Broker lied about construction, created fake renderings to sell her $1.9M Williamsburg condo, buyers claim

Kristin Thomas-Senior never revealed herself as the owner of the condo she was selling, lawsuit claims

TRD New York TRD WEEKEND EDITION /
Sep.September 17, 2017 04:39 PM

A Compass broker is accused of intentionally deceiving a pair of buyers for her $1.9 million condo in Williamsburg, allegedly creating fake renderings, lying about upcoming construction and failing to disclose her ownership to quickly seal a deal, a new lawsuit claims.

Kristin Thomas-Senior, who’s been with Compass since 2015, advertised her 1,460-square-foot apartment at Schaefer Landing North, describing a “sublime panorama” with “sights that stretch from the very base of Manhattan’s South Street Seaport up through the iconic Midtown Skyline with Empire State Building,” according to the lawsuit filed by buyers Lawrence and Angela Mann.

The Manns said Thomas-Senior told them nearby construction would affect views of the Manhattan skyline from only the bedroom, so the Manns signed agreeing to a slightly compromised view, according to the New York Post. But a few weeks later, the views disappeared completely leading the Manns to file a $15 million lawsuit alleging Thomas-Senior had created renderings meant to “intentionally deceive” them about the impact of the construction and failed to disclose herself as the owner.

Thomas-Senior was on the board of managers at her former condo’s building so the Manns say there is no way she did not know the impact the construction — which appears to be from Spitzer Enterprises’s project at 420 Kent Avenue — would have on her views. They also say she pressured them to sign quickly claiming selling the condo deal was “highly time sensitive.”

A Compass rep declined to comment on the matter. [NYP] — E.K. Hudson


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Photo illustration of Judge Eric Komitee (iStock)

Rent law challenge dismissed; battle may go to higher court

Rent law challenge dismissed; battle may go to higher court
Real estate crowdfunding guru Grant Cardone misled investors, lawsuit charges

Real estate crowdfunding guru Grant Cardone misled investors, lawsuit charges

Real estate crowdfunding guru Grant Cardone misled investors, lawsuit charges
(iStock)

ACLU accuses Missouri courts of violating federal eviction ban

ACLU accuses Missouri courts of violating federal eviction ban
445 Fifth Avenue and Harbor Group's Jordan Slone (Google Maps)

Harbor Group sued after defaulting on $40M loan at Midtown retail space

Harbor Group sued after defaulting on $40M loan at Midtown retail space
A rendering of 121 Morgan Avenue in Bushwick and Benefit Street Partners’ managing director Micah Goodman (Photos via EXR; Benefit Street Partners)

Brooklyn developer duo hit with foreclosure lawsuit

Brooklyn developer duo hit with foreclosure lawsuit
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin and Charles Phillips (Photos via Flickr; Getty)

Compass makes good on diversity pledge, adding Charles Phillips to board

Compass makes good on diversity pledge, adding Charles Phillips to board
Keith Gelb and Bill Walton with 63 and 67 Wall Street (Rockpoint, Google Maps)

Rockpoint Group settles alleged rent-stabilization violations for $5M

Rockpoint Group settles alleged rent-stabilization violations for $5M
Mary Trump and President Donald Trump (Photos via LinkedIn and Getty)

Mary Trump sues her family for real estate inheritance “fraud”

Mary Trump sues her family for real estate inheritance “fraud”
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...