Haidar Barbouti: A Real Estate Torchbearer

Haidar Barbouti is the kind of guy who can be defined as a savior and sustainer. The Houston-based real estate developer wears many hats. He doubles up as a manager as well as a broker at Highland Village.
Barbouti has always been at the forefront in transforming Highland Village into a major business center. Since most companies are always looking for a location with tourists, established businesses, and locals, Barbouti has strived to develop Highland Village to this level. How does he do it?
He only chooses unique and focused clients with ideas that are beneficial to the center. He also asserts that tenants must work for improvement rather than degradation; perhaps the most hilarious definitions Barbouti gives Highland village is that it has a “soul”, which should be cared for.
Highland village was established during the mid 1940s. Before then, the land was deserted. The only activity practiced on it was agriculture.
Another major setback was that most Houston inhabitant concentrated in the Heights and the East. It was bad for business. However, the development of River Oaks and Westheimer sparked a new life into Highland Village.
Between the early 1960s and 1970s Highland Village was sold to a New York based firm and then to some Houston investors before it was finally sold to Barbouti. Since then, it has stayed a notch higher than everyone else.
Many people have congratulated Hadar Barbouti on his efforts and they have not been shy to speak their mind.
One of such individuals is Jim Adams, an executive vice president of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and a descendant of the late S.N. Adams, one of the founders of Highland Village.
S.N Adams also founded the Highland Village subdivisions and Oak Estates that are located on both sides of Highland village.
It is also important to note that the name “Highland” was adopted because S.N Adams was Scottish.
The wide variety of architectural designs at Highland Village also brings about an interesting look. Buildings from all periods of history stand at all corners.
As more visitors trickled in, parking demands grew. Barbouti was forced to build a parking garage at the back of valet parking stations and P.F Chang’s.
Barbouti states that the area, together with its surrounding, has greatly changed. Likewise, retailers have not stayed the same. They now consider every detail of the environment before they can comfortably settle in.

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