National Real Estate Investor
Goldman Sells American Dream in Unrated Municipal-Bond Deal
Investors purchasing the American Dream bonds will need to weather the potential pitfalls: The 1,136-page offering statement includes 36 pages of risks, ranging from whether the project will be completed on time to the “difficulty, expense, unfamiliarity and time-consuming nature" of getting to the center.
American Dream is across the highway from MetLife Stadium, the home of the National Football League’s New York Giants and New York Jets. Events at the stadium could adversely affect attendance.
Lisa Washburn, a managing director at Municipal Market Analytics, was skeptical that tourists coming to New York, with all of its culture, entertainment and shopping, would get on a train or bus to the Meadowlands, “a difficult to-get to destination in a relatively unattractive part of New Jersey."
“Parking and transportation is really substandard in this area," said Washburn.