David Sorise, ST/PCV General Manager and CompassRock University Graduate
In this week's Town & Village newspaper, in an interview with ST/PCV general manager David Sorise, T&V's Sabina Mollot indicated the possibility of a Major Capital Improvement (MCI) for the installation of a new intercom system to replace the new intercom system we acquired under Tishman Speyer. "Since it's a capital project that does mean it could be applicable for a major capital improvement (MCI) increase," wrote Mollot. It's not clear whether Mollot spoke to Sorise directly on this issue.
Though some tenants have bitched about the TS intercom system, if it is not working properly why should tenants pay for an upgrade? Shouldn't the onus be on Tishman Speyer who installed supposedly crappy intercoms?
If a MCI possibility exists (and some MCI rules would have to be bended to make it a reality), this would be a scam, pure and simple, and should be fought by tenants and, obviously, the TA.
The interview also raises a red flag over other possible MCIs for other "improvements," though it doesn't address their possibility. But hallways will be fitted with a motion-activated "dimming feature" and stairways with LED lights. That "dimming feature" will undoubtedly cause problems, I predict.
Meanwhile, tenants should feel secure to know that David Sorise is a graduate of CompassRock University, the "university" that's housed in a former cigar factory in Tampa, Florida. Or he teaches there...or runs the place...or accredits ST/PCV building managers in the fine art of running residential properties...