How Jared Kushner’s Trump ties could affect his business

The scion’s role in Donald’s inner circle has put him at direct odds with many RE colleagues
By Katherine Clarke | September 09, 2016 08:45AM

From top left going clockwise, Aby Rosen, Donald Trump, Marc Holiday, Josh Kushner, Charles Kusner, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Horward Lorber (Illustration by Paul Kisselev)

From top left going clockwise, Aby Rosen, Donald Trump, Marc Holiday, Josh Kushner, Charles Kusner, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Horward Lorber (Illustration by Paul Kisselev)

From the New York September issue: Last June, Mary Ann Tighe, one of the city’s top commercial real estate brokers, had an awkward exchange with New York real estate heir and publisher Jared Kushner.

Tighe — a Democrat who’s supported Hillary Clinton and Al Gore in past elections — happened to be in Kushner’s office on business the day his father-in-law, Donald Trump, announced his bid for the White House.

In one of his most controversial speeches to date, the Republican presidential candidate had railed against Mexican immigrants, saying that many of them were criminals and even rapists. In the wake of the speech, celebrity chef José Andrés said he would not open a Spanish restaurant at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., a project headed by Kushner’s wife, Ivanka Trump.

Despite the way the campaign announcement unfolded, Kushner still seemed pumped, offering Tighe a signature Trump “Make America Great Again” cap, she recalled in an interview with The Real Deal. [more]