About Maara Real Estate

At Maara Real Estate, our team of professionals will assist you in all aspects of your investment. Whether it's a personal project, a commercial property, a retail space or a logistics hub, our team will take care of everything to help you conceptualize the right project - at the right price.

We do the thinking, so you don't have to.

Maara Real Estate's professionals have over 100 years of expertise in the development, structuring and financing of real estate projects. We are proud to count several hundred billion CFA francs in innovative real estate projects to our credit!

Our Experts

Maara Real Estate's dynamic team brings together expertise in all the areas you need to make your investment a success.

Visionary and strategist in real estate and interior design, Athina Doriane NIEKOU joined Maara Group in January 2022 as General Manager. She is an expert in communication, business development and women's entrepreneurship, and brings to her new position more than 10 years of experience in international operational management. A multi-talented leader in increasingly complex and competitive business environments, Athina has held various positions in major international groups, including Shiseido, Canal+ and Orange, becoming the youngest Department Head in the history of the latter in Côte d'Ivoire. Passionate about knowledge, continuous learning, and graduating from the prestigious Executive Program in Innovation, Management and Entrepreneurship at HEC Paris, Athina holds a Specialized Master's degree in Corporate Communication from Neoma Business School Paris, and 3 Bachelors degrees obtained between France, the United States and Australia.

Athina Doriane NIEKOU
Managing Director

Ismaël ADAM CISSÉ holds two Bachelors degrees from HEC Montreal, a DESS from the prestigious McGill University, an Executive MBA from Paris Dauphine and a diploma from Harvard in Fintech. He has worked with world leaders in finance and consulting such as State Street and Price Waterhouse Coopers. He founded Sirius Capital in 2014, a dynamic investment bank that has today helped mobilize several hundred billion for the development of the region and the continent for both public and private actors. His commitment and performance earned this seasoned investment banker his nomination as one of the African personalities of the year in March 2020. A seasoned entrepreneur, Ismael sits on the board of directors of several high-potential companies in various fields ranging from industry to technology.

Ismaël ADAM CISSÉ
International Financial Expert

Graduated in 2006, Soufiene ZOUAGHI works with the agency TASMIM where he participated in the design of several projects: historical buildings, faculties, ministries ... In 2009, he joined OPTIMA, specialized in the management of construction projects. He piloted the project of the new Renault premises in Tunisia. The coordination of the studies and the direction of the works allowed him to link the architectural drawing to the act of architectural concretization with a management of the constraints of quality, time and budget. Firmly convinced that the architectural act can only be global, Soufiene ZOUAGHI created IDENTITY PARTNERS in 2012 and has since developed a vision that integrates the various technical, budgetary and feasibility constraints from the first architectural approach.

Soufiene ZOUAGHI
International Architect & Developer

Ms. Nya is a business lawyer with nearly 10 years of experience. She started her career at AXA Investment Managers, then joined the legal team of Tarkett as an international lawyer. She then moved on to Pinot de Villechenon, Dalkia, and Pinsent Masons LLP, Courtois Lebel and DWF France, where she worked in the Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity departments. Operating in Africa since 2019, she founded NYA & Co Law Firm in 2021 with a portolio of both international and local clients. Her accessibility, quality of service and responsiveness make her the expert of choice for the legal structuring of all our transactions.

Sarada NYA RIKONG
International Lawyer

With more than 29 years of experience in the public works sector, Bertrand QUARANTE is the Managing Director of the technical design office BETEC-CI in Abidjan. With an excellent technical expertise, Bertrand has participated in several large-scale construction projects in Côte d'Ivoire and internationally. Passionate about construction, Bertrand is a versatile and meticulous expert, capable of analyzing the feasibility of projects and supervising the various assistance, monitoring, audits and construction missions that correspond to them. His main fields of intervention are the follow-up of technical studies, VRD, realizations, plans and constructions of buildings as well as road projects. Bertrand graduated from ESTP Paris in 1993 with an engineering degree in International Management. He has held several positions of responsibility during his professional career. His interpersonal, operational and managerial skills allow him to manage several projects and sites in parallel.

Bertrand QUARANTE
Expert & Construction International Engineer

Holding a Master's degree in Business Law and Taxation from the University of Picardie Jules Verne (Amiens), Ornella DOE-BRUCE obtained an MBA in Management and Business Law at the ESG MBA (Paris), whose professional thesis was on « The Contract for the Construction of Individual Houses (CCMI) and the law of December 19, 1990, 24 years later. » Bilingual (French & English), she has a good knowledge of OHADA Law and intervenes essentially in various fields such as real estate law, land law, commercial companies law, tax law, social law, financing and financial services law, BOOT and BOT structuring law, OHADA security law, recovery and enforcement procedures, arbitration law. Her sub-regional expertise positions her as the perfect advisor for our clients.

Ornella DOE-BRUCE
Sub-regional Legal Officer

Our Specialists

Appollinaire MORO
Interior Designer
Ismaël OUAGUE
Works Engineer
Nader SABBAH
Trustworthy Builder
Serge NGORAN
Design Engineer