Fonder, Mood and Space
Afolabi is an entrepreneur who is passionate about the built environment and social value in development. As the founder of Mood and Space, she specialises in helping clients develop community-focused buildings and urban neighbourhoods by embedding social value into their development strategies and processes. Prior to establishing Mood and Space, Afolabi served as development director for Balfour Beatty Investments, where she worked on East Wick and Sweetwater and was responsible for leading the feasibility, business planning, budgeting, design, programming and planning of a mixed-use regeneration project of approximately 1,900 homes on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. In 2019, she founded Black Women in Real Estate, an organisation that empowers Black women in the property industry and creates opportunities to retain and increase diverse talent. Afolabi also serves as vice-chair of the University of Greenwich’s construction, property and surveying practices industry advisory board and is on EG’s diversity & inclusion content advisory panel.