Who We Are



Community Development Group, (CDG) emerged in 1978 as a unique Architectural / Engineering and Project/Construction Management Consulting firm. Its USA graduate founders; Jamal F. Araj and Rabih M. Masri, introduced exceptional technical and managerial skills and techniques that captured the attention of main clients.

CDG evolved from an owner operated entity to a multi disciplinary firm with key associates. Its staff grew to almost 100 engineers, architects, project & constructing managers and administrators. CDG is currently a leading AE/ PMC firm classified as a Class A Grade 1 in the fields of:

1. Project/Construction Management.
2. Water and Waste Water.
3. Civil, Infrastructure and Roads.
4. Architecture.
5. Structural.
6. Mechanical.
7. Electrical.

CDG maintained its ranking among top regional A/E and project managments firms, it continued to design, supervise and project manage a vast range of up market institutional, residential, industrial, commercial, health, hospitality, public, and cultural projects.

In 1982,
CDG's founding members established a branch entity in Amman-Jordan to be managed by a partner، Ramzi Ka'war, a Berkeley M.Sc. graduated architect.

In 1994 Hussam Salsa' assumed the role of executive manager and senior associate, and ever since, CDG has been growing under his leadership.

In 2007,
CDG expanded its regional activities and established its UAE branch to deliver MEP and structural consulting services for the thriving GCC market.

CDG's professional capabilities in project/construction management, design, construction supervision, planning and research, is guided by the group's commitment to :

1. Strive to excellence in delivery of services through proper coordination and attention to details.
2. Foster in realted fields with experience through exposure to national and international professional groups in the private and public sectors.
Associate with professionals in relate, fields in teams brought together specifically for individual projects.

4. Develop skills through continuous education, technology transfer, and appreciation of research and innovation.

5. Joint venturing with leading professionals regional firms for specifically premiere projects.