"Anonymous Owner, L.L.C.: Why It Has Become So Easy to Hide in the Housing Market" - NYTimes.com
"L.L.C.s shield property owners from personal liability while obscuring their identities. In some cases, so much anonymity also enables money laundering, and it can mean that tenants struggle to hold landlords accountable, that cities fail to fix blight and that researchers can’t answer basic questions about the housing market. As much as people may want to keep their financial dealings private, the housing market has long been an unusually transparent place..."
Robert Rausch for The New York Times