Born in Egypt, Omar Boraie moved to United States to further his education in chemistry. However staying in New Brunswick, New Jersey was an eye opener for him and made him realize his deeper interests. He began the Boraie Development LLC, a real estate company that focuses on developing exquisite and high end commercial and residential properties in the city. Together with his three sons, he has impacted the city of New Brunswick and helped change the economic standards of the people in the city.
Omar Boraie always had a vision and aim of rebuilding the city of New Brunswick. Forty years ago most people felt as though he was being over ambitious in his vision. The company began by buying the old properties in the city and remodelling them to incorporate a more modern touch to them. The first buildings to be remodeled were in the Albany Street Plaza Tower One. Together with his creative team, he was able to bring out high class offices in these areas that were once old, tired and abandoned.
The success of the Class A offices on Albany Street Plaza pushed the company to engaging in various projects. According to the New York Times, the company realized that more investors were streaming into the city and seeking their buildings for office spaces. In 2007 the company successfully launched the One Spring Street, a high storey building that provided office space for many investors and business people. The company has also launched The Aspire, a high class, 17 stored premium luxury building. The building offers a gymnasium, ample parking space rooftop garden with well-designed apartments that attracts residents in the area.
In their quest to attract more investors and create hype to the city Omar and his sons have worked closely with Shaquille O’Neil to remodel the City Plex 12 Newark, an old theater. As Omar says, this is one of the projects that they will be undertaking with Shaquille and other investors to ensure that they restore New Jersey to an economic hub once again. The project invites people from all over to share and express their talents.
Omar Boraie knows too well the importance of the community and giving back. He has dedicated his career to ensuring that he provides resident and commercial spaces for people to engage in business in order to get rid of poverty. He is also involved in Elijah’s Promise, a firm that works to ensure that they make a difference in people’s lives. For more info, refer to Omar’s crunchbase page.