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Michael Shvo, Master of the Fucking Universe

When we heard New York's Jancee Dunn was working on a profile of renegade broker Michael Shvo?the 32-year-old wünderkind who left Elliman last fall under, um, uncertain circumstances to found his own firm?we knew the quotes from his many friends in the industry would be fantastic. We are not disappointed:

1) "If you talk to 100 people, you?d probably hear 99 people who have nothing nice to say about him, and the other one probably just doesn?t know him." -Andrew Gerringer, Douglas Elliman?s Development Marketing Group director
2) "In my twenty years in this business, I have never seen one man inspire such across-the-board loathing." - Pam Liebman, Corcoran CEO
3) "He drove me crazy. If you gave an inch, he wanted a yard. There?s a psychology behind this, almost a psychosis." -Paul Purcell, Braddock and Purcell, former Elliman president

That's just for hors d'oeuvres. There's so much gold?and so much unintentional humor?in this article that we're unable to use the copy-paste function further. Go. Read.
· No Business Like Shvo Business [NYMag, photo by Michael Edwards]
· Take That, Shvo! [Curbed]
· Shvo Marketing [shvogroup.com]