, Owerri: Kartopress.


  •  Kalu, I.U. (1984) The Impact on Rent Control on Real Property  Investments.  Seminar paper presented to the School of   Environmental Studies, Imo State University, Etiti.


  • Kalu, I.U. (1986) Building Techniques, Materials and Design: An Appraisal of their Effect on Housing Policy Implementation in  Nigeria and Cyprus.  A Seminar paper presented at Reading University, England on Housing Policy.



 10.1      Ekere, N.N,and Kalu, I.U (2011) Guidance Manual- Embedding Employability And Entrepreneurial Skills into Postgraduate Degree Courses in Sub-Saharan African Universities- In Press (A Project Funded by The Department for Business & Skills and Managed By the British Council

10.1      Kalu, I.U. (2007) Asset Valuation of Golden Guinea Breweries Plc.                                                 Umuahia.

10.2    Kalu,I.U. (2007) Asset Valuation of Onyx Crown Oil Co. Ltd. Owerri.

10.3    Kalu,I.U.,(2004) Asset Valuation of David Laboratory Ltd (Pharmacetical Company)

10.4    Kalu,I.U. (2003) Plant & Machinery Valuation of Nigerian Enamelware PLC Ikeja, Lagos


10.5      Kalu, I.U., Nwabichie, C.I. and Edozie, J. (2006) Detailed Health Facility Infrastructural Assessment/Degree of Dilapidation in  Abia State. Submitted to Abia State Health System Development Project II (World Bank Assisted Project).

10.6     Kalu, I.U. (2003) Asset Valuation Report on Nigerian Enamelware Company Plc.  Quoted in the NSEX, Lagos.

10.7      Kalu, I.U. (2003) Asset Valuation Report of Porcelainware Industrial  Company Ltd., Abeokuta. 

10.8      Kalu, I.U. (2003) Asset Valuation of Universal Nigeria Industries Ltd. at  Ikeja Industrial Layout, Lagos.

10.9     Kalu, I.U. (2002) Asset  Valuation Report on Sankyo Steel Plant at Ogba  Industrial Layout, Lagos.

10.10      Kalu, I.U. (1999) Insurance Valuaion Report on Delta Timber Industries  Ltd., Brutu, Delta State, Commissioned by Afribank Nig. Plc.

10.11   Kalu, I.U. (1998) Compensation Valuation report on Crude Oil Spillage  from Mobil Producing Unlimited,  24 Idoho Oil Pipeline on Ikot Abasi  and Ogoni Communities in Akwa Ibom and Rivers States.

10.12   Kalu, I.U. (1991) Feasibility and Viability Report on Clay Products Ltd.,  Ezinachi Okigwe – Project Commissioned by Tower Aluminium Group.

10.13      Kalu, I.U. (1991) Feasibility and Viability Appraisal of GCM Electrical  Products Ltd., Naze, Owerri: Study commissioned by Tower  Aluminium Group.

10.14    Kalu, I.U. (1990) Feasibility and Viability Appraisal on ACB Merchant Bank Headquarters, Commissioned by ACB Merchant Bank Ltd., for CBN Approval.

10.15  Kalu, I.U. (1998) Asset Valuation Report on General Metalware Company Ltd. at 18 Wempco Road, Ogba Industrial Layout, Lagos.



12.1       Kalu, I.U. (2013) Statutory Valuations, 290 pp.