In 2014, Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka are planning to take control of the Old Post Office Pavilion in Washington, DC and turn it into a 261-room luxury hotel. The building, built in 1899 and the first government building to have its own electric power plant, will also house restaurants and retailers. In order to help them navigate the market for gourmet restaurants and high-end retailers in Washington, the Trumps have brought on Streetsense, an upstart local real estate and design firm.
Ivanka explained that she and her father had had so many retailers and restaurants reaching out with interest in the space that they needed help handling the proposals. “We are getting so much pro-active interest, from some of the world’s best restaurants and most recognized luxury retailers that we felt it was time to bring someone on board to help us consider options,” she said.