1. Post #1
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    OrionChronicles's Avatar
    February 2010
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    Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...6pLid%3D224863

    Oh, the irony.

    The condominium board at Trump Place has quietly fired the Trump Organization from managing the pricey high rise on the Hudson River that bears its name.

    Sources told The Real Deal that the condominium board replaced Trump with AKAM Living Services, a management firm that has presided over luxury buildings at such high-end zip codes addresses as Central Park West, Fifth Avenue and West End Avenue.

    AKAM confirmed to the Huffington Post that they have been retained to manage the property as of November 1st.

    The move came as a surprise to the Trump organization, according to the real estate blog.

    “We certainly would have been willing to discuss the concerns of the board if they had contacted us,” Sonja Talesnik, general counsel for the Trump Organization, told The Real Deal. “They gave us no indication that they were looking to change managing agents.”

    But Anna Fishbeyn, vice president of the Trump Place board, said the change was a long time in coming.


    "We've been waiting for their services to improve for years," Fishbeyn told the Huffington Post. "And when they didn't, we started investigating other services."

    Although Fishbeyn said the decision to replace the Trump company was difficult, especially given the name recognition, the board ultimately made the right call. The Real Deal quoted anonymous sources as saying some residents were displeased by the change, but Fishbeyn countered the claim, saying her office has been flooded with thank you's.

    "I have received email after email thanking me for the decision," she said. "We were in part responding to [residents who] over the years who had been accruing complaints, and talking about the lack of responsiveness... of maintenance issues."

    With close to 300 apartments, at an average price of $1,326 per square foot , the move is sure to sting the pride of the billionaire real estate mogul and reality television star famous for his catchphrase, "You're fired."

    And lately, the ever-colorful personality has been firing people left and right. He told ESPN that Yankees star Alex Rodriguez should get the boot. He also thinks actor Robert Pattinson should "fire" former girlfriend Kristen Stewart, and released a mocking video meant to air at the Republican National Convention in which he fires President Obama.
    I do hope he enjoys irony.
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  2. Post #2
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    June 2010
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    That's like "Satan, you're fired. You've made this place worse than it already was."
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  3. Post #3
    Watching the world burn is my hobby.
    Banned?'s Avatar
    February 2005
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    And to think at one point the Republicans wanted this guy...
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  4. Post #4
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    September 2005
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    I hope they said "you're fired."
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  5. Post #5
    I'm different!
    Doctor Zedacon's Avatar
    July 2006
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    Not the first time. Turns out Trump is a really good figurehead, but an abysmal businesses operator. He has crashed so many businesses and stolen so much money from banks and private investors.
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    January 2011
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    Not the first time. Turns out Trump is a really good figurehead, but an abysmal businesses operator. He has crashed so many businesses and stolen so much money from banks and private investors.
    so why is he not in jail

  7. Post #7
    I'm different!
    Doctor Zedacon's Avatar
    July 2006
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    so why is he not in jail
    Lods of Emone.

  8. Post #8
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    May 2007
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    so why is he not in jail
    He's rich, in America jail is for poor people.
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  9. Post #9
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    September 2011
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    You can't fire Donald Trump, he'll fire YOU first.
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  10. Post #10
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    June 2010
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    He's rich, in America jail is for poor people.
    Y'know, except for Bernie Madoff and all those guys on the show "American Greed" that has 2 episodes a week.
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  11. Post #11
    Dennab
    October 2010
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    You can't fire Donald Trump, he'll fire YOU first.
    That, or he'll release your divorce papers.

  12. Post #12
    White Fusion will love him forever and ever~
    Rents's Avatar
    January 2012
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    Sounds like he's been Trumped.
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    That, or he'll release your divorce papers.
    And then people won't care.
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