Haidar Barbouti is a real estate developer who has over 20 years of professional business experience in the field of commercial property. Under his guidance, many real estate investments have operated successfully. Barbouti has been active in numerous real estate investments throughout the world, but particularly in the United States. Out of the other members of the Barbouti family, Haidar has consistently been the most active in real estate investments since 1986. Haidar’s real estate developments in the United States include: condominiums, development lands, shopping centers, office buildings, and others.
Haidar Barbouti is obviously passionate about real estate, but food is among his other passions. Barbouti owns the Highland Village shopping center, one of the most desirable retail spaces in all of Houston, Texas. After returning from a trip to Europe, he felt inspired to add a third story on to the shopping center where he would build a restaurant. He wanted the restaurant to be an open air gathering with a large patio, similar to something he saw in Europe. However, Barbouti was unsure of the type of tenant he wanted. He found himself frustrated with many restaurants, because they barely serve full portions of food, and even when they do, the food is almost always nothing exceptional. So, he made the decision to open his own restaurant.
Barbouti’s mission includes two things: make money, and make good food. For a little over a year, Up Restaurant has been open. At Up Restaurant, guests can expect to dine on classic American fare like Caesar salads, filet mignon, and redfish. There are even a few Asian dishes to choose from. The portions are definitely hearty, so guests should definitely expect to leave the restaurant full. Barbouti truly has a passion to serve diners good, wholesome food made from fresh, American ingredients. He was quoted as saying, “You’re not going to be good at something unless you’re passionate about it.” His dedication and work at Up Restaurant clearly align with this statement.
In addition to food, Haidar Barbouti also shares a passion for children and animals. In fact, he is known throughout Houston for many of his charitable acts. Barbouti has even donated some of his retail space at Highland Village as an adoption center for animals. Throughout the years, he has continued to give time and money to the causes he is most passionate about. Haidar Barbouti is truly a businessman who not only profits, but also passion.