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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

CompassRock University



Yeah, you'll find our building managers are graduates of this "university."

It's a refurbished cigar factory in Tampa, Florida.


The joke is on us, I guess. Next time you contact your building manager, ask him or her about CompassRock University. Ask them if it's accredited. And in what exactly.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMHell. I love you STR = and don't forget to ask tuition fees - dorm included of course.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe this outfit really refers to itself as a "University!" What pretentious, lying assholes. We really have to get the word out to Coop City that they should resist with all their might being "managed" by these incompetent, inept, totally dishonest assholes. How the hell do they stay in charge here? Must be the political version of the "casting couch." They are useless and poisonous. With all the competent management companies in NYC, why does CR get any contracts? Certainly not because they are competent. They treat tenants like dirt. I think that the people who live in Coop City are more likely to be "real" New Yorkers, rather than all these flyover state transients we have here and they will be screaming for blood if CR gets the job and tries the same shit they have been pulling on us for the past few years.
The folks at Riverton and their TA didn't put up with CR's shit for long. I wish we had a TA instead of a milquetoast bunch of sycophantic idiots like Marsh, et al. They just stop short of blow-jobbing the pols because they think they will get some kind of favorable deal to buy this dump. It is sickening.

Anonymous said...

I got my PhD there. You should read my thesis on Bullshit and Deceit. It's a masterpiece.

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to look into the financials on this "university"

Anonymous said...

Off topic but good news
Score one for the People
The Un-American Comcast Time Warner Paul Weiss deal is dead!

Anonymous said...

Do they qualify as a university? Who are these teachers, what are their qualifications, and what are they teaching "unethical business practices 101"? political donations (ahem bribery) 202? how to screw the zoning rules 303? how to hide behind an llc grad degree? Do they have dorms and will they pay for my flight to Florida cuz I'd like to attend this University next Springbreak....er I mean Spring semester........

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/STATUTES/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=1000-1099/1005/1005.html

If I go will I get a college degree to hang with a thumbtack on my cubicle cloth wall?


Anonymous said...

This Florida "university" sounds like a tax scam or way to move money. Doesn't sound on the up and up.

Anonymous said...

he Un-American Comcast Time Warner Paul Weiss deal is dead!....

geez the schumer brothers must be all upset!

Anonymous said...

Tax scam much?

Anonymous said...

STR, are you joking about the place in Tampa? Sometimes we don't know when you are being literal or sarcastic.

Anonymous said...

Compass Rock which was "formed" in 2012 when a group of people with very questionable resumes came together has "formed" a university to make them seem legit and as all companies big and small know, use the Florida address for .. very questionable financial transactions. This needs serious investigation by someone who is not corrupt. Good luck finding THAT special someone in this town.

Anonymous said...

The building at this address is used by many businesses. Some real like art galleries and artist studios. Some illegal like the empty office you see in the movies that is just a front for other activities. Doubt they even conduct business there let alone a teaching university. Has anyone seen the new teaching training room they installed in 272 First Avenue? Saw that office Saturday. The laws, zoning they busted to build that definitely took some heavy political cooperation. What a joke.

Sketchy llc companies do the same trick where they pretend to have an Albany office to open their llc and run a few ads in a local paper away from where they really do business so no one sees what they are up to. The same address is used by hundreds of llc. Everyone knows about it. The politicians arranged for this way for businesses to set up to hide it from their constituents so they can pretend like they didn't know what was going on. I wonder how close to the Albany capital building these fake llc offices are. Didn't an earlier commentator post the pcvst's newest llc Albany office address? How many llc use that address? Crooks all of them and right under the watchful eye and helping hands of Albany and local Pol's here.





Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>STR, are you joking about the place in Tampa? Sometimes we don't know when you are being literal or sarcastic.<<

No joke. Our building managers even had that on their LinkedIn resume, but I believe they took it off since it was mentioned in the commentary section here a few weeks ago.

Anonymous said...

No joke. Compass Rock even lists it as one of their "regional offices"

http://www.compassrock.com/contact-us/

Here are some other businesses at the same address

http://www.buzzfile.com/Lists/Companies-located-at-1906-N-Armenia-Ave,-Tampa,-FL,-33607/18069238

In fairness some of these businesses are real art studios. Others are fake empty offices.

Anonymous said...

The Compass Rock University is in a building zoned for Industrial Manufacturing. But we know zoning rules don't apply to Compass Rock.

http://www.loopnet.com/Property-Record/1906-N-Armenia-Avenue-Tampa-FL-33607/ZDC2mvz5w/

Anonymous said...

Here is a construction and developer company using the same address

https://www.getfave.com/13394004-all-phase-construction-development-llc

All Phase Construction & Development LLC

(813) 443-5081 1906 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33607

Anonymous said...

Seriously google the address and about 50 companies are using studios at this address. Many really are real businesses, photographers, artists, image consultants, and others are seedy low lifes using the address for scams.

1906 north armenia avenue tampa florida 33607

Anonymous said...

You can say that again 5:21

Remember this doozy they said as they tried to pull this monopoly over on us

http://blog.littlesis.org/2014/02/17/schumer-reassures-new-york-about-comcast-time-warner-cable-deal-doesnt-mention-his-brother-was-the-dealmaker/

Anonymous said...

Going Going Gone is the latest as Brooklyn becomes more owned by the Chinese and less and less American

Nice going de Blasio and your best friend Ratner.

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/04/29/shanghai-shuffle-earns-cbres-stacom-shanahan-top-ingenious-award/

I swear these guys award themselves more than any other industry. What a bunch of coddled kindergarteners with a gold star for you and you and you and you and

Anonymous said...

That didn't take long. Playground open less than 1 week and already Compass Rock CW is using the only sidewalk (there used to be two but they eliminated one for their offices) so they took the only sidewalk we have to access the playground, where our kids were running all around, and Compass Rock CW Capital has the audacity to drive and park their vehicles on the one sidewalk.

Hey Compass Rock use the street like everyone else has to and stop being so lazy you drive your vehicles to the door of your ugly offices. Get off our sidewalks with your vehicles and keep your vehicles away from our kids.

We just left the playground so maybe the vehicle is still there if anyone wants to take a photo.

Anonymous said...

Ha They had it as a resume credential? What a bunch of grifters.

Anonymous said...

Here's the thing. The purchase price would be corrected around $2 Billion if these crooks would stop covering up the quality of the land. They know the land is a mess from the gas storage tanks along with all the crap they used 50 years ago and if that got out then the price would be reassessed to its real value which I would still buy into and raise my family here as long as we could stop them from anymore digging.

The real price and not the Compass rock preferential price.............kind of an upside down version of what they throw at us with real versus preferential. Bottom line is this. The real price of Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town is around $2 Billion and it should never be dug up or the toxic subsurface contamination will poison everything.

So let's get the real price out there and get on with buying without Brookfield/Speyer!

Anonymous said...

CR should be thoroughly investigated by Preet Bahara's office. This is the shadiest, nastiest organization since Murder, Inc.

Anonymous said...

LOL a university and on their linkedin pages too. Sounds like they are drinking the Compass crock koolaid. Did they give themselves big executive titles too on linkedin where everyone is a vice president or a ceo!

Anonymous said...

3:20 yep and nice brag all over the morning news about Chinese investors buying up much of Manhattan properties. Too bad no housing for the regular people who were born here and work their buts off for the city.

Anonymous said...

6:42 the chinese are laundering the most money in NY and some of the more greedy politicians paved the way for them to do it for the past decade.

These few greedier politicians are selling America and Americans to foreign investors.


JPMorgan Sells Chase Manhattan Plaza in NYC to China's ...
www.bloomberg.com/.../jpmorgan-selling-chase-manhatt...

Bloomberg L.P.
Oct 17, 2013 - Over the past year, other Chinese developers and wealthy investors have ... bought a 40 percent stake in New York's General Motors Building.

The Chinese take Manhattan: replace Russians as top ...
www.reuters.com/.../us-realestate-china-manhattan-insight-idUSB...
Reuters
Apr 25, 2014 - NEW YORK/SYDNEY (Reuters) - For the first time, the Chinese have become the biggest foreign buyers of apartments in Manhattan, real estate ... York, often buying two and three at a time for investment purposes, the brokers said. ... One Chinese buyer recently purchased two properties, worth $13 million, ...

New York Skyscraper Is Latest Property Deal For Chinese ...
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Dec 8, 2014 - In the past two years, Chinese investors have bought stakes in New York's most valuable ... Next on the list: Manhattan's newest skyscraper.

World's Largest Vault Located In Downtown Manhattan Sold ...
www.dwellingsnyc.com/.../world’s-largest-vault-located-downtown-man...
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Chinese Investors Become Largest Foreign Investors in ...
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May 7, 2014 - In Manhattan, on the other hand, luxury apartments typically cost anywhere ... Whereas most Chinese investors typically purchased two to three ...

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Law360
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Anonymous said...

Am catching up on all the news and cannot believe what Kavanagh said, that people need to send post cards to Cuomo so he knows how many people will be upset if they keep screwing us out of our homes. Cuomo knows the numbers and does not care.
Cuomo is slowly eroding rent stabilization over time to minimize the impact of the power of the people because if he did away with rent stabilization all at once people would fight back all at once. This perpetual endless years of struggle for scraps is Cuomo tactic to weaken people. That people use the same fighting tactics every year, rallies, bus rides to Albany, post cards, is a joke to Cuomo. We are not fighting. We are weak in our tactical choices and efforts. We are playing his game and he is slowly beating us. Post cards? Really? We need to grow up and stop with these post cards and use better tactics but that requires better political leaders who are truly on the side of the people. Otherwise we are repeatedly banging our heads against the wall.

Anonymous said...

"Ha They had it as a resume credential? What a bunch of grifters."

Grifters is the absolutely perfectly correct word for them! I hope the people at co-op city read this blog.

Anonymous said...

Did Fred Knapp graduate from the Compass Crock/Roy Cohn School of Law?

Anonymous said...

A Little Real Deal

The crooks are screwing the crooks

JPMorgan filed the suit following a five-part investigation by the newspaper about shell companies that hide the true identities of wealthy owners of New York City real estate. [NYT] ... A Delaware-based shell company by the name NYC Real Estate Opportunities, which has a Singapore address, owns the pad on the 68th floor of the tower, the newspaper reported.


http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/04/30/jpmorgan-hopes-to-prevent-transfer-of-time-warner-center-condo/



How politician's laws on llc's are the joke of real estate

Maybe Platinum Hideaway and Hebrews 3:4 will run into each other in the elevator of Extell Development’s glitzy One57. Pac Wholly Own could knock on Escape from New York’s door for a cup of sugar.

Weird names, you say? They’re just they’re some of the monikers wealthy investors have used for the limited liability companies through which they purchase some of New York’s priciest pads. Less exciting pseudonyms behind LLCs at the tower include names such as Cm157 LLC, 44B LLC, NYC Condo LLC and Oceana 57 LLC.)

Last week, a mysterious entity under the name “Hebrews 3:4 LLC”

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/04/29/superrich-llc/

Finally there is this REBNY gem, REBNY opposes ways to address climate-change

A REBNY representative showed up at a City Council committee hearing Wednesday to stress the trade group’s opposition to a bill that would limit illumination in the city’s commercial and retail buildings at night.

The bill, sponsored by Council Member Donovan Richards, aims to help with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s goal of slashing citywide greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050 — legislation that was signed into law in December. The new bill, proponents say, could also improve views of the night sky and be a boon to birds whose migration patterns are jeopardized by the city’s bright lights.

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/04/29/rebny-is-afraid-of-the-dark/


All too familiar with the increases in electrical use at PCVST with the unnecessary additions of commercial operations. I hear the lights at the office sky lights are on all night. Anyone at that location having any information on that environmental disaster office building please post it!

Anonymous said...

Real versus Phony Corporate Universities

Real ones like at my company pretty much follow this:

http://www.newfoundations.com/OrgTheory/Hearn721.html

How much longer will PCVST remain residential with the dorms, the Compass Rock training room, the $$$ from Maccracken, and why don't Garodnick and Cuomo come clean already with their REBNY scam here!

Anonymous said...

..for the record to add to my above comment, the Compass Rock "university" gives the real corporate universities a bad name.

Anonymous said...

REBNY is made up of men and women with no sense of decency and absolutely no consciences. They don't care about climate change! They care only for money and would probably do anything (as in anything) for money. It is their god, their religion. They wouldn't concern me at all if it wasn't for the fact that they buy our politicians and have too much damn power.

Anonymous said...

Then the person who has the job of carpet inspections should be ashamed. Get a life and a real job.