Never before has America—or the world—seen an individual so creative, so focused and so determined.
The Trump Factor is a must read for any American interested in what Donald Trump has truly accomplished over 5 decades. The sheer magnitude of the portfolio is compelling. Trump is constantly faced with the complexities of multiple, mixed-use skyscrapers in gateway cities with enormous barriers to entry. Completing just one of these projects would give a developer great pride—yet this is an entire portfolio of them. Donald J. Trump has a powerful combination of architectural vision, financial genius and unparalleled persuasiveness—among innumerable other tools—to create a masterpiece business and an unparalleled one-man, one-name branding industry.
His successful brand is as unparalleled as his drive—to forge ahead regardless of the obstacles, creating superb quality hotels, golf courses, condominiums, retail shops and much, much more. At every turn, this man solved the unsolvable, fixed the unfixable and got done what no other human being could possibly get done. Yet his greatest legacy lies in the family he tutors, empowers and loves.
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About the Author
Brad Thomas is a leading commercial real estate analyst and Editor of the Forbes Real Estate Investor (monthly newsletter). As a former developer, Thomas understands the complexities of planning, design, construction, and finance – all essential ingredients to value creation.
He is also a prolific writer, having appeared in Forbes, MarketWatch, Institutional Investor, and The Street. Thomas is currently the #1 writer on Seeking Alpha where his articles generate over 3 million annual page views.
Thomas is also the co-author of The Intelligent REIT Investor (Wiley) and he is a consultant to Aurus, a Latin American Asset Manager based in Santiago. Thomas graduated from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina.
Table of Contents
Introduction Exposing the Wonderful Wizard of Trump viii
Chapter 1 The Raised Nail Gets Hammered 1
Chapter 2 The Fifth Avenue Crown Jewel 9
Chapter 3 Trump's Wall Street Piggy Bank 21
Chapter 4 The Often Overlooked Trophies 32
Chapter 5 Trump Hotels 42
Chapter 6 Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago 54
Chapter 7 Trump International Las Vegas 63
Chapter 8 Trump International Hotel Washington DC 71
Chapter 9 Magnificent Mar-a-Lago 86
Chapter 10 Trump is the "Four Seasons Hotel Chain" of Golf 99
Chapter 11 Trump Golf 111
Chapter 12 Doral: A Diamond in the Rough 124
Chapter 13 The Scottish Deal Maker 133
Chapter 14 The Trump Toys 147
Chapter 15 A Blueprint Worth Billions 160
Chapter 16 Follow the Yellow Brick Road 169