Compass broker sacked over alleged Airbnb violations

Tatiana Cames is one of two New Yorkers targeted by new laws
February 07, 2017 03:34PM

Tatiana Cames and 320 Macon Street (Credit: Google Maps)

A Compass broker who’s been hit with five violations under the city’s new “Airbnb laws” was terminated from the firm on Monday.

Tatiana Cames, who was previously a senior vice president at the Corcoran Group, received the violations for allegedly posting five individual listings on Airbnb at 320 Macon Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, which she bought in 2015 for $2.15 million. She was one of the first people in the city to be penalized under the state’s new laws, which were introduced to cull illegal Airbnb listings.

Compass TRData LogoTINY has since terminated Cames, Crain’s reported. The firm officially removed itself from her broker license, according to the publication.

Cames is disputing the fines, which total $5,000, arguing the units were rented out legally. A city hearing is scheduled for March.

The New York State laws — which restrict users from listing the entire apartment for rent for less than 30 days — were passed in October, and came into effect last week. Airbnb became profitable for the first time in the second half of 2016.