The Making of a Real Estate Mogul – Hussain Sajwani

Success does not come on a silver platter entrepreneurs have to take time and work very hard in order to make profits and gain success. It is also not gained overnight and no one knows that better than Hussain Sajwani the CEO of Damac Properties. He began his entrepreneurial journey with his catering business that provided meals to soldiers during the first Iraq War in 1991. He worked for the American army not only in Iraqi but also in Somali and Bosnia. In his office sits a plaque recognizing his service. He still operates the catering business seeing it as a reminder of how far he has come.

Hussain Sajwani established Damac properties in the year 2002. The company has been involved in a number of high-end development in various countries including Jordan, Lebanon, the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Hussain Sajwani has also worked with Donald Trump in building the Trump International Golf Club.

His relationship with Trump’s goes beyond business as he points out that his wife and Ivanka Trump are very close. Hussain Sajwani and his family attended Donald Trump’s New Year’s Party that was held at his Mar-a-Lago Resort in Florida. The Damac Properties CEO hopes that the business relationship will continue through Ivanka Trump and her two brothers.

Donald Trump through the Trump Organisation has many ties to business leaders in all parts of the world and usually, they are very close to their heads of state. Hussain Sajwani is no exception as he is close to the Emir of Dubai. The Damac Properties CEO is involved in philanthropic activities and believes in helping the needy in society especially during the Holy month of Ramadan. He has made donations to the Emirates Red Crescent, Dubai Autism Centre and Dubai Cares.

About Hussain Sajwani

Hussain Sajwani the founder and CEO of Damac Properties was born in Sharjah 63 years ago to a spice trader who also sold watches and other imports from China. He got a government scholarship to study in the united kingdom after which he worked in in the financial sector for two years before starting his own business.

Source: https://www.forbesmiddleeast.com/en/tag/hussain-sajwani/