The Landlord Watchlist

Introducing our list and map of landlords and property managers who have been submitted to the Landlord Watchlist Project. Last updated December 28, 2021. This map is searchable by landlord name, property management company, or zip code. As with our list search tool, our map’s search feature is sensitive to spelling errors. We recommend searching by county below.

Disclaimer: This project uses qualitative data based on testimony and already publicly available information. Please do your own research, confirm your own identities, and draw your own conclusions.

Landlords in Pennsylvania are not required by law to obtain a rental license- this is determined by individual localities. Check your local laws on landlords and rental licensing. If you are a renter in Philadelphia, you can check if your landlord has a license through Licensing and Inspections (L&I) using this link.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans are referenced throughout this publication. PPP loans are SBA-backed loans that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. The program is aimed to support small businesses “with the resources they need to maintain their payroll, hire back employees who may have been laid off, and cover applicable overhead.” These loans are designed to be forgiven, meaning they do not have to be paid back. We used this tool to learn which landlords or property management groups received funds and why.

Please note this is just a sample of testimony we received. Some of the submissions had to be omitted. If you find an error with our reporting, please contact us and we will fix it.

We are working to make our form more accessible and include testimony from all counties and communities in Pennsylvania.

If you want to connect or organize with other tenants who have had the same landlord, please contact us and we will work to connect you.

A special thanks to the tenants who have submitted their testimony to the project and the advocates who continue to fight for renters in Pennsylvania and beyond. We would also like to thank the organizations and individuals who have assisted with bringing this project to life including the Mahmoud S. Taman Foundation who helped us fund our publication. We are a small team and this project is completely grassroots. Thank you for your patience. With your help, we will continue to hold predatory landlords accountable and fight for housing for all, without exception.

Allegheny:

Marc Taiani (M&M Realty)

Reportedly, refused to make repairs, charged fees for untimely rent payments, and threatened fines or evictions for political signs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Marc Taiani has used his company, M&M Realty, to petition for conservatorship of properties owned by families through anti-blight property laws. Public Source has reported on Taiani’s abuse of the conservatorship law in 2020 against Kathleen Wilson, a 77-year-old homeowner battling breast cancer.

““It’s unadulterated greed,” Wilson said. The petition spurred her to scramble to hire a lawyer, restart work on the property and secure financing, in between chemotherapy appointments. Of the seven-month court fight with Taiani, she said: “This has taken a lot of energy.””

Rich Lord (Public Source)

JJ Land Company

Reportedly, JJ Land Company is a notorious property manager in the Pittsburgh area. You can read our report about them here. They have evicted tenants, threatened to evict tenants, and raised rent during the pandemic. JJ Land Company is owned by Jeffrey Weisband. Weisband received a PPP loan for $85,000 in May 2020.

PMC Property Group

Reportedly, PMC Properties manage units across the east coast, including in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. PMC Properties has evicted tenants during the pandemic, despite the moratorium. PMC Property Group Inc. (located in Philadelphia) received two PPP loans totaling $5.42 million dollars.

Central Hill Associates (AHRCO Management)

Reportedly, CHA threatened to evict tenants, charged fees, and raised rent in an attempt to displace tenants. CHA is associated with Allegheny Housing Rehabilitation Corporation, which received a $664,550 PPP loan.

Martin Scheuermann

Reportedly, Scheuermann owns properties throughout the Greenfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh and Turtle Creek. He has made homes uninhabitable due to pests, refused to make repairs, and is reported to be “simply incompetent and dangerously negligent.”

Dylan Ahrens

Reportedly, Ahrens has evicted tenants during the pandemic and has made his properties uninhabitable due to untreated pest problems. He appears to be a developer at East End Acquisitions.

Matt Smith (Larryville Properties)

Reportedly, Smith threatened to evict tenants and charged fees, penalties, or interest due to untimely rent payments. Larryville Properties LLC is incorporated in Westmoreland County. Larryville Properties filed multiple landlord/tenant complaints during the pandemic in Allegheny County.

Matt Foulkrod (Real Property Management Three Rivers)

Reportedly, RPMTR raised rent during the pandemic and evicted/threatened to evict tenants who could not pay. Real Property Management Three Rivers is registered under the business name Bamf Hoodz LLC and the owner is Matt Foulkrod. While RPMTR did not receive a PPP loan, Bamf Hoodz LLC received two separate loans totaling $111,0000. RPMTR has filed over thirty landlord/tenant complaints from 2014-2022.

“​​They sent an email to all tenants adding a new $30/mo management fee, saying it’s non-negotiable, industry standard, and allowable by PA law. Currently in a term lease that doesn’t mention any such fee.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Jeffrey S. Koch 

Reportedly, Koch evicted tenants during the pandemic, threatened tenants, cut utility service, and refused to make repairs. His reported behavior has made tenants fear for their safety. Koch is a former Pittsburgh City Councilor for District 3. He originally won in a special election. His 2007 City Council campaign for reelection was riddled with scandal and campaign violations. Koch ran for District 3 City Council office in 2011 and lost.

Reginella Corporation

Reportedly, the Reginella Corporation evicted tenants and it is reported that they did not return security deposits. Online reviews corroborate that dealing with the management company is incredibly difficult. Reginella Corporation received $40,000 in PPP loans. The Reginella Corporation has filed 326 landlord/tenant disputes from 1994-2021.

Matthew Johnston 

Reportedly, Johnston did not return security deposits. Additionally, Johnston threatened to evict tenants, raised rent during the pandemic, charged fees due to untimely rent, and made homes uninhabitable.

Julio Pampena 

Reportedly, the Pamenpa’s evicted tenants, threatened to evict tenants, refused to make repairs and made homes uninhabitable during the pandemic. Julio Pampena has filed 19 landlord/tenant complaints from 2012-2020.

Kennedy Highland (A R Building Company)

Reportedly, this building is located in McKees Rocks, and the manager of this property refused to take payments, filed for eviction, cut utility services, refused to make repairs, and charged fees/penalties for untimely rent payments.

Steel Town Properties

Reportedly, STP has evicted tenants and refuses to make repairs. STP received four separate PPP loans totaling $62,882. STP operates under multiple LLCs. STP is affiliated with MW Wright Real Estate LLC which received a $7,162 PPP loan.

Larry Mayo

Reportedly, Mayo had evicted tenants and refused to make repairs and address fire hazards in his properties. He has filed 32 landlord/tenants disputes from 1998-2021. Mayo owns Mayo & Son Construction and Larry Mayo DVA Mayo Construction received a $19,065 PPP loan as “Residential Remodelers”.

Kim Bradley (WJ Keller Real Estate Services)

Reportedly, the property management company ​​raised rent during the pandemic in an attempt to displace tenants, charged fees, penalties, or interest due to untimely rent payments, and made their properties uninhabitable. Reviews and testimony describe them as “horrible slumlords.” and it has been noted they discriminate against those with Section 8 housing vouchers.

Nick Barash (NSB Rentals)

Reportedly, Barash has evicted tenants and has a history of landlord/tenant disputes. He has brought multiple cases against tenants during the pandemic. It has been reported that he does not maintain his properties, refuses to make repairs, has raised rent during the pandemic, and has cut utility services.

“Barash doesn’t maintain his properties well to begin with and it only worsened when the pandemic hit. He raised rent and only gave a weeks notice to sign the lease with the increased rent. Barash refused to make any accommodations when I asked no one come into my space to tour it, but that was ignored. Raw sewage was leaking into my bathroom and Barash fixed it by putting a container under the leak and replacing the ceiling tile. After I moved out early (but still had a month in my lease and had paid for said month) he harassed me until I turned my keys in early. No refund for the month that he had a new tenant, so double rent for him I guess.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Andrew Kolenda

Reportedly, Kolenda rented out uninhabitable properties, threatened tenants, and threatened to evict tenants during the pandemic. He has filed multiple landlord/tenant complaints.

Regent Square Rentals (CP Development) 

Reportedly, RSR threatened to evict tenants during the pandemic, despite the moratorium. RSR is owned by Charles Patterson and CPD is owned by Peter Patterson. Online reviews illustrate their poor treatment of tenants.

“We forgot to pay our water bill and were threatened with eviction during the pandemic and moratorium because our lease states that all utilities be paid on time while living in the apartment. We have also recently received notice from them that due to us not renewing our lease…they now reserve the right to walk possible new tenants through our apartment at any time without warning.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Steven Fox (High Park Properties)

Reportedly, they charged fees for untimely rent and utility payments and raised rent during the COVID-19 pandemic. High Park Properties is registered under four separate LLCs. Fox is a multi-family residential properties manager.

“My roommates have been struggling a little with payments and our landlord charged late fees if it was not previously discussed that the rent would be late. He recently sent an email where he stays that he doesn’t “chase tenants for rent”. He hasn’t once asked us about COVID-19 and how we are all doing.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Royale Management Group Pittsburgh

Reportedly, while registered as an LLC in Aliquippa, and owning property in Pittsburgh, this management company has threatened to evict and allegedly discriminates against tenants.

Craig Best & Dustin Nulf (The Full House LLC at Keller Williams Realty, Inc. / The Dustin Nulf Team)

Reportedly, the landlord has attempted to sell a property that tenants were renting and threatened to evict tenants with notice if the house is sold. Best has brought large groups of people to the property against the wishes of tenants and defied COVID-19 safety protocols.

The Dustin Nulf Team LLC received two PPP loans totaling $44,225. Nulf flipped homes during the pandemic.

Rentwell Pittsburgh

Reportedly efused to make repairs and made homes uninhabitable due to insufficient heat. They reportedly withheld security despots too. Rentwell has offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Their Pittsburgh business entity is named “Pittsburgh Management Group LLC”, which received an $18,400 PPP loan. Rentwell Philadelphia is named “​​Your Local Leasing Company” which received a $108,400 PPP loan.

Eric Knolle (Kefalos & Associates)

Reportedly, K&A did not return security deposits in a timely manner, refused to make repairs, and made homes uninhabitable due to pest infestations. Kefalos & Associates is owned by Christopher Kefalos. Kefalos & Associates Real Estate received two PPP loans totaling $104,4000

Timothy Resutko

Reportedly, Resutko refused to address a severe mouse infestation, refused to make repairs, and is stated to be  “a predatory landlord”, holding “dangerous notions about poor people.” Resutko is a Fire Captain in Pittsburgh with a yearly salary of $138,093 as of 2016. He owns multiple properties throughout the city.

“Timothy is a predatory landlord. He blamed damage from former tenants on us, and even proudly admitted to it, but said he was still holding us liable because we did not list it or have a tour before we moved in.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Lorna Santos

Reportedly, Santos has evicted tenants during the pandemic. She has refused to make repairs and reportedly attempted to convince an electrician to not make repairs after being told it was a fire risk.

Dorthy Decker

Reportedly, Decker reportedly evicted tenants, threatened to evict tenants, raised rent, retaliated against tenants, and refused to make repairs during the pandemic. Her treatment of tenants allegedly threatened their health and safety.

Carlos & Megan Schrader (Schrader Family Trust) 

Reportedly, the landlords overcharged tenants, refused to provide CO2 detectors, and evicted tenants during the pandemic. The properties are reportedly “in violation of zoning and occupancy codes.” They operate through The Schrader Family Trust and Schrader Services. Carlos is a Pittsburgh police officer with an annual salary of $106,451.

“Filed for an eviction and lied on court papers staying I was behind on rent even though I was never late and he had accepted double payments. This landlord is a chronic evictor and repeat security deposit withholder.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Thomas Meising 

Reportedly, Meising has threatened to evict tenants, refused to make repairs, made a home uninhabitable, and cut utility services. It is reported the properties he manages are unsafe and not up to code. He has a history of filing landlord/tenant complaints.

C.L. Livingston

Reportedly attempted to evict tenants during the pandemic. Livingston has a history of filing landlord/tenant complaints.

CityLife Property Management

Reportedly, CLPM owns over 100 properties in the Pittsburgh area. They refused to make repairs, charged fees and interest due to untimely rent, and raised rents during the pandemic. Since March 2020, they have filed 12 landlord/tenant disputes.

Kalman Szabo

Reportedly, Szabo threatened to evict tenants, refused to accept rent payments, made tenants’ homes uninhabitable, and refused to make repairs. He filed a notice to quit in 2019. He reportedly resides in New Jersey.

Mike Kaye (TPL Income Property Corp)

Reportedly, Kaye is reported to be a multiple-property landlord who evicted and threatened tenants with bodily harm. They own properties throughout Penn Hills, Monroeville, Plum, and Pittsburgh. TPLIPC is located in Murrysville (Westmoreland County) and was incorporated in Nevada. Kaye has filed both landlord/tenant disputes prior to the pandemic in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties.

Jim and Evelyn Hawk

Reportedly, the Hawks refused to make repairs, cut utility services, did not return tenants’ security deposit, and threatened to evict tenants. They have a history of filing landlord/tenant complaints from 2014-2021. According to Linkedin, they operate under the name Hawk Rentals.

“He never returned our security deposit and threatened us with lawsuits when we asked about it. I would not be surprised if he was taking advantage of folks in the pandemic in any way he can.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Roman and Caroline Harlovic (Roman Land Company Inc)

Reportedly, the Harlovic’s threatened to evict tenants, raised rent, and charged fees due to untimely rent during the pandemic.  

Debbie Schweiger (EZ Rentals LLC) 

Reportedly threatened to evict tenants during the pandemic. She has an extensive history of filing landlord/tenant civil complaints from 2011-2021. Ez Rentals owns properties across Pittsburgh. YouTube video referring to her as the “Slumlord of Pittsburgh”.

Anthony Mangine (Carlson & Associates)

Reportedly, Mangine made tenants’ homes uninhabitable and refused to make repairs. Carlson & Associates is managed by Harvey J. Obrien. Tenants have taken the landlord to the Magistrate Court for failure to repair their unit and won. The landlord has yet to completely fix their apartment. C&A received a PPP loan of at least $31,269 in February 2021.

EBG Properties LLC

Reportedly, located in Wexford, EBG threatened to evict tenants. Owned by Elise Bickle, EBG received two separate PPP loans totaling $172,535. Since the pandemic, they have filed multiple landlord/tenant complaints. In December 2019, the Better Business Bureau investigated the LLC’s practices which “was prompted by contact from the business and consumer inquiries including complaints”, and as of January 27, 2020, “the business failed to respond to BBB’s request for information”.

Highland Park Club Apartments (& Associated Properties)  

Reportedly charged egregious fees and increased rent during the pandemic in an attempt to displace tenants. The owner of HPCA is Gardens at Negley LLP, which is owned by Michael D. McNally. 

“Landlord sent a lease renewal form with increased rent in the middle of the pandemic because “it’ll be hard to find new tenants” when the renewal was set to end. I was trying to work out the details of my lease renewal and they ended up charging me $300 because those negotiations took too long.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Ettorino & Joann DeFelice

Reportedly, the DeFelice’s were reported for general predatory and egregious behavior towards tenants. They have entered tenants’ apartments without 24 hour notice and threatened them in their homes. They have also withheld security deposits.

“I would like to report them as a predatory landlord that avoids much-needed repairs to the building they own and that will harass tenants even if they pay on time and in full. One can only imagine how they would treat someone who may be unable to pay rent due to job loss or other issues”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Christopher James Dean

Reportedly, Dean threatened to evict tenants, harassed, and threatened tenants with bodily harm.

“​Due to a pending DUI case, [the landlord] called us in need of rent to paid faster and called us racial slurs…and stated we owe him and need to do him favors, or there will be consequences, being a pending eviction.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Jay Cravotta

Reportedly, Cravotta raised rent and threatened to evict tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic. He reportedly specifically targeted tenants applying for rent relief. According to Linkedin, he is the President of Office Furniture Warehouse in McKees Rocks and also operates as a landlord.

Semyon Nudel

Reportedly, Nudel was submitted for threatening to evict tenants and making them feel unsafe and forcing them out of their homes. 

Brian Kelly (John C.R. Kelly Realty Inc)

Reportedly, JCRKR owns properties across Pittsburgh. They charged fees, refused to make repairs, and threatened additional penalties.

“Brian Kelly came into our home before move out and claimed that we did not clean so [he] charged us thousands. We cleaned before we moved out, but the pictures he used to justify it were taken before we were moved out. He never made repairs, did not clean before move in, and charged us for several issues that the house had prior to move in. He then threatened to charge us more when we brought it up.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Robert V. Torkeo

Reportedly, Torkeo has evicted tenants during the pandemic, threatened to evict tenants, and refuses to make repairs, making his properties unlivable. He has filed many landlord/tenant complaints, dating from 2013-2021.

Hope Feldman (Your Town Realty)

Reportedly, Feldman managed uninhabitable properties that posed health hazards to tenants and refused to make repairs.

Regis Donovan (Donovan and Associates)

Reportedly, Donovan raised rent during the pandemic in an attempt to displace tenants. Donovan & Associates have filed 48 landlord/tenant complaints from 1996-2021.

Jackie Mitlo (Lincoln Property Company)

Reportedly, LPC threatened to evict and eventually evicted tenants during the pandemic, despite the moratorium. Additionally, they refused to make repairs and compromised the safety of tenants and their pets. LPC operates in 15 states and globally.

Sams Uddin (Hedayet Ullah)

Reportedly, Uddin evicted tenants, cut utility services, destroyed tenant property, and made tenants’ homes uninhabitable during the pandemic.

Michael Bupp

Reportedly, Bupp reportedly charged fees, penalties, or interest due to untimely rent payments. 

RPI Rentals

Reportedly, RPI Rentals refused to make repairs and evicted tenants during the pandemic. They operate 400 units in the greater Pittsburgh area. Online reviews illustrate their poor treatment of tenants. RPI, or Residential Properties Inc. shares an address with OneSource IPS and both are owned by Chuck or Charles Pupich. Between 2008-2017, Residential Properties Inc. has filed over 200 landlord/tenant complaints.

RPI has had complaints filed to the BBB. One Source IPS services landlords, property managers, and real estate investors. Pupich has created OneSource Real Estate University.

“I had a leak destroy my ceiling and he only fixed it after evicting me.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Brad Papciak

Reportedly, Papciak is reported to have raised rent during the pandemic and refuses to make repairs.

David Paola (Arkham Realty, formerly CA Properties) 

Reportedly, the property managers charged exuberant fees, refused to make repairs, and managed uninhabitable properties. Formerly known as CA Properties, Arkham Realty has filed 6 landlord/tenant complaints since the pandemic began and have made 89 in total since 2017.

“I had countless disputes with David Paola and his company CA Properties over the years (I’m sure you know the CA name as slumlords) which was bought by Arkham Realty in Dec 2019. Roof leaks that persisted for years before being fixed then fixed 5 more times before the leak stopped, window missing glass in some rooms, black mold in most rooms, and general bad slumlord upkeep: all these I bugged the hell out them for and won a few repairs, but I could not afford to move…

The final straw was recently getting a bill for non-itemized and bogus “damages” (all things I can prove I brought to their attention years ago) more than my deposit, saying they’re keeping the deposit and I owe more money… lucky for me Arkham/David sent the letter 36 days after the agreed-upon move-out day, so they have no claim to the deposit or “damages” and the law says I am owed 2x deposit…

I’m writing all this to bring attention to my former landlord but also to the statute 68 P.S. §§ 250.512 about 30-day deposit refund deadline and 2x deposit return if late.

Tenant testimony to LWP

Brendan Makarewicz

Reportedly refused to make repairs. 

“House is falling apart. Water damage throughout the house. Bad insulation. Refuses to fix unsafe ceiling fans and ceiling tiles. Installed coin boxes on laundry machines during coin shortage.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

John Costello (Costello Management LLC) 

Reportedly, the management company reportedly told tenants they would not increase their rent if the lease was signed by a certain date. Costello Management LLC received a $12,230 PPP loan. They manage properties in the East End of Pittsburgh. Costello Management has filed over 100 landlord/tenant complaints from 2005-2021.

Alexander Ellis

Reportedly, Ellis raised rent during the pandemic in an attempt to displace tenants. 

“​​Landlord raised rent by $300 in December, at the height of COVID-19 and during the holidays.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Berks:

Bill Engler

Reportedly refused to make repairs and withheld security deposits without reason during the pandemic.

“He claimed the house was damaged, dirty, and took all of our deposits without any receipts or proof of work done for the apparent problems.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Dennis Milhoan & Nan Wang (Panda Property Management LLC) 

Reportedly, Panda Property Management evicted tenants during the pandemic. Dennis Milhoan owns PPM which operates in Dauphin, Lebanon, and Lancaster counties as well.

“They own multiple rental properties which were fraudulently using COVID-19 relief funds.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Bucks:

Viking Residential

Reportedly, VR threatened to evict tenants and charged numerous late fees due to untimely rent payments. VR is headquartered in Cherry Hil, New Jersey and their president is Caroline Adillon. Here are the properties they manage in Pennsylvania.

Arnold Berkowitz

Reportedly refused to make repairs, cut utility service, and changed locks. Made the home uninhabitable due to pests, mold, and animal excrement. Berkowitz was sentenced for illegal distribution of weight-loss drugs in 2017 and had his license revoked

“I would consider him predatory to young mothers and people of color.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Grandview Garden Apartments or Riverview Crossings (Kamson Corporation) 

Reportedly evicted tenants during the pandemic. Online reviews illustrate their incompetence. This complex does not appear on the Kamson Corporation website but they own properties throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. The Kamson Corporation received a $1.35 million PPP loan. Grandview Garden Apartments filed 19 landlord/tenant complaints from 2015-2018.


Centre:

Rodney Hendricks (Hendricks Investment / Noah’s Ark)

Reportedly, Hendricks is a notorious slumlord in State College. He was submitted for predatory behavior, refusing to make repairs, and making homes beyond uninhabitable. He is the owner of Hendricks Investment. In 2021, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed a lawsuit against Hendricks for “unlawful practices”. He knowingly “violated the commonwealth’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law and the Landlord-Tenant Act.”

The Bureau of Consumer Protections alleged that Hendricks’ business practices enabled him to “not only retain the entire amount of the security deposit, but to also routinely charge hundreds if not thousands of dollars above and beyond the amount of the security deposit upon termination of the lease.” Hendricks was also named a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit in 2005 for a fire that destroyed an off-campus property he owned, which killed a 21-year-old. 

“It feels like he’s psychologically torturing us into moving so he can shut the whole building down.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

College West LLC

Reportedly, College West was reported as being “unresponsive and neglectful.” Furthermore, they made homes uninhabitable, and charged fees, penalties, or interest due to untimely rent payments.


Chester:

Pathlight Property Management

Reportedly, PPM sold properties while tenants were living there, threatened to evict tenants, and charged fees, penalties, or interest due to untimely rent payments. Their business entity name is OPVHHJV LLC which is registered in Texas.

Alfred duPont (Gateway Farm Holdings)

Reportedly evicted tenants, refused to make repairs, and made the unit uninhabitable due to neglect deemed hazardous. Gateway Farm Holdings LLC filed an eviction during the pandemic. Gateway Farm Holdings LLC is incorporated in Delaware. Gateway Farm Holdings was represented by Ryan Grace, Esq. of Bellwoar Kelly, LLP.


Clarion:

Stephen Shreffler 

Reportedly, Shreffler has attempted to evict tenants and filed multiple landlord/tenant complaints during the pandemic. He reportedly manipulated tenants. 


Cumberland:

Matthew Steinkamp

Reportedly, Steinkamp reportedly misled and illegally evicted tenants despite the eviction moratorium. Additionally, he reportedly cut utility services and made homes uninhabitable.

Dauphin:

Harrisburg Property Management Group

Reportedly threatened to evict tenants and charged fees and penalties due to late rent payments during the COVID-19 eviction moratorium. Harrisburg Property Management Group has filed over 140 complaints during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read our entire report about them here.

Twelve Trees

Reportedly, Twelve Trees have charged fees and increased rent during the pandemic. They have refused to participate in emergency rental assistance programs “because they would not be allowed to evict.” Twelve Trees is incorporated in Delaware with officers based in Tennessee and New Jersey under the name CAF V AGP, LLC. Their listed agent is National Registered Agents, Inc. Twelve Trees Partners has filed over 500 landlord/tenant complaints from 2013-2021 and two dozen of those complaints were filed during the pandemic.

Rick Way (Keystone Property Service LLC)

Reportedly, Way continually threatened to evict tenants during the pandemic. KPS filed multiple landlord/tenant complaints during the pandemic.

Stacy Hewes (The Encore at Laurel Ridge / Morgan Properties) 

Reportedly evicted tenants, refused to make repairs, and made the home uninhabitable due to unaddressed repairs. Morgan Properties Trust is incorporated in Pennsylvania and owns property across the east coast under the name Mitchell L. Morgan.

Himalaya Properties 

Reportedly evicted and attempted to evict numerous tenants during the pandemic. Himalaya Properties own properties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Kentucky. They are registered under A Himalaya Properties, LLC

Desirae Snyder (Lakewood Hills Apartments / Morgan Properties) 

Reportedly, Lakewood Hills Apartments and Townhomes evicted tenants, attempted to evict tenants, and evicted households with children during the pandemic. Since March 15, 2020 through December 6, 2021, Lakewood Hills has filed 259 landlord/tenant complaints. Since 2019, they have filed over 500 complaints. Snyder works at Morgan Properties.

Courtney Sollenberger

Reportedly, Sollenberger evicted tenants sold a property that tenants were living in. She has filed multiple landlord/tenant complaints.


Delaware:

Media Real Estate Company

Reportedly evicted and threatened to evict tenants. MREC has many LLCs registered at various addresses throughout Delaware and Chester Pennsylvania. MREC has filed 164 landlord/tenant complaints from 1994-2020 in Delaware County.

David A. Burnett

Reportedly made the tenants’ home unlivable due to severe pest infestation and general neglect.


Indiana:

Dave Reed

Reportedly threatened to evict tenants during the pandemic and put the tenants in unsafe situations. He is a former Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Majority Leader.

Luzerne:

Susan Savinsky

Reportedly threatened to evict tenants, sent eviction notices without evicting tenants, and withheld security deposits.

“When I told her that she can’t evict me in the middle of a pandemic she said she’d find a way.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Adam Ruderman

Reportedly refuses to make repairs and maintain the property. Ruderman received two PPP loans totaling $30,467.


Monroe:

Rick Michel

Reportedly evicted tenants with children. From 2012 to 2021, Richard Michel filed 69 landlord/tenant complaints.

Montgomery:

Aion Management (River Pointe) 

Reportedly, Aion Management, which acquired River Pointe apartments in 2017, raised rent during the pandemic in an attempt to displace tenants, charged interest due to untimely rent, and made units uninhabitable due to pests. Headquartered in Philadelphia, but with properties across the state, Aion Management LLC received $3.19 million PPP loan. Online reviews illustrate their neglect and predation. 

“They are also kicking other people out as well I’ve noticed so they can turn these only affordable apartments into “luxury”. It is sickening and saddening.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Morgan Properties

Reportedly threatened to evict tenants, charged fees for untimely rent, and evicted tenants despite the eviction moratorium. Online reviews illustrate their incompetence and negligence.

Botanica Cottages (Forty-Two LLC or Forty2 LLC)

Reportedly, located in Limerick, BC evicted tenants despite the moratorium. Additionally, they charged daily late fees. Forty2 LLC manages properties in Pennsylvania, Utah, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. The LLC received $1.39 million in PPP loans.

Patricia & Gary Garg 

Reportedly, the Gargs threatened to evict tenants, cut utility services, refused to make repairs and/or changed locks, charged fees, and made tenants’ homes uninhabitable. Patricia Garg filed multiple landlord/tenant complaints in Montgomery County during the pandemic.

Virginia Funk (Rolling Acres Corporation) 

Reportedly, RAC threatened to evict tenants, raised rent during the pandemic in an attempt to displace tenants, charged fees, penalties, or interest due to untimely rent payments, and made the tenants’ home uninhabitable. RAC is owned by Dorothy Funk and they received a $7,665 PPP loan.

Tom Giles (Rittenhouse Property Management)

Reportedly, RPM evicted tenants during the pandemic. The management company received a PPP loan of $105,875. From 2000 to 2020, RPM filed 412 landlord/tenant disputes.


Northampton:

Austin Siboni (Lehigh Properties)

Reportedly, Siboni charged fees, penalties, or interest due to untimely rent, refused to make repairs, and the home was made uninhabitable due to mold, which is a health hazard. He has also threatened to evict tenants. Lehigh Properties owns and manages over 20 properties in proximity to Lehigh University.


Philadelphia:

Ori Feibush (OCF Realty)

Reportedly, Ori Feibush and OCF Realty + Rentals are notorious in Philadelphia. They are known for threatening to evict tenants and disrupting tenant organizing efforts.

OCF Realty LLC received a $558,100 PPP loan and the OCF Realty LLC and Subsidiary received a $543,200 PPP loan. The café the group operates has received $577,400 in loans, totaling over $1.6 million.

“Ori and OCF regularly threaten and intimidate their tenants. It only got worse during the pandemic.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

“Tenants of OCF recently held a meeting to discuss writing a letter to OCF, demanding that OCF follow landlord-tenant law in interactions with tenants. OCF infiltrated the meeting. The following day, Feibush personally called one of the attendees, Shaun Miller, a black small business owner in the Point Breeze neighborhood. Feibush told Miller that his lease would not be renewed because of what he said in the meeting. This refusal to renew Miller’s lease is blatant retaliation for participation in tenant organizing, a legally protected action.”

Doris Grass (Workers.org)

Jean-Luc Zenou (Fairco Realty)

Reportedly, Zenou threatened to evict tenants and is reported to be “extremely aggressive” with tenants. Fairco Realty is also aligned with Fairco Refrigeration, Inc, which is also owned by Zenou. While neither LLC received a PPP loan, Jean-Luc Zenou received one for $20,833 for the purpose of retaining one job.

Guy Laren (Constellar)

Reportedly, Laren, owner of Consteller Corporation, evicted, threatened to evict tenants, cut utility service, refused to make repairs, and/or changed locks, and charged fees, penalties, or interest due to untimely rent payments. Laren primarily owns property in the University City area.

“We made it clear we needed to open up a conversation about rent forgiveness. They did not respond to that request.”

Constellar tenants from Samantha Melemad’s Inquirer piece

Mark Travis (Brownstone Property Management)

Reportedly refused to fill out the landlord portion of Philadelphia’s rental assistance program application. Travis is a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley. It does not appear Travis has an active rental license.

Powelton Properties

Reportedly, Powelton Properties is a known nefarious landlord operating in Philadelphia. They have evicted tenants, refused to make repairs, cut utilities, and made homes uninhabitable. You can read our first publication on them here. It expired in February 2020. PP is owned by Sheldon Schwartz. He has a separate business entity named Sheldon Schwartz DBA Powelton Properties, which is registered with a Massachusetts mailing address.

“There was a huge fire in our building and not a single smoke alarm went off. Building was deemed uninhabitable but because they had someone come to repair fire alarms, they expected us to continue living there and paying rent.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

PRDC Properties

Reportedly threatened to evict tenants and charged fees, penalties, or interest due to untimely rent payments. PRDC received two PPP loans, for $725,000. One was for “Residential Property Managers” and one for “Other Activities Related to Real Estate”.

Patricia Aznar-Supovitz (Citlali LLC) 

Reportedly, Aznar-Supovitz refused to make repairs and made homes uninhabitable. Additionally, she raised rent during the pandemic in an attempt to displace tenants.

“My landlord refused to have the sewage cleaned, instead [she] let the raw sewage sit in my basement for months.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Sean Dorn

Reportedly, Dorn threatened tenants refused to make repairs, and made tenants’ homes uninhabitable. Dorn has an inactive rental license. 

“​​The issues in the apartment include rapid and aggressive mold growth…I have been told by other tenants that he consistently gaslights them and insults them…the building is crumbling and he has no intention of getting things fixed”…

…my community needs to know he cannot be trusted.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

PMC Properties 

Reportedly, PMC Properties manage units across the east coast, including in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. PMC Properties has evicted tenants during the pandemic, despite the moratorium. PMC Property Group Inc. (located in Philadelphia) received two PPP loans totaling $5.42 million dollars.

Shay Ankori

Reportedly, Ankori threatens tenants, refuses to make repairs, and has made homes uninhabitable due to neglect. Reports say Ankori has scammed the city’s rental assistance program. He owns AM & PM Emergency Locksmith. Ankori does not have an active rental license.

Lublin Corporation Property Management

Reportedly, Lublin reportedly threatened to evict tenants, sent eviction notices without evicting tenants, and charged fees, penalties, or interest due to untimely rent payments. Online reviews indicate their neglect and incompetence. Their president is William H. Lublin. The Lublin Corporation received 2 PPP loans totaling $107,323

Arlene Caney

Reportedly, Caney refused to make repairs, made the home uninhabitable due to a pest infestation, and charged fees, penalties, or interest due to untimely rent payments. We could not locate an active rental license for Caney.

A Google review states “the landlord was also hard to reach, often blatantly disrespectful to tenants (even pushing one once), and deducted almost half of the security deposit after move out. I would highly suggest not renting this property, and avoiding other properties managed by this landlord, which include 433 S 45th St, 3943 Lancaster Ave, 4001 Spring Garden St, 4325 Baltimore Ave, 4609 Kingsessing Ave, 4611 Kingsessing Ave, 4707 Hazel Ave, and 4719 Hazel Ave.”

Paul Berkowitz (BMG) 

Reportedly, BMG and Berkowitz refused to make repairs and their maintenance staff harassed and verbally assaulted tenants. Furthermore, they made tenants homes uninhabitable due to pest infestations, raised the rent, and threatened eviction. Berkowitz has an inactive rental license. 

John Rastelli

Reportedly, Rastelli continually threatened to evict tenants despite the moratorium. Rastelli does not have an active rental license.  

“He continues to threaten [us] with eviction if there are any late payments or if someone tries to move out, and is constantly searching for ways we may have violated the lease to force us out during a pandemic.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Georgie Matthews (Bay Property Management Group) 

Reportedly, Matthews threatened to evict tenants multiple times throughout the pandemic, refused to make repairs, and refused to return security deposits. BPMG manages properties across the East coast and Philadelphia. We could not locate an active rental license for Matthews. 

“​​​​He overpacked 16 tenants including some children into the building and my apartment was leaking water for months and grew mold on the ceiling.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

New Age Realty

Reportedly, a prominent property management group in Philadelphia, NAR has refused to make repairs and has uninhabitable units due to pest infestations. They reportedly discriminate on the basis of income. They operate under the name New Age Realty Group, Inc. and are incorporated in New Jersey. They received a PPP loan of $98,900

Pennrose Management Co

Reportedly, refused to make repairs. Online reviews illustrate their negligence and predation.  PMC received a $5.13 million dollar PPP loan which reportedly retained 1 job. Their CEO is Richard K. Barnhart and their President is Mark H. Dambly.

Solomon & Abe Silber (Two River Development)

Reportedly, threatened to evict tenants, charged fees, penalties, or interest due to untimely rent payments, and harassed tenants. Their business entity is named Spruce Street Brothers LLC or Spruce Brothers LP. Two River LLC received a PPP loan of $4,600. Their business license for a listed property (848723) expired August 2021.

We could not find an active rental license for Solomon. Abe’s expired in September 2021.

James Brown & Shareea Lateef

Reportedly refused to return security deposits. We could not find any active rental license information on Brown or Lateef.

“Upon move out, he refused to answer any calls, texts or emails to return deposit…he does this all the time and is brought to court over and over again and keeps getting away with it.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

EGE Management

Reportedly, EGE refused to make repairs and made homes uninhabitable due to neglect.

“There are other red flags that indicate this company and landlord might not be who they are saying they are.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

David Lasus

Reportedly, Lasus cut utility service, refused to make repairs, and/or changed locks. Lasus was formerly employed by Pennmark Management Company where he was their Leasing and Development Manager. He was also the former Chief Operating Officer of Insomnia Cookies. He now is the Chief Executive Officer of Heart + Paw.

Greenzang Properties

Reportedly, GP refused to make repairs and threatened tenants with bodily harm. GP has 10 active businesses entities registered under the same address. They a receiving an ongoing PPP loan of $375,000. GP is owned by Michael Greenzang and they claim to own over 500 apartments as of 2014. They have filed multiple landlord/tenant complaints, before and during the pandemic.

“…threatened to cut down through the floor and rain debris onto my possessions unless I complied.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Everett Love (TCS Property Management) 

Reportedly refused to make repairs and made homes uninhabitable. TCS Property Management received a $268,000 PPP loan through TCS Management LLC. Positive online reviews show their dedication to landlords whose properties they assist in managing; this greatly differs from reviews from tenants.

“​​They just sold the house so they got away with doing all of this stuff dangerously wrong and almost never fixing anything and still got a ton of money – it’s disgusting.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Kyle Hong Ping (KHP Property Management LLC)

Reportedly refused to make repairs, raised rent in an attempt to displace tenants, and withheld security deposits. Ping has an inactive rental license. KHPPM received a $66,834 PPP loan.

“Do not trust this landlord.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Patricia & Narinder Garg

Reportedly threatened to evict tenants, refused to make repairs, entered homes without notice, and made tenants feel unsafe.

Anchor Real Estate

Reportedly, ARE refused to make repairs and threatened to evict tenants during the pandemic. Anchor Real Estate LLC is owned by Edwin Lau.

“Tried to evict me during the moratorium on evictions, would trespass, would be verbally aggressive, and continued to threaten eviction with fake eviction notices.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Linda Corsover (Elfant Pontz)

Reportedly refused to make repairs and increased rent during the pandemic. Elfant Pontz manages rentals across Philadelphia and is owned by Martin Elfant. Elfant received a $274,400 PPP loan. 

Kirby Kean (Leroy E. Kean Inc.)

Reportedly, the home was made uninhabitable due to refused repairs. Kean currently has an inactive rental license. Online reviews are overwhelmingly negative.

“It is genuinely difficult to breathe in this home.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Michael Brunner & Kathryn Blessington (Compass Realty / Philly Proper Real Estate)

Reported for predatory behavior and general carelessness before the pandemic. Blessington is now located at Philly Proper Real Estate. She received an individual PPP loan of $14,887. We could not find a rental license for either Brunner or Blessington.

Alejandro Senderowicz 

Reportedly, the landlord refused to make repairs, made the home uninhabitable, and threatened rent increases. He has an inactive rental license. 

Torey Doaty

Reportedly, Doaty reportedly cut utility service, refused to make repairs, and/or changed locks, and charged fees, penalties, or interest due to untimely rent payments. We could not find an active rental license for Doaty.

David Burnett (Camly Lane Estates)

Reportedly threatened to evict tenants, made the home uninhabitable due to refused repairs and pest infestations, and withheld security deposits due to reportedly fabricated claims. LWP could not find an active rental license for Burnett.

Avi, Allen, and Yehuda Click & Celia Manstein

Reportedly, the landlords evicted tenants and made tenants’ homes uninhabitable due to unpermitted construction. They reportedly operate under various LLCs including Kadimah Development LLC, YSG Investment LLC, YSG Investments LLC, Y&G Real Estate LLC, Hadassah Investments LLC.

Erik Williams (Fred Williams)

Reportedly, Williams owns property in West Philadelphia. He refused to make repairs, withheld security deposits, and made the unit uninhabitable.  

“​​Property manager is a master gaslighter who will try to persuade you that you’re imagining the safety concerns.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Zhen Cheng Li & Albert Wong

Reportedly threatened to evict tenants and refused to make essential repairs. We could not find an active rental license for Wong.

Ken Tomcsuk

Reportedly, Tomcsuk evicted tenants and made tenants’ homes uninhabitable due to pest infestations. We could not find an active rental license for Tomcsuk.

Eran Albuher (E&A Investments LLC)

Reportedly, Albuher reportedly raised rent during the pandemic in an attempt to displace tenants, cut utility service, refused to make repairs, and/or changed locks, and made the tenants’ home uninhabitable due to a pest infestation. While Albuher does have an active rental license, he received a $15,892 PPP loan as an events promoter. He has a history of filing landlord/tenant complaints.

“​​He raised our rent by 30% and gave us 2 days notice.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

John Wei (Osage Realty Investment LLC) 

Reportedly, cut utility service, refused to make repairs, and/or changed locks and made tenants’ homes uninhabitable. 

 Lawrence Resnick (Bridgeline CRE LLC)

Reportedly, Resnick refuses to make repairs that threaten tenant safety. Resnick currently has an active commercial, but not a rental license. Resnick owns Resnick Development with his partner Francis Mangubat. Resnick Development Co LLC received two PPP loans totaling $93,999.

Knickerbocker Properties

Reportedly, the landlord threatened to evict tenants during the pandemic. Online reviews corroborate their treatment of tenants during the pandemic.  The president of KP is Thomas F. Donatucci. Donatucci has filed multiple landlord/tenant complaints.

Avi Borgstein (217 Group LLC)

Reportedly threatened to evict tenants during the pandemic, rented units to others while tenants were occupying them, changed locks, and cut off utilities. The 217 Group has filed multiple landlord/tenant complaints.

Nathan Hummel

Reportedly, Hummel refused to make repairs, threatened to evict, and sent eviction notices to tenants during the pandemic.

Augustus Riley Jr. (The Riley Group)

Reportedly refused to return security deposits and threatened eviction. An online review corroborates unprofessionalism and mistreatment. We could not locate an active rental license for Riley.

Gagandeep Lakhmna

Reportedly threatened to evict tenants, changed locks, charged fees, cut utility services, and refused to make repairs. Online reviews illustrate one of his building’s conditions. The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote a piece about Lakhmna’s unwelcome development efforts in 2021. He is also the owner of Greenpointe Construction Inc. We could not locate any active license under his name.

In September 2021, Frank Sanders, a property manager who worked under Lakhmna was arrested for “pocketing thousands of dollars in residents’ rent money”.

“Lakhmna [the building owner] then told residents anything they paid Sanders was void, and accused them of being in on the scheme despite having no evidence. He filed a lawsuit against Sanders and the tenants, and began locking people out of their units and the building, forcing some residents and their children to sleep in their cars or on friends’ couches. Some tenants’ utilities were also cut off.”

Ellie Rushing (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Delanie Andrews

Reportedly, Andrews reportedly evicted tenants during the pandemic and charged fees, penalties, or interest. Andrews has an inactive rental license and has a history of filing landlord/tenant complaints.

George Pappas

Reportedly, the landlord made the home uninhabitable and dangerous. Pappas reportedly lied about a lead infestation that led to lead poisoning during the pandemic. He does not have an active rental license.

Cy’ryi Washington-Diaz 

Reportedly evicted tenants, threatened to evict tenants, refused to make repairs, made homes uninhabitable, and reportedly retaliated against and harassed tenants. 

Ilene Pearlman

Reportedly, Pearlman threatened to evict tenants. We could not locate an active rental license for Pearlman.

“…the landlord definitely can’t be trusted.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Jean Marie Truelle

Reportedly, Truelle refused to make repairs. According to online reviews, Truelle worked for LYL Realty. LYL Realty is registered under Loving Your Living LLC which received two PPP loans totaling $41,600. Truelle now has an active rental license under Truelle LLC, which appears to be registered in New York, but we could not find any additional information on the LLC.

Keith Halpern

Reportedly refused to make repairs and made the home uninhabitable due to neglected repairs and pests. We could not locate an active rental license for Halpern.

“He and his “handyman” are misogynistic and belittled everything we brought to him that was an issue, blamed everything on us when everything that was a problem was already there.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

N Property Group

Reportedly, N Property Group has refused to make repairs and made tenants homes uninhabitable due to the neglect. Tenants have also reported positive lead paint tests. N Property Group was founded by Douglas Martindale and John Antonelli and is based in Ardmore.

Wendy and Angela Hou

Reportedly broke agreed-upon terms with tenants. We could not locate a rental license for either.

“They would come in and out 4-5 times a week without any sort of warning and noted that they were out in the world working during this time. They did not take any COVID-19 precautions and would bring other people into our home, telling us they would be wearing masks, and then the people would not wear masks the entire time they were in our home.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Shireen Malik 

Reportedly, Shireen and Arif Malik attempted to evict tenants during the pandemic. The landlord also reportedly refused to make repairs, and harassed and retaliated against tenants who attempted to organize. The Malik’s are dentists and they received two PPP loans for their practice totaling $18,950.

Mark Zwick (JBMP Group)

Reportedly, Zwick left the home uninhabitable due to vermin and pest infestations. Zwick has a history of filing landlord/tenant complaints. Online reviews illustrate mixed experiences with Zwick but many mention pests, withheld security deposits, and his treatment of tenants. JBMP was founded by Maria Pacitti and they received a PPP loan of $47,043.

“Was a horrible landlord, will take advantage of you.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Shaquanna Monroe

Reportedly, threatened to evict tenants during the pandemic and reportedly threatened tenants with bodily harm. 

Linda Glass (Compass Real Estate) 

Reportedly, rent was raised in an attempt to displace tenants, disobeyed COVID-19 protocols, and attempted to sell units that tenants were occupying. Glass has an inactive rental license; it expired February 2021

Nachman Zada (Zada Holdings LLC)

Reportedly, Zada made homes uninhabitable, threatened tenants and refused to make repairs. Zada is the owner of Zada Holdings which has an inactive rental license. Zada has mixed online reviews.

Avshalom Salmon

Reportedly illegally withheld security deposit and made the home uninhabitable due to refused repairs. Salmon has an inactive rental license.

“Our landlord kept refusing to pay a competent plumber to come fix the problem, so it took about four weeks since we brought it to his attention before it was resolved.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

LPMG Management 

Reportedly, LPMG owns many properties in Philadelphia. Their online reviews show a pattern of nefarious behavior and improper treatment of tenants. Their LLC is LPMG Management Co. and John Longacre is their president. They received 2 PPP loans totaling $224,700

Jaleel Kinsey (Nia Management)

Reportedly, Kinsey reportedly refused to apply for emergency rental assistance, refused to make repairs, and threatened to evict tenants. Kinsey does not have an active rental license. Kinsey is listed as a contact for Nia Management LLC which is based in Havertown. He owns KP Investments.

Rory Scerri-Marion (Ampere Capital Group)

Reportedly, the landlord refused to make repairs, made the home unlivable due to safety concerns, and general negligence. Scerri-Marion has an inactive rental license and Ampere Capital Holdings LLC received two PPP loans totaling $223,290. Scerri-Marion is the President of ACG.

“The handyman found dangerous, hot, and incompetently wired outlets and fans all over and began to rewire these to remedy the situation. [ACG]  was angry that he was doing that, and they wanted him to keep the dangerous wiring in place because he was blowing their budget.”

Tenant testimony to LWP

Washington:

Quentin Trisler (Strategic Development Solutions LLC)

Reportedly evicted and murdered a tenant while threatening eviction.

On September 1, 2021, Trisler murdered Leonard Williams Jr., in front of his children, while posting an eviction notice. The Washington County DA decided not to charge Trisler citing the Castle Doctrine.

Westmoreland:

Toll House Apartments / A R Building Company

Reportedly threatened to evict tenants during the pandemic. This building is located in Greensburg but A R Building has properties across Pennsylvania. ​​

Charles Schade

Reportedly, Schade evicted tenants, threatened to evict tenants, refused to make repairs, and made homes uninhabitable due to leaks, mold, and utility shutoffs. He has filed 94 landlord/tenant complaints between 2013-2021. In 2012, it was reported that Schade owned over 50 units in Jeannette, and one of his units endangered children. In 2020, it was reported that he endangered the lives of firefighters and his neighbors due to numerous violations at his rental properties.