Co-op City shareholders booted its management company last month from the massive Bronx Mitchell-Lama complex. But that move may have violated state regulations and the terms of a $621 million refinancing deal.
Homes and Community Renewal, the agency that oversees state-administered affordable housing, sent a letter to RiverBay, which oversees the co-op’s 15,000 apartments, claiming that ousting management was indeed a violation of state regulations and its contract with Wells Fargo, according to the New York Daily News.
The management company, Marion Scott Real Estate, also filed a lawsuit in state Supreme Court Wednesday seeking damages for breach of contract, defamation and trespassing.
“We turned this place around and I don’t want to see it go into the toilet,” Marion Scott principal and general counsel Herb Freedman said. “Don’t malign us and let it go down the drain.” [NYDN] – Christopher Cameron