My Quote of the week:
Architecture and design is much more about understanding buildings and how people relate to them than it is about the ability to draw them. Influential Danish architect Bjarke Ingels says: “My drawing skills probably froze around when I was 18. Now I'm more interested in the story, how the drawings, the layout can help express the stories and communicate them.”
Faris Mousa is an entrepreneur based in Manchester who has worked on a number of residential and commercial projects.
The goal is always the same: take a building that's falling short of its potential - somewhere forgotten, tired and unwanted - and create spaces that people fall in love with.
Faris's start in business came working in his father's textile company which traded throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This gave Faris the opportunity to travel the world and expose himself to new cultures, broadening his horizons and helping him to better understand other people's lifestyles, their work and passions. Faris continues to travel extensively and his work is influenced by the ideas learned on his travels.
Faris's first venture into property investment came in 2010 with the purchase of an office building in Manchester: a grand building that hadn't received the love it deserved. With a substantial regeneration program, his team breathed new life into the building and returned it to its former glory. There began Faris's passion for property.
For Faris, property investment has no set formula. Each building has its own story, and Faris's mission is to make spaces to be the best they can be. This includes searching far and wide to source the highest quality materials and striving to build workspaces that inspire people to be creative, productive and proud of their organisations, and homes that bring people together to share fulfilling lives.
In doing so, Faris adds a little extra happiness to the world. Who could wish for more than that?