Sep 16 2010
Sharif El-Gamal, who plunked down $4.8 million cash for the ‘Cordoba House’ property is being evicted for non-payment of $39,000 in rent for his Soho office in Manhattan. (And Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has adamantly refused to look into the financing of this mosque. Has he been paid off?)
NY DAILY NEWS Sharif El-Gamal, who runs the real estate firm Soho Properties and is heading the project two blocks from Ground Zero, was slapped with eviction proceedings last month after tallying up $39,000 in back rent, a Manhattan Housing Court filing shows.
The management company that runs 552 Broadway, where El-Gamal leases space, said in the filing that he was warned in July and given until mid-August to pay up. But when the August deadline passed, management company Royal Crospin Corp. filed the eviction notice.
It’s not the first time El-Gamal’s company has fallen behind in rent. Royal Crospin sued Soho Properties last year for nearly $89,000 in back rent. El-Gamal’s firm paid $56,000 to settle. H/T herr OYAL