Omar Boraie can best be defined as a visionary. As the Central Jersey Working Moms website post The Visions Of Omar Boraie explains, Mr. Boraie has carried the vision for developing New Brunswick to higher levels for over four decades now. The concept was first conceived well over forty years ago when Omar Boraie found himself at odds comparing the state of New Brunswick at the time with what he had witnessed in Europe several years earlier. He had spent a few years in Europe as a traveling scholar from Egypt studying chemistry. What he saw in Europe was a sharp contrast to what New Brunswick was at the time. It was made up of twenty-one old and dilapidated blocks which created an aura of insecurity. In fact, people did not ever walk out of their apartments after four in the evening.
But Mr. Boraie had a vision, one which seemed improbable to most people around him. That idea involved purchasing all those dilapidated blocks that made up New Brunswick, one by one until he owned the entire place. The second step involved upgrading them into different types of buildings. The result has been three new buildings that have replaced the old dilapidated ones and brought much-needed change to the city. The first and second, which were completed well over 20 years apart and aptly named Tower One and Tower Two have been instrumental in introducing much needed A class office space in New Brunswick. The third project, which was completed in 2007, is a residential condominium on Somerset Street named the Aspire. This building is the largest in the city, and as evidence of just how necessary it was to construct, it was sold out within two months. The Aspire is so named because when the idea was first conceived, most people close to Mr. Boraie thought it was a crazy idea to construct such a high-end building in downtown New Brunswick. However, the speed with which the units were sold out proves that Mr. Omar Boraie was not crazy, but was rather a visionary well ahead of his time.
Omar Boraie is the president of Boraie Development LLC, a realty company based in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The 73-year-old founded the company well over thirty years ago and had been actively involved in helping people achieve their home ownership dreams over that period. Mr. Boraie has also participated, individually and through his company, in the development of real estate projects within the New Brunswick area over the past 40 years. For more info, visit boraie.com.