First off, ignore the positive reviews as they are written by the owner/employees.
Like many other reviewers, I moved into a filthy apartment, received false gas bills, and was routinely lied to and ignored regarding maintenance and heating issues. The staff was shockingly unprofessional, rude, and used profanity (a lot) whenever I dealt with them.
Common areas (hallways, laundry room) were full of trash, cigarette butts, beer cans, etc. Most of the washers and dryers did not function. The front door did not lock and there was a back door with no lock. This led to neighborhood teenagers partying in the laundry room. Also, there was mice.
Many units in my building, including my own, were burglarized with no signs of forced entry, (perpetrators had keys to apartments) yet Trends Capital never changed the locks(and per the lease, would charge tenants if they changed them themselves).
The 24-hour phone answering proved useless. It routes to an answering service in Greentree that simply takes messages and faxes them to Trends Capital in the morning (where they are ignored).
The worst of my experiences was this: When I moved out, I thoroughly cleaned the apartment, and took photos (by this time I was aware of Trends Capital, LLC's reputation and practices). Yet 30 days later, I received less than half of my deposit, and a checklist citing hundreds of dollars in false claims against my security deposit. Now I have photographic evidence that shows just how deceptive Trends Capital, LLC's practices are!
I would advise anyone looking for an apartment in Pittsburgh to avoid Trends Capital, LLC, and Jason Cohen.
If you are currently renting from Trends Capital, LLC, here is a good article on how to deal with dishonest landlords (it even mentions Jason Cohen by name!):
Other articles about the practices of Trends Capital, LLC: