Donald Trump at a campaign rally, April 11, in Albany, New York. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez | Getty Images)

U.S.-based realty major Trump Organization announced, April 15, a tie-up with India’s real estate private equity firm IREO to develop an office tower in Gurgaon (Gurugram) that would cost around Rs. 1,000 crore. (@Siliconeer, #Siliconeer, #DonaldTrump, #Trump, #IREO, #IndiaUSTies)

This is the third project in India by Trump Organization, founded by Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, but the first commercial project in the country. It already has two residential projects in Pune and Mumbai.

IREO will develop an office tower, comprising 6-7 lakh sq. ft. of leasable area, in its 500-acre township project in Gurgaon.

The tie up with Trump Organization is for branding and design of the iconic tower, which will be among the tallest commercial tower in the city.

Trump Organization announced, April 15, that it has tied up with IREO to bring to market an iconic office tower in the heart of Gurgaon. The tower will be designed by the award winning Norman Foster-led architectural design firm, Foster + Partners, IREO said in a statement.

“We have enjoyed tremendous success in India with our existing properties in Mumbai and Pune, and we are thrilled to add yet another incredible development to our portfolio. IREO is truly a fantastic group and we are looking forward to push the boundaries together to create what will soon be one of the most exciting and sought after commercial towers in India and beyond,” said Donald Trump Jr., executive vice president of Development and Acquisitions.

“This is the latest addition to the Trump Organization’s portfolio of world-class properties further showcasing the amazing strength and demand for the Trump brand in India and around the globe,” he added.

IREO VC and MD Lalit Goyal said: “We are delighted to partner with Trump Organization, one of the world’s strongest real estate brands, in bringing to the Gurgaon market the sort of world class office spaces that the Trump name is well known for.”

Elaborating on the tie up, IREO CEO (Hospitality) Pankaj Dugar said the office tower project is likely to be launched by end of this year.

“We will be developing about 6-7 lakh sq. ft of iconic office tower in Gurgaon. This will be among the tallest commercial tower in the city. We have tied up with Trump Organization for branding of this tower as well as their technical expertise on design and planning,” he told PTI.

Asked about the project cost, Dugar said the investment on construction of this tower would be around Rs. 1,000 crore.

In India, Trump had tied up with Pune-based Panchshil Realty in 2012 for a super luxury housing project in the city. It partnered Lodha Group in 2014 for a high-end residential project in Mumbai.