Meeting George Ross


What do you think are the benefits of having art in commercial real estate?” I asked. Please see George Ross’ answer to my question below:


Yesterday I got back from a 4 day network event in Florida. It was nice to be back home and for me to settle down and reflect on recent happenings.

The day I departed from Amsterdam, the results of the presidential elections were announced. It surprised me that Donald Trump was elected as the next president. I’m sure I was not the only who was. If I must confess, I have not researched Trump’s political ideas and only know about the more extreme standpoints he expresses, this I do not support.

My publisher suggested my book title, “The Art of the Deal” before Trump ran for president. Trump was quoted on my website and in my book, “Art and commerce cannot function independently, they must work together. That is the beauty of a successful brand name.” (How to get rich)

At the time, I loved that these words were coming from a commercial real estate magnate: But now, these are the words of the next president of the USA. Trump not only became the talk of the town but also of the world. I heard so much concern from Americans for their country, and I understand their fears. What I enjoy about Americans though is their optimism. The tone of voice in the news the past couple of days was: “Give the man a chance”, “Let’s give him a year and see how it goes”.

Situations move in a big way and new opportunities open up. So I decided to take the opportunity to carve a place for art in commercial real estate. I also did not hesitate last Saturday, when I could ask George Ross, Trump’s right-hand man for 47 years a question.

You may know George Ross from Trump’s reality show The Apprentice. He’s the author of these books: Trump Strategies for Real Estate: Billionaire Lessons for the Small Investor and Trump-Style Negotiation: Powerful Strategies and Tactics for Mastering Every Deal.


I am curious about your thoughts and look forward to connecting with you. Feel free to leave your comment below.

Best regards,


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