His early education abroad exposed him to people from over 70 nationalities and built a foundation upon which he has learned to navigate the professional domain globally. Graduating and moving to Boulder, Colorado, at the age of 16 for his higher education, Salem was struck by the exceptional pace, high standards and work ethic present in the United States. These values have remained strong with Salem, and he has applied them in all his endeavors, personally and professionally.
Salem began his professional career in Denver as a public finance professional, assisting his investment banking firm with the issuance of over $1 billion in municipal bonds. He later moved into the consulting arena through an opportune relationship. Starting in a land developer client’s local office in Colorado, Salem’s financial advisory services grew from three local residential development projects to over a dozen mixed-use developments all over the country. Salem helped his clients in the acquisition of land totaling more than 20,000 acres and valued at over $500 million.
In 2008, he moved to Dubai with his family, just weeks before the economic crash in the United Arab Emirates that devastated the financial and real estate markets there. Within months, Salem began consulting on his own for various industries, including pest control, facilities management, medium size real estate developers, education, and others. The scope of his work ranged from building financial models to conducting feasibility studies, strategic business planning, and raising private equity.
After seven great years in Dubai, the family returned to the United States in 2015 and put down roots in Washington, DC. Salem has strategically partnered with M Squared Real Estate because of its philosophy and depth of experience in residential development.
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Updated: 14th October, 2019 3:21 PM.