Ali Choudhri on the Value of Innovation and Adaptability When Navigating the Real Estate Industry

Kendal Mcgurie
3 min readMay 3, 2022

The ability to adapt to change is essential to ensure the success and longevity of a business. As different industries continue to evolve, one must innovate and present a competitive edge to continue advancing through the ranks–a trait that Ali Choudhri exemplifies as he continues to dominate the real estate industry.

Ali Choudhri learned how to navigate the trade at a very young age under the guidance of his father. He spent the years after that learning everything he could about the industry, delving into every nook and cranny with the goal of constantly improving. Now with over 20 years of expertise, Choudhri’s career already spans a broad range of areas, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, financing, development, and lending.

Despite primarily focusing on commercial real estate, Choudhri has been able to design, build and develop multiple residential communities in Houston, including the tallest single-family home in the state of Texas. Over the progression of his career, Choudhri has managed to acquire over $1.2 billion worth of real estate assets through an extensive professional network and by utilizing his personal funds. These transactions were made through the outright acquisitions of assets, obtaining performing and nonperforming notes and REO from servicers, lenders and institutions. Furthermore, Choudhri has acquired, developed and managed assets across the United States, Mexico, Europe and Dubai.

A man of conviction, competence, and innovation, Ali Choudhri has a long list of accomplishments to his name. But on top of being a successful businessman, what further cements Choudhri’s name at the forefront of the industry is his leadership of Jetall Companies Inc., a family-owned real estate investment and management firm whose roots date back to 1961.

Jetall is currently the largest private owner of commercial space in Houston’s Galleria submarket with nearly 1 million square feet, including 2425 West Loop South and 1001 West Loop. Under Ali Choudhri’s direction, Jetall has successfully developed over 30 commercial retail centers and is vertically integrated, allowing the company to handle all phases of a project.

Jetall is always on the lookout for high-quality and notable development opportunities in highly-competitive markets. Its goal to be number one in the industry is backed by Choudhri’s commitment to fostering economic and employment growth through real estate development and value creation in response to the ever-changing needs of the market and the community.

The company shows no signs of slowing down soon and has long expanded to cover Houston, Austin, and other major Texas cities. It houses numerous Class A office spaces and fully modernized properties with state-of-the-art features like fitness centers and destination dispatch elevators tailored to the needs of possible tenants. Moving forward, Ali Choudhri aims for Jetall Companies Inc. to continue making an impact in the industry by adding more value to the community through the acquisition and building of assets.