The 3-story, 62,000-sq.-ft. office building across from the Galleria that was once the headquarters for the Stanford Financial Group will at last go up for sale. Accused Ponzi schemer Robert Allen Stanford, awaiting his trial in a Conroe jail cell, had opposed the sale of any real estate owned by the corporations he controlled until 2 weeks ago, but subsequently changed his mind. A court ruling last week makes it official.
The office building at 5050 Westheimer sits on 1.6 acres and includes a 285-space parking garage. Also to be sold by Dallas court-appointed receiver Ralph Janvey in “stalking horse auctions”: Stanford’s Sugar Land airplane hangar, as well as other properties in Michigan, Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
What about those condos in the Stanford Lofts Downtown?
U.S. District Judge David Godbey approved Janvey’s plan but ordered him to notify the Stanford Condominium Owner’s Association if he tries to sell property owned by the Stanford Development Corp, and give residents a chance to object.
- Judge okays sales of Stanford property [Reuters]
- Stanford building goes on block [Houston Business Journal]
- Previously on Swamplot: Allen Stanford’s Downtown Houston Loft Legacy: Tell it to the Arbitrator, Feds Now Raiding Stanford Financial Group Offices in the Galleria
Photo of Stanford Financial Group office building at 5050 Westheimer Rd.: Wikimedia Commons