The Chicago Journal

Jetall Companies Inc. Raises the Bar Higher in Texas’ Real Estate Scene

Residential and commercial real estate are by far some of the most challenging industries to be in. But Jetall Companies Inc. has thrived in the environment for over six decades. The company has played a pivotal role in shaping skylines across major cities, particularly in Texas, and aims to continually serve business owners, families, and individuals through its commitment to excellence. 

Established in 1961, Jetall Companies Inc. is a premier family-owned real estate investment and management company. It first served clients in London, England, but eventually made its way to American soil, expanding its vision and commitment to helping more people through innovative business strategies. Jetall made notable acquisitions in the United States and finally decided to move its headquarters to Houston, Texas, until it grew into the largest private owner of commercial office spaces in the area with nearly 2,000,000 square feet. Besides commercial spaces, Jetall has also developed over 250 high-end homes.

Achieving great milestones in real estate, Jetall Companies also expanded and established itself as a leader in the venture capital industry. The company creates additional value from buying and selling assets, priding itself on the ability to execute and transact faster than any other competitor in the market. To topple others in its field, Jetall developed systems with its uniquely efficient acquisition process, which allows them to streamline how they contract properties. 

In addition, Jetall also invests in various real estate opportunities in terms of property-level equity, debt, and special situations transactions. The company focuses on investment opportunities where it can differentiate insights and relationships where it can add value. 

Jetall is currently led by its CEO, second-generation entrepreneur Ali Choudhri began his entrepreneurial venture as a realtor at the age of 16. Going through various challenges over the years, he has learned the value of innovation in ensuring that a business stays on top of its game. Choudhri has acquired over two decades of experience in real estate, which he leverages to further propel the standing of Jetall in the industry.

“What I like about real estate is this vision not to see things as they are but what they can be,” Choudhri shared. The CEO further expounded on Jetall’s expansion across global and national markets, understanding that knowledge is power in the real estate industry. 

Jetall has succeeded in developing over 30 commercial retail centers. All its developments are vertically integrated, allowing the company to handle all phases of the project and establish them with its signature quality.

“I’m passionate about economic growth and employment through real estate development and value creation. I wish to provide solutions that support the changing needs of businesses in our communities,” shared Choudhri. “I see Jetall as a company that will continue to add value to communities by buying or building assets. If you need A-Class office spaces in Houston, Austin, or other major Texas cities, Jetall Companies will be the best resource. We know our market and have created innovative, vertically integrated systems to take on any construction, leasing, and/or property management project.”

Filip Boksa, Local Chicago Entrepreneur Shares What It Takes To Grow A Successful Business

The secret behind a successful venture lies in the efficiency of team members and the entrepreneur itself. There are many examples of people who wish to establish a business with a strong foundation, but they fail to consider all loopholes that need to be filled in the planning stage. This story will walk you through the idea behind becoming an accomplished entrepreneur and what goes into running a business after successfully establishing it. We all know that the main challenge in the business arena is to run it profitably and reach the break-even point after considering all the investments made.

One such example is Filip Boksa, co-founder of BookingKoala, a cloud-based booking solution that allows users to manage appointments, marketing channels and track sales growth. Boksa’s primary focus here is to turn the SaaS into a unicorn without taking outside capital setting an example of a self-funded initiative. Going back in time, Boksa commenced his entrepreneurial journey back at the age of 19 with King of Maids, a home cleaning service in Chicago that he started with his best friend. With a combined investment of $6,000, they could generate $5,000,000 as revenue by the time Boksa reached 23 years of age. This instance in itself is a testimony of Boksa’s entrepreneurial and calculative mindset which can serve as an asset for aspiring entrepreneurs. 

The success of Boksa’s service business is his team’s ability to recognize what matters and what doesn’t. The foundation of BookingKoala lies in its client satisfaction and offering new features with coming days and advancements in technology. He adds that making it attractive to your customers with an easy to use interface is equally important. 

“I still remember back to the first morning when I woke up to clients booking our services overnight. It was something special, and we figured out how to make money while we were asleep”, says Boksa. 

“At the end of the first year after we implemented the full software we looked back on the numbers and saw that we had saved over $100,000 by getting rid of three staff members simply because we didn’t need them anymore. This was huge because we used that money for marketing, which made us grow even faster”, he adds. 

Boksa advises budding entrepreneurs to start right away and not be afraid of making mistakes. “You will never be ready until you go through the process”, believes Boksa. He adds that as an entrepreneur one ought to trust their team members to get the work done while you figure out how to grow your company. “You need to let go of the old ways that are no longer needed or necessary and get with the new trends”, asserts Boksa.