The Many Passions of Haidar Barbouti
Most successful businessmen usually only have one passion and that passion is their business. However, when it comes to Haidar Barbouti that could not be further from the truth. That is not to say that Barbouti is not passionate about is business adventures because he is. It is because of his passion for life and for others that he has become very successful in the business world.
Barbouti’s passion for business gave Houston its first premier shopping center. Not only did this bring some of the top of the line stores to the area, but it also brought with it a place for people to go and shop, eat, and relax with family and friends. Barbouti, himself, oversees many of the operations of this center as well as being the owner and broker.
Barbouti also has a passion for children and animals. He donates a large amount of time and resources to both these causes. He invests heavily in making sure that underprivledge children will have the resources that they need to have a positive future. Barbouti does not stop there, however. One holiday program he assisted with a program called Home for the Holidays. This program began as a way to save the number of cats and dogs that were getting euthanized in the Houston area. The program was only meant to run through the four weeks of the holiday season and many hundreds of animals were adopted and saved thanks to this program. However the many volunteers wanted to keep the program going. Barbouti donated the space to make that happen and the Highland Village Adoption Center for animals opened its doors and is run by a volunteer staff.
Food is another passion of Barbouti. He believes that when someone is out dining at a restaurant that the food should be good and it should be plentiful. He wants people to enjoy the experience.