A Trump presidency will likely be dominated by the presidency of President Donald Trump, but there are signs that the real estate tycoon is willing to look for ways to benefit his family business, according to two sources familiar with the transition planning.
Trump’s family, which has been trying to sell its stake in the Trump International Hotel and Tower, which is slated to open in 2019, will continue to be the primary buyers of the tower.
The Trump Organization has also sought to buy the property from a group of buyers who are also the sole owner of the Taj Mahal casino, according the sources.
Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who also runs his family’s real estate empire, will be an adviser to the Trump Organization as it seeks to sell the property.
Kushner’s interest in the hotel is believed to be unrelated to the president’s business dealings, though he will continue advising Trump on development, according his brother, Josh Kushner.
Josh Kushner is currently in the process of completing the sale of the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., which has become a political hot spot for the president and his family.
The property has attracted scrutiny from the New Jersey attorney general over possible conflicts of interest because of Kushner’s role in the development.
Kushner also helped run the Trump campaign in the 2016 election.
Kushner’s involvement with Trump’s hotel and casino will likely come under intense scrutiny because of the role he played in the election campaign, particularly during the presidential transition, when he sought to distance himself from the Trump family business.
Trump has long maintained that the Taj is a separate entity from his businesses and is not part of the family.
Trump has said he plans to use the hotel to bring his real estate ventures to new markets around the world.
The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A source familiar with Kushner’s transition efforts told National Review the Trump organization will look for new ways to help the Trump brand, and that the Trump administration will likely move to sell some of the hotels properties in the coming months.
The source said Kushner has discussed selling a stake in a hotel in Mexico and a stake for other properties in Asia.
The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
Trump is currently reviewing a list of properties he wants to sell in which he would have a stake, according a person familiar with his thinking who spoke on the condition of being identified only as someone who is close to the White House.
The White House has declined to comment on the discussions, saying they were under review.
In addition to the Taj, Trump has also tried to sell his stake in Atlantic Club, a casino in the Caribbean.
Trump also has plans to buy properties in Atlantic County, Fla., and a condo in downtown Los Angeles.
He is also considering buying a building in Las Vegas and a hotel property in Las Ramblas, Madrid.
He also is weighing the sale and construction of a golf course in Ireland.
Trump could use the money to invest in his businesses, which are often considered investments in the context of the real-estate boom in the United States.
The president’s family has a stake of between 4 percent and 10 percent in many of his businesses.