Tope holds a First Class Honours Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) Degree in Estate Management from Federal University of Technology, Minna, and a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Quantity Surveying from Yaba College of Technology, Yaba and Master of Project Management programme with the University of Lagos, Akoka. He started his career as a Project Quantity Surveyor at Abdul JalilHajaig Construction Ltd (1990), Project Quantity Surveyor/Manager at Chartered Properties Ltd (1991/1993), Banking Officer at New Frontier Mortgage Finance Ltd (1993/1995), Head Agency & Property Development at Akin Olawore & Company (1998/2001), Project Officer at Stallion Property & Development Company Limited (Unipetrol & NNPC joint venture) 2001/2003, and Product Development Manager at UACN Property Development Company PLC. He has also worked with Intercontinental Homes, a subsidiary of Intercontinental Bank 9 Plc as the Head Real Estate Department. He holds professional membership of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors & Valuers, the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyor, the British Institute of Facilities Management, Member, the Nigerian Institute of Management and a registered Estate Surveyor & Valuer, He is also a fellow of the African Real Estate Society (AFRES), fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Member of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). He has a total of Twenty-three years working experience in the real estate sector. He attended a Senior Management Programme at the Lagos Business School (LBS) and Real Estate Programme at the Prestigious Harvard Business School.