Property Address: 106, 108, 110, and 112 N Carrollton Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21223
Property Owner (108, 108, and 110): Mayor and City Council, 410 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Property Owner (112): Rent Man, LTD., 408 S Monroe Street, Baltimore, MD 21223 (Company charter has been forfeited.)
Resident Agent for Rent Man, LTD.: Jeb Stuart Fries, 103 Central Avenue, Fredonia, NY 14063
Mr. Fries, who was convicted of armed robbery in 1989 and was subsequently denied a Maryland law license, has been sued multiple times for lead paint and housing code violations, since 1993. The city has also filed multiple foreclosure and receiver lawsuits against his various properties, including 112 N Carrollton Street in May of this year.
Property Address: 40 and 42 S Pulaski Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
Property Owner (40): This property’s SDAT record is incorrect. The property was foreclosed on by Fidelity Tax, LLC via Delaurentis Reiff and Reid, in 2010. As per Circuit Court case number 24C07006190, the plaintiffs were granted “…an absolute and indefeasible leasehold title” on March 5 of that year.
Property Owner (42): Senedou Habtou, 430 Lincoln Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912 (Purchased in 2008 from the City via tax sale.)
The ownership of this property since the late 1980s is a brilliant illustration of why we need better corporate/LLC transparency in Maryland. Every company mentioned in this laundry list of acronyms (link opens a PDF) can be traced back to Stanley Rochkind, one of Baltimore’s most notorious slumlords and abandoned property owners.
Property Address: 1922 W Franklin Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
Property Owner: SD-15 Corporation, PO Box 32118, Baltimore, MD 21215 (Corporation is not in good standing, charter has been forfeited)
Resident Agent for SD-15 Corporation: Ronald Washington, 1705 E Joppa Road, Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21234