Dr Kwasi Gyau Baffour Awuah is an academic and a practitioner with extensive
level of experience spanning over 21 years in international real estate
projects and urban development processes. Kwasi has a strong focus on
teaching, research and consultancy. Prior to joining University of Salford, he
worked in industry in several capacities. He has been an assistant lands’ officer/ lands officer/senior lands officer at the Ghana’s Lands Commission, chair of the sub-technical planning committee of the Ga East Municipal Assembly,
Accra-Ghana and worked with the Corporate Estates of the
Volta River Authority (VRA), Ghana. He was part of the
team that worked on the 2009 fee fixing resolution for
Ghana’s Lands Commission and represented the same
institution at the inter-agency statistical group – Ghana
Statistical Service for devising strategies to capture data.
He was involved in the implementation of multi-donor
agency (ies) – World Bank, DFID, GTZ etc. built
environment projects, such as the Accra Bus Rapid Transit
Project and Ghana’s Land Administration Project. He
worked in collaboration with the Greater Accra Second-
Hand Spare Parts Dears Association (GASSDA) and the
BUSAC Fund in 2006 towards the relocation of the second
hard spare parts dealers at Kokompe to Anyaa Light
Industrial Area in Accra. Between 2002 -2009, Dr Baffour
Awuah worked with firms, such as Property Investment
Consultancy (PIC), Haldrup Consultancy and Valuation &
Investment Associates all in Accra on projects such as asset
valuations of National Investment Bank (Ghana Ltd.),
Agricultural Development Bank (Ghana Ltd.) and Central
Bank of Ghana. He also consulted for Aryton Drugs Co. Ltd,
Accra and was the coordinator and team leader for the
inventory and appraisal of Ghana low cost houses’ project
in the Eastern Region of the country in 2008. He served on
the continuous professional development (CPD)
committee of the Valuation and Estate Surveying Division
of the GhIS between 2002 and 2009, and was the secretary
of the Young Surveyors Association of the GhIS between
2006 and 2008. Dr Baffour Awuah has, thus, built a notable
teaching, research and consultancy experience with
network of renowned researchers and research
institutions – government, industry, academia, and civic
and community groups both national and international.