Category: Trump

The irreproducible portable hole

26 May, 2010 (10:04) | Condominiums, Hotels, Innovations, New York City, Trump, Zoning | 2 comments

By: David A. Smith    And it is written in The Book of Lamentations, Bad zoning rules beget bad properties.    Never should have allowed that zoning loophole   Just short of three years ago, in Zoning and the portable hole, I posted snarkily about the Trump SoHo condominium hotel, an exercise in metaphysical occupation […]

You can check out any time you like

2 September, 2009 (13:24) | Condominiums, Disclosure, Hotels, Securities, Trump |

When you buy a slice of a property, is it real estate or is it a financial security?    Bring your alibis   Resolving such legal-metaphysical questions controls what recourse a buyer may have against a seller, and when the disputes involve thousands of buyers, the outcome can run to centimillions if not billions of […]