Boraie Development LL has been turning New Brunswick’s downtown area into a thriving retail, office, and residential area for more than 30 years. Sam Boraie has made a huge impact on how people look at cities like New Brunswick, Newark and Atlantic City. Boraie Development is responsible for turning the poverty-ridden corner in Northern New Jersey. Northern New Jersey is not just a stepchild of New York City anymore. New Yorkers come to New Brunswick, Newark, and Jersey City to work and to live. Boraie Development opened the door for that change in mindset in the 1980s, when the Albany Street Plaza Tower One was completed in downtown New Brunswick. Boraie continued to buy and develop properties in downtown New Brunswick. Albany Street Plaza Tower Two was completed in 2003. And the Boraie One Spring Street condominium building brought people back to downtown. A New York-style luxury condo building came next. The luxurious Aspire Building is the answer professionals that worked downtown were looking for.
Sam Boraie is not defined by just his passion for developing and modernizing cities. He is a humanitarian and philanthropist who puts people first. Sam does that through Elijah’s Promise. Sam sits on the board of that nonprofit organization. Elijah’s Promise impact on the New Brunswick community goes beyond the café, soup kitchen, and catering service the organization operates. There are food classes for the people that need food. The people that take the classes can potentially turn their challenges into a career in the food industry. Mr. Sam Boraie has also devoted a great deal of time to the New Brunswick State Theater. He is a member of the Advisory Board and a major contributor to the fundraising events that keep the Theater fresh and up-to-date in terms of educational goals. The Theater offers students free concert tickets, where top name entertainers perform. Classical music classes are also part of the State Theater’s educational program.
But there is always a new development project in the wind for Sam Boraie. When Shaq O’Neil, the pro basketball star, needed help developing the One Riverview Building in Newark, he called Sam Boraie. When Boraie Development bought eight acres in Atlantic City near the Boardwalk, Sam Boraie promised to build “The Beach at South Inlet.” That project is a 250-unit luxury apartment complex with luxurious amenities, like on-site parking a doorman, and a swimming pool. Boraie wants to help Atlantic City comeback from the recession that has forced casinos to close and people to move.
Even though Boraie is busier than ever, he always has time to attend Chef’s Night. Chef’s Night is the annual fundraiser for Elijah’s Promise. More than 25 percent of the Elijah’s Promise budget comes from this one-night event. Community leaders and business people attend the event, and they graciously donate to the cause. Sam Boraie is one of the major contributors, and Boraie Development LLC also makes a donation that night.
There’s a lot of good things going on in Sam Boraie’s life, but his greatest achievements come from helping others. Helping is an innate quality in Sam Boraie.
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