Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mehfil Magazine Profile - Entrepreneur Nawaz Hirji

Came across this profile of Calgary's Nawaz Hirji

Nawaz Hirji was raised under the golden rule of “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” So it comes as no surprise that he’s in the hospitality business. Hirji would like to stay in a pleasant hotel with top-notch facilities; he’d like to golf on a spectacular course, then make use of its business amenities for corporate meetings; when he kicks back, he’d like a wide variety of games to play under one roof. That’s what he would have others do unto him, so he does unto others by providing them with just those things. The Calgary-based entrepreneur heads up four companies: Primevest Capital Corp., a business with real estate holdings across Canada, including hotels; Primevest Equities, which owns and operates apartment buildings and shopping plazas; Gateway Entertainment Centre, a family sports complex in Edmonton; and Eaglequest Golf Centers Inc., which owns and operates seven golf courses in B.C., Alberta and Nova Scotia.