Arriving in Austin in 2012 as a Syrian immigrant, Kenda was amazed how much the city had to offer and she fell in love with it immediately. For a person starting her life afresh in new country was hard. But Austin embraced her as one of its own and made her feel at peace and secure again. Not only was she was encouraged to complete her studies but also lead her company without any fear.
Being an immigrant herself, Kenda understood the issues faced by refugees and has committed herself to help other refugees. She once visited a family with five kids and could see that the lady was frustrated with the place they were living in. Many refugees were similarly struggling in their old and non-functional houses in worn-down areas. In that moment, she knew that she had to offer something to these families and help them find better, smarter places with reasonable prices.
Kenda’s passion, popularity and reputation backed by extensive knowledge in the real estate and property management field led her to establish Constructinople. For over 5 years, she has successfully added improvements to both her and her investors’ properties of multi-family apartment complexes by increasing the value of their investments. With the city’s emphasis on affordable housing, Constructinople designed and developed a project of 24 houses specifically to cater to this audience.
Years later, Kenda continues chasing her goals and shattering glass ceilings. She encourages people get their education, work, and be productive, and at the same time she enables developers to offer affordable SMART housing for those in need.