Ami Reiss

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Real estate investor Ami Reiss, in brief.

June 14, 2023
3 Minutes
Ami Reiss

Home: Montreal, Quebec.  Birthplace: The same.  Profession: Real estate investor.  Organization: Reiss Management.  Title: Founder.  Alma mater: Yeshiva University (Business and Psychology).  Languages spoken: English, French, Hebrew.

Current project: Reiss Management.  Latest accomplishment: Acquisition of quality apartment buildings.  Latest contribution to others: Ami Reiss Charitable Foundation.  What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Starting Reiss Management.  Hobbies: Spending as much time as possible with my 3 daughters, ages 8, 5 and 3.  Recent travel or adventure: Celebrated the Passover holiday in Italy with my family and my brothers.  Last book read: The Guide for the Perplexed, by Maimonides.  Recently viewed and recommended: Shrinking (Apple+).  Recent unique acquisition: An outdoor basketball for the summer.

Personality profile: Intuitive, innovative, savvy.  What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Focused.  Moral compass: The Torah.  How do you define a perfect friendship? The ability to talk about anything at all.  How do you define an ideal business relationship? Relationships built on trust.  What is your greatest joy? My family.  What is your greatest fear? Doubt.  What is your guilty pleasure? Ice cream.  What natural talent have you neglected? Sports.  What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Doctors.  

What three emojis best describe you? 🤔🤗👏🏼.

What is your favorite place (or way) to spend money? Investing in my buildings, both to increase the quality of life for my tenants and to increase profitability.  How do you relieve stress? Go out for coffee with my wife.  What is your go-to workout? Push-ups.  What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? A beach.

What was your first paying job? Building manager at Divco.  What was your favorite college course? Psychology.  What was your favorite childhood toy or game? Basketball.  What book have you repeatedly read? The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger.  What movie have you repeatedly watched? The Godfather.  What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? Family photos.  Besides your parents, who has had the greatest influence on your life? My teachers.  What’s the best advice you received growing up? Take things one day at a time.  What’s the best advice you received in your career? Don’t procrastinate.  What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? Smartphones.  What is your favorite app? WhatsApp.  What is your go-to source of creative inspiration? Religion.  What company or organization do you most admire? Apple.  What world event has had the greatest influence on your life? The Holocaust.  What personal circumstance has had the greatest influence on your life? The birth of my children.

What is your big idea? Investing in and managing quality rentals in Laval and across Montreal.  What change would you like to see in the world? Protecting children from the dangers of the internet.  What message do you want to send out into the world? The importance of unity among people.  What mega-trend most concerns you? The effect of apps such a TikTok on the attention span of young people.

What title would you choose for the movie about your life? Eternal Optimist.  What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Russell Crowe.  Who would you like to spend an evening with, in heaven? Moses.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A basketball player.  After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? Holy books.  How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? At home, with my family, doing what we do.  What advice would you give your younger self? Never give up.  What day in your life would you choose to re-live? My wedding day.

Personal mission: Leave the world better than I found it.  Personal motto: The glass is always half full.  Favorite quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world” (Ghandi).


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