At Diamond Properties, Fatima Arash serves as head of legal and general counsel, providing a large range of legal counsel and services to the multiple groups that fall under the Diamond Properties banner.
The lawyer’s greatest professional accomplishment is closing over $326 million in new real estate acquisitions. But her most fulfilling and challenging experience has been in creating a legal department from scratch not once, but twice.
“Watching our projects come to life, from pen-to-paper to structuring and negotiating all the financing, construction, leasing, and franchise agreements makes all the hard work totally worth it,” she says.
Arash is passionate about working with organizations that pursue a better world by saving and protecting children of war. She is also involved with various organizations that help provide access to clean and safe water.
“Water is a basic physiological need that we as Americans tend to take for granted every single day; while simultaneously, nearly a billion people wake up to having no access to clean water,” she explains. “Sadly, this is an everyday occurrence. Many of these organizations were started to put an end to that crippling reality and provide safe drinking water to every person by the construction of water wells, water purification plants, and solar water wells.”
Arash wants to continue making a positive impact on her organization and focus on honing her skills and perfecting her craft. “I hope to emerge as a thought leader in the legal field who has an in-depth understanding of legal trends and continues to make the best strategic decisions for my organization.”