How The Pandemic Hit Trump’s Retail Real Estate Empire

 How The Pandemic Hit Trump’s Retail Real Estate Empire

By Dan Alexander

On the corner 59th Street and Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan stands a beautiful building named Trump Park Avenue. Once known as the Hotel Delmonico, it features arched windows, marble finishes and penthouses that have sold for upwards of $20 million. Donald Trump still owns a handful of units, including one that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump used to call home.

Recently, however, the property has lost some of its luster. The reason: Its storefronts went quiet during the pandemic. The parent company of New York Sports Clubs, which operated a gym in the building, closed its locations in March 2020, then declared bankruptcy six months later. Capital One, which was paying an estimated $1 million a year to lease space next door, left in May 2020, about a year and a half before its lease expired.

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