The New York Observer reports on the buyers of one the Watchtower’s properties on the market, 50 Orange Street:
NYO: Sugar Hill Capital Partners has purchased 50 Orange Street in Brooklyn Heights for $7.1 million from the Jehovah’s Witness-operated Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, brokers have revealed.
Sugar Hill, according to its website, is a real estate investment firm that focuses on Brooklyn and Manhattan assets with repositioning potential. A spokeswoman for the firm, Aliza Weinstein, confirmed the company had purchased the building but declined to comment any further.
Using the power of “Google” we’ve discovered that the founder of the company, Arie Genger, is a regular International Man of Mystery (errr sumthin’..):
For over three decades Arie Genger and Israeli Major General-turned politician Ariel Sharon and later Prime Minister of Israel, have been close friends. Arie Genger served as advisor to Sharon throughout the latter’s political career. After Sharon was elected Israeli Prime Minister in 2001, Arie Genger served as personal private emissary to the White House. Mr. Genger participated with PM Sharon in meetings with President George Bush V.P Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Collin Powel [sic]and Condoleezza Rice, the US Security Council Advisor.