Inside the universe of Kushner Companies

Follow The Money

When President Trump made his son-in-law Jared Kushner  a top White House aide, he also made a family real estate firm from New Jersey a front-page staple. Talks with investors tied to the Chinese government, pitching foreign nationals on the cash-for-green-card program, and a host of potential political conflicts of interest stemming from the company’s vast and cryptically disclosed holdings are generating mounting public interest in what is no ordinary landlord.

In light of this, The Real Deal put together a dossier on Kushner Companies to explain what it is, what real estate it controls, and how it rose to such prominence in the first place.

Kushner Companies holds around 20,000 apartments and 13 million square feet of commercial space across the U.S., according to its website. This puts it in the same league as a behemoth like Equity Residential (which owns more than 80,000 apartments but…

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