Omar Boraie is changing the face of luxury in New Brunswick’s real estate industry. Although he is a native of Egypt, it is in New Brunswick where he has built a home and continues to help many more people own homes in the area. Boraie came to New Brunswick in the year 1998. He had just graduate with a degree, in Chemistry, from a university in his home country. He then came to the New Brunswick University to pursue his doctorate. Initially, Boraie only planned on spending two years abroad. He had no idea that this would be his home, where he would settle his family and also start a family.
Boraie started out working as a real estate agent for one of the leading firms in the area. His career decision was fostered by the unavailability of employers who were willing to recognize his education experience. He decided that he wouldn’t work for a firm just to be paid less than an undergraduate. His real estate career picked real fast and years later, he was investing in the industry. Investing in this industry was a flair that was sparked when he was buying his first home.
At that point, Boraie identified that there was a gap in the commercial real estate industry. According to NJ Biz, at first, so many realtors discouraged him, but Boraie was adamant and knew that he had to succeed. And it came to be that he would be one of the most successful realtors in the area.
Boraie has been very instrumental in the growth of the real estate industry in New Brunswick. He doesn’t have to own buildings with his name on them, in order to gain recognition, but the innovation and technology used on his properties is enough for him to be a trendsetter.
He is the owner of Albany Street Plaza I and II. Through his company, he also developed Aspire which is one of the most modernized apartment complexes in New Jersey. Aspire is a 17-storey property that is adjacent New Brunswick Train Station. The property accommodates people from various lifestyles. It has studio apartments, one bedrooms and two bedrooms which together make 200 units. The property opened its doors in the year 2015. What makes Aspire a hot cake is the list of amenities. From decks, lobby man to parking areas- the list is endless.
Omar Boraie has contributed to the growth and revitalization of New Brunswick in more ways beyond real estate developments. Currently, he chairs a genomics science chair at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. According to Boraie, genomics is the future of cancer treatment, http://patch.com/new-jersey/newbrunswick/omar-boraie-chair-genomic-science-established-rutgers-cancer-institute. His passion for cancer research developed back in the day when he was a donor at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital. After interacting with cancer patients, he knew that one day, he wanted to bring hope to these patients. It is then that he decided to talk to Rutger University officials and researchers. And, that was the beginning of his genomics chair at the University.