Everest Properties has been a great landlord to us. Timely repairs, friendly management, low key atmosphere. They even put us up in a hotel for a few days right next to campus when repairs were being done during the school year. A great find for UC students looking for a mellow landlord business! They own almost a 1/3 of Berkeley property. I highly recommend them!
My building is well-maintained and has good tenants who aren't crazy, unlike many places in Berk. The office and building manager have both been responsive to my requests and any issues I've had. All I can say is I've found my building to be a nice place near campus, better than most of my friends' apartments.
They helped me find a great place online that was right in the area I was looking for. They were able to show the place the day after I called and it looked great. As for the rent, I would say it is right in line with the area. I look forward to many happy times in my new place!