Professor Joseph Ugochukwu Ogbuefi
Joseph U. Ogbuefi is a Professor of Estate Management at the University of Nigeria and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Estate Management Abia State University, Uturu. He helped pioneer the establishment of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Estate Management in Abia State University and successfully supervised the first M.Sc. and first Ph.D Degree in that Department.
He was promoted to the rank of Professor in 2004 in his base University of Nigeria, Nsukka and has headed the Department of Estate Management in the University for a cumulative period of eight years. He has also served as the Dean of the faculty for a cumulative period of four years. He has also served as chairman and member of several University, Senate, Faculty and Departmental Committees, of his base University.
Professor Ogbuefi is the first Nigerian to obtain a Ph.D in Estate Management from any Nigerian University, in 2001, he was listed as one of the outstanding intellectuals of the 21st Century by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. He is also the winner of the Vie-Chancellor’s Faculty Postgraduate prize for the best Ph.D thesis in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, University of Nigeria in 1988.
He specializes in Urban Land Management, Property Rating and Valuation, Land Development Appraisal. Prof. Ogbuefi has been a Consultant Estate Surveyor and Valuer for over thirty year and is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers.
Professor Ogbuefi is the author of two mainline books and one book of general interest. He has also published over thirty articles in international and national journals as well as chapters in two mainline books. He is also the editor-in-chief of the journal of the Tropical Environment and the journal of Land Management and Appraisal.
He has successfully supervised or co-supervised over fifteen Ph.D’s in three Universities.
In addition, he has served as Professorial assessor and Ph.D examiner in several Universities.
Professor Ogbuefi was the Pioneer Chairman of the Old Anambra State Industrial Estate Development Board and was at one time the Chairman of Property Rating and Appeals Tribunal for Enugu.