Developer sells lot to Mark Zuckerberg in hopes of making connections

by MPA13 Feb 2015
Mircea Voskerician, a real estate developer who had owned the rights to property adjoining Mark Zuckerberg's backyard in 2012, is suing the Facebook founder on grounds he didn’t live up to his promises made in the sale.

Voskerician said he sold the rights of that property to the Facebook founder at a discounted price of $1.7 million (after receiving a $4.3 million offer from another developer) and claims Zuckerberg said he would introduce him to his Silicon Valley network of friends and associates and provide referrals to help boost his business, according to CNNMoney.

Voskerician said he had planned to use the lot to build his new mansion that would block the view from Zuckerberg’s master bedroom. However, being the “good neighbor” he is, he offered to sell the California lot to Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg’s lawyers said that no concrete promises were made and Voskerician is using "extortive" measures. Nothing was put in writing.


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