Trump's Baja Project In Trouble
For a couple of years, I've thought of Donald Trump's Trump Ocean Resort on the Baja Mexico coast as a sign that the northern part of the Baja peninsula was becoming a more upscale destination. It seems I may have spoken too soon. Now the three-tower destination resort many never even get off the ground. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the developers of the Trump Ocean Resort in Baja California have lost their financing for the project and it may be some time before a new lender can be found.
Those who bought into the project put 30 percent down on units that ranged in price from studios in the mid-$300,000s to $2.5 million for a penthouse may not be able to pull out their money. The towers were supposed to be ready for occupancy by the end of this year but those who bought in have now been told the completion date is slated for 2012. Angry buyers are considering filing a class-action lawsuit for breach of contract. The Trump Organization is a licensor of the project and not the developer but the Trump brand name was an assurance for those who invested their money in the potential development.
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