When people talk about New Jersey, they talk about Governor Chris Christie and his bad choices. Some people say Christie is the worst governor on record, but there are a few people that still stand by him. Other people talk about Rutgers, the state university in New Brunswick, or they mention Johnson and Johnson, one of largest family-owned corporations in America. But there is a new topic running around the conversation mill these days. Sam Boraie and Boraie Development are getting a lot of attention for bringing some of the worst urban areas in the United States back to life. Boraie Development started their urban renewal project in the 1970s, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. New Brunswick’s downtown area looked like a shell-shocked town in the Middle East before Boraie Development started to building office space on Albany Street. But when people see downtown New Brunswick now, all they see are New York style office and residential buildings that were built and then managed by Sam Boraie and his siblings.
Every detail is considered when Sam and his staff start a new office or residential project on njbiz.com. The list of completed projects in New Brunswick is a testament to the kind of work Sam and his family stand behind. The Albany Street Plaza One and Plaza Two buildings are late century and new century architecture. The Aspire residential building is the epitome of luxury living, and One Spring Street building is another work of residential art.
Sam Boraie is proud of all the development projects in downtown New Brunswick, but the work the company did in Newark has a lot of people talking. Sam partnered with Newark native Shaq O’Neil, and they developed the One Riverview residential building in Newark. One Riverview brought people back to Newark to live. Even New Yorkers found the building attractive and convenient. The Rector Street development is another O’Neil and Boraie project is Newark.
When Sam Boraie’s name is mentioned in New Jersey, the conversation is not just about the building Sam develops, manages and rents. Sam is very active in the nonprofit organization, Elijah’s Promise and the New Brunswick State Theater. Boraie sits on the Advisory Board of Elijah’s Promise, and he is a member of the State Theater board as well. Both of those organizations are known for the work they do in the educational system as well as for programs they implement that help people learn how to live life without regrets. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/06/realestate/at-two-extremes-of-a-housing-market.html?_r=0
Atlantic City is another New Jersey City that is benefiting from the Boraie touch. Boraie is building a $100 million residential complex called the Beach at South Inlet not too far from the famous Atlantic City boardwalk. Atlantic City needs more luxury accommodations. This new Boraie residential project will help attract more full-time residents to the city, according to Sam Boraie.