The torch of determination was passed on to him by his family who landed in Canada and the United Kingdom, respectively, with little more than $10 in their pockets as refugees. Not too long after he was old enough to get his first job pumping gas, Jamal soon learned about the value of real estate when his mom, always an entrepreneur at heart, demanded that he use his initial savings for a down payment on a new condo in downtown Vancouver.
While his dreams of driving a sexy new sports car flew out the window, another one came to pass.
The real estate market in Vancouver took off like rapid fire, with property values tripling in value over a short period of time. Jamal continued building his real estate portfolio and, in a few years, proved successful enough to start his own real estate investment firm, Stablegold Hospitality (SGH), in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2011.
Since that time, the firm has acquired 12 hotels and other types of assets such as vacation rentals, single family homes, and event halls. Total Assets are valued at $50 Million and Annual Revenue at $10 Million
What started in 2011 as one rundown and shutdown hotel is now a thriving business.