Kushner Companies and Anbang may revive stalled tower at 666 Fifth Avenue

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It would value the 41-storey tower at $2.85 billion, the most ever for a single building in wealthy Manhattan.

There is more to this agreement that is taking place between Trump's son-in-law and the Chinese company: Anbang has special links with the Chinese power structure owing to which many have security concerns for the United States.

Singer and Bassuk Organization's president, Scott A. Singer said that he found the terms and conditions of the deal to be very aggressive. A 400 million dollars investment is being made in Kushners by a significant company from China. Bloomberg News also reported on the deal. "The Anbang talks, which have not previously been reported, began roughly six months ago - "Well before the president-elect's victory", Jared Kushner's spokeswoman, Risa Heller, had said, the New York Times had reported in January".

A White House spokesman told Bloomberg that Kushner will recuse himself from subjects such as the EB-5 visa program.

Kushners is a company that belongs to Jared Kushner's family.

Joshua Stein, a NY real estate lawyer, told Bloomberg that "this is a huge, huge exit strategy for an office building". It declined to discuss the deal. Anbang's ties to the Chinese government have also been questioned in the past-so much so that President Obama refused to stay at the Waldorf Astoria after Anbang purchased it, over fears of spying. The Manhattan tower has struggled financially and the family's company retains an equity stake in the partnership. "Anbang is a highly transparent company that operates in accordance to the standards of public companies and strictly abides by applicable regulatory requirements", he said.

Kushner, who is husband to Trump's daughter Ivanka, has now surfaced as a de facto U.S. envoy under the current presidency. There are discussions under way between China and the US on a potential summit between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to take place as early as next month.

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