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George Ross | Advisor
He is responsible for development of foreign investments and supervision of leasing and operation of 40 Wall Street, the landmark 1.3 million square foot, 72-story building located in Manhattan's Financial District, directly across from the New York Stock Exchange and the tallest building in downtown Manhattan, and Trump Tower, the world-renowned Fifth Avenue skyscraper. He is also responsible for licensing, promotion and marketing of Trump products... He has been with the Trump Organization since 1996 but has been associated with Donald Trump for many years. Before joining the Trump Organization, Mr. Ross was a real estate attorney for more than 50 years and, as the senior partner of a major law firm, served as general counsel, consultant and negotiator for renowned real estate investors. He assisted with the acquisition and development of major buildings and other projects in the New York area including the GM building, Chrysler building, Olympic Tower, Trump Tower, the St. Regis, Stanhope, Grand Hyatt, St. Moritz, Gotham Hotels, Graybar building, 40 Wall Street, 100 Wall Street and 101 Park Avenue. Notable clients include Donald J. Trump, AT&T, Katz Communications, Inc., Chase Manhattan Bank, United Technologies Corp., Leslie Fay Companies, Inc., Samuel LeFrak, Dutch Reform Church, Lazard Freres, Societe Generale, Western Union and Random House. He has participated in various substantial litigation and arbitration proceedings.
For many Mr. Ross has also been a lecturer on various subjects relating to real estate and negotiation techniques for the Learning Annex, Get Motivated and the Billionaires Club. He is the author of the bestselling books "Trump Strategies for Real Estate: Billionaire Lessons for the Small Investor" and "Trump-Style Negotiation." For more than 20 years, he was adjunct professor of the New York University School of Professional Studies and Continuing Education where he taught several courses in negotiation and real estate transactions.
As a private investor, in addition to a multitude of real estate investments, Mr. Ross was a co-founder of Beck-Ross Communications in 1966, which owned and successfully operated multiple radio stations in the United States until 1987 when it was sold to a large conglomerate for millions of dollars. Currently he is "The Oracle" on a highly successful restricted telephone webinar where once a month he answers interesting questions submitted by listeners and discusses various matters within his area of extensive expertise.
He attended Clemson College and graduated from Brooklyn College of the City of New York and Brooklyn Law School and was admitted to the Bar in New York and the Supreme Court of the United States in 1953. He is married, has two married daughters and three grandchildren.
Since its inception, he has been a Boardroom advisor on Donald Trump's highly successful TV show "The Apprentice," including this season's "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice."