I've been involved in all facets of the Real Estate business for all of my career. My training was first as an Architect and eventually developed into development and investments. I have worked on commercial development projects in Texas, (mainly Houston), Southern California (Palm Springs area and LA), Manhattan (NYC), and Central America (Honduras). I have also managed projects in Europe as part of my responsibility working for an international developer in NYC.
My most notable accomplishment has been being part of the Team that acquired the Land and developed the 34-story condominium in Midtown Manhattan located at 39 East 29th Street (142 units, $190M project). I was involved in site acquisition, developing the concept for the project, entitlements/permitting, design & construction and overseeing sales. The project broke ground in 2008 and successfully completed all sales in 2012. It currently is known as one of the top residential tower in Midtown Manhattan.
In addition to my career in development since 2013, as a Broker in both Texas and New York, I have worked with numerous local and international investors on acquisition and disposition of multifamily, industrial and shopping projects over from Houston, where i have settled down with my wife and our 1 year old daughter.
I received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin 1996 and a Master's in Finance & Real Estate Development from Columbia University, New York in 2001.
Ali services the entire Houston market but specializes in these neighborhoods: