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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Jerome Belson 1996


  • Title: President
  • Company: Assoc. Builders & Owners of Greater NY (ABO)
  • Location: 495 Broadway, New York, NY
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY, 1925

Family: Married, two children, 6 grandchildren
High school (college) activities: President, Lafayette High School; Law Review, St John’s School of Law (NYC) 1948
First job outside of real estate: New York City Prosecutor, 1949-1954
First job in real estate or allied field: General Counsel, Harry Silver Co-Op, 1952
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Enjoy life and keep enjoying life.
Hobbies, likes and dislikes: Likes golf, dislikes dieting and fishing
Favorite book: Margaret Truman- Murder on the Potomac
Favorite movie: The Quiet Man
Person you most emulate (outside of family): Harry S. Truman
Key to success: Loyalty to Associates. Stick-to-it-iveness.
If you were not successful in the business you are now in and were forced to choose another vocation, whether you were qualified or not, what would it be? Golf profession.