While many are focused upon Gordon Sondland purchasing the ambassadorship to the European Union for a bargain price of $1 million, few understand how he became a successful hotel operator. This is a fascinating story, inspired by Fred Trump, President Trump's father. In the commercial real estate world, few names are more highly regarded than … Continue reading Gordon Sondland – How Fred Trump, Not Donald, Seeded his Success
Disclosure: This post is both broad and detailed so that interested analysts and journalists can gather key facts and form their own opinion. Reviewing incredible schemes such as this orchestrated by Robert Mercer and Jim Simons often attract teams of analysts and reporters. This post is original fact checked independent research available free on … Continue reading How Trump Patron Robert Mercer Brilliantly Shifts Assets From The Main Street Economy, Beer Sales, Into What Bloomberg Calls “The Blackest Box in Finance.” Is Mercer indeed, like Trump, under severe financial stress?
Warren Buffett has announced his largest buyout in history, the $38 billion takeover of Portland, Oregon based Precision Castparts. This is almost twice the size of the Heinz takeover, one of his largest prior takeovers. Heinz and other Buffett enterprises, including Burlington Northern and Pacific Power, are having a strong negative impact on the Oregon … Continue reading SEC Chair White Has Conflict Regarding Buffett’s $38 billion takeover of Precision Castparts
In late 2014 the tax exempt Oregon Historical Society sold the Sovereign Apartment building, after owning it more than 30 years. The Society maintains an outstanding board of directors and this was clearly a difficult decision. As part of the sale the society negotiated a long-term lease for itself yet its 44 tenants were last … Continue reading Sovereign Apartment Forced Eviction Highlights Tax Inequity