Toronto heritage building developer joins spotlight with Trump’s trusted advisor – Toronto Real Estate Event

March 23, 2015 3:06 pm | Leave your thoughts


Everyone who watches the hit T.V. series The Apprentice will know Trump’s business and legal advisor George H. Ross, Executive Vice President for the Trump Organization. Mr. Ross, alongside President of The Commercial Realty Group Clayton Smith, are coming to Toronto to teach Trump’s negotiation strategies in business and real estate. The event, Trump Strategies for Real Estate by George H. Ross, is an affair that no serious investor or business owner will want to miss out on.

Clayton Smith and his resilient tradesmen have a passion for reconditioning deteriorated landmarks in the city. The Flatiron Building, or Gooderham Building on 49 Wellington St. East, is the most iconic of The Commercial Group’s portfolio of heritage buildings, owned by Mr. Smith. It is also one of the most photographed buildings in Toronto.

In addition to Toronto’s Flatiron Building, Mr. Smith has purchased and revamped six other such buildings in Toronto’s downtown core. Once resurrected, the deteriorated landmarks resemble the radiance they once had, while making it function in a modern context. The restoration method is called adaptive reuse.

“Let’s face it: There’s a lot of glass and steel out there today,” Mr. Smith said. “It’s lovely looking at old antiques, but don’t you love it when the drawers actually work?”

The pair will be sharing their experiences with their success in real estate at the Trump Strategies for Real Estate event, with a special focus on the Toronto real estate market.

Only with an exclusive V.I.P. Class ticket will registrants be able to wine-and-dine directly with the keynote speakers — including Clayton Smith and George H. Ross — later on that evening. The V.I.P. dinner will be hosted at Joe Mama’s Restaurant on King St. West.

Shawn Maher of GS Maher Property Holdings Ltd. is proud to announce his position as Event Chairman. Mr. Maher has partnered with event coordinators Geoff Edie and Lindsay R. Allison of EmersonRose Events Inc. Partial proceeds are going to the Billie and George H. Ross Foundation, which aims to help children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital who are battling illnesses and cancer; and the local Learning Centres for Children foundation, which helps children with learning disabilities.

Register now — seats are limited.


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—Lindsay R. Allison
Event Coordinator
Co Founder of EmersonRose Events Inc.
Partnered with GS Maher Property Holdings Ltd.

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 Photo source: http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2013/02/22/architects_turn_to_adaptive_reuse_to_save_heritage_buildings.html

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