Education Reform Heads The Work Of Dick DeVos

Dick DeVos is a businessperson I have been aware of for many years as I have followed the success he achieved as the President of the AmWay Group. Although I was aware of the business success Dick DeVos has achieved with AmWay and his own The Windquest Investment Company I was not as aware of the high quality of work Dick and wife Betsy have achieved as two of the most important individuals in the education reform movement; Dick and Betsy DeVos have been major members of the reform movement for over 30 years, and despite their largely conservative image the couple started working in the movement when it was seen as a radical group. Reading an interview with Betsy DeVos in Philanthropy Roundtable showed me that despite being based in Grand Rapids, Michigan the DeVos family are willing to aid communities across the U.S. in achieving the best possible education for their young people. Although everything I have read shows me the couple love their home state of Michigan it was refreshing to read they class their greatest achievement as the success they achieved in the state of Florida where the couple was involved in developing the longest running education reform program that continues to prove a success for all communities in the state.

 

I have always been impressed with the work of Dick DeVos, which includes his period spent as the leader of the AmWay Group and his continuing work as the head of The Windquest Group. However, I was shocked to discover Dick is a product of the Michigan public school system which played a major role in his development as a major part of the reasons for his business success, and dedication to the philanthropic work he and Betsy DeVos complete through their own Foundation. Having amassed a personal fortune of more than $5 billion and has been a major supporter of a number of educational programs at major institutions, such as Princeton University and Calvin College. I have also been impressed by the way Dick DeVos has never lost sight of the roots he has in Grand Rapids, Michigan and has played an important role in bringing the area back to economic success through his role with the Grand Action plan developed after the 2008 economic slowdown, Wikipedia reports.

 

Omar Boraie: The Greatly Valuable Visionary of New Brunswick

Omar Boraie is the president of Boraie Development LLC. For several decades now, he and his company have really made a great difference for New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is nearing the completion of another project for New Brunswick. This project is a deluxe and luxury, high rise residential called The Aspire, and it is located in the heart of the city.

Boraie, 73, is a great visionary, and his vision for New Brunswick has been taken place for over four decades now. Originally from Egypt, he settled here in the US in New Brunswick in 1972. He recounted how things were awful back in 1972, and he laughs about all the doubters who didn’t believe in him. Well, they are believing in him now due to all the spectacular transformation on boraierealty.com he made in that city.

Boraie’s first project is an office on Albany Street called the Albany Street Plaza Tower One. These Class A office spaces were greatly needed as it helped attract more businesses to the city in the 1980s and 1990s. They then created Tower Two, which is located next to Tower One, and it was established in 2003. Tower Two is more Class A office spaces in New Brunswick.

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However, being a great visionary like Boraie is, he knew that the city also needed some superior and luxurious residential units. He envisioned the upscale, New York City styled condominiums and developed the One Spring Street Condominium building in 2007. This is the tallest building within New Brunswick that is 25 stories with 121 residential units on boraie.com. These condominiums consist of a garage with 400 parking spaces, outdoor space to walk your dog and barbecue, 10,000 square feet for retail, and 40,000 square feet for office space. Within two months of its establishment, the residential building was filled with tenants.

With the latest protect on njspotlight.com, The Aspire, it’s a 17 story building that consists of 370,000 square footage, 238 residential units, a four story parking garage, and 10,000 square footage of retail space. Boraie said that they are hoping to get good quality tenants who are professional people, such as doctors, nurses, professors, policemen, firemen, and teachers who like to live, work, and enjoy downtown New Brunswick’s entertainment and culture.

Boraie and his company have made a great difference in New Brunswick. Boraie also has plans to help the city’s population to grow significantly.