Tell us who you are?
I’m Muhammad Younus Rizvi, Chief Executive Officer of Shelter Group Real Estate & Construction [Website] located at 7-C, Sunset Lane 4, Phase II Extension, DHA Karachi. Since the last 17 years, Shelter Group is offering versatile services in many dimensions on the horizon of Construction, Real Estate Business, and Investment Consultancy. After graduation from Karachi University, I specialized in Project Planning & Executing Construction Management.
I’m also the Member of Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI), Member of Defence Society Residents Association (DSRA) and many others. I’m recently elected as the Finance Secretary of Defence & Clifton Association of Real Estate Agents (DEFCLAREA) for 2013-2014. Previously, I was Education Secretary of DEFCLAREA for last couple of years.
When did you decide to pursue a career in Real Estate?
Before starting Shelter Group, I worked at Gandara Consultants as Architect for 3 years. Experience at Gandara Consultants helped me alot in getting the real world experience of the construction field.
Shelter Group was initially started just as a construction company. One day, a local tailor saw our board and thought that we are into Real Estate field as well because of our name “Shelter”. He asked me to arrange a shop for him on rent. So, this was my first Real Estate assignment and from then Shelter Group moved into Real Estate Consultancy field as well.
What has been the best experience you have had so far as a Realtor?
All the successful deals are the best experience for me as a realtor. I feel good when a client is completely satisfied with our service. Moreover, I have made this field my bread & butter and earned everything from this field. Right now, I am now more stable than most of my college-mates & colleagues.
- & Passion
What has been challenging as a Realtor?
- Recognition of Real Estate field at the Government Level.
Your Top 5 Residential Areas of DHA Karachi? Any investment advice?
- Phase I
- Phase II
- Phase VII-Extension (Best for Investment for Middle Class)
- Phase VIII (Best for Investment)
Your Top 5 Commercial Areas of DHA Karachi? Any investment advice?
- Ayobi Commercial Area
- Bukhari Commercial Area
- Zamzama 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. DHA City Karachi will have world class amenities commensurate to the need of modern living. I will suggest the small investors to invest in this project. It will give high returns at the appropriate times.
How do you spend your weekends?
I mostly spend my weekends with my family. I spend as much time together as we can. I love spending time with my family because we have so much fun together.
What are your other interests in life?
Other than Real Estate, I prefer performing social responsibilities. I have also published several literary books.
I also worked on “Paigham-e-Quran” & “Paigham-e-Hadees” with other team members. Paigham-e-Quran is a Topic-wise classification of orderly quranic verses with related headings, first ever in Urdu language which consists of only Urdu version (without any interpretation or explanation) of all thirty paras of the Holy Quran.
Paigham-e-Hadees is a Topic-wise Summary of hadiths from the books of Sahih Bukhari Shareef, along with meaningful headings, in simple and plain text. Sahih Bukari is considered to be at the top amongst Saha.e.Sattah, the six most authentic Hadith Books. Hence it can be considered as the most authentic book after Holy Quran.
What do you envision yourself doing 10 years from now?
I see myself in the same Real Estate & Construction field with much bigger operations. Insha’Allah!
Your Top 5 must visit places in DHA Karachi?
- DHA Head Office
- My Constructions Sites in Phase VII-Extension
- The Royal Rodale Club – Sports and Recreational Complex
Any Message you want to give to the readers of DHAToday?
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman
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