Ask for a list of some of the richest Arabs and the name Hussain Sajwani will definitely pop up. His recent popularity has been due to business partnerships with Trump. He gave Trump a contract to build the world’s largest golf course in his Damac Hills property. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kerryadolan/2016/03/01/the-donald-of-dubai-hussain-sajwani-interview/#1b049a722f15 and http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/dubai-billionaire-hussein-sajwani-ready-do-more-deals-trumps-n695566
Trump was in charge of building a 500-acre golf course. The planning was overseen by the popular Tiger Woods. However, in the real estate industry, Hussain Sajwani’s popularity goes way before this partnership.
He is the founder and CEO of one of the world’s largest real estate company, DAMAC properties. DAMAC properties was established in the year 2002 and was an instant hit. The first project by the company was a 38-story residential building. This property sold in just 6 weeks, the Hussain Sajwani family get a lot of positive attention.
Today, DAMAC Properties has expanded its operations to go beyond Dubai. The company develops property in London, Doha, Beirut, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah and Amman.
DAMAC boasts of having built 17,900 homes. Also, the company has grown to employ over 2,000 employees in various regions of the world. Some of the most phenomenon developments by DAMAC include Damac Hills. This is referred to as the Beverly Hills of Dubai. The property is built on 42 million sq. feet of land.
The property has a 500 hectare golf-course constructed by Trump’s company. Also, it has several villas with Trump’s brand. According to Sajwani, getting his properties to carry premium brands has been one of the most-effective branding strategy.
He is also the owner of Aykon City development that has the Aykon Dare. The Aykon Dare is all about challenging yourself to overcome fear. It involve walking on a ledge, 80 stories up.
When the Damac owner was interviewed by Ideamensch,he said that he always had love for the real estate industry, since he was a young boy. He had the privilege of working in his family company. While in college, he sold apartments and saved up to start DAMAC properties.
For Hussain Sajwani, it has been a journey with a fair share of challenges and successes. He appreciates every part of it for without the failure, he would probably never have learnt how to run a successful business. But everything that he has today, he owes to entrepreneurship. Sajwani says that employment was never for him. It limited him too much.