I mentioned in an earlier post that Paul Koenig would have a pretty solid motive for being the man behind the Jordan Hawkman blog. He appears to have been at the Johnny Northside trial, and, being a slumlord, he’s no fan of Hoff and other North Minneapolis housing advocates (aka Slumlord haters).
Looking back at the history of blog posts written about Paul Koenig and his slumlord company, PAMIKO Properties, LLC, it’s pretty clear that bloggers who care about their community may have managed to piss the guy off.
Jeff Skrenes kicked off the PAMIKO coverage with a post in December of 2009 titled, “Does This House Look Like It’s Worth $2.5 Million?“. Seriously, a foreclosed property in North Minneapolis had a $2.5 million loan against it. Skrenes, contributing to the Johnny Northside blog at the time, explained what that was all about.
Then he kept going, and going, and going with additioal posts looking into Paul Koenig’s crumbling PAMIKO Properties, LLC slumlording empire:
Then Skrenes shifted his Koenig coverage to his own blog, North by Northside, where he blogged and blogged some more on this train wreck of a story:
And Eric Johnson hopped on the bandwagon with some posts on his Irving Inquisition blog as well:
I get the impression that Skrenes, Hoff, and Johnson hate slumlords as much as I hate print yellow pages spam.
This just might be the sort of thing that could motivate Paul Koenig to start an anonymous blog that attacks North Minneapolis community members who attack slumlords.