Hussain Sajwani is the Founder and Chairman of DAMAC Properties, which is a global property development company. The idea for DAMAC Properties came to him when he realized that he could go into business for himself and make a lot of money. Sajwani had grown up working for the family business at a young age in his spare time after school, and this had already sewn the seeds of entrepreneurship into him. After attending a university in the United States, he got a job and worked there for a couple of years, and this is when he knew he could make more money on his own. He next decided to use the money he had been earning on the side through time-share apartment sells to start his own catering business. This saw great success, and he used it as a springboard to begin developing small hotels. Eventually, he developed more and more properties, which was the beginnings of DAMAC.
When asked about a trend in today’s world that he finds exciting, Hussain Sajwani commented that social media and digital marketing intrigues him. From its humble beginnings to what it has become now, he finds it fascinating that people now have access to businesses and that even the people of a country can communicate with their government better. He also acknowledged that he uses social media and digital marketing as a large part of the marketing efforts of his company, DAMAC.
Hussain Sajwani was asked if he would give any business secrets away, in a recent interview, and he advised people to invest in real estate. Rather than just investing in the general real estate, he advises that people consider putting their money into real estate that exists in international cities that are sure to grow. Sajwani has expressed that this is the best way to avoid the short-term rises and falls in the real estate market. He also remarked that it is best for people to make their real estate move now rather than later, because real estate that is located in a good location will almost always increase in value.