Robert and Greg
Robert Leeburg has been a resident of Echo Park for 25 years, loves his neighborhood and can’t imagine living anywhere else. Leeburg left the film industry in order to pursue a Masters in Social Work and currently works as a therapist and has a passion for helping others. Greg Curwick resides in Echo Park with his partner Robert Leeburg. Greg enjoys cooking for others and loves his neighbors and the community they have built in the hills of Echo Park.
Robert and Greg have endured an ongoing Ellis eviction for the purpose of a TIC conversion. The new owner made the decision to carry out the Unlawful Detainer that was served on top of his Ellis eviction. TRG Realty informed Robert and Greg that purchasing their own unit would not be an option for them.
“It's not just what they're doing it's the way they're doing and they're really I feel like he came in, or they came in, and treated us like we were cockroaches that needed to be gotten rid of so they could make lots of money. I mean, that's really how it felt. They never told us who they were. They'd come into our apartment and not even say ‘hi,' just kept pointing at things--we didn't even know who the owner was for a month. Just these random people would show up when they started showing the units to brokers and stuff. That's how we found out they were going to sell it. They never told us. They paraded twenty-five people through our house. You know, I'm in my underwear shaving and he's feeding the dog and twenty-five people come in, ‘Ah, I love those windows and well we can put this there and we can...’ We were never treated like people at all."