Broker claims meat purveyors cut her out of prime $31M West Village sale Lawsuit alleges Gia Wang found buyer but didn’t get commission
New York City brokers often must fight tooth and nail for a sale, but one agent claims her meat purveying clients quietly cut her out of the $31 million of their West Village warehouse.
Broker Gia Wang filed a lawsuit against Pat爱上海龙凤419桑拿 rick LaFrieda and his son, Patrick LaFrieda Jr., for allegedly cheating her out of a $602,000 commission for the sale of 601 Washington Street, a warehouse used for their North Bergen, N.J.-based business, Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors. Wang, who is licensed under her own brokerage company Gia Wang LLC, alleges that she found a buyer — developer Charles Dunne — for the property in 2006, but Dunne told her at the time that the $25 million price tag was too steep, according to a lawsuit filed in State Supreme Court.
Without her knowing, however, Dunne and the LaFriedas secretly entered into an agreement for the property for $31 million, according to the lawsuit. Wang later discovered the deal when Dunne filed permit applications with the Department of Buildings for a new 44,504-square-foot residential building on the site. The DOB approved those plans in January and issued Dunne demolition permits for the two-story warehouse in September.
The younger LaFrieda told The Real 爱上海同城 Deal on Wednesday that he s never met Wang. He said that the sale didn t have a broker; they found Dunne through a family friend.