George H. Ross on Hamilton's Development Potential

By Ryan McGreal
Published July 05, 2012

In a June 12, 2012 talk at LIUNA Station organized by Powergroup Communications, real estate adviser George H. Ross, senior counsel of the Trump Organization, points out the amazing development potential of Hamilton, Ontario.

Selected quotes:

"Wow, I wish I were younger. I would invest in Hamilton."

"Have you ever looked at the topography of Hamilton? You've got a hill on one side and a valley on the other side. You ever looked at it carefully? It's made for development! It's not flat. You get up on the hill, you've got tremendous views. You get down near the water, you've got excellent views.

"The only thing is, you've got to have people with foresight to do it. Anybody that got into real estate here in the past ten years is going to do very well. Everybody that goes and does something now, if they know what they're doing, in the next few years I think will also do very well."

"I don't know if you appreciate what you have. I appreciate it, and I've seen a lot."

This video clip was recorded by Cable 14 and is posted here with permission.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan wrote a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. His articles have also been published in The Walrus, HuffPost and Behind the Numbers. He maintains a personal website, has been known to share passing thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, and posts the occasional cat photo on Instagram.


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By jason (registered) | Posted July 05, 2012 at 14:13:45

Pretty remarkable comments from someone who has literally travelled the world in search of development sites with Trump. He's seen it all...

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By Beer Baron (anonymous) | Posted July 05, 2012 at 22:24:51

"To property speculators -- the cause of, and solution to, all of Hamilton's problems!"

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By TnT (registered) | Posted July 07, 2012 at 09:44:44

I wonder if there is a more blinder eyed population them the people of Hamilton. I know I am a lifelong Hamiltonian and I suffer from Hamiltonitis too.

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By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted July 09, 2012 at 11:00:56

Hamilton has always been a city with great potential. We've got potential out the ying-yang. Oodles of potential.

Unfortunately, potential doesn't actually mean a damned thing if you shoot yourself in the foot with every step you take.

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