ep 003 | Ahmed Builds Better, 9-Figure Commercial Real Estate with Ahmed Seirafi | 01.16.2023
Ahmed Seirafi, Principal of Andalusia Development Company, oversees all aspects of the Acquisition, Disposition, and Development processes for Andalusia Development Company. He has led all facets of the business, spanning more than $100,000,000 in commercial assets, primarily in Multifamily and Commercial.
Ahmed has led Andalusia Development Company in the execution of several development opportunities in its first few years of existence and has been instrumental in growing the development pipeline by 300% to over $400 million dollars. With his expertise and experience, he has consolidated and focused the firm’s strategy to the acquisition of value-add and development opportunities, where value can be created through new construction, extensive renovations, hands-on
management, and improvement of operating efficiencies.
Prior to founding Andalusia Development, Ahmed amassed his comprehensive and expansive level of expertise while serving as Senior Associate at CB Richard Ellis, as well as leading several projects as Vice President of Operations at a large commercial
contracting company specializing in civic development endeavors.
key lessons from this episode
- It all starts in your own backyard.
- Be passionate about what you do. Not just for monetary reasons.
- Work ethic is extremely key to grow. Enjoy the journey!
- Leverage your superpowers to gain and leap forward.
- When in a rut, evaluate whether it’s worth the hassle or to cut your losses and move on.