Jared Kushner

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Jared Kushner, son of Charles Kushner and son-in-law of Donald Trump, has an unparalleled pedigree in American real estate. The 34-year-old, who took over as CEO of Kushner Companies at in 2008, could have rested on his laurels, presiding over the New Jersey real estate empire his father built. But much like Trump, Kushner instead used the corporate foundation his father built to lay siege on the grandest prize in American real estate: Manhattan. In 2014, his firm completed more than $2 billion in transactions, inking an ownership interest in 560,000 square feet at 80-90 Maiden Lane in Manhattan’s financial district, while buying up 2,000 multifamily apartments in New York, New Jersey and Maryland. That’s on top of the more than 12,000 residential units Kushner snapped up between 2010 and 2013, moves that look all the wiser as Big Apple property valuations remain hotter than Kushner’s beloved New York Mets.