The Queens Vantage Tenants' Council, formed earlier this year from residents living in buildings owned by Manhattan-based Vantage Properties, is seeking a meeting with executives of the company and its financial partner Apollo Real Estate Advisors.
Vantage has been accused by tenants and housing activists of using aggressive tactics to force tenants out of apartments. The company has said it’s abiding by the law and only targeting illegal occupancies.
The tenant group is planning to rally outside Apollo's offices at the Time Warner Center.
Queens tenants to protest private equity funder
Vantage Properties, partnering with a number of funders, has purchased more than 9,000 apartment units in Upper Manhattan and Queens.
The tenant group claims more than 1,000 members from among approximately 80 buildings.