During his early years, Shaquille O’Neal was actively involved in the local clubs composed of other boys and girls of his age. He was also passionate about going to the movie theaters where he would spend two to three hours. When he grew up, he joined the National Basketball Association where he rose to fame due to his spectacular performance. He has been invited to various media outlets to talk about his career and his passion in giving back to the society. Following a $7 million renovation, the CityPlex12 Newark is now a world-class venue for gaming. The project was completed in 2012. It was funded by the retired basketball center and a New Brunswick developer.
Mr. Shaquille O’Neal has partnered with other interested parties such as the Sam Boraie to finance various development projects in Newark and other neighborhoods in New Jersey. The partnership has acquired a national recognition. Mr. O’Neal role is to provide cheap loans to facilitate various projects in the area. On the other hand, Boraie development has a vast experience in the sector and is well known among the political circles. During a press release, Mr. O’Neal disclosed that the main objective of their partnership was to develop most of the urban downtowns in New Jersey. For more details visit Crunchbase.
According to Patch, the team would ensure that the projects are carried out in the best way possible, one at a time. One of the most notable projects is the rental complex in with an estimated value of $60 million. In one of the projects, there are 238 residential units. It is located strategically, near a train station. The residents enjoy a spacious parking space with easy access to the lobby area. At the structure, you can take some yoga classes at a state of the art fitness center.
The project is one of a kind in Newark in the last five decades. Mr. O’Neal, Cory Booker, the area mayor, and the U.S. Senator Robert Menendez were expected to grace the opening event. The partnership is also expected to finance other projects such as a movie theater and a retail complex soon. Mr. O’Neal has a proportional stake in the local projects. Boraie Development is headed by Wasseem Boraie as its vice president. The official details of the partnership were not released to the members of the public. Mr. O’Neal is also a successful businessman. One of his investments includes a soda brand where he partners with Arizona Beverages.