ATIF Z. QADIR 

Amanat Properties

SAY IT LOUD - NOW Exhibitor

New Jersey Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired by people of color and women in the real estate industry who succeed despite the hurdles put in front of them.

Atif Z. Qadir

Bio:

Atif Qadir founded REDIST, a proptech startup based at Columbia Startup Lab, in 2020 and Amanat Properties, a development company focusing on the renovation of historic real estate in New Jersey, in 2017. Previously, he was at Extell Development, where he was on the acquisitions and development teams for deals across the United States and Canada. Prior to that, he was at Turner Construction and at Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates Architects.

 

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I took my first studio class while a freshman at MIT and fell in love.

 

What do you do?

I am an architect turned entrepreneur. I founded and run a real estate development company and a technology startup. I also serve as a city plan- ning commissioner in my hometown.

What excites you in the work you do?

I love spending my time on projects that matter to me and bring value to others.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired by people of color and women in the real estate industry who succeed despite the hurdles put in front of them.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I am the first person in my extended family to start a business in the US. To do so, I’ve raised almost $4.0M from my personal and professional network for my entrepreneurial endeavours.

Featured Project Name: 

826 Hudson

 

Featured Project Location: 

Hoboken, NJ

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2020

Role in Featured Project: 

Developer

 

Featured Project Description:

826 Hudson is the meticulous redevelopment of a brownstone built in 1891 in the historic Castle Point section of Hoboken, New Jersey. The property had undergone multiple renovations since then and was ultimately split into rental units and left in a state of disrepair. Amanat Properties led the redesign of the project, uncovering architectural details and returning to traditional layouts, while adding modern systems. Rather than destroy a local resource, Amanat revived it into condominium homes.

Photography Credit:

Roman Malantchouk

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