One of the most disastrous
things you could do in your entire life would be to rent an apartment in Palm Springs, CA from Deena Esther Brand of Brand Realty, Inc., Brand Properties, etc.
Let's start with one of Brand's current For-Rent ads from from Craigs List April 8, 2013:
509 S. Highland Dr $750 / 1br - (PALM SPRINGS) Brand New insulated roof with new air conditioners & heating systems make this building a real find. ... 509 S. Highland, Palm Springs Call Nikki
(NOTE:) In addition to the new HVAC there was also complete replacement of ALL interior plumbing and much of the wiring. So stop and think
: Where were the tenants (or former tenants?) during all of this re-construction
? Where were the tenants when for four months their roofs were ripped off, holes for duct work in the ceiling -- open to the elements, intermittent lack of power, water, hot water, NO HEAT (excuse me, Mrs. [continued below]....
..... Brand did provided every tenant with a tiny little space heater)
Add to that her rude crew rolling pallets of wood and old air conditioning units across the ceiling at
7:00AM? And where were the tenants during a heavy rainstorm in January 2013 when the apartments got flooded because the roof wasnt covered properly? When their mattresses and upholstered furniture got soaked? When their light fixtures filled with water? When the workmen accidentally shoveled roof water & debris down the duct holes into the apartments?
How did they feel when they woke up every morning with grit in their teeth and eyes? And they couldn't even shower because there was no hot water?
Where were the tenants when the workmen came tromping in and out from dawn to dusk as if it were
there personal home, cutting into walls, kitchen counters, spreading choking clouds of plaster dust everywhere? Knock on the door first? No, they just left the doors wide open.
Ill tell you where the tenants were: Trying to survive in their apartments turned slums, because they had no choice. In fact, Mrs. Brand was quoted as saying If you dont like the conditions, move out [at your own expense]!
Meanwhile, where is Deena Brand? Resting comfortably in her West Hollywood /Beverly Hills home? Office? Most likely sitting there eating BonBons and counting her dollars , while kept in "protective custody" by her son David Dore Brand, her Assistant Victoria Feldman and the on-site unlicensed "sales lady"-turned-supervisor Nikki Tomasello?
Oh, maybe I shouldn't be so harsh. After all, Mrs. Brand sprung for a cheap box of candy for each of the tenants at Christmas-time. Too bad that as soon as you opened the box plaster dust rained on the candy.
By the way, Mrs. Brand also owns an apartment complex at 561 S Highland Dr Palm Springs and another on Ortega St. Her son David Dore Brand owns apartments on Highland Dr as well so be mighty cautious renting an apartment anywhere in that neighborhood.
If ever youre about to sign a lease and you notice the name Brand anywhere on papers get out of there as fast as you can or you may just be another one of Deena Brands long line of victims, living in an apartment turned into and unhealthy and hazardous construction zone.
I can't say this strongly enough: This woman has no scruples. As for the people who protect her? I won't state anything as fact. Just remember the phrase "you're known by the company you keep ..."