Trump’s Moneyman Tom Barrack is still waiting for his windfall

American real estate mogul Thomas ‘Tom’ J Barrack jr has emerged as one of the biggest players in Dublin property. His company Colony Capital has invested – or is planning to invest – €3 billion in the capital in various joint ventures with Johnny Ronan

11th November, 2018
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Tom Barrack, chairman of Colony NorthStar, did a number of deals with Donald Trump in the 1980s Picture: Bloomberg

Last week, one part of this plan emerged when social media giant Facebook confirmed it was building a giant campus in Dublin 4, capable of holding 5,000 people, to be built by Ronan and Colony. Elsewhere, Colony has worked with other well-known Irish developers such as Paddy McKillen and acquired its own property portfolio from Nama and other banks. But just who is Tom Barrack, the man nicknamed ‘Trump’s Moneyman’? Caleb Melby traces his vast...

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