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AZ Abiud

AZ Abiud, a trailblazing entrepreneur, has carved a distinguished path in the business world with three remarkable exits, demonstrating his exceptional ability to identify and cultivate lucrative opportunities. His journey into entrepreneurship began at just seventeen years old, marking the start of a storied career defined by innovation and success. While still in college, AZ launched a PropTech property management platform, a venture that masterfully utilized master leasing agreements with landlords to sublet properties to students. This early endeavor not only showcased his entrepreneurial acumen but also led to his first million net revenue before the age of twenty-one.


AZ's business ventures have consistently broken ground and garnered widespread recognition. His development company was listed as one of the top five fastest-growing real estate firms by Inc. Magazine in 2013, a remarkable achievement for any entrepreneur. Further accolades followed, with naming AZ’s company among the top five Black-owned fast-growing companies in the United States in 2015. AZ's entrepreneurial spirit continued to thrive with Acumen Capital, which ranked second on INC. 5000's fastest-growing companies in D.C. in 2016 and was also recognized by Inc. Magazine as the fastest-growing company led by an African-American nationwide.

Beyond his individual successes, AZ Abiud's influence extends to the broader business community through his role in ultra-high-net-worth groups and various board memberships. His achievements have been celebrated repeatedly, including being named Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017, a 40 Under 40 Honoree by the Business Journal in 2018, and featuring on Bisnow as a notable immigrant developer in 2019. Under his guidance, Acumen Cos was a finalist for the #MoxieAwardDC in 2021, and he was honored with the 2022 Excellence Impact Award by Vistage Worldwide. His latest venture, Astute Equity Group, under his principalship, achieved second place on the Washington Business Journal’s list of DC's 50 fastest-growing companies in 2022. AZ Abiud’s entrepreneurial flair and strategic vision continue to make a significant impact in the realms of real estate, technology, and beyond.

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