Professional Profile: George Tollefson 2017

George Tollefson - 2017

Name: George Tollefson - 2017

Title: Realtor

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.