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September 11, 2010

O Brother (Yahya) Where Art Thou?

by Yahya E. B. Henry

This summer has been a blur and seemingly, far from over. Over the past 3 months, I’ve had the opportunity to explore the Southern states of Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and South Florida. Some work, some play but overall an education.

My summer started out by having to go to Gulfport, MS for Naval Reserve training. Yes, after 8 years of active service, I’m still a part time warrior. In fact, I’m a builder in the Naval Reserves and apart of a Construction Battalion, commonly called Seabees (Sea or ‘C’ = construction, ‘Bees’ = Battalion). The position allows for me to expand my knowledge of the construction industry and continue service to my country. We’re largely rockstars. That’s all.

I apologize for my absence but I’m back (smile). My decision to relocate to Augusta, Georgia is coming full circle. Augusta is humming right now and it feels great to be back to work. The city was recognized as having one of the most resilient economies and its evident in almost every industry.

Since arriving in Augusta I’ve been on the hunt for the right development opportunity for Aribra and believe I’ve found it; in fact I’ve found two. I’ll be sharing more details as the project gets further along but in short, I’m soon to be proposing a mixed-use building I believe will compliment the existing community and serve as a catalyst for more development.  On the second site, I’m exploring a historic renovation and expansion of a Downtown building. It’s an exciting opportunity and looking forward to them taking shape.

Stay tuned for the next chapter of The Aribra Group’s story and you can be assured you’ll be hearing from me more now that I’m back to work. What were you able to get accomplished this summer that you’re proud of?

Yahya E. B. Henry

About Yahya E. B. Henry

Merging his passion for cities, real estate, tech and travel, Yahya is introducing the world to a new model of real estate development that draws from best practices around the globe.

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