Jonathan O'Connell

Washington, D.C.

Business reporter

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jonathan O'Connell is a reporter focused on business investigations and corporate accountability. He has covered economic development, commercial real estate and President Donald Trump's business. He joined The Post in 2010.
Latest from Jonathan O'Connell

Trump sells D.C. hotel lease to Miami investment group

Record-setting price will allow Trump to pay off $170 million loan to Deutsche Bank. The property will become a Waldorf Astoria hotel.

May 11, 2022

Trump grand jury ending in N.Y. with no charges against ex-president

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has doubts about the case, people familiar with the investigation say, in part because he does not want to use former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen as a witness.

April 29, 2022

In background of potential Nats sale, Lerners face uncertain real estate market

It’s unclear what the Lerner family’s openness to selling the Nationals says about the state of their business empire, but it comes at a time when the industry in which they made their fortune — commercial real estate — faces major uncertainty.

April 14, 2022

Apartment firms agree to housing voucher policies to settle bias suit

Top realty firm, Compass, will adopt new policies such as offering higher commissions to agents renting to voucher holders as part of settlement.

April 5, 2022

GSA approves sale of Trump’s D.C. hotel lease

The General Services Administration has approved the sale of former president Donald Trump’s D.C. hotel lease to Miami investment fund CGI Merchant Group, the agency said Friday.

March 25, 2022

U.S. military spent nearly $150,000 at Trump properties, documents show

The United States military spent at least $147,000 at Former President Donald Trump’s properties during his presidency, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.

March 25, 2022

Prosecutor who resigned over stalled Trump probe says ex-president committed felonies

In a strongly worded resignation letter, Mark Pomerantz said he left the Manhattan district attorney's office over Alvin Bragg's reluctance to indict former president Donald Trump.

March 23, 2022

Lobbying broke all-time mark in 2021 amid flurry of government spending

Industry spending topped $3.7 billion for the first time, as 3,700 new companies and organizations hired lobbyists since the start of the pandemic.

March 12, 2022

Trump properties in talks to host lucrative Saudi golf events

Former president’s courses at Doral and Bedminster could strike a deal with a new league backed by the kingdom, which stands accused of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and other human rights abuses.

February 19, 2022

Trump and two of his children must be deposed by N.Y. attorney general, judge rules

The former president and his family unsuccessfully argued that their depositions for a civil case could hurt them in a separate criminal probe.

February 17, 2022