We'd been withholding word on the week's big commercial real estate news, that of "Queen of Retail" Faith Hope Consolo (right) jumping ship from Garrick-Aug Worldwide to take over the commercial division at Elliman, until someone dug up some good dirt on how things went down. Lo and behold, the Sun's Julie Satow offers up these gems:
Mr. Selevan, although expecting Ms. Consolo's departure, which had been the subject of speculation in the press for months, said: "I'm quite offended she did this before we had a final chance to talk, but somehow I'm not surprised." In an apparent gaffe, the advertising department at Douglas Elliman prematurely sent notices Friday touting Ms. Consolo's new position to a number of real-estate firms, including Garrick-Aug. News of her departure was supposed to be released today.
Late Friday, Garrick-Aug locked Ms. Consolo out of her office. "Everything in the office, including the computers, belongs to Garrick-Aug and it is company policy." Mr. Selevan said.
What, no gold watch?
· Queen of Retail Leaves for Prudential [NYSun]
· Consolo, Aquino Jump Ship for Prudential Douglas Elliman [GlobeSt]
· Faith Consolo Realty [faith-consolo.com]