Oakland’s notorious serial evictor is William J. Rosetti with 4000 eviction notices

Oakland’s notorious serial evictor is William J. Rosetti with 4,000 eviction notices

By Lynda Carson – November 1, 2016

Oakland — With over 4,000 eviction notices served, William J. Rosetti, aka Bill Rosetti, is a prominent member of Mayor Libby Schaaf’s, Oakland Housing Cabinet. William J. Rosetti, aka Bill Rosetti, is allegedly the biggest serial evictor in Oakland, and he is affiliated with more than one hundred companies, LLCs and speculative real estate partners around the San Francisco Bay Area, according to the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.

Based on information with the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, William J. Rosetti has been partnering with other large property holders such as Christine Davis of Baltic Property Ventures, Frederick O. Lewis of California Affordable Housing Group LLC and the Robert E. Faussner Trust. Rosetti’s shell companies are associated with over 4000 eviction notices served in Alameda County in the past five years, and more than 500 Unlawful Detainers in the last ten years.

Despite the evidence revealing that William J. Rosetti is a serial evictor displacing thousands of renters from their housing in Oakland, according to public records, with the Bureau of Real Estate, the real estate license of William J. Rosetti, aka Bill Rosetti, expired on 8/9/1996, and it appears that William J. Rosetti, aka Bill Rosetti, is operating without a valid real estate license in the State of California, while evicting thousands of people in Oakland, and Alameda County.

According to the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, see the available number of eviction notices in Oakland filed by companies associated with William Rosetti.

The numbers based on Oakland Rent Board Data (2008, 2011-2016).

J R  Land and Cattle Company                                  967
2232 Seminary LLC                                                      490
2000 East 30th Street LLC                                             423
WESTPARK II    (Associated with Faussner Trust)      470
BALTIC PROPERTY VENTURES IV LLC                 349    
1948 EAST 29TH STREET LLC                                   254
WEST PARK APARTMENTS LLC                              202
301 EAST OKEEFE LLC                                              126
KINGSTON ASSOCIATES LP  (Rosetti and Baltic)    111
366 BELLEVUE  LLC                                                   106
685 SCOFIELD LLC                                                     106
115 MOSS AVENUE LLC                                            102
1627 HIGH STREET LLC                                             84
CA AFFORDABLE HOUSING GROUP LLC             67
301 LENOX LLC                                                           52
2228 UNION STREET INVESTORS                           43
3025 PARK BLVD LLC                                                48
KINGSTON ASSOCIATES II LLC                              21
BANCROFT ROW LLC                                               15
KINGSTON ASSOCIATES LP 2031 EUCLID GP             9
1948 EAST 29TH STREET LLC SCHUBERTH MAUREEN ETAL    7
314 PERKINS STREET LLC                                        4
685 SCOFIELD LLC CAPITOL COOLEY LLC              3
Oak Fund LLC                                                                3
1707 36TH LLC                                                             3
290 Lee Street LLC                                                        2
1551 MADISON LLC                                                         1

William J. Rosetti Is A Friend Of Mayor Libby Schaaf And A Member Of The Oakland Housing Cabinet.

Additionally, according to public records, as a friend of Mayor Libby Schaaf, William J. Rosetti, aka Bill Rosetti, is a financially committed friend to right-wing causes and is a wealthy campaign contributor to the Republican Party, and it’s members. Through the years he has been contributing thousands of dollars to right-wing Republicans, and their right-wing campaigns. He also contributed $500 to Swalwell For Congress during 2015.

During 2016, Rosetti also gave $250 in campaign contributions to the controversial right-wing radical group called the Defenders of Freedom Security, a group of defense policy hawks who want to keep America a leading world power through the massive use of military power.

In a recent article about William J. Rossetti in The Guardian, written by Sam Levin, “A review of public records by the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, a pro-tenant group, suggests that the Bay Area real estate executive William J. Rossetti, through his expansive portfolio of property companies and investments, is Oakland’s number one “mega-evictor”.?

The organization’s research and an analysis by the Guardian reveal that in Oakland, Rosetti and his business firms have filed more than 3,000 eviction notices, which are the first step in removing a tenant. The data, along with accounts from evicted tenants, paint a picture of painful displacement and rising income inequality in Oakland, a city that is rapidly gentrifying amid the tech boom of nearby San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

“These evictions and the rent increases are part of an ecosystem that’s leading to a massive demographic shift of who can live in Oakland,” said Erin McElroy, co-founder of the mapping project and co-author of a new report on displacement in the region.
Evictions aren’t the only way Rosetti may be having an impact on Oakland. The researchers were particularly shocked to discover that the apparent top evictor has a seat on Mayor Libby Schaaf’s “housing cabinet”, a body dedicated to promoting equity and affordable housing in an increasingly unaffordable city.”

The List Of The Top Serial Mega-Evictors in Oakland

Eviction Notices (including 3 day pay or quit) recorded by the Oakland Rent Board (2008, 2011-2016)
 

1. WILLIAM ROSETTI et al                    4068?

2. OAKLAND HOUSING AUTHORITY                1903?

3. EBALDC East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation        1106    ?

4. PRANA INVESTMENTS                                   992?

5. ROBERT E. FAUSSNER                                           716?

6. RICHARD and VICTORIA THOMAS                                    714?

7. SUMSKI AND BRIDWELL / DAVIS COIT APARTMENTS LLC     591                   ?

8. RUSSELL AND RAIZ TAPLIN                     555?

9. FEREIDOON AND HOMAYOUN HASHEMI               555?

10. JACQUELINE JACKSON nee OLIVERI / OLIVERI TRUSTS         435?

11. KDF COMMUNITIES                                         397                         ?

12. NEIL SULLIVAN /  REO HOMES LLC                  357?

13. JAMES LEWIS, MARK ROEMER, JOHN T BAKER et al               332?

14. HOPE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORP             332?

15. MICHAEL VALVA/ MICHAEL BRESSO/ BRUCE CHAMBERS     329?

16. OAKLAND COMMUNITY HOUSING INC             302?

17. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVOCATES INC             299?

18. RICHARD J ELIZABETH SALVINI                  287?

19. THE DARKE FAMILY                         286?

20. BRIDGE HOUSING                      270?

21. URBAN GREEN/ SAROSH KUMANA/ SINGER/ TIDWELL, et al      257?

22. LUIS A ROSA M  DASILVA                                   256?

23. ELLISON FAMILY LP /Thomas and Ann Seaman, Managers              253?

24. MARTIN GAEHWILER                     238?

25. THOMAS V VIRGINIA G  BROWN  / LORNA LOPEZ           238  ?

26. SHEIKH A SHARINA FAIZ                     232?

27. CLARA A JON B TENNIS                             227?

28. WAYNE WILKERSON                         223?

29. RESOURCES FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT         222       ?

30. ANTHONY PATRICIA THEOPHILOS                 217?

31. MORH HOUSING ASSOCIATES                  208?

32. WEYLIN G ROSELYN M ENG                 207?

33. PIEDMONT HOUSING ASSOCIATES                  204?

34. SATELLITE HOMES                        197?

35. DAHL D LOUISE HUA                          191?

36. GRANT ALVERNAZ /ALVERNAZ PARTNERS             186?

37. KELLER HOUSING INITIATIVES                 181?

38. HANUMANDLA R HANUMANDLA J  REDDY                      180?

39. MICHAEL BYKHOVSKY                     178             ?

40. LEON  BELAUSTEGUI                      158?

41. CRAIG J M E  LUCCHESE                      149?

42. ROBERT Y SUSANA  CHAN                  145?

43. JASON S KAREN J MAK                             137?

44. MARCELLA S HARDY                      136?

45. ROBERTA MCCOY /ORANGE BLOSSOM LLC             131?

46. RAUB FAMILY                            131  ?

47. LAKMIN V ABEYGOONESEKERA                  130?

48. J W BARBARA O SILVEIRA                                              130?

49. DANIEL A JUANITA M  SULLIVAN                              126?

50. TSAI A MARGARET J LU                      123?

51. OAK CENTER HOMES                                             123?

52. STEVEN W HUNTER                                               121?

53. PHILIP J HALVERSON JILL F HALVERSON                116           ?

54. RAYMOND XIANG AND KAI ZHANG/ RAY KAI LLC            114?

55. JANET PATTERSON, LINDA N. TRAN /BOMH              112?

56. THOMAS H. WILSON/ HODGE CAPITAL COMPANY                             112  ?

57. CARL SUZANNE MERNER / CSM GROUP LLC             109?

58. MANN FAMILY                                              108?

59. STEPHEN S HELENA S LEUNG                                                         107                          ?

60. MICHAEL IOLA JAMES/ BREAKAWAY PROPERTIES LLC     103?

61. JOHN S DENISE DEFAZIO                                   103?

62. JANOS GLUCK / CROWN FORTUNE REALTY               102                          ?

63. CARL R JOYCE I  BLACKSHEAR                                    100?

64. JOHN BUSK                          99?

65. RICHARD A JUDD LINDA L AGERTER                            98?

66. WINSTON CHOW                          96?

67. T A ANDREWS                             93                                       ?

68. WILLIAM NORTON /NORTON CO LLC                                      86?

69. ROBERT AGEE/ VISTA REVERSE 18 LLC                                      86?

70. HEIRS OF ROBERT H BOHNA                                       85?

71. BRIAN KHO SHU J YOU                                        84?

72. JON O  FREEMAN                                                   84?

73. DAN MARTINEZ / TAKLAHOE LLC                    84?

74. MADHU (MATT) ANJALI SRIDHAR/ SRIDHAR EQUITIES                      82                       ?

75. LYNNE BELMONT                                                     82?

76. EASTWEST BANK                          82?

77. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST CO              80?

78. DANIEL LIEBERMAN                      80?

79. CITY OF OAKLAND REDEVELOPMENT                           79?

80. PETER MARY SUPINO                      78 ?

81. DAVID G SANDRA K DICKSON  ETAL                                77?

82. RUSSELL CASTEN SHAW                      77?

83. GEORGE STAMM JANE BALOCCO / STAMM THEATERS INC.      74  ?

84. ANTHONY YAU TSE CHRISTOPHER TSE                    74?

85. LIH OAKLAND APARTMENTS LP / CASA MAJOR INC.                     74?

86. HARRY GAIL PARKS ET AL / PARKS ENTERPRISES INC           73                    ?

87. STEPHEN  ZANNIS                                                  73?

88. SONJA N COLBERT                                                 71?

89. DANIEL LEE/ D C LEE                       70?

90. JOHN JOSEPH CEPOLLINA / FJC EQUITIES LLC                             70?

91. BRUCE A SYLVIA R  YARIAN                                       69?

92. YAHYA M.  KORIN                            69?

93. JAMES MOLLY SHAW                       67?

94. ROBIN L BERRY ETAL                                                65                                    ?

95. BOBBE J WILLIAMS                          63                          ?

96. EMILE M HELEN R CARLES                  62?

97. WILLIAM C HAJAR MCGUIRE                              62?

98. DOROTHY JAMES HATLEY / FOUR ACES INVESTMENTS LLC       60?

99. GIL C FRIAS ETAL                                               60?

100. LINDA T KUO                                                   60                      ?

101. LILY WANG                                                59?

102. THOMAS T CHERYL L TATUM                                58?

103. CHRISTINE WIMBISHDIATTA                               58                       ?

104. KAI Q KAI W  WANG                       57?

105. MIKHAIL RITA GAMBARIN, ROMAN TEPER ETAL / GMR       56                           ?

106. JAMES P MICHAEL F CRAMER  ETAL                            56?

107. DAVID SILVER / FOOTHILL PLAZA PARTNERS LLC           56?

108. CARL J MERNER                                             56?

109. JUN K WAI K TOM                                                56?

110. NEIL and DIANE GOODHUE                      55?

111. RICHARD T WANDA Y  WONG                                  55?

112. PAUL LANGLEY /BRANNAN LLC                    54?

113. SANDRA V MICHAEL J   PREVOT                  54?

114. SANFORD K GLORIA F MA                          53?

115. CLIFFORD TONG / DIVERSE STRATEGIES               53?

116. JERRY BEVERLY STEMACH   HERBERT T YUKI ETAL         53?

117. GEORGE  MCLAUGHLIN                       52?

118. JAMES H LUTGARDA H OBANDO                            52?

119. CHUCK, EDWARD AND FLORENCE LAM / TWINTREE LLC      52?

120. NATHAN RYAN / DMR INVESTMENTS OF THE BAY / RMD       52?

121. VINCENT MARRIETT  DIMAGGIO/ MACARTHUR ASSOCIATES        52                                                                    ?

122. STACY P  STONE                                                     48?

123. CHAO H SUSAN H TANG                                                46?

124. PAUL K LINDA O WANG                                       46?

125. CHAO W KEH C TING ETAL                                           45?

126. PAUL WANG HENRY CHAN / GREEN HILL               44?

127. MERLE E SMITH   OLGA Z EDSMAN                               44?

128. TIMOTHY RYAN ALEX GUREVICH / BITTER SEAS          43?

129. FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION                       43?

130. SUREN DIANA TOOMAJIAN                                    43?

131. JOSE AURORA Y PATINO                                     42?

132. SAM Y FANNY T WONG                                                  42?

133. STEPHEN M   ZANNIS                                             42?

134. S A CASERTA NANCY L VANKAT                                   41                          ?

135. VIRGINIA THOMSEN MARIA E  LUCCHESE                41          ?

136. DANIEL M MARTIN                                                40?

137. MICHAEL J JEANNEE P MARTIN                             40?

138. JEFFERY E CHAIDEZ ETAL                                         39?

139. PATRICE HARRISON EDGLEY                                 39?

140. KERDELL D   LILLARD                      39?

141. ANGELA MARK                             39?

142. RIC CLAUSEN / 356 JAYNE AVENUE LLC                 37                  ?

143. JAMES HILL, CARLOS WILKERSON / 532 16TH STREET INC       37?

144. PATEL AMINDER RAJESH                      36

In Oakland Measure JJ is on the ballot in November and if voted into law it will help to protect renters by strengthening existing renter protection laws. Voters are urged to vote YES on Measure JJ to help stabilize communities in Oakland, and slow down greedy landlords involved in price gouging and eviction-for-profit schemes. If Measure JJ passes, it would strengthen the very same renter protection laws that Mayor Schaaf would have weakened on behalf of the landlords and EBHRA, if she had the opportunity to do so.

Renter protections will be on the ballot in 6 cities during November in the Bay Area. No matter how hard the landlords and the California Apartment Association are trying to stop the renters movement, tenant advocates across the Bay Area are urging renters to vote on strong renter protections during the upcoming November elections in the cities of Richmond, Oakland, Alameda, Burlingame, San Mateo, and Mountain View. The activists are urging people to vote “no” against any weak proposals placed on the ballot by the City Council in Alameda, and Mountain View.

Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com

Article source: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/11/01/18792925.php

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