The first female real estate office was inaugurated on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia, reflecting the Saudi leadership’s endeavor to empower Saudi women in line with Vision 2030.
Saudi businesswoman Amjad Bint Ibrahim Al-Hajji has recently entered the real estate sector, registering her name as the first woman to own a real estate office thanks to a long experience in monitoring the sector and her participation in courses and trainings.
Amjad chose to engage in the real estate sector, taking advantage of the facilities provided by the state to women in Saudi Arabia to invest and work in various fields and activities, in addition to her personal experience as she accompanied her late father since her childhood in most of his real estate business.
“It is the happiest day of my life. The dream that haunted me from childhood has come true: To become a real estate investor like men,” she told Asharq Al-Awsat.
She continued: “My late father worked in buying and selling real estate in and around Riyadh, which gave birth to my passion to enter this large investment sector.”
Amjad stressed that her dream was fulfilled thanks to the vision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and his Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which allowed women to participate in development programs.
She recounted that on the day of the inauguration of the office, a large number of real estate investors visited her in Riyadh and expressed their willingness to cooperate with her, by asking her to market their real estate projects.
“This approval for the engagement of women into this sector is receiving the blessing, acceptance and encouragement of the Saudi society,” the businesswoman emphasized.
Amjad said that she had enrolled in training courses offered by real estate investor Yehya bin Abdullah Al-Jarifani.
He launched initiatives to empower youth of both genders, qualify them, and spread knowledge and training needs to allow them to enter the labor market through the real estate sector.
The initiatives that kicked off years ago started with employing and training many female and male university students in his small real estate office in Riyadh, which today has turned into a major company.
Over the past years, Al-Jarifani has allowed dozens of students of both genders to work on the hour system, at wages of up to one thousand riyals per month.