What I can't figure out....
On this forum we've been speculating for nearly 3 years that the shameless money-grab was to fund a new business model:
-- Buy property in an up and coming zone
-- Build an office-style Kingdom Hall
-- Sell it after 10-15 years of uses at a profit, to a medical facility or retail store that could easily modify the existing structure
-- Use proceeds to buy another property, repeat steps.
But the head LDC guy says they're not going to building those new-style Kingdom Halls after all.
So, they've collected $100's of millions, maybe a billion, from the congregations, plus they've got another $billion or so from the sale of their Brooklyn properties.
They likely have, or soon will have, collected $2 billion or more.
They're not using it for their (speculated) "business plan" of real estate development.
So they're either investing it or spending it - if not real estate, then what?