Lenz resigns from the Apthorp

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Dolly Lenz and the Apthorp

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As if the Apthorp condominium wasn’t already embroiled in enough controversy, the latest news out of 390 West End Avenue is sure to sound off alarms within the real estate community. Prudential Douglas Elliman’s Dolly Lenz and her entire sales team at the conversion — who were brought on last July and charged with the formidable task of helping the 163-unit building cross its required 15 percent-sold mark in a little over a month — have resigned, according to an e-mail from Lenz sent to Apthorp management Tuesday and obtained by Curbed. In the e-mail, which was addressed to Andrew Ratner of the Feil Organization, Lenz and her team cited unpaid commissions, “a total lack of communication and direction” and “a continuing situation beyond our control.” That situation, they wrote, “is negatively impacting our reputations, a situation which we can no longer permit to continue.” Neither Lenz or the Feil Organization were available for comment when contacted by The Real Deal; the Apthorp’s sales office voice mailbox is still directing callers to Lenz. [Curbed]