Tell us who you are?
I’m Saqib Durrani, Chief Executive Officer of Durrani Enterprises situated at Shop # 1, Plot # 20-C, Lane 2, Rahat Commercial Area, Phase VI, DHA Karachi. For the past 4 years, Durrani Enterprises provides services as Real Estate Consultant and Developer. We mainly deal in Rent, Sale & Purchase and Construction field.
I am also the part of KHAS Marketing Network, which consists of 4 members i.e. Saqib Durrani, Malik Khushal, Khalid and Hakim Ali. KHAS Marketing Network work on different projects in DHA Karachi & Clifton. Few of the projects of KHAS Marketing Network includes:
- 400 Square Yards (Ground+5) Building in Ittehad Commercial Area
- 200 Square Yards (2-3 Bedroom) Apartments in Sehar Commercial Area
- Office Building in Muslim Commercial Area
- Town Houses in Block-4, Clifton
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 father was also in the Real Estate field from 1982 till 1993. So, I got motivation from my father to join this field.
What has been the best experience you have had so far as a Realtor?
Yes, had a great experience of big deal where I sold out a 2000 Square Yards plot and had direct parties at both ends i.e. Buyer & Seller.
What has been challenging as a Realtor?
- DHA Karachi frequently changes Rules & Regulations.
- Recognition of Real Estate as an industry at Government Level.
- Legislation for Agent’s Commission.
What does it take to be successful in Real Estate?
- Hard working
Your Top 5 Residential Areas of DHA Karachi? Any investment advice?
- Phase II (Area near Abu Bakr Masjid, mostly Nawab families live here)
- Phase V (Area around Khayaban-e-Momin)
- Phase VI (Area around Khayaban-e-Ghazi)
- Phase VIII (Best for Investment)
Your Top 5 Commercial Areas of DHA Karachi? Any investment advice?
- Commercial Area ‘A’
- Stadium Commercial Area
- Zamzama Commercial Area
- Shahbaz Commercial Area
- Sahil Commercial Area
How do you see DHA City Karachi?
DHA City Karachi is one of the land mark projects by DHA Karachi. DCK is a long term investment and will give favorable future returns after few years. I would prefer the Middle Class community to investment in this project.
How do you spend your weekends?
There is as such no weekend for me due to the nature of my work. I usually work on weekends as well and on the other side, I give time to my family as and when required during the week. Work & Family goes along side-by-side.
What are your other interests in life?
I love history and have read several history books.
What do you envision yourself doing 10 years from now?
10 years from now, I see myself completely moving into the Construction Area.
Your Top 5 must visit places in DHA Karachi?
- DHA Head Office
- Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC)
- Do Darya
- Sea View
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 & Umrah again. Insha’Allah!
Any Message you want to give to the readers of DHAToday?
Honesty, Commitment, Hard-work and Allah Blessing is all you need to be successful.
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