An $10,000 (original) investment would be worth around $323,803 today (according to filings). Heck, if I was lucky enough to own a piece of the legendary tower, I would sell the shares at redeploy the proceeds into my favorite blue-chip, Realty Income (O - Get Report).
I'm not sure why the opposition group is waging a fight. Manhattan property valuations are at record highs as property sales jumped over 85% from the third quarter of 2012 to the fourth quarter of 2012. In the fourth quarter (2012) sales volumes hit $10.8 billion eclipsing the most recent quarterly high mark of $10.6 billion (Q3-11).
The naysayers are hosting a conference call on February 7 to revisit complaints and argue the merits of the proposed public listing. If the deal goes forward, I won't be named on the "wall of fame" but I will frame a share it on my wall beside my share of Trump Tower Casino.
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