17 Feb “The Banker” – An Inspiring Story
Last night I watched the movie “The Banker” on Apple TV it tells the story of two African American entrepreneurs, Bernard Garrett and Joe Morris, who worked to overcome racist housing laws and regulations in the 1950s and 1960s by buying and running banks with a white front man. While the story is set in the past, it is relevant to today’s commercial real estate industry.
One of the key themes of “The Banker” is the power of real estate to create opportunities and wealth. Garrett and Morris were able to use their knowledge of real estate and banking to overcome racial barriers and achieve success in a system that was stacked against them. Today, real estate remains a powerful tool for creating wealth and building communities.
One key takeaway from “The Banker” is the importance of persistence and creativity when it comes to overcoming challenges. Garrett and Morris were able to achieve success by thinking outside the box and using their skills to find new ways of doing things.
Overall, “The Banker” is an inspiring story that shows how real estate can be a force for change and progress. While the challenges facing the industry today are different from those of the past, the movie provides a valuable reminder that with hard work and persistence, it is possible to overcome even the most difficult obstacles.
If you haven’t checked out “The Banker” I highly recommend it, in addition to being a true story of American entrepreneurialism, it’s got an all-star cast and kept me up well past my usual bedtime!
Thank you for reading.
Kees Janeway – Managing Partner, ICONIC Real Estate