The state of New Jersey has a governor who would rather live in Washington, D.C. than in his state. Governor Chris Christie is a Trump supporter, and there was talk he would get a position in the new administration. But Christie has a lot of unnecessary political baggage surrounding him, so he wasn’t one of Trump’s picks. The legacy of Christie is still being written, but so far his legacy is not the gubernatorial legacy that would help him move into another high-powered political position. Christie’s second term is immersed in bad press and short-sighted decisions. But even though the leader of the state of New Jersey is not award-worthy, there are business and political figures in the state that are. One of those business people is Sam Boraie.

Sam Boraie is the second son of Omar Boraie, the Egyptian chemist and real estate developer. Omar Boraie is responsible for bringing downtown New Brunswick back to life. Boraie Development was one of the first companies to build high-rise office and residential buildings downtown. His foresight and his dedication to the city of New Brunswick revitalized the inner-city. Today, New Brunswick is one of New Jersey’s stars. It is a hub for the pharmaceutical and medical industries. The consumer-driven company Johnson and Johnson has headquarters there, and several medical companies and big Pharma companies do too.

The list of Boraie building projects in New Brunswick is impressive, but Sam Boraie’s contribution to New Brunswick and the state of New Jersey goes beyond the borders of his hometown. Boraie plays an active role in Elijah’s Promise. Elijah’s Promise is the nonprofit organization that feeds the hungry in New Jersey. The soup kitchen, culinary school, and pay-if-you-can café feed hundreds of people every day. The culinary school trains the homeless and the less fortunate, so they can work in the food industry. Sam sits on the Elijah’s Promise board, and he is a major financial donor.

But Sam’s contribution to New Jersey does not stop there. Sam sits on the advisory board of the New Brunswick State Theater. According to PRNewswire, the New Brunswick State Theater is a major part of New Jersey’s entertainment and education offerings. For the last 96 years, the State Theater has entertained and educated New Jersey residents and people from other states that want to see top name entertainers. And the list of stars that are part of the New Brunswick State Theater legacy is a long.

Even though Sam Boraie is involved in several community projects, he is still one of the state’s most influential developers. Sam and Shaq O’Neil got together, and they built a modern residential high-rise in Newark. That project was part of the redevelopment of the city of Newark. Sam is also involved in the new apartment project in Atlantic City. Sam and his brother and sister are developing a piece of property they bought years ago. The 250-unit residential project will be the first luxury apartment complex in Atlantic City that caters to Millennials.

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