Professional Profile: George Tollefson 2017
Name: George Tollefson - 2017
Company: Lila Delman Real Estate International
Location: Newport RI
Birthplace: Newport RI
Family: Wife, Carolyn; 2 children, George and Emily
College: University of Rhode Island
First job unrelated to your current field: Corporate tax consultant with Price Waterhouse
First job in current field: Aquidneck Group: commercial real estate acquisition, development and management
What your firm does now and its plans for the future? Lila Delman Real Estate International continues to explore new ways to provide the best customer service to an ever growing population of people who see the Ocean State as a premier destination for their full or part-time residence.
Hobbies: Hiking, cooking, xc skiing, reading, oil painting, French lessons
Favorite novel: “A Tale of Two Cities” by Dickens, although I give my out-of-town clients a copy of “Theophilus North” by Thornton Wilder.
Favorite film: “The Maltese Falcon”
Keys to success: Authenticity, client commitment and local knowledge and experience
Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Warren Buffet
If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be? Teaching, which is already a major component of practicing real estate.