GSA releases statement on Old Post Office lease

January 11, 2017

WASHINGTON -- Today the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) released the following statement on the Old Post Office building lease:

GSA understands that an announcement has been made to change the business structure of the Trump Organization. We are seeking additional information that explains and describes any new organizational structure as it applies to the Old Post Office lease. Upon receipt, consistent with our treatment of any contract to which we are a party, we will review this new organizational structure and determine its compliance with all the terms and conditions of the lease.

The full language of section 37.19 is below:

No member or delegate to Congress, or elected official of the Government of the United States or the Government of the District of Columbia, shall be admitted to any share or part of this Lease, or to any benefit that may arise therefrom; provided, however, that this provision shall not be construed as extending to any Person who may be a shareholder or other beneficial owner of any publicly held corporation or other entity, if this Lease is for the general benefit of such corporation or other entity.

Additional Resources

  • Lease Solicitation here.
  • Lease Selection Announcement here.
  • Full Old Post Office Lease here.
  • Information about the Old Post Office Building here.

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