Jan 11, 2018

Trump properties are increasingly being sold to anonymous buyers

Erica Pandey, author of @Work

Trump at the groudbreaking ceremony for his Las Vegas luxury condominiums in 2005. Photo: Chris Farina / Corbis via Getty Images

In the two years before Donald Trump received the Republican nomination for president, 4% of buyers of Trump properties were anonymous. Since then, about 70% have hidden their identities, a USA Today analysis found.

The big picture: The Trump organization sold $35 million worth of real estate properties in 2017, including 41 luxury condominium units in Las Vegas, mostly to anonymous buyers. Per USA Today: "The opaque sales come at a time when Congress and ethics watchdogs have called on Trump to be more transparent about his domestic and foreign customers and partners, including the buyers of his companies' real estate."

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