3 S. Robinson Street

Property Address: 3 S Robinson Street, Baltimore, MD 212224

Property Owner: CFL Holdings, LLC, 3311 Richmond Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21213

Resident Agent for CFL Holdings, LLC: Marta Lopushanska Durkee, 3311 Richmond Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21213

City Council District and Contact:  District 1, Jim Kraft

3 S. Robinson Street

3 S. Robinson Street, rear

The previous owner, Kevin E. Byrd (The Signature Group of Baltimore), lost this property and 8 S Robinson St to foreclosure.  Prior to the foreclosures, he rented these properties to tenants who were engaged in drug activity and partners in the drug trade.  One of the former tenants at 8 S Robinson, Bryant Worrell, was shot and killed by a police officer after he refused an order to surrender a handgun (he tried fleeing after the officer discovered the gun during a patdown).  A few weeks later, 3 and 8 S Robinson St were simultaneously raided by the Southeast PD drug squad and subsequently padlocked under the nuisance abatement law.  Prior to Mr. Byrd’s involvement with The Signature Group, he was an HABC inspector.

12 comments

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    • Kevin E. Byrd

      In this issue I was not a party to anything.that went on here. I was not the agent,,broker or involved in the deal. I was named in the suit because of my position in the company.

      • Baltimore Slumlord Watch

        Mr. Byrd, I’m confused. Were you or were you not a managing partner/executive at this company?

      • Baltimore Slumlord Watch

        And I don’t recall anyone saying you “knowingly” rented to drug dealers and other criminals — but the fact remains that you did indeed rent to these folks, who ended up terrorizing the neighbors until you finally lost the house.

        Whether you did this on purpose, or you were a victim of circumstance, I have no idea. But the point remains — your company allowed the tenants of this property to wreak havoc on the neighborhood, and that’s simply not acceptable. I do find it a little odd that we’re having this conversation four years after the fact, especially since the house has since been renovated and sold to a homeowner.

      • Kevin E. Byrd

        What is there to be confused about Yes I was a managing partner but not on the Real Estate side

      • Kevin E. Byrd

        The only reason why we are having this conversation is that I have never seen these remarks before yesterday.. And if you have never been a landlord you would not understand, the lack of control you have over your tenants.

      • Baltimore Slumlord Watch

        Obviously, through doing this and other housing-related work, I’ve met a lot of landlords. I have to say — the overwhelming majority of them are good landlords. They rent to people who aren’t going to terrorize the community, they maintain their properties (even when they’re “between tenants”), and try to leave a positive mark on the neighborhoods in which they own properties.

        Then you have the property owners who are simply out to make a buck and don’t care as long as the rent checks keep coming. Or when something goes wrong, they allow their property to become a hazard to the neighbors. Sorry, but that’s not okay. Not by a long shot.

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