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Star Mobilehome Park Management
1400 East 4th Street
Santa Ana, California 92701
1-714-480-6828
http://StarManagement.com/

Star Mobile Home Sales Inc
1400 East 4th Street
Santa Ana, California 92701
1-714-918-8360
http://www.StarMHSales.com/

M. A. Cirillo & Associates
1400 East 4th Street
Santa Ana, California 92701
1-714-918-8360
http://www.PCPEquity.com/

Pacific Current Partners LLC
1400 East 4th Street
Santa Ana, California 92701
1-949-874-8449
http://www.PCPEquity.com/

Click/tap on table Headings to sort ascending or descending. Type 55 = 55+, Type AA = All Ages.

# Park Name Address City State Zip County Phone SP RV1 RV2 Type
Aetna Mobile Home Park
DBA: Redwood Ave LLC
8362 Redwood Avenue Fontana California 92335 San Bernardino 714-480-6828 41 11 0 AA
Auburn Oaks Mobile Home Park
DBA: Connors Family Trust
5662 Auburn Boulevard Sacramento California 95841 Sacramento 916-339-1109 39 0 0 AA
Bayview Mobile Home Park
DBA: B&B Bayview Mobile Home Park LLC
2003 Bayview Heights Drive San Diego California 92105 San Diego 619-262-1252 285 0 0 AA
Canyon View Mobile Home Park 780 West 1125 North Cedar City Utah 84720 Iron 435-867-9152 71 0 0 AA
Caravan Trailer Lodge
DBA: Caravan Trailer Lodge GP
13782 Hoover Street Westminster California 92683 Orange 714-894-3365 61 0 0 AA
Casa Del Norte Mobile Home Park
DBA: Casa Del Norte Mobile Home Park LLC
4388 Central Avenue Camarillo California 93010 Ventura 805-485-5556 135 0 0 55
Country Village Mobile Home Park
DBA: Country Village MHC LLC
11195 North Ventura Avenue Ojai California 93023 Ventura 805-649-2595 25 0 0 AA
Del Cerro Mobile Estates
DBA: Del Cerro Mobile Estates
250 South Rose Drive Placentia California 92870 Orange 714-524-3122 171 0 0 AA
Del Francia Mobile Estates
DBA: Del Francia Trust
1075 Loma Drive Ojai California 93023 Ventura 805-646-1936 73 0 0 55
El Dorado Mobile Estates
DBA: El Dorado Mobile Estates LP
250 East Telegraph Road Fillmore California 93015 Ventura 805-524-1300 302 0 0 AA
Four Seasons Mobile Home Park
DBA: Connors Family Trust
5925 Riverside Drive Chino California 91710 San Bernardino 714-480-6828 33 0 0 AA
Green Lantern Village
DBA: Walsh Properties
14352 Beach Boulevard Westminster California 92683 Orange 714-897-3401 130 0 0 AA
High Chaparral Mobile Home Park
DBA: High Chaparral LLC
8450 G Avenue Hesperia California 92345 San Bernardino 760-948-2388 85 0 0 AA
Indian Hills Mobile Home Village
DBA: Indian Hills Village LP
11401 Topanga Canyon Boulevard Chatsworth California 91311 Los Angeles 818-341-0017 138 0 0 AA
Lamplighter Oceanside Mobile Home Park
DBA: B&B Lamplighter Oceanside Mobile Home Park LLC
4660 North River Road Oceanside California 92057 San Diego 760-757-8610 161 0 0 AA
Mission Village Mobile Home Park
DBA: Sakioka Farms Inc
3700 Buchanan Street Riverside California 92503 Riverside 951-687-4447 217 0 0 55
Ocean Aire Mobile Estates
DBA: OceanAire Mobile Home Estates LP
2250 Butler Road Oxnard California 93033 Ventura 805-488-1512 181 0 0 AA
Odyssey Mobile Estates
DBA: 4762 W Mission Blvd LLC
4762 West Mission Boulevard Ontario California 91762 San Bernardino 714-480-6828 32 0 0 AA
Oxnard Pacific Mobile Estates
DBA: Oxnard Cascade LP
4130 Maulhardt Road Oxnard California 93033 Ventura 805-488-3675 266 0 0 AA
Pleasant Valley MHC 3800 South Decatur Boulevard Las Vegas Nevada 89103 Clark 702-876-5999 300 0 0 AA
Rancho La Paz Mobile Home Park
DBA: Peace Ranch LLC
501 East Orangethorpe Avenue Fullerton California 92831 Orange 714-929-3914 147 0 0 55
Rancho La Paz Mobile Home Park
DBA: Peace Ranch LLC
501 East Orangethorpe Avenue Anaheim California 92801 Orange 714-525-1381 240 0 0 55
Rancho Mirage Mobile Home Community
DBA: Rancho Mirage Mobilehome Community LP
69975 Frank Sinatra Drive Rancho Mirage California 92270 Riverside 760-328-7664 288 0 0 AA
Roselake Mobilodge
DBA: Connors Family Trust
9097 East Rosecrans Avenue Bellflower California 90706 Los Angeles 714-480-6828 23 0 0 AA
Royal Palms Mobile Home Park
DBA: Royal Palms LLC
205 East Driffill Boulevard Oxnard California 93030 Ventura 805-486-2181 154 0 0 AA
Siesta RV Park
DBA: Siesta RV Park Inc
409 Palm Avenue Imperial Beach California 91932 San Diego 619-424-8598 26 77 0 AA
Terrace Gardens
DBA: TG Oceanside LP
3030 Oceanside Boulevard Oceanside California 92054 San Diego 760-757-1828 74 0 0 AA
Trails End Trailer Lodge
DBA: Star Management
1224 South Beach Boulevard Anaheim California 92804 Orange 714-751-7858 29 0 0 AA
Vista De Oro Mobile Home Park
DBA: Vista De Oro Mobilehome Park
45521 East Florida Avenue Hemet California 92544 Riverside 951-927-2013 120 0 0 AA
Vista Meadows Mobile Home Park
DBA: PCP-Meadows LP
155 Las Flores Drive San Marcos California 92069 San Diego 760-727-1144 143 0 0 AA
Willow Creek Country Estates
DBA: Janet S Van Adelsberg Family Trust
3500 Bullock Lane San Luis Obispo California 93401 San Luis Obispo 805-544-4172 82 0 0 AA
Totals:

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# Park Name Address City State Zip County Phone SP RV1 RV2 Type
Arrowood Mobile Home Park 10400 John Price Road Charlotte North Carollina 28273 Mecklenburg 704-588-0351 197 0 0 55
Bowman Hilton 15910 Bowman Hilton Street East Puyallup Washington 98372 Pierce 253-845-2442 77 0 0 AA
Capo Beach Cottages
DBA: 3187 Redhill LLC
101 Palm Drive San Clemente California 92672 Orange 949-606-3064 108 18 0 55
Deer Run Estates
DBA: Sold: 2019-01
145 South 500 East Roosevelt Utah 84066 Duchesne 435-722-9211 92 0 0 AA
Duck Neck Campground 500 Double Creed Point Road Chestertown Maryland 21620 Kent 410-778-3070 0 354 0 AA
El Cajon Mobile Home Park
DBA: PCP-Chieftain LP
187 Ballard Street El Cajon California 92019 San Diego 619-444-4066 128 0 0 AA
El Capitan Mobile Home Park
DBA: PCP-El Capitan LP
1425 East Madison Avenue El Cajon California 92021 San Diego 619-444-4603 76 0 0 55
EZ Living Mobile Home Park
DBA: PCP-EZ Living LP
1247 West San Marcos Boulevard San Marcos California 92069 San Diego 760-591-3057 77 0 0 AA
Flamingo Mobile Home Park
DBA: PCP-Flamingo Park LP
1210 Cacique Street Santa Barbara California 93103 Santa Barbara 805-966-0903 70 0 0 55
Gold Strike Village
DBA: PCP-Gold Strike LP
1925 Gold Strike Road San Andreas California 95249 Calaveras 209-754-3180 73 21 17 AA
Huntington Shorecliffs
DBA: Huntington Shorecliff LP
20701 Beach Boulevard Huntington Beach California 92648 Orange 714-536-4417 307 0 0 AA
Liberty Travel Park
DBA: PCP-Liberty LP
2760 West Lincoln Avenue Anaheim California 92801 Orange 714-527-4394 0 56 0 AA
Lilac Oaks RV Park
DBA: PCP-Lilac LP
30821 Lilac Road Valley Center California 92082 San Diego 760-749-1179 0 44 0 AA
Loomis RV Park
DBA: PCP-Loomis LP
3945 Taylor Road Loomis California 95650 Placer 916-652-6737 2 79 0 AA
Oceanside RV Park
DBA: Sold: 2019-04
1510 South Coast Highway Oceanside California 92054 San Diego 760-722-4404 0 141 0 AA
Palm Beach Park
DBA: 3187 Redhill LLC
101 Palm Drive San Clemente California 92672 Orange 949-606-3064 108 18 0 55
Queen's Grant Mobile Home Park 124 Carnival Street Charlotte North Carolina 28262 Mecklenburg 704-593-0020 203 0 0 AA
Rancho La Paz Mobile Home Park
DBA: Peace Ranch LLC
501 East Orangethorpe Avenue Anaheim California 92801 Orange 714-525-1381 240 0 0 55
Rancho La Paz Mobile Home Park
DBA: Peace Ranch LLC
501 East Orangethorpe Avenue Fullerton California 92831 Orange 714-929-3914 147 0 0 55
Rancho San Luis Rey Mobile Home Park
DBA: Luis Rey LLC
200 North El Camino Real Oceanside California 92054 San Diego 619-757-1020 433 0 0 55
Ridgewood Mobile Home Park 6825 West Mississippi Avenue Lakewood Colorado 80226 Jefferson 303-922-2821 97 0 0 55
Sundance at Lemon Grove
DBA: PCP-Sundance LP
7930 North Avenue Lemon Grove California 91945 San Diego 714-918-8371 45 0 0 AA
Surf City Beach Cottages
DBA: Surf City Beach Cottages LP
80 Huntington Street Huntington Beach California 92648 Orange 714-536-3832 252 12 0 AA
The Hideout 1293 County Road 117 Glenwood Springs Colorado 81601 Garfield 970-379-9102 57 0 0 AA
The Meadows Residential Community 13 Broadway Run Ketchum Idaho 83340 Blaine 208-726-5656 146 0 0 AA
The Meadows RV Park 13 Broadway Run Ketchum Idaho 83340 Blaine 208-726-5445 0 43 0 AA
Tropical Gardens Residential Community
DBA: PCP-Tropical Gardens LP
214 South Canada Street Santa Barbara California 93103 Santa Barbara 805-845-0857 55 0 0 AA
Valley Oaks Mobile Home Park 6208 Lawn Drive Hodgkins Illinois 60525 Cook 708-579-1146 130 0 0 AA
Vista Meadows Mobile Home Park
DBA: PCP-Meadows LP
155 Las Flores Drive San Marcos California 92069 San Diego 760-727-1144 143 0 0 AA
PCP DBA Address: PO Box 11427 Santa Ana California 92711 Orange Totals:
  • Michael A. Cirillo, Partner, Property Management
  • Robert S. Coldren, Partner, Senior Strategist
  • Spencer Engler-Coldren, Acquisitions
  • Bradley Hill, Partner, Acquisitions
  • Guy Kornblum, Special Projects, Asset Manager
  • Thomas Niederkofler, Partner, Business Operations
  • Related: John R. Saunders, Saunders Property Company
  • Core Realty Holdings Management Inc, Chairman
    CRHMI.com
  • Core Realty Holdings LLC, Chairman
    CoreRealtyHoldings.com
  • Core Pacific Advisors LLC, Managing Director
    CorePacificAdvisors.com
  • Saunders Property Company, President

Pacific Current Partners, a manufactured housing investor group led by industry veteran Mike Cirillo, and Saunders Property Company recently partnered to acquire Palm Beach Mobile Home Park in San Clemente, for an undisclosed amount. This transaction represents the eighth manufactured housing acquisition for this team in the last two years. According to information on their website, they focus on coastal mobile home and RV parks, including those with apparent legal and managerial challenges that require specialized expertise to navigate
PCP Press Release

  1. 2020-01-03 – The Life and Death of Oceanside Mobile Homes

    Bob Richards was a jet fighter in Vietnam who lives in the 433-space Rancho San Luis Rey Mobile Home Park. He says that when he tried to sell his home the sale was thwarted because park management harassed him by demanding, among other things, that he tear down the six-foot wall surrounding his home even though there are other six-foot-high walls in his park and Oceanside city codes specifically say fences up to six feet tall are legal.

    ‘I had a buyer from Palm Springs who was approved’, says Richards. ‘They came after me’, he says of Star Management which runs Rancho San Luis Rey. He says Star would not relent on its demands to tear down the fence which halted the sale. ‘They are completely predatory. They don’t want it to look like too many people are leaving because it will look bad to their investors. My buyer decided to walk away because he saw what [Star Management] did to me’.
    Ken Leighton, San Diego Reader

  2. 2019-09-15 – Seniors Receive 31-Page Lease Agreement for Mobile Home Space Rent Increase

    The homeowners living in the Rancho La Paz Mobile Home Park, 501 E. Orangethorpe, have received a 31-page lease agreement from new park owner John Saunders. As a comparison, a standard residential lease agreement according to the California Association of Realtors is 5 to 7 pages.

    The lease provides for six or ten years of graduated rent increases beginning November 1, 2019: 19% increase each of the first two years; 15% increase the third year; 9% increase in year 4 and 5; and a 7% increase per year from the 6th to 10th year.

    Rancho La Paz Homeowners Association President Lupe Ramirez said, “Three attorneys have looked at the lease and said it is one of the worst they have ever seen. But as usual with John Saunders, it is legal. Most residents will sign a long-term lease because Saunders repeatedly told us in negotiations that (if they don’t sign) he will raise rents every six months for those on a month-to-month agreement. The people who already received the lease say the actual lease is over 70 pages.”

    The park straddles the cities of Fullerton and Anaheim at 501 E. Orangethorpe, with about half in each city. Anaheim City Council also failed to pass a temporary anti-gouging ordinance proposed by Councilmember Jose Moreno. With space rents increasing to $1,500 or more many will have to take a loss on their homes, sell and move out of the park. There are currently 40 mobile homes for sale at the park.
    Community, Fullerton Observer

    Rancho La Paz MHP Long Term Lease Agreement

  3. 2019-08-15 – Council Will Not Enact Rent Hike Moratorium for Mobile Home Parks

    At their August 6 meeting, Fullerton City Council decided not to enact a temporary rent hike moratorium for mobile home parks. The item was originally placed on the agenda at the request of council member Jan Flory, in an effort to provide some relief for mobile homeowners of Rancho La Paz, who are facing drastic rent increases following the purchase of the park earlier this year by John Saunders.

    Flory began the meeting by saying that, after meeting with Saunders and his representatives, she no longer supported the rent hike moratorium.

    Flory said that it was Mr. Saunders’ position that if the council enacted the rent moratorium, he would withdraw his proposed private “subsidy” program. She also expressed concern that Saunders would sue the city if they passed the ordinance.

    As it stands now, the rent increases are 19% for the first year, 19% for the second year, and 15% for the third year.

    Flory said she was concerned that because the rent increase notices were dated July 1, the moratorium would not help tenants, and could actually hurt them.
    Jesse La Tour, Fullerton Observer

  4. 2019-08-08 – Fullerton Council Lets Rent Hike Moratorium Die But Gets Some Help for Mobile Home Park Residents

    Rent hikes announced at the Rancho La Paz mobile home park sparked council members’ discussion of ways to staunch increases.

    The park was purchased in February for $85 million. Shortly after, residents were notified of $200 to $400 increases to their monthly rents to cover the resulting $800,000 jump in the annual property tax bill for the park and for maintenance. Residents started flooding council meetings in Anaheim and Fullerton – the 390-home park straddles the border – pleading for city leaders to step in.

    Anaheim council members ended up rejecting a similar proposal for a moratorium, but officials did push the park’s new owner to hold off on the increases and an agreement was mediated that caps annual rent increases to 19% the next two years and eases increases down to 7 percent in later years. The owner is also offering a subsidy program for some residents.

    But with several of the renters telling Fullerton leaders the increases are still too steep and they might have to leave, council members asked this week that city staffers put together a possible ordinance for a city-wide moratorium. The council could consider the ordinance as early as its Aug. 6 meeting, though council members still seem hesitant to step in.

    A moratorium could give the park’s owner, John Saunders of Saunders Property Company, time “to get realistic about the timeline for the return on his investment,” Councilwoman Jan Flory said at the July 16 council meeting.
    Jeong Park, The Orange County Register

  5. 2019-07-22 – Fullerton May Consider a Moratorium on Rent Hikes for Mobile Home Parks

    Many residents of Rancho La Paz mobile home park joined a larger protest in front of Anaheim City Hall on June 18 to ask for rent stabilization and a more sound housing policy. That night, Council ultimately voted down a temporary rent hike moratorium proposed by councilmember Jose F. Moreno.

    Hundreds of the protesters packed into the Anaheim City Council chambers as the meeting began. The council meeting lasted over 10 hours, with over 100 members of the public speaking.

    Council member Moreno made a motion to approve a temporary (six month) rent gouging moratorium. It would allow rents to increase no more than 5% plus the consumer price index, with a max of 10%.

    Ultimately, the motion failed 2-5, with Barnes and Moreno being the only “yes” votes.

    The question of what to do regarding Rancho La Paz will be discussed at the July 2 Fullerton City Council meeting.
    Jesse La Tour, Fullerton Observer

  6. 2019-06-22 – Rancho La Paz Residents Join Larger Protest at Anaheim City Hall, Asking for Rent Stabilization

    Many residents of Rancho La Paz mobile home park joined a larger protest in front of Anaheim City Hall on June 18 to ask for rent stabilization and a more sound housing policy. That night, Council ultimately voted down a temporary rent hike moratorium proposed by councilmember Jose F. Moreno.

    Hundreds of the protesters packed into the Anaheim City Council chambers as the meeting began. The council meeting lasted over 10 hours, with over 100 members of the public speaking.

    Council member Moreno made a motion to approve a temporary (six month) rent gouging moratorium. It would allow rents to increase no more than 5% plus the consumer price index, with a max of 10%.

    Ultimately, the motion failed 2-5, with Barnes and Moreno being the only “yes” votes.

    The question of what to do regarding Rancho La Paz will be discussed at the July 2 Fullerton City Council meeting.
    Jesse La Tour, Fullerton Observer

  7. 2019-06-18 – Rancho La Paz Residents Ask Council For Help

    A large group of residents from Rancho La Paz Mobile Home Park in Fullerton attended the June 4th council meeting with signs, expressing their protest of the massive rent increases proposed by the park’s new owner, John Saunders. The residents, who have spoken at numerous meetings before, asked council for help with an ordinance preventing these rent hikes.

    Harrison said that, since the proposed rent increases, over 40 mobile homes are for sale in the park, and their values are dropping.

    As the situation now stands, without assistance from this council, there are residents who will be forced out of Rancho La Paz with no equity or compensation of any kind, Harrison said, They will be homeless and unable to afford housing anywhere in California, let alone here in Fullerton, where many have been residents for decades.

    He said that Mr. Saunders has not committed to any specific rent reductions: Mr. Mayor, council members, Mr. Saunders lied to you. He still flat-out declares that he is not negotiating, and that his current 2.5-year profitability goal is around 300% of existing rents.

    Back in February, when Mr. Saunders bought the park, Perez and her husband (who is nearly 90) got a notice of a $390/month rent increase.
    Community, Fullerton Observer

  8. 2019-04-18 – What’s Happening at Rancho La Paz is Part of a National Trend

    The situation at Rancho La Paz Mobile home park, which includes parts of Fullerton and Anaheim, in which residents were slapped with 44-60% rent increases when a new owner took over, is part of a much larger national trend, according to a recent report. This trend was the subject of a recent episode of John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight.” We will examine this growing trend, but first here’s some information about the new owner of Rancho La Paz.

    About John Saunders’ Other Mobile Home Parks: A Trend of Predatory Behavior

    Rancho La Paz is not the first mobile home park that John Saunders and his investment partners have purchased and drastically increased the rents, causing problems and outrage.

    Four other parks have been tracked directly to Saunders; Shorecliff, and Pacific Mobile Home Park (Surf City Beach Cottages) both in Huntington Beach; Rancho San Luis Rey in Oceanside; and Palm Beach Mobile Home Park in San Clemente. Because Saunders buys the properties under various Limited Liability names it is difficult to track just how many he owns.

    He also appears to be a partner of Pacific Current Partners (PCP) which includes principals Robert Coldren, and Mike Cirillo (also owner of Star Management). A January, 29, 2016 press release from the PCP company website states: “Pacific Current Partners, a manufactured housing investor group led by industry veteran Mike Cirillo and Saunders Property Company recently partnered to acquire Palm Beach Mobile Home Park in San Clemente for an undisclosed amount. This transaction represents the eighth manufactured housing acquisition for this team in the last two years.” PCP now owns 19 mobile home parks while Star Management lists 27 across the country.
    Jesse La Tour, Fullerton Observer

  9. 2019-04-07 – Rancho La Paz Mobile Home Park Residents Meet with Park’s Owner

    About 150 residents of the Rancho La Paz Mobile Home Park that straddles Anaheim and Fullerton met with the park’s owner, John Saunders, on April 5. Saunders said he made a ‘mistake’ and apologized for not meeting with residents prior to imposing 45% to 55% rent increase on the mostly retired residents of the park.

    Saunders said the prior owners, the Richter Family Trust, had the benefit of inheriting the park and were able to keep the rents artificially low. But for him to pay expenses, such as the $63 million mortgage and $800,000 annual property tax bill on the park that he purchased for $85 million, including the vacant lot north of the park and the land leased by Ma’s Islamic Chinese Restaurant next to the park, he would have to raise their below market rents.

    Saunders said he has no intention of “forcing” residents from the park. But many of the residents, who moved to the 55 plus senior housing community as an affordable option upon retiring, live on a fixed income and stated that they will not be able to afford to pay the rent increases. As a result, 33 of the 390 mobile homes in the park are for sale according to residents, though Saunders disputes the number of homes for sale in the park.

    Residents told Saunders of the difficulties they were having selling their units. They said that Star Management, contracted by Saunders to manage the park, was not approving buyers and real estate agents were unable to get clarification from management as to what the monthly rental rates would be for new owners. Saunders promised, “I will make sure to straighten that out (the new rental rates within the park) today.” He suggested buyers may not be getting approved by Star for reasons other than not meeting the financial qualifications, but assured residents, ‘If Star is refusing somebody, I want to be sure it’s not happening.’
    Jane Rands, Fullerton Observer

  10. 2019-04-04 – Anaheim and Fullerton Mobile Home Residents Remain Uncertain About Rents

    Saunders has promised both cities he’ll be working with residents to create a reasonable rent increase schedule and help low-income residents obtain rent subsidies. The increase was originally scheduled to take effect June 1.

    Fullerton council members ultimately directed their staff to research the legality of rent control ordinances for mobile home parks, and research what other cities are doing before bringing the issue back to their first meeting in July.
    Spencer Custodio, Voice of OC

  11. 2019-04-02 – Anaheim and Fullerton Consider Options for Potential Rent Caps at MHPs

    Mobile home park residents in Anaheim and Fullerton may see any planned rent increases capped soon as council members consider rent increase relief options after seniors petitioned both city councils in March.

    Seniors living in the Ranch La Paz mobile home park, which straddles Anaheim and Fullerton, packed the two cities’ council chambers March 19 after learning their rents would increase June 1 anywhere from $300 to $400 because of an ownership change and the resulting increase in property tax.

    Following the Rancho La Paz residents turnout at the council meetings, Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu, along with Councilmen Trevor O’Neil and Stephen Faessel were able to delay the rent increase to Sept. 1 after meeting with the owner, John Saunders.

    Anaheim council members will consider two different ordinances Tuesday aimed at freezing the rent increases after Councilman Jose Moreno scheduled them on the agendas at the last meeting.
    Spencer Custodio, Voice of OC

  12. 2019-03-27 – Anaheim Mobile Home Park Owner Rescinds Rent Increases

    The owner of the Rancho La Paz Mobile Home Park in north Anaheim will rescind a recently announced rent increase that would have significantly raised the below-market rents paid by the 400 or so residents of the venerable mobile home park.
    Matthew Cunningham, Anaheim Blog

    Note: Existing Rancho La Paz home owners have received a temporary reprieve from the space rent increase. New buyer space rent has increased by $450 and is now advertised at $1,100 per month, it was $650 per month prior to the recent purchase of the park by Saunders Property Company. If we use the industry rule of thumb that for every $10 per month space rent increase you lose approximately $1,000 in mobile home equity, existing home owners may have just lost $45,000 each.

  13. 2019-03-27 – Owner Pulls Back on Rent Increases for Mobile Home Park

    The new owner of a senior mobile home park straddling the border of Fullerton and Anaheim is pulling back on monthly rent increases of at least $200 for nearly 400 residents until at least Sept. 1, saying the company had done too much, too soon.

    The increasing concerns that were being voiced by the residents required a pause and an opportunity to initiate a dialogue with those residents to better understand their concerns, said Peter Whittingham, a spokesman for Saunders Property Company, which purchased the Rancho La Paz Mobilehome Park last month.
    Jeong Park, The Orange County Register

  14. 2019-03-27 – MHP Owner Delays Rent Increase on Seniors after Meeting with Anaheim Leaders

    Roughly 400 people living in the Rancho La Paz senior mobile home park straddling Anaheim and Fullerton faced up to a $400 rent increase in June. Until they lobbied their city council elected officials.

    Rents were scheduled to increase June 1, but an agreement brokered Wednesday by Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu and Councilmen Trevor O’Neil and Stephen Faessel put a temporary hold on that increase until Sept. 1.
    Spencer Custodio, Voice of OC

  15. 2019-03-21 – Rancho La Paz Residents Organize and Ask Elected Officials for Help

    The seniors are organizing. Facing drastic rent increases of 45-60%, senior residents of Rancho La Paz mobile home park in Fullerton and Anaheim are asserting their voices and calling upon their elected officials to intercede for them.
    Jesse La Tour, Fullerton Observer Local News

  16. 2019-03-21 – Rent Hike May Force Many in OC Retirement Community From Their Homes

    The owners of nearly 400 homes in a 55-and-over mobile home park in North Orange County find themselves stuck with no way out because of a rent increase that starts in June. The news caused distress among community members. Retirement plans were completely destroyed.
    Jessica De Nova, KABC-TV Los Angeles

  17. 2019-03-21 – Proposed $400 a Month Rent Increase has Seniors in Anaheim Nervous

    ‘I worry about a lot of the older people that can’t make this increase. It’s causing stress that could cause a stroke and a heart attack. You know they’re dealing with people’s lives,’ says Dianna Bedwell. She and other residents got letters from the new owner, Peace Ranch LLC, a month ago saying payments for spaces would go up between $300 to $400 per month beginning in June.
    Michele Gile, CBS Los Angeles

  18. 2019-03-10 – Rancho La Paz MHP – Seniors Facing Drastic Rent Increases of 44%

    On February 28, 2019, over 380 residents of Rancho La Paz received word that the mobile home park had been sold, and the new owners were increasing rents by an average of $300 per month for residents who were paying around $680 per month – a 44 percent increase.
    Editor, Fullerton Observer Local News

  19. 2016-08-23 – Coldren Again? The Vulture Returns to El Nido

    You’re right, it’s been less than a year since Santa Ana lawyer/profiteer Robert Coldren descended on the senior El Nido Mobile Estates residents in San Juan Capistrano, attempting to defang the city’s rent control ordinance and raise the senior’s rents over 100% – a sudden $641 a month hike – and it’s been less than a year since the SJC Council rebuffed him soundly, awarding only $37 in accord with the Consumer Price Index.
    The Orange Juice Blog – Orange County’s Political Mosh Pit

  20. 2016-03-30 –

    If your park is designated as “senior”, consider changing the status to all-age. I know this is sacrilege and counter-intuitive, but consider which tenant profile is more likely to generate income that grows, rather than is fixed. Senior or working family? Who is more likely to have time to lobby for rent control? Senior or working family?
    LinkedIn (Article Removed Mar 2019) – Robert S. Coldren

    Positioning Your Mobile Home/RV Park for the Future

    by Robert S. Coldren
    Wed, Mar 30, 2016

    Why did you buy your MH/RV park? You were probably attracted by a number of factors:

    • Stable monthly income.
    • Appreciation over time.
    • A tangible asset that you have control over – not some investment fund played out on the roulette wheel called the stock exchange.

    As park owners grow and change, and as parks age and change, the suitability of the investment for you may have changed. There comes that point where you want to sell your property or change it to another use.

    To sell the park or change its use, you need to have a flexible business model. If you plan ahead, you can not only safeguard your investment but also gain flexibility to deal with changed circumstances (and make more $). Here are some ideas:

    • Obtain a right of first refusal to purchase the mobile home when the tenant moves.
    • If your park is designated as “senior”, consider changing the status to all-age. I know this is sacrilege and counter-intuitive, but consider which tenant profile is more likely to generate income that grows, rather than is fixed. Senior or working family? Who is more likely to have time to lobby for rent control? Senior or working family? etc. etc.
    • Acquire homes when they come up for sale in your park. It is much easier to close a MHP, convert it to another use or sell it for a higher price to a developer when the park owns some or all of the units.
    • Raise rents! If you keep your rents at market, the “cap rate” will generate a higher sales price with the higher NOI (net operating income). This seems obvious but I am continually surprised by the number of park owner clients and friends that do NOT reset target rents to market annually.
    • Raise rents! (Sound familiar?) Doing so also prevents old homes in your park from selling for amounts exceeding the homes’ value. This is important so your tenants do not feel “entitled” to that inflated sales price when you seek to relocate them or change the use. Paying “in-park” value for homes in your park is just “code” for buying your own land back if your rents are below market.
    • Raise rents! (Again!) Regularly raising rents (annually) prevents a shock to tenants (and thus “vacancies”, depressing your park‘s value) when rents are escalated to market in one fell swoop.
    • Keep careful books and records. Buyers will pay more for a park with good books and records and lenders will loan more on such parks. “Going solar”, submetering of water and resolution of utility issues all depend on having good historical records.

    The California Mobile Home Law outlines the procedures for change of use or raising rent for this state, which this post is geared toward. In any event, you would want to work with your attorney.

    You have a personal investment in your park. While the business may be a great livelihood today, you should build flexibility into your business model.

  21. 2015-10-21 – Orange County’s Scariest People of 2015

    Robert Coldren – Mobile home dwellers, lock your doors and stow your money: Lawyer/developer extraordinaire Robert Coldren is coming for ya! Coldren is the guy mobile home park property owners call when they feel like doubling space rents for their largely low-income and senior residents, as did El Nido Mobile Estates owner Richard Worley earlier this year. Some residents of the San Juan Capistrano park face up to 106 percent rent increases – a jump from $600 to $1,241 – and if the City Council upholds the hikes, all credit goes to Coldren’s “special reputation in the area of property rights, land use and regulatory ‘taking’ issues,” as his law firm website boasts. He relies on such expertise in his gig as managing partner in Pacific Current Partners (PCP), an investment group that makes cash cows out of mobile home parks. Just ask the 150 plus residents who have fled Huntington Shorecliffs, a PCP owned park in Huntington Beach where rents have shot up from $1,250 to $2,500 in seven years.
    OC Weekly – Staff

  22. 2014-08-03 – Huntington Beach’s Mobile Home Uprising – Which Side Are YOU On?

    Saunders swooped into Shorecliffs in 2008 like a tornado, with his attorney Robert Coldren (famed for fighting against mobile home park rent control up and down the state.) Coldren immediately announced to all the seniors, some of whom had been there for decades, that they’d “lived here too long and too cheap, and we’re going to do something about that!” True to his word, he immediately raised rents $400 to $500 a month, got the park designated “all age,” and began his slow program: Over 130 seniors now forced out, living with family, homeless, disappeared, dead – and Saunders’ profits soared!
    The Orange Juice Blog – Orange County’s Political Mosh Pit

Note: Click/tap on table headings to sort ascending or descending, click/tap the # column to reset.

# Name Address City ST Zip Phone Spaces RV1 RV2 Type Rent Date Source
Anaheim Mobile Estates
Operated By: Anaheim Mobile Estates LLC
3050 W Ball Rd Anaheim CA 92804 714-828-6920 229 0 0 AA 1,400 09/2020 Retailer
Anaheim Resort RV Park
Operated By: El Vee Inc
200 W Midway Dr Anaheim CA 92805 714-774-3860 5 127 0 AA 09/2020 Closed
Anaheim Royal Mobile Home Park
Operated By: John A. Defalco Management Co
1250 N State College Anaheim CA 92806 714-535-4619 103 0 0 AA 1,200 09/2020 MH Village
Anaheim Shores Mobile Home Estates
Operated By: Edward A. Hopson, Trustee
Newport Pacific Capital Co
1919 W Coronet Ave Anaheim CA 92801 714-774-1360 264 0 0 AA 1,250 09/2020 Retailer
Casa Hermosa Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Mobifarm LP
525 N Gilbert Ave Anaheim CA 92801 714-828-1060 152 0 0 55 875 09/2020 Retailer
Cherokee Mobile Home Park
Resident Owned Community (ROC)
235 S Beach Blvd Anaheim CA 92804 714-821-3541 173 0 0 55 520
HOA Fee
09/2020 Retailer
Del Este Mobile Estates
Operated By: Watt Family Properties Inc
1241 N East St Anaheim CA 92805 714-871-2437 217 0 0 AA 1,250 09/2020 Retailer
Del Prado Anaheim
Operated By: Del Prado Mobilehome Park LP
1616 S Euclid St Anaheim CA 92802 714-635-2322 130 0 0 AA 1,650 09/2020 MH Village
Del Ray Mobile Estates
Operated By: Del Ray LLC
1949 S Manchester Ave Anaheim CA 92802 714-750-2240 105 0 0 AA 1,200 09/2020 Retailer
Friendly Village of Anaheim
Operated By: Friendly Village Mobilehome Park LLC
5815 E La Palma Ave Anaheim CA 92807 714-970-7575 347 0 0 AA 1,275 09/2020 MH Village
Gold Crest Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Gloria Allen
10770 Katella Ave Anaheim CA 92804 714-534-4867 41 0 0 AA 925 09/2020 Retailer
Golden Skies Mobile Home Park
Operated By: J&H Investments Inc
100 W Midway Dr Anaheim CA 92805 714-778-3000 140 0 0 AA 1,300 09/2020 Retailer
Hometown Ponderosa
Operated By: Hometown America LLC
2300 S Lewis Anaheim CA 92802 714-634-4622 189 0 0 AA 1,600 09/2020 Retailer
La Belle Fontaine Mobile Estates
Operated By: AML Family LLC
AWF Properties LLC
200 N Grand Ave Anaheim CA 92801 714-824-2760 101 0 0 AA 1,100 09/2020 Retailer
Midway Village
Operated By: Midway Village LLC
250 W Midway Dr Anaheim CA 92805 949-388-8191 21 0 0 AA 880 09/2020 Retailer
Pacific Sunset Mobile Home Estates
Operated By: Jay Russell
J&R Enterprises
211 S Beach Blvd Anaheim CA 92804 714-495-8889 133 0 0 AA 1,350 09/2020 Retailer
Palm Lodge Mobile Home Estates
Operated By: Marvin Schwartz
2627 E La Palma Ave Anaheim CA 92806 714-774-8260 162 0 0 AA 1,600 09/2020 Retailer
Palm Lodge Trailer Park
Operated By: Allen Liou
520 W Romneya Anaheim CA 92801 310-537-2266 7 0 0
Plantation Mobile Estates
Operated By: Joel Farkas
JOBI Anaheim LLC
1835 S Manchester Ave Anaheim CA 92802 714-750-2711 94 0 0 AA 1,400 09/2020 Retailer
Rancho La Palma Mobile Estates
Operated By: Rancho La Palma MHP LLC
825 W La Palma Anaheim CA 92801 949-474-0600 28 0 0 AA 800 09/2020 Retailer
Rancho La Paz
Operated By: Star Management
501 E Orangethorpe Ave Anaheim CA 92801 714-525-1381 240 0 0 55 1,260 09/2020 MH Village

KSFG, Sierra Corporate Management
Operated By: Anaheim Associates LP
320 N Park Vista St Anaheim CA 92806 714-630-7704 190 0 0 AA 2,200 09/2020 Retailer
Romneya Mobile Homesites
Operated By: Romneya Mobile Estates LLC
600-700 W Romneya Dr Anaheim CA 92806 714-635-0923 58 0 0 AA 1,000 09/2020 MH Village
Satellite Mobile Estates
Operated By: Joel Farkas
JOBI Anaheim LLC
1844 S Haster St Anaheim CA 92802 714-750-2332 99 0 0 AA 1,150 09/2020 Retailer
Sunkist Gardens Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Richard Stratton
1400 S Sunkist Anaheim CA 92806 714-772-3970 215 0 0 55 1,200 09/2020 Retailer
Trails End Trailer Lodge
Operated By: Star Management
1224 S Beach Blvd Anaheim CA 92804 714-974-0397 29 0 0
Western Skies Mobile Home Estates
Operated By: J&H Asset Property Management
2770 W Lincoln Ave Anaheim CA 92801 714-828-2124 60 0 0 AA 1,300 09/2020 Retailer
Total Spaces: 3,532 127 0 * 1,268

* Average Rent Excludes Cherokee Mobile Home Park HOA Fee.

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# Name Address City ST Zip Phone Spaces RV1 RV2 Type Rent Date Source
Cedarhill Estates
Resident Owned Community (ROC)
2851 Rolling Hills Dr Fullerton CA 92835 714-524-5051 281 0 0 AA 185
HOA Fee
03/2019 Retailer
Trees Country Place
Operated By: Country Place MHP LLC
1850 W Orangethorpe Ave Fullerton CA 92833 714-680-5447 70 0 0 AA 885 10/2018 Retailer
Fullerton Mobile Estates
Operated By: Arturo Cano
2514 W Orangethorpe Ave Fullerton CA 92833 714-738-0653 40 0 0 AA
Magnolia Ridge
Operated By: Magnolia Ridge LLC
2616 W Orangethorpe Ave Fullerton CA 92833 714-525-3203 48 0 0 AA 950 01/2018 Retailer
Rancho Fullerton Mobile Home Estates
Operated By: Nicolas Family LLC
1201 W Valencia Dr Fullerton CA 92833 714-871-8701 229 0 0 55 850 03/2019 Retailer
Rancho La Paz Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Star Management
501 E Orangethorpe Ave Fullerton CA 92831 714-929-3914 147 0 0 55 1,100 03/2019 Retailer
Total Spaces: 815 0 0 * 950

* Average Rent Excludes Cedarhill Estates HOA Fee.