Finding the Best Spot for the Knife

So if Trump doesn’t care about his family, what does he care about? His brand, of course. It’s the basis of his entire fortune, with his own estimates of his net worth rising and declining with his subjective sense of its value. Find a way to damage it, and one might just very well cut to the heart of him.

(Understand when I say this that I’m not talking about literally damaging the Trump Organization and/or its properties. At this juncture, there’s little point. All of their holdings are no doubt extensively insured. Now, if there was some way to figure out which companies are providing them insurance and bringing some sort of pressure to bear on them, it might be a different story…)

One item that caught my eye as I researched the President’s properties was the fact that the Trump International Hotel and Tower on Columbus Circle isn’t actually owned by the Trump Organization. While they at least appear to run the hotel, going by their website, the building belongs to the General Electric Pension Trust.

I wonder… could they be convinced to remove Trump’s name from the building?

A quick Google search produces two addresses for the General Electric Pension Trust, one in Austin, another in Connecticut. However, I also found a deed in NYC’s ACRIS system, dated 2008, that appears to transfer the site to one Kairy Partners, LLC for $3.5 million. (In case I’m unable to share the image below, the document ID number is 2008122301291001; the building appears to be listed under Block 1113, Lot 1242, Unit 1700, Manhattan Borough.) I’m unable to dig up any additional information or resources about Kairy at this time, aside from a California address from later that year.

ACRIS Document ID # 2008122301291001

All in all, here are three possible points of contact for the Trump International Hotel’s owners, past or present:

GE Pension Trust (address 1)
3003 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06905
Phone: (203) 326-2300

GE Pension Trust (address 2)
5005 Plaza on the Lake
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78746

Kairy Partners, LLC
22431 Antonio Parkway 
Suite B-160 
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Somewhere out in his vast labyrinth of corporate holdings, Trump is vulnerable. And if the President refuses to properly divest himself of his private interests for the benefit of the nation… well. Perhaps it’s time that we did so for him.