Report: #1119477

Complaint Review: Westmark Harris Mark H Friedman

  • Submitted: Wed, January 29, 2014
  • Updated: Thu, January 30, 2014
  • Reported By: SallyJo — Santa Monica California
  • Westmark Harris Mark H Friedman
    1610 Broadway
    Santa Monica, California

Mark H Friedman Sid Friedman Velvet Hammerschmidt dba Westmark Harris Slumlords,Carrying Concurrent Leases on each unit, Forcing Tenants to move BLDG Needs Tear Down Santa Monica California

*Consumer Comment: I'm sorry for what you all are going through

*Consumer Comment: Westmark Harris Slumlords of Commercial and Residential properties

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The Westmark, Luxury Loft Live/Work High Tech Modern Living Building located 1610 Broadway in Santa Monica is owned by Westmark Harris REI,Velvet Hammersc,hmidt Design, Acruent, FAMIS, Siterra, 360Facility, Evoco, and Expesite, Westmark Harris Real Estate Advisors, Westmark Harris Real Estate Investments, Sid Friedman, Mark Friedman,  Acruent Inc./FAMIS/Siterra/360Facility/Evoco, and Expesite/Westmark Harris Real Estate Advisors/Westmark Harris Real Estate Investments/Lora Reynolds/ 1424 Broadway Assoc LLC/ Reynold Property Management and believe landlord responsibility terminated at start of lease.

Lessor will not repair broken pipes, fix broken appliances nor will they attempt to make good on any and all promises made prior to lease signing.  Same landlord of 1610 Broadway Santa Monica does not have any responsibility to abide by the California laws in consideration of said lease and will hold lessee responsible for COMPLETE LEASE DURATION WITH NO REGARD TO LEGAL AND FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY STATED BY FEDERAL, STATE AND CITY LAW. [continued below]....


If entering a lease with these predatory, litigious property owners expect to you’re your home now and in the future, as the fool who enters an agreement is part of their future business model, regardless of legal expectation and legal obligation. Building will soon be condemned. The Westmark water damage in walls and ceiling, rodents and rodent feces in closets, walls throughout, lead & rust coming out of faucets. 

Misrepresentation-Westmark Building of Santa Monica holds no responsibility for safety of tenants. The Westmark is owned and operated by: Accruent Inc, Westmark Harris REIVelvet Hammerschmidt Design, Accruent, FAMIS, Siterra, 360Facility, Evoco, and Expesite, Westmark Harris Real Estate Advisors, Westmark Harris Real Estate Investments,  Acruent,FAMIS,Siterra,360Facility/Evoco, and Expesite, Westmark Harris Real Estate Advisors, Westmark Harris Real Estate Investments, Lora Reynolds/ 1424 Broadway Assoc LLC, Reynolds Property Management, Sid Friedman, Mark Friedman.


The Westmark Building

1610 Broadway 

Santa Monica, CA 90404: 

  • Walls SHAKE from noise above, below and exterior STAIRS
  • Moldy carpet-OLD Animal Hair, Rodents and Rodent Feces 
  • Broken Appliances-not repairable-they do not replace anything!
  • Rodents, Rodent Feces, Roaches
  • Cat Litter and feces in DISHWASHER
  • Rodents chewed thru  "Luxury Stereo Sound System, HDMI Cable and telephone Wires" Included with each Unit -
  • No TV, Cable, Phone Capability
  • NO Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Stereo
  • Heavily Promoted, Ongoing, Highlighted Advertising (they make it impossible to stay)
  • Website reads "High Tech Modern Building"-
  • Parking is not covered
  • Furniture ruined from Mold, Rodents, Bugs destroyed furniture, savings, job
  • No Windows OPEN at all-not one & no screens allowed -NO AIR flow 
  • Thermostat Broken-
  • Air Conditioning Broken
  • A/C can not be repaired 85 degrees and no windows -They replace nothing
  • Wireless does not work & Time Warner not service bldg.- NOT residential
  • Musty Smelly Loft bugs-in walls, closets, bathrooms and kitchen
  • Water Pipes dump rust and chunks of metal
  • Cement floors stained with mold-months of scrubbing-nothing works
  • Right to Use property-Owners Advising others how practice their successful FRAUD
  • Harassing LESSEES until they move 
  • Litigate Same lessees on lease never 
  • Create False Breach of Lease Claims and Harass, Harass Harass-try to get concurrent judgments for each Unit
  • Landlord Holds NO RESPONSIBILITY for Safety of Tenants
  • Landlord Not interested in actual lease and chases tenants out
  • Landlord does not provide keys to building 
  • No lights outside-not safe inside or door access main street
  • Wires to cable cut or destroyed 
  • Marantz receiver (included in High Tech Sound does not function/ Goes for repair and never returns...
  • No office exists this property, fake address for "Office" 

Names used promote such fraud: Mark Friedman (Santa Monica, Texas, Florida), Sid Friedman(Santa Monica, Brentwood), Lora Reynolds (Palos Verdes), Scott Antoine (West LA, Ashland, OR), Westmark Harris REIWestmark Harris I,Westmark Harris IIWestmark Harris III, Westmark Harris IV, Westmark Harris V, Reynolds Management, Wolfe Group LA, Velvet Hammerschmidt Design, Acruent, FAMIS, Siterra, 360Facility, Evoco, and Expesite, Westmark Harris Real Estate Advisors, Westmark Harris Real Estate Investments, Lora Reynolds, 1424 Broadway Assoc LLC

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#1 Consumer Comment

I'm sorry for what you all are going through

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

I am so sorry for what you all are going through.  I can understand because I've dealt with some of these entities in the past, and it was unpleasant for me too.  I hired Velvet Hammerschmidt Design several years ago to help decorate my apartment.  (Note: Velvet Hammerschmidt and Mark Friedman are married.)  I did not like the work the design firm did, and I did not keep any of the items they purchased in my home.  I still paid them quite a bit of money, but the business wanted more money from me - money that I had no legal obligation to pay them.  So they sued me in small claims court.  Mark Friedman appeared in court on behalf of Velvet Hammerschmidt Design.  Of course, the judge ruled that I did not owe them any more money, and that was that.  I was happy with the judge's ruling, but what a nightmare to go through.

I'm definitely not a fan of businesses that act like this.  And the reviews I've left on other websites seem to mysteriously disappear.

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#2 Consumer Comment

Westmark Harris Slumlords of Commercial and Residential properties

AUTHOR: Nicole - ()

Westmark Harris have a long list of tenants who they have scammed out of thousands of dollars.  Many of their tenants were hard working people who had dreams of having their own business.  If I didnt know any better, I would think you were writing my story of how they failed to make repairs on the property that was leased from Mark Friedman/Westmark Harris, LLc  

Like you,there were problems with the property such as water leaks, faulty wiring, roaches, plumbing problems just to name a few.

As you mentioned, they feel that their deep pockets in litigation will prevent retaliation.  It would be interesting to  know how many others have expereicnced simular problems from these Scam Artist?  

"With unity there is STRENGTH!!"

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