Douglas Jemal in Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Douglas Development Corporation - Official Website (online June 2022)

Douglas Jemal was born in Brooklyn, New York and came to Washington, DC in 1966. Douglas began his career in the retail trade with a small store on 7th Street NW. He soon expanded into the electronics and music business, and by the mid-1980ís had created one of the most successful retail electronics chains in the nation.

Douglas branched into real estate in the early 1980ís, purchasing his first parcel at 425 7th Street NW in 1981. Since then he has focused on purchasing and developing distinctive commercial properties in urban areas.

He believes in the hands-on approach to development and is actively involved at the design, construction and leasing of all his properties.

Douglas is particularly noted for his unprecedented success in preserving historic architecture while transforming properties into viable and successful retail, office or residential sites. 

Douglasís work has expanded throughout the Washington, DC Metro Area as well as in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Richmond, VA and Buffalo, NY.

- Douglas Development Corporation (excerpts; online June 2022)

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Mohawk Ramp and Simon Electric

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Color photos and their arrangement © 2022 Chuck LaChiusa
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