About us

The Ross Group (TRG) dba Grumpy Old Men was created to serve the real estate industry with a wide variety of consulting services, specializing in Development Entitlement Expediting, Project Management, Building and Permitting, Final Map Expediting, Land Use Planning, Public Affairs / Community and Government Relations, and Economic Development.  TRG is known in the real estate development industry for its timely, high quality, and cost effective development entitlement and permit processing services.  Our professional staff has over a century of combined experience, a comprehensive knowledge of the financial, political, and construction fields, as well as the ability to manage a team of consulting specialists.

TRG offers representation before government agencies, elected officials, and community organizations.  TRG delivers unremitting leadership, networking skills, and expertise to executives who desire ethical and efficient relations with elected officials and administrative agencies at every level.

TRG brings to every assignment more than 100 years of diverse development entitlement and political experience.  The unique skills and experience of our staff are adroitly applied to every aspect of a client’s needs: political representation, advocacy before elected officials and government agencies, community relations, and land use and development implementation.  As a result, TRG provides every client with a rich blend of technical knowledge, political acumen, and community insight.

The TRG professional team coordinates every aspect of development management, guiding every project to the proper agency, managing all essential applications, designing packaging presentation materials for public hearings, tracking and coordinating appeals, and consulting with involved community groups.  Each critical technical component is combined with complete political and community savvy, resulting in the most comprehensive strategy available.