A veteran business development specialist and real estate appraiser, Benjamin Ojogwu brings more than two decades of experience to his current position as the President and Chief Executive Officer of BIG Holdings, LLC, a company he formed in 1992. Based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, the firm offers a wide range of services to its international clientele, including real estate valuation, business development, turnkey financing, and logistics strategies. Under Benjamin Ojogwu’s direction, the company has become a leader in project development both in the United States and in Mr. Ojogwu’s native Nigeria.
Benjamin Ojogwu studied business at the College of Alameda and earned his real estate appraisal certification in 1992. He gained practical experience in the field with appraisal firm Forsythe Appraisals before launching his own company. From the start, Mr. Ojogwu recognized the importance of technology to the field, becoming an early adopter of digital communication and allowing the firm to provide its clients with timely, market-sensitive information in a cost-effective manner.
Building on his success in the appraisal industry, Benjamin Ojogwu soon expanded his business to encompass project development, logistics, and financing. Since then, he was worked on major projects with Fortune 500 companies while developing a significant presence internationally. Over the past decade, Mr. Ojogwu has participated in several key projects in Nigeria, including partnering with a major hotel chain to develop a $55 million resort hotel. Recently, he consulted with a California university with plans to develop a student and faculty housing complex for its Nigerian campus.
A prominent professional in his field, Benjamin Ojogwu holds membership in several industry organizations, including the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers, the National Association of Independent Business Owners, and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.