Meet Celebrity Developer Mohamed Anwar Hadid

Who is Mohamed Hadid you ask? He made his fortune building Ritz-Carltons in the 80s and now develops luxury properties for billionaires.

Mohamed Hadid was a real estate developer based in Washington, D.C. Hadid traces his roots to Daher al-Omar Alziadani, The Bedouin tribesman who used a scimitar to carve Palestine–however briefly–from the Ottoman Empire in the 18th century. Born in Nazareth during the 1948 cold war, Hadid grew up in Damascus and Beirut, where his father, a former literature professor worked for Voice of America. “My father got a job because he was well educated,” he says. “The Palestine farmers didn’t know anything but farming. When they lost their land, they ended up in refugee camps.”

His father’s transfer to VOA headquarters brought the family to D.C., when Mohamed was 14. He attended Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia.

After dropping out of a graduate program at MIT, he worked for a time as a draftsman, then on a whim took off for the Greek island of Rhodes. He opened a splashy nightclub that became one of Europe‘s trendiest watering holes. In the oil-booming 1970s he plowed his profits into a company that exported construction equipment from the U.S. to Europe and the Middle East.

In 1980, he moved into the U.S. real estate game, putting up deluxe office buildings in downtown D.C. He developed a shrewd eye for spotting properties that could be rezoned into more valuable parcels.

For over 30 years, Hadid Development and Mohamed Hadid have offered unsurpassed vision and development acumen to the world. From his beginnings in Washington, D.C. developing and building unique office developments, residential developments and Ritz Carlton Hotels in Washington, New York, Aspen and Houston. Mohamed expanded his work to redefine exquisite estates in Aspen, Mexico, and Beverly Hills.

Some of Hadid’s Projects and Developments


Carolwood in Holmby Hills
Lania Lane in Los Angeles
Nimes Road in Bel Air
Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point
Le PalaisThe Crescent Palace in Beverly Hills


918 Mill Street in Aspen
St. Regis Resort in Aspen
Summit Place in Aspen


Ritz-Carlton Naples in Naples


L’Étoile in Paris


Rockville Executive Office Center I, II, III and IV in Rockville
Pokety Farm un Maryland’s Eastern Shore


Punto Mita in Riviera Nayarit

New York

Ritz-Carlton Central Park in New York


Ukraina in Moscow


Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Houston


1300 N. 17th St in Arlington
8500 Leesburg Pike in Vienna
8521 Leesburg Pike in Vienna
Gannett Building in Arlington
Gentle Falls in McLean
Georgelas in Vienna
The Atrium in Arlington
The Hamptons in McLean
USA Today Building in Arlington

Washington D.C.

11 Dupont Circle
1212 New York Avenue
1620 L. Street
815 Connecticut Avenue
Greyhound Building
Hamilton Square
J Paul’s Restaurant in Georgetown
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Embassy Row
The Hay-Adams Hotel
The St. Regis
World Bank

Yolanda Hadid will appear in the third season of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.’ Yolanda is the fourth wife of music mogul David Foster. Prior to Foster, Yolanda was married to Mohamed for eight years.

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