Since becoming a REALTOR® in 2003, Ali has, with measurable success, proven himself a leader in the sustainable real estate market. He is an EcoBroker® and LEED GA candidate, in addition to a handful of other related achievements, including IKOLOJI graduate, a Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA), carrying a Green Designation from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), and participating in the Green REsource Council. Through his actions over the years, Ali’s personal mission to pave a greener path of sustainable living and healthier home ownership through education, representation, and marketing comes readily into focus.
Ali is a citizen of the world, well-traveled, visiting most European, Asian and Middle Eastern countries and looks forward to exploring Africa and South America one day. Through his travels, Ali developed a deep respect for other cultures, religions, customs, and civilization. If Ali’s face looks familiar, then you may have seen him at the movies in The Three Kings, on television, having been featured on NBC, NPR, AZTV7, as well as quoted in media including Natural Awakening, The Arizona Republic, and Green Living Magazine.
Ali is fascinated by art, architecture, unique designs, and sustainable living. After the first Gulf War, he fled Iraq and spent four years in a refugee camp before moving to the Phoenix area in 1995. While in the camp, Ali participated in several art shows and donated the proceeds to the UNICEF to help children and mothers. Later, he displayed his art work at the Mesa Arts Center and at First Friday in Downtown Phoenix.
As a volunteer with USGBC-AZ Central Chapter, Ali was recognized for his efforts in putting together the first Green Home Tour in Arizona. Additionally, he teaches sustainability to other professionals in the field as an approved instructor with the Arizona Department of Real Estate, as well as utilizing his services as a professional interpreter for the Federal Courts and other government agencies and Real Estate Special Commissioner for the Maricopa County Courts. This dovetails with his belief as REALTOR®, to promote and protect his client’s best interests through honest, professional, and result-oriented representation.
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