Ashok K. Gujral is currently involved in evicting a 10-unit building at 23rd and Florida Street in the Mission through his newly formed 2882-2898 1/2 23rd St. LLC, which lists Todd W. Rhodes as its registered agent, and Caareal Investments as the member corporation. Rhodes also lists Cw Rhodes Trustee of The Cw Rhodes Trust, headquartered in Milford, MI, as a key member of the LLC. The business address is listed at 2010 Ocean Ave Ste E, San Francisco, CA 94127, the same address that Gujral houses all of his LLCs.
The Ellis Act was petitioned on September 6, 2013 under L131462. Many of the residents of the building are immigrants. Some are 1st and 2nd generation and grew up in the building; some have lived there for 46 years.
This is Gujral’s first involvement with an Ellis Act, though he is responsible for the displacement of many other people through foreclosures. Infamously, in December 2010 his True Compass, LLC attempted to remove Josephine Tolbert, a 75-year-old great-grandmother and cancer survivor who makes her living offering child-care for low-income families. She had owned the house since 1973. Extensive protests, including a crucial protest in front of the Roti Bistro on West Portal Avenue, which is co-owned by Ash K. Gujral, prevented her dispossession.
Some of Ash's LLCs have played notorious roles in displacing people through foreclosures.
Purchased at least three foreclosed San Francisco residential properties through agents.
Invested in 450 POPE ST which lender BANK OF AMERICA sold at foreclosure auction probably to an unknown investor on 20120307.
Purchased at least four foreclosed San Francisco residential properties.
Invested in at least two foreclosed residential properties outside San Francisco.
Invested in 1020 MUNICH ST which lender WELLS FARGO BANK N A sold at foreclosure auction to an unidentified investor on 20121002.
Invested in 201 CAYUGA AVE which lender WELLS FARGO BANK N A sold at foreclosure auction to an unidentified investor on 20120426.
Invested in 960 BUSH ST 212 which lender JP MORGAN CHASE BANK N A sold at foreclosure auction to an unidentified investor on 20120419.
Invested in 150 ANKENY ST which lender CITIBANK N A (loan owner must have been Bank of America) sold at foreclosure auction to an unidentified investor on 20110902.
LLCs that Ashok K. Gujral is a member of or affiliated with:
Gujral's Home Address: 230 SAN BENITO WAY | SAN FRANCISCO | CA | 94127
Restaurant Business Address: ROTI INDIAN BISTRO, 53 WEST PORTAL AVE.| SAN FRANCISCO | CA | 94127 | 415-665-ROTI
LLC Business Address: 2010 OCEAN AVE STE E | SAN FRANCISCO | CA | 94127
2970 A Bay Vista Court
Benicia, CA 94510
236 West Portal Avenue # 264
San Francisco, CA 94127
Phone: (415) 680-8574
Fax: (415) 520-0474
Email: [email protected]