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Yemi Edun

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Yemi Edun is regarded as one of the foremost experts in his sector, as the founder and CEO of Daniel Ford & Co and Daniel Ford International, his business success has been exponential, especially in an industry not known for its diversity. His firm grew from a managed portfolio of less than 10 properties, to more than 600 in central London alone. Yemi who began his career as an apprentice in the 90’s, is also a qualified financial adviser. 


Over the years his firm has become one of London’s leading property acquisition consultancies. It has been responsible for over £650m in property transactions and registered some of London market’s largest transactions during the financial crisis. The firm has won several awards including The Times’ Lettings Agency Award for property management agency of the year in 2012. Yemi set up London’s first paperless estate agent office in 2019.


Since it was founded, the company has been a strong source of employment and internship experience to young black people in London. Yemi regularly holds property workshops, seminars and is a regular guest on TV property shows My Dream Home and Homes Under the Hammer. His business partners describe him as highly strategic, client centric, focused, inclusive and someone who makes the impossible possible.


Yemi is also passionate about philanthropy and giving back. He has been instrumental in the financing and acquisition of church buildings for local communities and, for six years, sponsored the Central St Martins Postgraduate Auction raising over £200,000 for students. In 2020, he  set up Action for Change and Empowerment (A.C.E) an NGO that supports charities by finding and funding noble causes all over Africa, from helping small and medium-sized entrepreneurs to financing the purchase of wheelchairs for the mobility impaired.