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Lanre Ajakaiye
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25 Bough Street is vision and initiative by Lanre Ajakaiye.  Lanre was a Senior Vice President of Sales for real estate in Manhattan (NY, NY) where he led the expansion, growth and development of the real estate company.   Lanre would eventually earn the level and pass all accreditation to become a real estate broker along with numerous awards and accolades. Beyond this experience, Lanre earned an MBA from Boston University in 2012 and has certifications across project management, Agile and six sigma.  


Lanre is a social entrepreneur connecting community impact to revenue and sustainability.  Within the community, Lanre is known as a coach and mentor passionate about positively influencing the lives of local youth. He is also the person behind the sales, marketing and brand strategy for R.I.S.E Women's Leadership conference (RISEWLC.COM)  happening in 2018  with sold out attendance in all years including 2020 which was done virtually.  He is also the founder of The New England Family Fun Festival, an event where he obtain sponsorship from 15+ companies to deliver a low cost event to families.  The event drew over 6k+ in its 1st year at the state's biggest venue, the Convention Center  (


On a more personal level, Lanre is a first generation, African -American native whose parents immigrated to Providence, Rhode Island in the 70’s from Nigeria. They would earn their degrees from Johnson & Wales and Roger Williams in Business Management and Marketing while working in factories. In his early years, Lanre lived in and around the Olneyville area attending kindergarten and elementary school at St. Mary's on Barton Street (now Paul Cuffee). He is a product of and from Providence, Rhode Island. 

He has a Master's in Business from Boston University. Lanre is also an alumni of Leadership Rhode Island being voted Class Speaker by his classmates (2017).  In 2019, he received the honor of being  co-chair of the 2019 Omicron II Leadership Rhode Island class.  In 2020, he was inducted into his alma matter, Classical High School's Hall of Fame with records still enduring 20+ years later.  

Team of Advisors

The project team for the 25 Bough Street Initiative includes a deep and broad range of expertise across legal, Real estate, Business development, S.T.E.A.M, Financial Literacy, Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality as well as Health & Wellness. 

John Abbruzzee,


Education:    Harvard Law, Brown University, Doctor of Philosophy


Miguel Quezada,

Education:  MBA, Honors.  Babson F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business​

Hamza Chaudary,

Attorney, Adler, Pollock & Sheehan

Education:  Washington and Lee University School of Law


Hilina D. Ajakaiye,

R.I.S.E Women’s Leadership Conference,  Founder & Executive Director 

Education:  MBA, Northeastern

Prince Hoff,

The Empowerment Group,  Vice President

Charles Watson,

College of Engineering, Assistant Dean,

Diversity Equity & Inclusion at the University of Rhode Island, 

Education:  University of Rhode Island

Tony Johnson


Associate Dean, RISD (Rhode Island School of Design)

Monique Johnson 

House of Mōny, LLC., (HōM) , creative production company specializing in art +design consultation and curatorial project management.

Juan Rodriguez,


Winner's Circle - XR

Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality

Marcy Reyes,

Financial Literacy Youth Initiative,  Founder & Executive Director

Education:  Master of Science (M.S.), Finance, General

Adjunct Professor, Rhode Island College. 

Vision & Marketing Strategy

Lanre Ajakaiye

Vision & Marketing Strategy

Media, Press & Communications

Rustle and Spark


Raven Construction


Bowerman Construction  **

Community & Local Supporters

Sabina Matos,  

Lieutenant Governor, State of Rhode Island


Cortney Nicolato,

United Way of Rhode Island,  President & CEO

Omni- Channel Content & Execution Team

Fatai Ajakaiye, 

Video content creation

Education and/or Experience:  NY Film Academy


Ismail Ajakaiye,  

Digital Content & Marketing

Education and/or Experience: Deep Focus (NY, NY)


Farouk Ajakaiye,
Brand Strategist & Video Marketer
Education and or Experience: Ogilivy & Mather (NY,NY),  Havas Worldwide (NY,NY)


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