Hussain Sajwani is the Chairman and founder of DAMAC Properties, which is a global property development company that specializes in luxury real estate. As a pioneer of Dubai’s property growth during the beginning of the 21st century, he built DAMAC from the ground-up into the premier property development company it is now. With properties in Amman, Doha, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Riyadh, Jeddah, and London, DAMAC has a large development portfolio with more than 44,000 units. He is known to many as one of the 100 most globally influential Arabs, and it is his unique leadership skills and intuitive business acumen that have allowed him to continue to invest in the right businesses.
When asked where the idea for DAMAC Properties came from, Hussain Sajwani talked about how he learned a lot about business by helping out with his family’s business at a very young age. His success on his own began when he was attending college in the United States, and it was there that he used the capital from selling time-share apartments to start his own business. This first business was a catering venture, and as it grew in the region, he began to develop real estate on the side. A lot of Sajwani’s success has come from taking calculated risks without worrying about what will happen if a venture fails.
Hussain Sajwani’s typical day includes meetings with his management team so that he stays in touch with all of the different parts of his business. He also finds himself in meetings with business community members and other business partners and is always working on networking and building new business relationships. Along with his business ventures, he always makes time to spend with his family. One of Sajwani’s habits that make him more effective as an entrepreneur is traveling. He has found that traveling gives him a way to see life from the perspective of other people, and he also is just fascinated with history and how other cultures work.
Hussain Sajwani looks at all of his successes, failures, and every other happening in his life as a part of what he is today and now. He looks ahead with fascination and a willingness to learn new things and skills that will further his growth.
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