Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Report: Raphael Toledano selling major EV portfolio; foreclosure proceedings underway

Raphael Toledano’s East Village empire continues to crumble. As The Real Deal reports, Toledano is selling a chunk of his properties to Joseph Sutton, son of retail mogul Jeff Sutton, for some $145 million.

This contract comes as Madison Realty Capital has moved to foreclose on one of Toledano's major portfolios.

Per The Real Deal:

Madison, according to documents filed in New York State Supreme Court late last week, claims Toledano, the founder of Brookhill Properties, owes the firm about $140 million, which includes $125 million in loans against 15 properties, plus interest and attorneys’ fees.

Sources close to Toledano said that after he defaulted last year, Madison waited months to initiate foreclosure proceedings, allowing time for him to find a buyer for the properties.

It's unclear just how many EV buildings Sutton is purchasing. (Toledano purchased 28 buildings in two separate portfolios from the Tabak family for a total of $140 million.)

The Brookhill Properties website previously showed that the company owned 21 buildings in the East Village. As if this morning it shows 18 properties. If this deal goes through, then the number will presumably be in the single digits.

Last September, he reportedly sold 221 E. 10th St. and 58 St. Mark’s Place. There was also a listing for 444 E. 13th St. (That address is no longer on the Cushman & Wakefield website.)

As market observers have told The Real Deal, Toledano was believed to be in way over his head.

Toledano has also been accused of a variety of predatory practices. In addition, 20 of his buildings were tested for toxic levels of dust.

Image via the Brookhill website

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Toledano is capitalism run amok. Too bad we cannot make him snort his toxic levels of dust! What scum of the earth! And how many families were displaced by his insane greed? So gross. Wish we could put him in stocks for ongoing public shaming for at least a month. Then all the people's live he hurt could make a pilgrimage to throw pie in his face daily. Toxic pie.

Gojira said...

Maybe he can use some of that money to buy himself a razor and clear that stubble off his smug mug. Bro.

NOTORIOUS said...

Stupid making layers rich bro!

JQ LLC said...

@ gojira

I am sure that those are face pube implants that I read about. Goo Gone, debonder or rubbing alcohol can get that shit off.

I am surprised this little maggot predator has not got an advisor role in HUD under that idiot savant Ben Carson.

Giovanni said...

Can you say F00,000,000reclo$ure? There must be better ways to get rich than being a bloodsucker. Unfortunately, greedy cretins are always attracted to real estate, and they don't care how many people they have to trample over to reach their meaningless goals.

Shawn G. Chittle said...

Bye, Felicia.

Anonymous said...

I agree Toledano is capitalism run amok. But still not clear whether he made hundreds of millions or is losing hundreds of millions. He was in the process of selling the EV properties for much more than he paid for them.

Anonymous said...

Everyone say it with me. "President Toledano". Don't give me that look. This is America now, get used to it.

Anonymous said...

That's probably the same photo he's going to be using on Backpage.com after this deal goes south.
"Hi, I'm Rafi, and I'll be whoever you want me to be. One call gets it all."

Anonymous said...

The guy would have made more money buying one luxury apartment at a time and flipping them. He got greedy, now his credit and reputation is blown and he will be lucky to get another major deal anytime soon. But the real story here is that anyone who can get a bank loan can be a real estate investor overnight, without any knowledge or training in how to operate residential property, and itls the tenants who suffer. Vulture capitalism only benefits the rich.

cmarrtyy said...

There's an old Indian saying that says: if you sit by the river long enough, the body of your enemy will float by. .. Hey, is that- Is tghat..? Ralph?... Yes! Yes! It is! It is, Ralph. And look. He's, what? I don't believe it... Is he-? HE'S SCLAPPED! HE'S SCALPPED! Damn.

Anonymous said...

I hear he is being considered for a cabinet post.

Anonymous said...

Is everything and everyone about money, power and looks in this town? This "bro" looks smug and entitled. I am tired of reading about people who are greedy and complacent. The souls of many are dark and empty in NYC. We need to look to ourselves for happiness and to offer our compassion and love for our neighbors. Not to turn to others and materialistic things for satisfaction.

Anonymous said...

This couldn't happen to a more deserving scum-sucker! I hope he ends up flat broke (however unlikely that is), and that he takes his smug-ass grin (and his smug ass) far, far away from NYC forever.

And yes, he should be required to have a quantity of toxic dust added to everything he eats, and more of it blown into his living space, for about the next 20 years.

The only thing he is more deserving of, IMO, is prison time. Where they would definitely wipe the smug-ass grin off his face.

Unfortunately, nothing can change the hell that his tenants and former tenants have endured, and that is the true tragedy of this situation.

Anonymous said...

11:48 You have a good point! Rafi, Terrance (from Icon), Kushner have taken this real estate thing to a compulsion. How do these banks get away with propping these pigs up. It is all a game to these ill-mannered little boys. Only problem is that they are destroying lives along the way. Who raised these people????

Anonymous said...

Maybe if EV Grieve or someone who knows how to get the info would put together a list of the banks who are funding thee deals we could either boycott them or find other ways to get the media and city to put pressure on them to be more responsible. Public shaming can go a long way towatds change behavior. At least we would know who is really behind the ongoing destruction of the East Village.

Anonymous said...

@1:20pm: "Who raised these people?"

Satan, IMO - because even wolves don't want to be implicated in raising these SOB's.

Anonymous said...

I moved to NYC in 1981, a starving art student who came from a place where nobody had money. In short time I was shocked that so many people I met (okay not my fellow art chums) talked about money. It was soon after Reagan had trashed oversight of Wall St., a building boom was on followed by of course a crash, money corruption scandals and suddenly the LES had real-estate. A lot of people here are longing for the good old days of the 80's well they are back except for the culture, diversity and sense of community.

Anonymous said...

Money and power and looks is everything....

Anonymous said...

If you do the math as these numbers slowly leak out, he's going to make out like a bandit. Ugh.

Anonymous said...

February 7, 2017 at 1:20 PM

Who funds these banks? WE do. Called TARP trillion $ bailout, remember? Its after the American public's mass welfare dump to these criminals that the EV development boom REALLY went ballistic. It goes this way: Subsidize the uber rich to harass, outprice & evict you. Then your taxes subsidize them again when they are subcontracted by the govt to house you, the evicted homeless, in a public-private partnership shelter.
95% of Congressmen who voted for the 2008 bailout were voted right back in 6 weeks later by constituents. Wonder why they treat us w/ contempt?? Wake up people and ACT!