The Big Moneymen of Palestine, Inc.

July 1989 – Fortune A real estate deveoper based in Washington, Mohamed 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 […]

Aspen: The Call of the Wild

From The New York Times Magazine, Jan. 21, 1990. The sun first peeks over the Continental Divide just after six on New Years Day, and partic­ularly at this hour, it seems there could be no more beautiful place on earth than the Roaring Fork Valley—red-tinged clay, bright white snow and a pure blue in the […]

Buy High, Sell Higher

Continental Profiles, by Jeff Shear Developer Mohamed Hadid’s quest for the best. There’s no question that Mohamed Hadid belongs here, in the posh precincts of the Jockey Club in the capital’s Ritz-Carlton hotel where power eaters do lunch: He owns the place—-the club, the hotel, and about $400 million of the surrounding Washington real estate. […]