Years ago, not many people considered New Brunswick, New Jersey a prime residential area. But developer Omar Boraie changed that perception. Originally from Egypt, Boraie had worked on plans to revitalize the city for decades.
According to patch.com, while there are plenty of office buildings in New Brunswick, places for people to live were few and far between. Boraie pointed out how years ago, when night came, the city was practically deserted. He looked to change that, starting with One Spring Street. This 25 story condominium was built in 2007 and represented the first major residential project in the city’s history. One Spring Street consists of 121 units with a health club, swimming pool, and roof deck. Space was also set aside for retail development. One Spring Street demonstrated the demand for residential development in New Brunswick as the building sold out in two months.
Another one of Boraie’s projects is The Aspire. This building boasts 238 residential units, as well as 10,000 square feet of retail space. Amenities include a fitness center, sundeck, and outdoor BBQ space. The Aspire is next to the city’s train station and Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, more info can be found on NJBiz.
Boraie’s commitment to New Brunswick doesn’t end at building new apartments and condos. He is part of the Board of Trustees for the historical State Theater in New Brunswick, and has sponsored the free summer movies series. Omar Boraie also serves on the board of Elijah’s Promise, which not only operates a soup kitchen, but has a culinary arts school to help low-income people find work in the food industry.
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