In 2008, with the housing bubble ready to pop, David Arrick lost his job as a Wall Street attorney specializing in asset-backed securities.
“I didn’t know what I was going to do,” he says. “There were no jobs for anybody with my background. My securities were backed by mortgages, which were the worst thing possible.”
Soon after, Arrick found work helping to develop Universal Studios Dubailand. But just as he was getting ready to move to the Arabian Peninsula, the real estate market there also came crashing down, burying his new job in the rubble.