December 10, 2018

Trump Fort Lauderdale – Now Conrad !

Trump Fort Lauderdale Opens – Not Really !

The long limousine stretch came down ocean drive in Fort Lauderdale this morning to crown the jewel of Fort Lauderdale Real-estate the new Trump Fort Lauderdale as it opens with much

From the Original Sale Brochure

From the Original Sale Brochure

anticipated fanfare. Fort Lauderdale Condo Buyers eagerly lined up to buy in the Trump Fort Lauderdale and placed large deposits a long time ago as they waiting the opportunity to own part of a Trump Property facing incredible Fort Lauderdale Beach. The Trump Fort Lauderdale is complete and open, Cheers to another real estate success story. Well…not so fast… that was just the paragraph that most people expected to see in approximately 2009 on the planned opening day of the Trump Fort Lauderdale. In truth that day never came, and in 2016 with a much brighter future ahead, most of the investor lawsuits are settled, the building still sits vacant as it awaits to become the Conrad of Fort Lauderdale now named after Conrad Hilton, and now with his name no longer licensed to this property Mr. Trump has tried to move on from Fort Lauderdale Beach Condos to a run for President of the United States.

Fort Lauderdale Condominium the Trump – Now the Conrad !

The very white, 24-story tower is soon to become a mix of a luxury hotel and Fort Lauderdale Condominiums. After “the building” as we will refer to it, being his name is no longer

No longer the Trump Fort Lauderdale !

No longer the Trump Fort Lauderdale !

associated with it, sat empty for all these years, having never opened, was sold to a new group of investors, a major renovation was planned. Some estimates have placed the renovation in excess of $100 million dollars. Many residents of Fort Lauderdale Beach were happy just to see work begin on this monument to the South Florida real estate crash that sat empty, with no name, for many years. Having received few rave reviews for its architecture, which was supposed to look like a cruise ship, in a city that already had the famous Sheraton Yankee Clipper, changes to the exterior were welcome. Soon it will open as the luxury Hilton brand and be known as the Conrad.

Opening Day Approaches for A Fort Lauderdale Condominium Landmark

As the property get closer to its long awaited grand opening, it was reported that two to of the final court cases against the person whose name was licensed to help sell the project. And whose name is no longer associated with the building, were settled in an appeals court decision, that basically said Mr. Trump has no liability in this project as he was not the developer and clearly indicated this in numerous sales documents. Simply, the people who lost their deposits and attempted to get their money back from the Trump organization, were not going to be able to do so, because if they had read the sales documents clearly they would have known that he was not the developer.
With all this behind the future Conrad Hilton, many in Fort Lauderdale, look forward to the grand opening of this major property on Fort Lauderdale Beach, and hopefully someday people will simply forget and not call this well remembered eyesore of Fort Lauderdale Condos the, T….P Fort Lauderdale!