Paul Manafort, the disgraced former Trump campaign manager, is now living in a federal prison in Pennsylvania. For just $3.7 million, you could be living in one of Manafort’s seized properties, a condo loft at 29 Howard Street in Soho, the New York Post reports.
The apartment is one of five New York properties in Manafort’s roughly $22 million New York real estate portfolio that the government seized as part of a deal with prosecutors in which he pleaded guilty to two conspiracy charges. The fourth-floor loft apartment is the first to be put on the market so far. According to testimony last year in Manafort’s federal case, Manafort had told his daughter and son-in-law to act as if they had been living in the condo – but it was actually being rented out through AirBnb for over a year.
The other properties seized from Manafort are: a 5,574-square-foot mansion in the Hamptons that could go for $8.9 million, according to a Zillow estimate; a brownstone at 377 Union Street in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens neighborhood that could sell for $3.7 million and which has drawn complaints from neighbors fuming about late-night construction work; a Trump Tower apartment estimated at $2.4 million; and a loft 123 Baxter Street near the Chinatown-Little Italy border estimated at more than $3.8 million.
Numerous New York City condominiums and other buildings have erased the Trump name from their facades over the past two years. Ari Harkov, a broker who has sold units in the Baxter Street building, notes that a unit with even loose ties to Trump might have a hard time finding a buyer. “I think there are buyers who wouldn’t buy it or would be less interested because of it,” Harkov says, citing difficulties with selling off a Williamsburg, Brooklyn, property owned by Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Several prospective buyers said they didn’t want to be a party to putting money in the family’s pocket.
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