Trump's Apprentices? Real Estate's Biggest Jerks


There are plenty of real estate tycoons, property owners, and developers resorting to jerky moves to keep their real estate dealings running smoothly. Is it any surprise that some of these "schmucky" situations, as Business Week reports, are no big whoop to those who practice them?

Open practitioners like Donald Trump label their one-sided deal-sweeteners as "jerk insurance," which turns out to be a commonly used term for a widely spread practice.

"Jerk insurance" aside, any talk of unpleasant real estate doings gets HousingWatch thinking about all the jerky things real estate honchos do and have done. We've compiled a list of some of the magnates most notorious for being dubbed jerks by anyone from a tenant and business partner, to an ex-wife or brother-in-law.

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