Next March, the General Services Administration (GSA) is expected to choose a development team and campus location for the FBI headquarters. According to The Washington Post, there is a possibility that the chosen developer for the new FBI headquarters might end up being a Trump associate.
Two developers vying for the $2 billion project include Silverstein Properties Founder Larry Silverstein, who Trump has referred to as a “friend of mine,” and Vornado Realty Trust Founder and Chairman Steven Roth, who served as an economic adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign. Roth also co-owns a building with Trump in Manhattan.
The list of approved bidders for the project have yet to be disclosed by the GSA. Regardless, officials have said that there are four finalists, two New Yorkers and teams headed by Boston Properties of Massachusetts and the Peterson Cos. of Fairfax, as reported by The Washington Post.
Trump previously considered pursuing the FBI headquarters project, telling The Washington Post he would be “watching the FBI as to what’s going to happen” with the deal.
Despite this, Dorothy Robyn, a former real estate official at the Pentagon and the GSA, said that the FBI project has been “insulated from politics” for the most part.
For more details on the relationship Silverstein and Roth have with Trump, be sure to check out The Washington Post’s article here.
• The next FBI headquarters, a $2 billion project, could be built by a Trump associate [The Washington Post]