Related’s Stephen Ross launches anti-racism initiative: VIDEO

Miami /
Oct.October 17, 2015 11:00 AM

From the New York site: It’s been two years since a locker room bullying scandal rocked the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, and now Dolphins owner — and Related Cos. founder and chair – Stephen Ross is playing his part to combat racism in sports.

Ross launched his “RISE” campaign this week, which stands for the Ross Initiative of Sports for Equality. The real estate mogul made an appearance Friday on CBS This Morning to discuss the initiative, which has released a public service announcement featuring NFL players like Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Ryan Tannehill.

The athletes in the video repeat a pledge “to treat everyone with respect and dignity.”

Ross acknowledged the Dolphins bullying scandal in his CBS interview and said the “RISE” campaign seeks to use sports “to create change.”

“It’s kind of unprecedented in using sports to create change,” Ross said. “Sports is the common denominator in the country, if not the world.”

The Related boss was also asked about friend and fellow real estate tycoon Donald Trump, whom he described as “the world’s best promoter.” But, he added, “I don’t think he’s in a position to run the United States of America.”

CBS This Morning host Charlie Rose also asked Ross about whether he was “optimistic about the economy,” to which Ross simply responded, “No.”

Ross recently placed 71st on the annual Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans with a net worth of $6.7 billion, making him the highest-ranked New York-based developer on the list. [CBS Miami]Rey Mashayekhi


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Steven Ross with the Deauville resort (Getty, Google Maps)
Steve Ross’ plan to redevelop historic Deauville resort in Miami Beach advances
Steve Ross’ plan to redevelop historic Deauville resort in Miami Beach advances
Related's Stephen Ross, Swire's Kieran Bowers and a rendering of One Brickell City Centre (Getty, Swire Properties)
Swire, Stephen Ross’ Related plan Florida’s tallest commercial tower in Miami’s Brickell
Swire, Stephen Ross’ Related plan Florida’s tallest commercial tower in Miami’s Brickell
Stephen Ross, Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber and Frank Gehry with the Deauville Beach Resort (Wikipedia, Getty, Visit Florida, Related, Rosen Gonzalez)
“Terrible precedent:” Commissioner leads fight over Steve Ross’ plan to buy and redevelop the historic Deauville
“Terrible precedent:” Commissioner leads fight over Steve Ross’ plan to buy and redevelop the historic Deauville
From left: Miami Beach mayor Dan Gelber, real estate developer Stephen Ross, and the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami Beach (Getty Images, Google Maps, iStock)
Stephen Ross wants to redevelop the Deauville Miami Beach with architect Frank Gehry
Stephen Ross wants to redevelop the Deauville Miami Beach with architect Frank Gehry
From left: Stephen Macricostas and Andre Branch in front of 4535 Nautilus Court (Getty Images, Redfin)
Buyer of Andre Branch’s former Miami Beach house flips it for $7M
Buyer of Andre Branch’s former Miami Beach house flips it for $7M
From left: Edgardo Defortuna, Stephen Ross and Gil Dezer (The Related Companies, Fortune International Group, Dezer Development, iStock)
Brokers, developers rally to capture Formula 1 buyers during first Miami Grand Prix
Brokers, developers rally to capture Formula 1 buyers during first Miami Grand Prix
From left: Arquitectonica's founding principals Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear (Arquitectonica, LoopNet)
Arquitectonica opens first Palm Beach County office in downtown West Palm
Arquitectonica opens first Palm Beach County office in downtown West Palm
The two-building office complex at 400 and 450 South Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach with Wexford Real Estate Investors’ co-founder and President Joseph Jacobs, Key International’s founder Jose Ardid and Related Companies’ Stephen Ross (Wexford Real Estate Investors, Related, Key International)
Stephen Ross’ Related continues downtown West Palm office shopping spree with $35M deal
Stephen Ross’ Related continues downtown West Palm office shopping spree with $35M deal
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...