Ali Jamal is the chief executive officer of Stablegold Hospitality, a real estate investment company that specializes in affordable accommodations for low/no income individuals and families. What started in 2011 as one rundown and shutdown hotel is now a thriving business, which includes approximately $50 million in assets under management, 1500 rental units – consisting of 12 independently operated extended-stay hotels and single-family residential housing and employs more than 150 people across the U.S. Stablegold was selected as the number one most Innovative Urban Development companies in the world by Fast Company Magazine for its innovative approach to affordable housing.
Additionally, Ali has an Executive MBA from Northeastern University and has earned a certificate from the Stanford Business School Executive Program in Leadership.
Ali currently participates in a nonprofit board role for Shelters to Shutters, he is a Founding Member of the Forbes Real Estate Council, a contributing writer for the Atlanta Business Chronicle Leadership Trust and is presently serving as the Lead for the Southeastern United States, Ismaili Professionals Network (IPN). Ali is also an active peer advisory board member of both the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Vistage.
Every great business has a great story and Ali Jamal recently stopped by to discuss his story with Tim and Taylor. The innovative business owner shared insights into finding a narrow niche, knowing your customers, understanding your business, and the benefits of joining a peer group.
In this Episode:
- What Matters to Small Business [0:02:25]
- Getting into Real Estate [0:04:02]
- Investment and Strategy [0:13:28]
- Shifting Leadership Role [0:14:50]
- Best and Worst Mistakes [0:16:12]
- The Impact of the Pandemic [0:18:52]
- Peer Group Benefits [0:20:45]
- Sharing His Story [0:22:35]
- Rapid Fire [0:23:57]
- Contact Info [0:28:09]
- Takeaways [0:28:29]
- SBM Announcements [0:30:13]