Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner to rent luxury condo in Miami’s Surfside

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump with Arte Surfside (Getty, Arte)

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump with Arte Surfside (Getty, Arte)

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are making moves in South Florida.

President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law will be renting a luxury condo at developer Alex Sapir’s Arte by Antonio Citterio in Surfside, the Wall Street Journal first reported. The couple has been busy picking up real estate in Florida as they plan for their lives after they depart the White House.

Before the end of the year, they paid $32 million for a waterfront lot on the exclusive Indian Creek Island, about two miles away from Arte.

Alex Sapir (center) with Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump (Getty)

Alex Sapir (center) with Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump (Getty)

The 12-story, 16-unit oceanfront building at 8955 Collins Avenue, was completed late last year. The project features an outdoor pool, indoor lap pool, a spa and fitness center, a tennis court, residents’ lounge and air conditioned parking.

Jared’s brother, Joshua Kushner, and his wife, model Karlie Kloss, paid $23.5 million for a waterfront home nearby in Miami Beach.

Sapir has ties to the Trump family: His father, the late Tamir Sapir, and Bayrock partnered with the Trump Organization on Trump Soho.

Buyers at Trump Soho filed a federal lawsuit in 2011 against Bayrock and the Sapir Organization, alleging they misrepresented sales figures. The developers settled the suit, refunding the buyers 90 percent of their deposits.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s office also investigated whether Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. had made false claims to potential buyers about the sale of condos at the site, according to a 2017 joint investigation by WNYC, the New Yorker and ProPublica.

How Kushner built Trump’s social media campaign

Donald Trump and Jared Kushner (credit: Getty)
From the New York website: Jared Kushner earned praise for spearheading a Moneyball-styled online campaign that helped make Donald Trump president, but when he first set out he knew little about the practice.
“I called somebody who works for one of the technology companies that I work with, and I had them give me a tutorial on how to use Facebook micro-targeting,” he told Forbes.
With the help of his own — and his brother Josh’s — Silicon Valley connections he built up a social media team that ran Trump’s online outreach out of San Antonio, Texas. The team’s ability to reach a wide audience on a limited budget won it praise from Google chairman Eric Schmidt.
“Jared understood the online world in a way the traditional media folks didn’t. He managed to assemble a presidential campaign on a shoestring using new technology and won. That’s a big deal,” Schmidt told Forbes. “Remember all those articles about how they had no money, no people, organizational structure? Well, they won, and Jared ran it.”
Kushner was coy about his own plans under the Trump administration. “There’s a lot of people who have been asking me to get involved in a more official capacity,” he said. “I just have to think about what that means for my family, for my business and make sure it’d be the right thing for a multitude of reasons.”
Kushner also said he had nothing to do with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his people getting the boot from leading the transition to the White House.
“Six months ago Governor Christie and I decided this election was much bigger than any differences we may have had in the past, and we worked very well together,” he told Forbes. “The media has speculated on a lot of different things, and since I don’t talk to the press, they go as they go, but I was not behind pushing out him or his people.”
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch thinks Kushner will stay close to power no matter what. “I assume he’ll be in the White House throughout the entire presidency,” he said. “For the next four or eight years he’ll be a strong voice, maybe even the strongest after the vice president.” [Forbes] — Konrad Putzier

Source: The Real Deal Miami