San Francisco, CA
Although the Lakeshore East development looks beautiful and holds long term promise, it's at the expense and abuse of those unfortunate enough to have paid money to Magellan Development. Ripoffreport website has a few complaints that outline the details: Deceitful sales forces, changes in building plans during construction, using cheap buildout materials, greedily maintaining ownership of retail areas from the condo associations, hiding the very marked additional city taxes for the public park area, creating project-housing parking areas for alleged "luxury" units, etc. Lancaster, Regatta, and Chandler all got lawyers involved to deal with Magellan, and if you buy from them, you better have an AGGRESSIVE lawyer in from the start. Always have an out with a Magellan contract, it's likely you'll need it.