New Jersey has the highest urban population in the United States. Ninety percent of the people living in the state live in urban areas. And the state also has the highest population density in the country. There are more than 1,000 people per square mile. New Jersey has one of the most underrated governors in the country, but the state has the oldest seashore community in the United States. Cape May New Jersey is the oldest seashore cities in a state with more than 50 seashore towns. And it’s hard to believe, but it is true, New Jersey has more shopping malls in a 25 square mile radius than any other state. Grover Cleveland, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Eddie Money, Jack Nicholson, Shaq O’Neil, Jason Alexander, Whitney Houston, Queen Latifa, and Frank Sinatra, are New Jersey natives. But one of the influential natives of the state is Sam Boraie.
Sam Boraie is the son of Omar Boraie, the Egyptian chemist and real estate developer. Omar is one of the people that saw the potential in downtown New Brunswick in the 1970s. Like other New Jersey cities, New Brunswick fell victim to the 1960s exodus to the suburbs. Downtown New Brunswick was a ghost town when Omar started buying empty buildings on Albany Street. In an article on NY Times, Boraie Development built the first high-rise office building on Albany Street in 1983, and that was the start of a major downtown redevelopment project. Omar passed the development torch to his three children, Wasseem, Sam, and Hiam. The children are now functioning members of the city’s development projects, and Sam is the spokesmen for the family when it comes to charitable causes and other issues. Sam Boraie may be the second son, but he is number one in the eyes of the people associated with the nonprofit Elijah’s Promise and the board members of the New Brunswick State Theater. https://www.statetheatrenj.org/board-of-trustees
But even though Sam spends a great deal of time helping the less fortunate members of the New Jersey community, and planning entertainment and educational projects for the people of the state, he is still active in the family real estate development business. According to PRNewsWire, Sam is responsible for the success of real estate development projects in Newark and Atlantic City as well as the ongoing projects in New Brunswick. Boraie Development’s focus is high-rise office and residential buildings.
The restaurants, retail shops, medical headquarters and pharmaceutical companies interact with each in a symbiotic way, thanks to Sam Boraie and his family. New Brunswick has come a long way from the days when the only bright spot in the city was Rutgers University. The city is one of New Jersey’s success stories, and state leaders credit the Boraie family for helping achieve that success. But Sam and his family are not sitting back and resting on their accomplishments.