Cuyahoga County Land Bank - Creators dabble in TEN MILLION DOLLAR Property Jim Rokakis & Gus Frangos

Submitted by Gone Fishin on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 04:20.

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WHO CREATED THE CUYAHOGA COUNTY LAND BANK & MADE GUS FRANGOS PRESIDENT????

 

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The LLC name changed from Icarus Development Group LLC to R & Z Development Group ( R = Rokakis   Z = Zarnas )

 

 

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One of the properties  sold for $ 10,300,000.

 

PARCEL ID 543-19-048
OWNERS NAME STILLWATER THREE LLC
ADDRESS 12105 VALLEY LN
CITY GARFIELD HEIGHTS
ZIP 44125
Parcel Deed Type Vol / Page Sales Amt Convey. Fee Convey. No Multiple Sale / No. of Parcels
543-19-048 Warranty Deed / $10,300,000

 

 

Public Servants or serving THEMSELVES??

 

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PHOTOS of the Land Bank President's SHELL LLC Property:

 "With the need to address the abandoned properties in the county it is unfortunate that this process was and is completely politicized. Except for the opinions of a couple of county board members the disagreements and debate are within the Democrat party, of course, and it's all about control.

The Land Bank Project is left over from the old county government which was build on patronage and cronyism. In the final months of that former "government" those involved in creating the Land Bank worked overtime to secure a process and make sure it remained with the old guard. Loyal soldiers were rewarded and placed in leadership roles.

 

Gus Frangos, who worked for Jim Rokakis, is a former Cleveland City Councilperson as was Rokakis. Enough said, right? Frangos and his family are part of the old machine.

Fitzgerald and the county council should go back to the drawing board and start at the beginning and form and entirely new entity. Fitzgerald should appoint his most competent council member, Dave Greenspan, to head an exploratory committee to set up a un-politicized government council to manage the land bank. Five members from the ranks of business and professional people should be chosen. The backgrounds of these five members should not be politically connected, but instead, should have backgrounds in real estate, development, business start-ups and management in the free market.

Frangos and the remains of the old guard must go. We need to address the problem of abandoned properties and redevelopment. We do not need another power struggle within the county's Democrat machine.

Or, better yet, hire a management company to run the agency. It would be cheaper, more efficient, profit driven; it's success would be measurable and best of all--they could be fired if they perform badly."

 

tranche September 22, 2011 at 6:23AM    http://www.cleveland.com/cuyahoga-county/index.ssf/2011/09/cuyahoga_county_council_questions_land_bank_funding.html

 

 GUS FRANGOS =  LOYAL SOLDIER rewarded and placed in leadership role:

 

 

Gus Frangos is PRESIDENT OF THE CUYAHOGA COUNTY LAND BANK.   His six figure salary is paid by the collection of delinquent property taxes.

Frangos' shell LLC property has been tax delinquent for many years and one of his many shell properties was recently foreclosed upon for delinquent property taxes.

Frangos is supposed to save us from the foreclosure crisis and work to eliminate blight in our community.

 

Below are photographs of some of Gus Frangos' numerous shell LLC properties.  And Frangos is in charge of saving us?

 

WHO WILL SAVE CUYAHOGA COUNTY FROM GUS FRANGOS????????????????

 

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GUS FRANGOS, President of the Cuyahoga County Land Bank, and his shell LLC properties located at 7009- 7015 Quinn Court and 907, 913, and 917 East 70th Street in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

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BLIGHT - courtesy of:

 

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Jim Rokakis on NPR Nov 19, 2013

 IN his interview with NPR's Melissa Block on All Things Considered, (captioned "Landmark deal will force JPMorgan to help fight blight")  Mr. Rokakis does not mention the tax lien sale legislation which he was instrumental in having legislated at the state level for Cuyahoga County and which has exacerbated the vacant property problem in Cleveland and in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  

Also, towards the end of the interview, Mr Rokakis does not find fault with the banks, but blames the borrowers who put no money down, etc.  

The solution, according to Mr. Rokakis, is to now raze the abandoned homes as fast as possible at $10,000 a pop!   

Having retired and being pensioned from his past county Treasurer's position, Mr. Rokakis is now taking a substantial salary at the aptly named Thriving Communities Institute.   A bit laughable really, seeing as the residential fabric of the Cleveland community has been dramatically degraded under Mr. Rokakis' guidance. 

More aptly (and honestly) Mr. Rokakis would be the spokeperson for Decimated Communities Institute.

 

Disgusting -pathology

this person has no conscience...he created this nightmare...and the cover-up through NPR ....disgusting.

Frangos - Part of the Old Machine

Comment left on Cleveland.com:

 

 

With the need to address the abandoned properties in the county it is unfortunate that this process was and is completely politicized. Except for the opinions of a couple of county board members the disagreements and debate are within the Democrat party, of course, and it's all about control.

The Land Bank Project is left over from the old county government which was build on patronage and cronyism. In the final months of that former "government" those involved in creating the Land Bank worked overtime to secure a process and make sure it remained with the old guard. Loyal soldiers were rewarded and placed in leadership roles.

 

Gus Frangos, who worked for Jim Rokakis, is a former Cleveland City Councilperson as was Rokakis. Enough said, right? Frangos and his family are part of the old machine.

Fitzgerald and the county council should go back to the drawing board and start at the beginning and form and entirely new entity. Fitzgerald should appoint his most competent council member, Dave Greenspan, to head an exploratory committee to set up a un-politicized government council to manage the land bank. Five members from the ranks of business and professional people should be chosen. The backgrounds of these five members should not be politically connected, but instead, should have backgrounds in real estate, development, business start-ups and management in the free market.

Frangos and the remains of the old guard must go. We need to address the problem of abandoned properties and redevelopment. We do not need another power struggle within the county's Democrat machine.

Or, better yet, hire a management company to run the agency. It would be cheaper, more efficient, profit driven; it's success would be measurable and best of all--they could be fired if they perform badly.

 

tranche September 22, 2011 at 6:23AM

 

 

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 NICHOLAS ZARNAS HAS SOME OBVIOUS CONNECTIONS WITH REAL ESTATE IN CUYAHOGA COUNTY

 

 

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Lawsuit involving co-Incorporator for Achille Management and Icarus Development Group NICHOLAS ZARNAS, in part:
1020 Bolivar, LLC, et al. v. Nicholas A. Zarnas
{¶12} According to the record and averments of both appellees and
appellants, "Nicholas Zarnas" as a "Developer" entered into a development agreement with Prospect. According to the Zarnas appellants' pleadings in the Bolivar litigation, in 2006, Zarnas, in his individual capacity, entered into an oral agreement with "Frangos" to repair and renovate the Bolivar property.
{¶23} "I. The trial court erred in granting the Frangos appellees' motion for summary judgment
{¶27} Appellees' notices to commence suit are vague as to the identity of the owner; both being signed by an attorney purporting to be "the authorized representative of the owner." *fn10 Despite this defect, we find that the alleged owners of the subject properties were revealed by the litigation and the appellants commenced suit on the mechanics' liens within 60 days of being served with notice to commence suit.
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NICHOLAS A. ZARNAS, INC.
NICHOLAS A. ZARNAS, INC. is a Commercial Banking company located in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Commercial broker selling Cleveland Heights 4BD
by Amy Anderson, published May 6, 2009
Nicholas A. Zarnas and Ann E. McDermott have listed for sale their four-bedroom, 2.5-bath home at 12655 Cedar Road in Cleveland Heights for $375,000.
Teri G. Chmielewski is the agent for the listing. The 2,660-square-foot home was built in 1920.
Zarnas is a commercial broker and president of Nicholas A. Zarnas, Inc., in Cleveland.

 

 

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Jan 13, 2011 – Meantime, another Frangos company, Bolivar LLC, has filed a civil complaint in Cuyahoga County against Nicholas A. Zarnas, another ...

 
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ZARNAS LIPP CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, LTD. (Ohio): free business registration ... Name; Nicholas Zarnas. Address; 13655 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Hts Ohio 441060000 ...


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Dec 13, 2010 – Co-founders Jon Mavrakis and Nick Petrakis are joined by partner Nicholas A. Zarnas, former chairman of Grubb and Ellis Co. Investment ...

 
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MLS ID: 3177124. Beds: -. Baths: -. Sq Feet: 4000. Year Built: 1913. Listing Courtesy of Nicholas Zarnas* of Blackrock Real Estate Brokerage ..

 

 

 

 

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Jun 21, 2004 – Nicholas Zarnas, 12655 Cedar Road, accessory use regulations; and BZA Calendar No. 3041(d) Nicholas. Zarnas, 12655 Cedar Road, accessory use ...

 
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Nov 22, 2010 – BLACKROCK PARTNERS: Jon Mavrakis and Nick Petrakis to co-founders; Nicholas A. Zarnas to officer. SERVICE. TODAY'S BUSINESS ...


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To begin in spring 2003 and be finished mid-2004; 1104 Prospect Avenue, 40000-sf , 22-unit apartment developed by Nick Zarnas and Lou Frangos, $3.5 ...

 

 

 

 

 

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Sep 2, 2001 – YOUNGSTOWN -- Nicholas Zarnas and Lou Frangos have an old office building and a gut feeling. Zarnas, a Cleveland real estate developer, ...


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Listing provided courtesy of. Agent: Nicholas Zarnas*; Brokerage: Blackrock Real Estate Brokerage. Since 1917 Realty participates in NORMLS IDX program,
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YOUNGSTOWN -- Nicholas Zarnas acknowledges that he hasn't sold any of the condos or finished. Share · Discuss; September 2, 2001 midnight ...

 
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    $250000. MLS ID: 3177124. Beds: -. Baths: -. Sq Feet: 4000. Year Built: 1913. Listing Courtesy of Nicholas Zarnas* of Blackrock Real Estate Brokerage ...

     
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    Dec 24, 2009 – 09-153 Nicholas H. Zarnas. 12655 Cedar Road. Cleveland Heights, OH 44106-3332. 11/30/09 Cease and Desist. Order/Consent Agreement ...

     
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Entity Number 2088965
Business Name ZEMLA DEVELOPMENT, LLC
Filing Type DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
Status Active
Original Filing Date 03/05/2012
Expiry Date  
Location: County: State:
Agent / Registrant Information
TODD GOLDSTEIN

3558 LEE ROAD 

SHAKER HEIGHTS,OH 44120

Effective Date: 03/05/2012

Contact Status: Active
Incorporator Information
CHRISTINA ROKAKIS

 

 

ZEMLA DEVELOPMENT LLC
SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH  
Heading: REAL/ESTATE-DEVELOPMENT
 

 

 

 

 

http://www.lookupbook.com/profile/real-estate-development/oh/shaker-heights/zemla-development-llc

 

Jim Rokakis:

 

Jim’s passion for what he does doesn’t stop with the day-to-day activities of the Treasurer’s office, it’s simply not enough.  In cases where Jim was unable to implement a program because it was beyond the scope provided by state law, he worked with legislators and leaders to develop and pass legislation that made them possible.  His hands-on leadership has served the County well and inspired the creation of many innovative programs to improve neighborhoods, communities and the entire region by thus improving our quality of life.

 

He married Laurie Shafer, they have three children Doug, Christina and Eleni.

 

http://www.rokakis.com/jim.html

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Wake Up Call

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 Nick Zarnas

Since 2000, Nicholas has concentrated his work in downtown Cleveland, focusing on the reuse of existing buildings to create high-end, customized, multi-story residential properties. An active board member of the Historic Gateway Neighborhood, Nicholas lives in the downtown Warehouse District.  

 http://www.citiroc.com/management-team

 

NICHOLAS A ZARNAS INC  
  • Location Type: Single Location
  • Industry: General Contractors Residential Buildings, Other than Single-Family
  • Ownership: Private
  • Year Founded: 2002
  • Sales Range: $1,000,000 to $4,999,999
  • Employees: 5 to 10

http://start.cortera.com/company/research/l1o6mvo8s/nicholas-a-zarnas-inc/

Nicholas Zarnas
 
Brokerage of Record: CitiRoc LLC
License State: Ohio
Service areas: DowntownCleveland
Summary: Nicholas's brokerage of record is CitiRoc LLC where he primarily serves clients with Condo properties in Cleveland and the Downtown neighborhood.
 
Nicholas Zarnas - Board Member
Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation 812 Huron Road Suite 417

Cleveland, Ohio 44115

United States
 
Out-of-town developers largely made Cleveland's downtown renaissance happen, and now, Youngstown's
 
Nicholas Zarnas and Lou Frangos have an old office building and a gut feeling.
 
 
 
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ZARNAS LIPP CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, LTD.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 1020 Bolivar, LLC v Zarnas
Case No. 94711 (OH Ct. App., Dist. 8, Jan. 13, 2011)
 
 
 Cuyahoga County Unveils "Dirty Dozen" List of Delinquent Taxpayers -
 11. 1020 Bolivar LLC $347,356.64
 

Land Banking

 

Commercial broker selling Cleveland Heights 4BD

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Nicholas A. Zarnas and Ann E. McDermott have listed for sale their four-bedroom, 2.5-bath home at 12655 Cedar Road in Cleveland Heights for $375,000.

 

http://cleveland.blockshopper.com/news/story/600019337-Commercial_broker_selling_Cleveland_Heights_4BD/?city=&price=0-100000

 

 

 

“The Cuyahoga Land Bank puts a lot of effort into strategic thinking and it pays off,” says Mark McDermott of Enterprise Community Partners. “We thought we would like to support the productive relationships between the Cuyahoga Land Bank and other community development organizations.”

McDermott adds that ECP was impressed by the Cuyahoga Land Bank’s tactic of targeting specific neighborhoods and properties that would make the most impact, “not just tearing a house down here and doing a rehab there. They work in a way that will stabilize the targeted community. And we think it’s paying off.”

http://blog.cuyahogalandbank.org/2012/02/enterprise-community-partners-awards-50000-to-the-cuyahoga-land-bank/

 

We are Enterprise. Our family includes Enterprise Community Partners, Inc, a national Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides expertise for affordable housing and sustainable communities. Debt and equity financing for affordable housing is offered through our tax-exempt subsidiaries, Enterprise Community Loan Fund, Inc. and Enterprise Community Investment, Inc. Housing development and asset management services are offered through for-profit members of our family of companies, Enterprise Homes, Inc. and Enterprise Community Asset Management, Inc. Multifamily and commercial real estate financing is offered through Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital, LLC. 

http://www.enterprisecommunity.com/

 

 

A native of Cleveland, Reichtell lives in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood with her husband Mark McDermott and has two adult children, Peter and Katie McDermott. She is on the board of the Cuyahoga County Land Bank .

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