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Go west

While Dyldam helps evolve Parramatta into Sydney’s second city, it’s definitely a labour of love for Managing Director Sam Fayad.

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A gutsy, ambitious young Sam Fayad had no qualms about telling his in-laws he should be involved in the family business. Even if it was the iconic Dyldam construction company and even if Sam had no experience whatever in property development. But after checking out operations for just a few weeks, Sam decided “this building thing” was easy and suggested to the Khattar family they set up another site and put him in charge. The reaction from Dyldam founders — Sam’s father-in-law, Naim, and brother-in-law, Joseph — wasn’t positive. “They told me it was a definite no,” he remembers. “They said, ‘What would you know? You’ve only been here three weeks!’ I pointed out that the subcontractors doing the building work knew what they were doing, so all I had to do was supervise. And I told them I’m good at supervising. “They still said no, but I insisted, asking them to give me a small job and promising I’d surprise them. So they gave me a small job and they kept checking on me every couple of hours, then every couple of days, then every couple of weeks, then every couple of months. Now they don’t check on me at all because I run the whole show,” he laughs.

Name Sam Fayad Company Dyldam Position Managing Director HQ Sydney, Australia Employees 350

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