Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Unabridged Pamiko Property List

Guest post and photos by the Hawthorne Hawkman

I never doubted JNS Readers for a second. In the span of roughly one day, I have received about 50 properties that are or may be owned by Pamiko Properties LLC. I will be going through that list and posting the links to the city's records about ownership and outstanding assessments, as well as tax delinquencies and foreclosures. Hopefully by the time this arduous task is done, we'll have a more complete view of how Pamiko has impacted Minneapolis (especially NoMi).

I also want to point out that as far as I have been made aware, these are just the properties CURRENTLY owned by Pamiko. If readers have knowledge about others not listed here that have been lost to foreclosure in the past 12-24 months, well, you know what to do.

For now, I have compiled...

the entire list (so far). Disclaimer: the links and the descriptions below are accurate at the time of the writing of this blog. As time passes, some property ownership may change, taxes may be brought current, and assessments by the city may change as well.

3053 15th Ave S is a mult-unit apartment, and the redemption period ended 8/5/09. US Federal Credit Union bid $227,911.76 at the sheriff sale.

1414 16th Ave N is a duplex and does not appear to be in any state of foreclosure or tax delinquency.

1812 16th Ave S is a duplex that does not come up as foreclosed on Hennepin County's website. However, tax data shows Minnwest Bank Metro as the taxpayer/owner.

2736 16th Ave S is a duplex still owned by Pamiko. However, Hennepin County indicates that taxes haven't been paid this year and that there are prior years of delinquent taxes as well.

1318 18th Ave N is a duplex with a provisional license in review.

1017 22nd Ave N is a duplex that was boarded just two months ago. Taxes for 2009 have not been paid either.

1100 24th Ave N
is a duplex that does not show up on county foreclosure rolls, but the city lists the owner as Wells Fargo/Pamiko and the county lists the owner as Minnwest Bank Metro.

2402 4th Ave S
was lost to foreclosure on August 6, 2009. US Federal Credit Union bid $371,977.95 at the sheriff sale for this triplex.

2119 4th St N
is a duplex that is over one year behind on taxes.

3123-25 4th St N
is a duplex without any tax delinquencies or signs of foreclosure.

2211 6th St N is a duplex that does not show up on the Hennepin County foreclosure rolls, but the city website lists Pamiko as the owner while the county tax site lists Minnwest Bank Metro. It fits the pattern and is likely foreclosed. Hawthorne residents have reported no activity at this property for months.

3242 6th St N is exactly like the previous property: city says Pamiko owns it, no foreclosure at the county, but tax records indicate Minnwest Bank Metro has another NoMi duplex.

2701 Aldrich Ave N
makes it three in a row. Exactly like the last two.

3238 Aldrich Ave N
ends the streak at three. Oh well, at least this duplex is delinquent on taxes.

4652 Aldrich Ave N
went into foreclosure on October 15, 2009 and the redemption period ends on 4/15/10. And just who bid $1,373,182.70 for this duplex? Minnwest!

2420 Bryant Ave N had its $2.5 million dollar foreclosure kick-start this whole thing.

2708 Bryant Ave N
brings us back to the familiar pattern: nothing on the foreclosure search, but tax records show this property belongs to Minnwest.

2931 Bryant Ave N is a duplex with no taxes yet paid in 2009. It's also vacant, with a $6,360 assessment.

2616 Cedar Ave S
was lost to foreclosure on August 6, 2009. US Federal Credit Union bid $398,000 for this apartment complex at the sheriff sale.

2907 Colfax Ave N is a duplex showing up on city records as owned by Pamiko but on tax rolls as owned by Minnwest. No foreclosure comes up on a search.

2918 Colfax Ave N
starts up the streak again. Same as the last entry.

3101 Dupont Ave N
makes it three in a row.

4100 Dupont Ave N
is a duplex miraculously still owned by Pamiko. But no taxes have been paid this year, and it's been vacant since January '09, resulting in a $6,360 assessment.

1317 Emerson Ave N
is a vacant duplex, boarded since 2007. This one is not in foreclosure (yet) but taxes are more than one year delinquent.

2827 Emerson Ave N
is a duplex owned by Pamiko with no sign of foreclosure. Taxes are delinquent this year, however.

3531 Emerson Ave N gets us back to our old pattern: duplex, city says Pamiko, tax rolls say Minnwest, no foreclosure records come up.

2316 Fremont Ave N
is a boarded/vacant duplex with the expected $6,360 assessment. It is also at least one year delinquent on taxes. Records do not indicate any state of foreclosure.

2719 Fremont Ave N
is a duplex that is not in foreclosure. And here's a shocker: he's actually $102 AHEAD on taxes on this one.

3223 Fremont Ave N falls into our pattern: duplex, city says Pamiko, county says Minnwest, no foreclosure indicated on a county search.

1607 Girard sings the same song, millionth verse, a little bit louder and a little bit worse.

1622 Girard Ave N
...and here we go again.

2706 Girard Ave N
is a duplex not in foreclosure and once again $102 ahead on taxes.

2710 Girard
Ave N is right next door, a duplex, and has the kind of ownership issues we should all expect by now.

2727 Girard Ave N
is a rerun.

1547 Hillside Ave N is a duplex owned by Pamiko, $102 ahead on taxes, and with a provisional rental license in review.

1608 Hillside Ave N is a cornucopia of confusion. The city lists Wells Fargo as the taxpayer and Pamiko as the owner of this duplex. The county lists no foreclosure, but Minnwest is the owner as far as that weblink is concerned.

1611 Hillside Ave N inspired the following Dylan lyric: "Now when all the clowns that you have commissioned, have died in battle or in vain, and you're sick of all this repetition, won't you come see me, Queen Jane?" Yep, same thing we've seen before.

2013 Hillside Ave N
tells a familiar tale with a twist. The city website lists MERS as the owner and the county says it's Minnwest. Ask me about MERS sometime if you want a mortgage-related cure for insomnia.

2420 James Ave N
is a duplex with delinquent taxes.

1211 Knox Ave N
went into foreclosure and its redemption period ended on 8/5/09. US Federal Credit Union bid a lowly $140,000 at the sheriff sale. Is this duplex a victim of a plain old vanilla foreclosure? BORING!

1417 Logan Ave N had its $1.9 million foreclosure profiled already.

2400 Lyndale Ave N
is a duplex with delinquent taxes.

726 Morgan Ave N
: I'm going to see if I can come up with a new Dylan lyric every time the standard scenario repeats itself..."Now the bricks lay on Grand Street, where the neon madmen climb, they all fall there so perfectly, it all seems so well-timed. And I sit here so patiently, waiting to find out what price, you have to pay to get out of, going through all these things twice."

2943 Morgan Ave N
is the same pattern, so here's the Dylan lyric: "Then she said, 'What else you got left?' It was then I got up to leave, but she said, 'Don't forget. Everybody must give something back, for each thing that they get.'"

1016 Newton Ave N is listed as an apartment complex, no special assessments this year, and current on taxes.

1507 Newton Ave N
is a repeat of what we're seeing and that means it's time for another Dylan lyric: "
You used to laugh about, Everybody that was hangin' out, Now you don't talk so loud, Now you don't seem so proud, About having to be scrounging for your next meal. How does it feel To be without a home, Like a complete unknown, Like a rolling stone?"

1229 Oliver Ave N
makes two in a row again. "Well the neighborhood bully, he's just one man, his enemies say he's on their land, they got him outnumbered about a million to one, he's got no place to hide, no place to run."

3015 Oliver Ave N
I believe ties the record, with three of the same in a row. "Dear landlord please heed these words that I speak, I know you've suffered much but in this you are not so unique. All of us at times we might work too hard, to have it too fast and too much, and anyone can fill his life up, with things he can see but just cannot touch."

817 Penn Ave N
is more of the same, but this one is boarded. Close enough for four in a row, however. "Standing next to me in this lonely crowd, is a man who swears he's not to blame, all day long I hear him cry so loud, calling out that he's been framed."

907 Penn Ave N
ok, this repetition is getting out of hand. "You must take what you need, whatever you think will last, but whatever you wish to keep, you better grab it fast. Yonder stands your orphan with his gun, crying like a fire in the sun. Look out, all the saints are coming through, and it's all over now, Baby Blue."

2435 Portland Ave S
keeps the streak alive. "Up on Housing Project Hill, it's either fortune or fame. You must pick one or the other though neither of them are to be what they claim. If you're looking to get silly, you better go back to from where you came, because the cops don't need you and man they expect the same."

3119 Queen Ave N
breaks the streak with a duplex that doesn't appear to be in foreclosure, has no special assessments, and is on time with tax payments.

1340 Sheridan Ave N
is a duplex with delinquent taxes for 2009.

2314 Sheridan Ave N
has had some of 2009 taxes, but not all, paid on this duplex.

621 26th Ave N has been listed in a previous Pamiko post.

818 19th Ave NE
isn't listed as owned by Pamiko, but the city shows Paul Koenig as the owner and US Federal Credit Union as the taxpayer. This is so far the only Northeast property and the only single-family residence listed.

2321 Lyndale Ave N
is the second single-family residence listed. It was lost to foreclosure on 8/6/09. US Federal Credit Union is the owner now, although the city's site still lists a "Marklee Construction LLC" as an owner. Technically, not Pamiko, but there is a connection in this link. "Defendants Paul and Michelle Koenig control Defendants Pamiko Properties, LLC and MarkLee Construction, LLC."

1403 21st Ave N
is the last address provided at this time. Once again, this is a single-family residence foreclosed upon by US Federal Credit Union on 8/6/09. It too was owned by Marklee Construction, which I might add, has an address on Tamarack Ln in Woodbury, just like Pamiko.

And so this list ends with perhaps even more properties and foreclosures and intrigue ready to be uncovered. How many properties has Marklee Construction been involved with in similar fashion to Pamiko? What is the toll this has taken on our city, especially the northside? Keep sharing information, dear JNS readers, and we just might find our answers. And I haven't even come CLOSE to running out of Dylan references.


Anonymous said...

I have a list of 50 or so properties that were delinquent in property taxes, but the county website didn't list addresses, just addition name, block and lot #. Like in the Camden Park addition, lot29, block 2 owed $2707

Where that exactly is, no idea, but according to this website, the total 2009 taxes delinquent on from all properties I could find was $143,665.

And that was just for 2009, it didn't list 2008, but did say on many of these properties that prior years taxes were also owed.

So were these properties foreclosed by a bank, or were they sheriff sales?

Anonymous said...

For Anonymous:
The legal descriptions can be located on the county tax department website by lot and block, and the tax info will include the address. It's a lot of work, but it's one way to get at the information you need.

For the properties like 2211 6th Street North, that show a bank holding without showing on foreclosure rolls, try checking real estate records for a deed. Pamiko and the bank may have made an agreement/deed in lieu of foreclosure.

Kevin said...

2211 6th does have a For Rent sign in the front yard and I have seen some activity there - maybe someone showing the property to perspective tenants?

I must shamefully admit, this dude completely won me over this past summer when we were dealing with problem tenants at his property and other problems in the neighborhood. I simply had never met a rental property owner around here who seemed so on-the-ball and so interested in doing nothing but good in the neighborhood. Little did I know....

Anonymous said...

Nice job pulling all of this together. What do you think is going on with these mortgagees and their seemingly outrageous bids?

MeganG. said...

I'll be making a trip out to Mr Paul K's own house out in chanhassen or chaska or prior lake - somewhere down there. I'll figure it out, find it, and I'll share some pictures of his humble abode out in the leafy burbs that he enjoys with his family while he ravishes our neighborhood to pieces. Not once. But now what is looking like a second episode (first episode being the Dream Homes Disaster and now the Pamiko Pillage)

Anonymous said...

If anyone knows the individual(s) behind Pamiko, it would be nice to enter that on this blog, for the record. What I'm thinking is that by recording their actual name(s) out here, they will be available in Google searches for what may seem like forever.

Hillside Chronicles said...

Man, is 3101 a "Pamiko" or what?! Look at those hand railings and other unfinished work.

I like the idea of the flyers...

Pond-dragon said...


Is this the same Pamiko in question? If yes we have the opportunity to write reviews.

Anonymous said...

His name is Paul Keonig, from

Paul Koenig is a private company categorized under Lessors of Real Property (Unclassified) and located in Saint Paul, MN. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of $43,000 and employs a staff of approximately 1.

Johnny Northside said...

Put me down for that trip to the leafy burbs to find this guy's house.

KD said...

As of last summer, Paul K told me he owned around 70 properties - the vast majority in North, a couple in South. This is the contact info from his emails:

Paul Koenig
Pamiko Properties LLC
8362 Tamarack Village #119-310
St. Paul MN 55125
612-799-4405 (Cell)
651-776-4730 (Property Mgt Office)
651-776-4715 (Fax)

He also had at least a couple other people on his staff - one being a brother-in-law or something similar.

Anonymous said...

It is really amazing on how one property can do so much damage to a city. Shame on you.

Narec said...

The Minneapolis, SLUMLORD directory.
-Your guide for where NOT to rent.

Every city needs a Johnny Northside.
Folks could also use a "Good place to rent list". For reputable land lords.

MeganG said...

see my comment on the other Pamiko post about visiting Mr Koenig's neighborhood...
Hey Geekotopia and Geekotopia keeper...

do you think he lives in Prior Lake, that's what I thought I heard.. so I think this is him...

Paul Koenig

5791 Cardinal Ridge Trl SE

Prior Lake, MN 55372-3355

(952) 226-1944

Age: 40-44

A few years back, a bunch of neighbors visited the neighborhood of slumlord Gregge Johnson. We picketed across the street from his house. And we hand delivered some flyers describing the impact he was having on our neighborhood, we delivered those to each of HIS neighbors houses.

I'm thinking same thing for this guy. A little picketing demonstration by a bunch of northside neighbors.

Who's in???

KD said...


From what he told me, he lives in Wisconsin or very close to the Wis/MN border. I would put his age more in the mid 30's, but I'm really bad at judging that stuff. I do remember others around here thinking the same thing however.

MeganG. said...

KD - OK! good to know - there were other Paul Koenig's on that free people search, so I'll pull it up again and post here later to see if we can get a group consensus. thx!

Ranty said...

Count me in on that trip to visit his neighborhood once we figure out which it is...

1915bung said...

"Paul Koenig is a private company categorized under Lessors of Real Property (Unclassified) and located in Saint Paul, MN. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of $43,000 and employs a staff of approximately 1."

"As of last summer, Paul K told me he owned around 70 properties - the vast majority in North, a couple in South."

Something smells like income tax evasion?

Low End Leroy said...

I'd be happy to join in the trip to Mr. K's house.

Anonymous said...

The real sad fact is that the "owners" probably arenn't even personal guarantors on the monies that were taken-out as loans against these numerous properties.

Even though it may seem like the "owners" lost, they probably actually didn't.

signed - Da Squirrel

Anonymous said...

Paul & Michelle Koenig
1775 Majestic Pines Trail
Afton, MN
MLS #3689804

Paul is 40.

Johnny Northside said...

I think there needs to be a field trip to Afton Alps in the near future, with cameras brought along.

Anonymous said...

This is about the 4th cycle that Paul has been involved with at least. I know that the 1st 3 ended bad! Paul Mark Koenig & Michelle Lee Koenig had at least 50+ LLC's created durring the Dream Home days. One being Marklee contruction. When the partnership in Dream Home went bad Paul & Michelle went out on their own creating Pamiko and bought a 30+ unit property in St. Paul and anouther property in S. Mpls. As Dream home came to an end I believe Paul sued the other partner and took control of the remaining properties. Not sure what happened with all those Dream Home properties as I stopped talking with Paul after her trid to screw with me. At this point he was building a million dollar home in afton which a mortgage broker told me he was trying to get a mortgage for double that.

I was looking at the addreses posted for properties owned and I do think from memory that most of these are actually single families that are the Dream Home 6BR 2BA on crawl spaces.

According to Michelle's facebook page it looks like they still live in Afton? Paul likes to use PO Boxes for rental licences so people have a hard time finding him.

They also most not being do to bad as it looks like they have a $250,000+ motor home that they spent 6 weeks traveling in according to the facebook page.

Paul is a likeable man and has a great gift of bullshit, but I know personally he will put the knife your back to get a buck ahead. His wife Michelle is just plain a bitch!

I hope that they both get what they diserve and that karma bites them in the ass and they have to live in one of their own rental homes. They better not call the landlord when the hot water goes out on a weekend cause Paul or his emloyees will be intructed to wait to fix it.

Hope this helps

Johnny Northside! said...

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