Archive: June 2017

Hussain Sajwani; Real Estate Developer and Entrepreneur

Hussain Sajwani is the founder and Chairman of DAMAC Properties. He started his career as a contracts manager at Gasco. Hussain Sajwani decided to leave employment and start his own business after a year. His catering venture grew into a success and landed high-profile clients such as the US Military and Bechtel.

Sajwani first ventured into property development in the 90s when he put up several hotels in Dubai. Hussain Sajwani identified a niche in the market after foreigners were allowed to own property in the country in 2002. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani Family: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/02/politics/donald-trump-new-years-eve-speech/ and http://hussainsajwani.com/

DAMAC Properties is one of the largest luxury property developers in the world. It has built more than 15,000 homes since its founding. It plans to deliver thousands of units in the coming years. DAMAC has collaborated with other brands to deliver unique experiences to the clients that they serve.

They designed luxury villas that were designed with Bugatti and apartments styled by Fendi and Versace. DAMAC also worked with Bentley to provide free cars to each buyer of their luxury apartments. DAMAC launched a hospitality division known as DAMAC Maison six years ago. The unit offers services to residents in hotel apartments around the region.

The Damac owner and President Trump began working together before Trump was elected president. The Trump International Golf Course that opened three months ago has been a runaway success with more than $2 billion in sales. The Hussain Sajwani family and the president’s family are close. They attend events together.

DAMAC Properties donated funds to a campaign geared towards providing clothing to a million children in 2013. Hussain Sajwani gave the cheque of two million dirhams on behalf of the company. The initiative was started during the Ramadan season by Ruler of the United Arab Emirates and the Prime Minister. Sajwani said that the young are the future and it was important for them to be supported from an early age.

He added that DAMAC Properties was committed to supporting philanthropic efforts that were focused on improving the lives of those that are deprived. The donation that they made provided clothing for fifty thousand children in need.

Arthur Becker, real estate investor and CEO

Arthur Becker is the CEO and Chairman of Zinio Holdings LLC. Zinio’s corporate headquarters is in New York City. They have offices in San Francisco, London, Barcelona, and Ho Chi Minh City. Zinio is the world’s largest digital magazine producer and distributor. ZinioPro converts print magazines to digital content through the SaaS platform. The SaaS platform converts PDF to XML. This allows publishers the opportunity to deliver the content via magazine applications for smart phones, tablets or desktop. Zinio operates online news stands for consumers. It provides magazines in more than thirty languages.

According to Curbed, Arthur Becker was previously the CEO of NaviSite. NaviSite is a NASDAQ quoted company. NaviSite provided technology and application management services as well as data center and application management to United States and United Kingdom customers from 2002-2010. NaviSite was acquired in 2011 by Time Warner. Arthur Becker has been a private investor in technology and real estate since the sale. Prior to his employment with NaviSite, Arthur Becker was a Vice Chairman from 2000-2003 for Clearblue Technologies Inc. He was also a senior advisor to the Vera Wang Fashion Company during his marriage to Vera Wang.

In 2011 Arthur Becker started Madison Partners, LLC. Madison Partners, LLC is an investment firm focused on property acquisition and renovations as well as Bio Tech business. During his time at Zinio, Arthur became active in both technology and real estate. He decided to expand his real estate interests and invested in condominium developments in New York City and Miami, Florida. Mr. Becker is currently in the end phase of completing duplex and row homes in New York City on Sullivan Street. Mr. Arthur Becker plans to develope, in Tribeca, a luxury residential condominium. Arthur Becker is also extremely intrigued by Bio-tech, specifically for cancer treatment.

Mr. Becker has admitted to many professional failures but also to learning from those failures and moving forward with some of his best achievements. Sometimes success also requires failure to figure out the right path.

Check out his website arthurbeckerstudio.com

 

How Kate Hudson Took Over The Workout Apparel World With Fabletics

In its fourth year, Fabletics has managed to grow into a $250 million company thanks to a variety of fearless business strategies as well as a massive selection of high-quality workout garments. Founder Kate Hudson was a well-known movie actress before creating Fabletics, having earned a reputation for being a fitness enthusiast on social media before the brand was launched.

 

Of course, the rise of Fabletics is unsurprising when one takes into consideration Hudson’s work ethic and fearless approach to running a business. Having made a career as an actress unafraid of taking risky roles, it’s clear that Hudson’s ability to embrace challenges is behind the company’s success.

 

Now, the brand earns more in revenue each year than Amazon’s athletic apparel department. Part of the brand’s ability to outshine the competition has to do with the garments themselves. Fabletics athletic apparel items are highly fashionable and very well-made. The materials are sweat-resistant and can endure strenuous activities. Customers can shop from a wide variety of workout staple pieces like strappy sports bras, patterned leggings and fitted sweatpants in cozy materials.

 

The clothes are also known for their affordability. Customers can join the VIP membership program on the brand’s website. This program acts as a subscription service, sending customers an exercise outfit monthly for a fee of $49.95. Upon signing up to the program, subscribers fill out a lifestyle quiz. This quiz allows Fabletics to pick out the outfits for each subscriber based on their personal tastes.

 

Another priority of Hudson’s is diversity. From the very beginning, Hudson has made sure to keep larger sizes in stock. Feeling that other athletic apparel companies tend to cater to smaller sizes, Hudson wants to allow women of all sizes to feel beautiful and empowered in their workout outfits.

 

Recently, Fabletics launched a handful of brick-and-mortar stores around the country. Acting as reverse showrooms, these stores allow customers to try clothes on in person before joining the VIP membership program online. This approach has been highly successful and has earned the company enormous revenue.

 

Fabletics stores are stocked based on online data. If customers in one region of the country are following a certain trend, stores in that region will stock accordingly.

 

With Fabletics brick-and-mortar stores doing so well, Hudson has recently announced the launch of several more around the globe over the next three to five years.

 

If you’re ready to receive your first complete workout outfit from Fabletics, visit the website and fill out the lifestyle quiz.