By Ralph Chapoco, Catherine Reagor | Arizona Republic
A relatively small number of landlords have accounted for a large share of eviction filings in Maricopa County, according to a national study.
Based on analysis from the Eviction Lab at Princeton University, the 100 property owners and managers with the most eviction filings are responsible for more than one-quarter of the total since the end of June. They are also accountable for more than 20% of all eviction filings since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.
Del Mar Terrace Apartments and The Cove Apartments,the two properties with the most eviction filingssince March 15, 2020,are owned by a single entity, Heers Trust of Nevada and California. That entity is responsible for 707 eviction filings since the start of the pandemic, or almost 7% of the eviction filings among the top 100 properties listed.
Villas de Azul Apartments and The Mod Apartments, the next two properties on the list, are both owned or managed by Western Wealth Capital, which is responsible for 417 eviction filings, or 4% of the total flings for the top 100 properties.