Ivanka Trump’s Chilean Billionaire Landlord Has Ties to Tom Brady

Andrónico Luksic purchased Brady's Back Bay condos, and attended a Patriots game as his guest. Now he's suing the U.S. government.

Ivanka Trump photo by Michael Vadon on Flickr/Creative Commons; Tom Brady photo via AP

Ivanka Trump photo by Michael Vadon on Flickr/Creative Commons; Tom Brady photo via AP

Ivanka Trump’s Chilean billionaire landlord, who is currently suing the U.S. government over a mine in Minnesota, says he attended a Patriots game four years ago as a guest of Tom Brady, following a series of real estate transactions with the five-time Super Bowl champion.

Andrónico Luksic comes from one of the wealthiest families in Chile, with an estimated $13.1 billion fortune. According to a Wall Street Journal report published Wednesday, Luksic owns the six-bedroom house in D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood where the First Daughter and her husband, senior adviser Jared Kushner, now reside.

Luksic-controlled companies also own nine luxury apartments in Boston. Rodrigo Terré, a close associate of Luksic, told the WSJ that the only contact the businessman has made with President Donald Trump was at a Patriots game four years ago, “as a guest of the team’s quarterback.” Luksic repeated this Wednesday night on Twitter.

In 2008, Brady sold three renovated condos inside the Back Bay townhouse he purchased two years earlier to Luksic for $7.95 million, according to public records. The Patriots QB reportedly kept the top two floors at 310 Beacon Street for himself and installed triple-plated, soundproof glass before selling them to Luksic’s Avery Bicentennial Corp. for about $9.2 million in 2012.

“Yes, I know Tom Brady,” Luksic tweeted.

Luksic, 62, attended high school at the Dublin School for Boys in New Hampshire, before enrolling at Babson College, where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1976. He was later inducted into the school’s Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs in 1996, alongside Richard Branson.

Luksic’s Twin Metals Minnesota sued the federal government in September, taking issue with the Obama administration’s decision to block its plans to build a copper-nickel mine near a wilderness area in northern Minnesota.

Luksic purchased the $5.5 million house in Kalorama after the November presidential election, and Trump and Kushner moved in following the inauguration. A White House spokesperson maintained that the couple is paying “fair market value” and was not aware of Luksic’s U.S. business interests, while Terré “categorically” denied any link between the rental arrangement and the mining dispute.