Tell us who you are?
I’m Imtiaz Hussain, Chief Executive Officer of Professional Estate situated at Suite # 3, Plot 18-C, Lane 6, Bukhari Commercial Area, Phase VI, DHA Karachi. Professional Estate is a team of experienced Real Estate consultants. We mostly focus on the Residential and Commercial Plots deals. We also deals in Commercial Building Bookings etc.
Before joining the Real Estate field, I was working as Area Manager for an NGO named National Rural Support Program (NRSP) based in Islamabad. I worked there for about 8 years. NRSP is the largest Rural Support Programme in the country in terms of outreach, staff and development activities. It is a not for profit organization registered under Section 42 of Companies Ordinance 1984. NRSP’s mandate is to alleviate poverty by harnessing people’s potential and undertake development activities in Pakistan
Recently, I have been selected as the member of Election Commission for Defence & Clifton Association of Real Estate Agents (DEFCLAREA) Election 2013.
When did you decide to pursue a career in Real Estate?
My brother Muhammad Shiraz Khan (CEO – Property House) and a relative Muhammad Saeed Khan (CEO – Property Chase) motivated me to join the Real Estate field. So, in 2003 I joined Property House. After few months, I got my first client.
In 2004, I joined Fahad Abdullah Associates, where all the Real Estate business is handled by me and the Builder business is handled by them. I worked there for couple of years. Then, I moved back to Property House.
In 2010, I decided to start my own venture and then established Professional Estate.
What are the Top Three Things that separate you from your Competition?
Who in your life has most influenced you?
My brother Muhammad Shiraz Khan (CEO – Property House) had a great influence on me. I learned alot from him about this field.
What has been challenging as a Realtor?
- By-Laws should be prepared by DEFCLAREA.
- DHA Karachi frequently changes Rules & Regulations.
- Recognition of Real Estate as an industry at Government Level.
- Legislation for Agent’s Commission.
- Communication Skills Training for Agents.
What does it take to be successful in Real Estate?
- Market Survey
- Hard work
- Communication Skills
Your Top 5 Residential Areas of DHA Karachi? Any investment advice?
- Creek Vista Apartments (Phase VIII)
- Naval Housing Scheme (Zamzama)
- Phase V
- Phase I
- Phase VIII (Best for Investment)
Your Top 5 Commercial Areas of DHA Karachi? Any investment advice?
- Rahat Commercial Area
- Bukhari Commercial Area
- Nishat Commercial Area
- Shahbaz Commercial Area
- Zulfiqar and Al-Murtaza Commercial Area (Best for Investment)
How do you see DHA City Karachi?
DHA City Karachi is one of the land mark projects which is best for long-term investment. I would prefer the Middle Class community to investment in this project. It will give high returns at the appropriate times.
How do you spend your weekends?
Spare time is sometimes referred to as free time or leisure time. I think it is more important to look after the family. So, I try to spend some quality time with my family. I usually go for entertainment activities or dinner with my family during the weekends.
What are your other interests in life?
What do you envision yourself doing 10 years from now?
If the condition of the city remains good, then I will be in the same field as a Builder with big project else I will move to Kashmir.
What two or three accomplishments that have given you the most satisfaction? Why?
- Performed Umrah in 2007
- Welfare activities in Kashmir
Your Top 5 must visit places in DHA Karachi?
If there was one place you could travel to, right now, where would it be and why?
I would love to go to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj. Insha’Allah!
Any Message you want to give to the readers of DHAToday?
“The success combination in business is: Do what you do better… and: do more of what you do…” – David Joseph Schwartz quotes
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