Back in April, political commentator Keith Olbermann made quite a stink when he put his apartment in Trump Palace at 200 East 69th Street on the market. In an op-ed in the Washington Post titled “I can’t stand to live in a Trump building anymore”, he called the presidential candidate “a PG-rated cartoon character,” who wears “Oompa Loompa makeup” and expressed concerns that Trump would run the country the way he ran the condo building (i.e. not well).
In July, only three months after listing the sunny apartment with skyline views, Olbermann sold it to a mysterious LLC called Emerita Associated USA for $3.8 million — $400,000 less than what he paid for it in 2007. His financial loss does not seem to have bothered Olbermann much, and after the sale he tweeted “I’M FREEEEEEEEE! It’s no longer my @RealDonaldTrump Apartment! I got out with 90% of my money and 100% of my soul!”
Now, a little more than a month later, Olbermann’s pad in Trump Palace is back on the market — albeit, much more quietly this time — for $3.9 million, the original price Olbermann listed it for.
Based on a lawsuit filed against Emerita Associated USA in Newark, the owner of the company is Syrian businessman Albert Nasser. The listing is shared by Lois Nasser and Harry Nasser of Sotheby’s International Realty.
Harry Nasser confirmed that he is the cousin of Albert Nasser, who bought the apartment through Emerita Associated USA to use as a pied à terre (he lives full-time in Israel). Harry emphasized that Albert Nasser decision to sell is “not at all for political reasons,” but because Albert wanted an apartment on Central Park instead. Harry Nasser noted that Albert Nasser has never met Donald Trump or Keith Olbermann.
Albert Nasser’s holdings include the Congress Hotel in Chicago, where workers famously went on strike for ten years.