The people at Power Properties care about what they do. From the time I reached out to them on Craigslist, through my entire move from Arizona, to now they have been nothing but thoughtful, kind and ON IT. My leasing agent Katie is amazing at what she does and very clearly an awesome person as well. Very mellow and easy to deal with but gets things done. When I contacted her about apartments she offered to pick me up the next day and showed me everything I wanted to see and more. I had only been in Dallas a couple of days, so not having to deal with traffic and getting lost made the experience much less stressful. She was also kind enough to show me around the vicinity of the apartments I was looking at (ie grocery stores, restaurants, yoga studios etc). I certainly didn't expect her to do any of this, she didn't have to, and it impressed me. Before I had even decided whether or not I was going to live in one of their apartments, the people at Power Properties offered to store all of the stuff that I had brought out to Dallas so that my car wouldn't get broken into. Aaron, the Service Manager, literally unloaded my car for me and after I signed my lease he brought all of the stored items to my apartment. They even offered to let me stay in one of their furnished lofts while I was searching for a place. All of this is unheard of to me and I couldn't be more grateful. When I moved in, Katie asked me what I needed to feel comfortable in the place. In a few days I had floor to ceiling curtains for privacy, a new window AC unit, two doors removed/fixed and an updated showerhead. She proceeded to follow up on whether all of these items were working out a few days later. I appreciate the follow-through that Power shows in their business and Katie is a shining example. The timing of my move to Dallas was not ideal-- right around mid-late February during the ice storms. Please note I'm from southern Arizona Throughout this time Katie was checking up on me to see if I needed anything, if everything was ok with the apartment and even offered to take me to the airport when everyone was frozen in. Again, completely unexpected and above and beyond anything I've ever seen from an apartment. I had the pleasure of interacting with Daniel Davis, the General Manager at Power Properties on several occasions and he is phenomenal as well. He seems to be constantly thinking about how he can make the properties safer and more attractive inside and out for the tenants. He didn't hesitate to ask what I thought about some of the company's policies, my take on what people want and how my experience with Power had been. Daniel pays attention to and cares about the little things that I think a lot of property managers miss. On top of the people at Power being wonderful to deal with - I love vintage properties and theirs are badass. I looked at several other properties from various owners and none of them had the visual finesse that the Power properties had. Power obviously puts a lot of effort into making these wonderful old buildings convenient and stylish to live in while respecting and preserving their vintage charm. Some problems can be expected with vintage buildings but any issues I have experienced have been handled very quickly and I think that's all one can really ask for. Overall I think Power Properties is a company built with good people who care about what they are putting out there into the world. For this reason I think they will continue to be successful and I would truly recommend them to anyone I care about.
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The Springs is far from being the swankiest complex in the Uptown/Cedar Springs area. I'm the first to admit that the fixtures are a little old and everything moves at a little slower pace here. But you'd be hard pressed to find a more neighborly complex in all of Dallas. The people here pay attention to each other and treat each other like real neighbors and friends. The little park is just beautiful and is such a nice place to relax on the weekends or after work. In the evenings, you can always hear your neighbors chatting in the garden and sharing the local gossip du jour. A lot of the residents work in the nearby businesses, so you'll feel right at home when you grab a bite at Lucky's or Buli or stop for groceries at Kroger & Whole Foods. The management staff have each been here for 10+ years and really work to make it feel like a community. They know everyone by name and are happy to stop and chat when you come in to pick up a package or drop off your rent. It's a FAR cry from most complexes where there's a new manager in the office every time you pay your rent. For history buffs, both the main office-house and the park have historical landmarkers due to their place in the history of Cedar Springs/Dallas. There's even a community cat that everyone knows and takes care of. I've never seen a fatter stray in my life! If you're looking for a place to see and be seen, go a mile up the road and you'll find plenty of those complexes. But if you want a place that really feels like home, this is the place to be.
All of the homes we looked at that were built by Lexington Luxury Builders - I think they go by Lexington Companies - were truly exceptional. The attention to detail is extraordinary. We really appreciate the commitment which has been made by Scott Schaefer, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lexington Luxury Builders and Kyle McCollum the Chief Operating Officer, to environmental standards, green building and sustainable development. Lexington Luxury Builders, Scott Schaefer and Kyle McCollum really seem to care about quality, green building, the environment, sustainable development and the community, more than any other builder we've seen. Lexington Luxury Builders is building a neighborhood of luxury townhomes right now in Downtown Plano, in the Historic Heritage area of Plano, less than two blocks from the new DART light rail station. It's called Lexington Park at Rice Field and I think it's considered a transit oriented development, but this one seems different. It is built around a cool private park and the entire project is environmentally responsible and green built, which is very important to us. The City of Plano apparently picked Lexington to be their exclusive partner to build Lexington Park at Rice Field as a public/private partnership. We saw an on line article about the project. It is awesome, right by the DART station, and very affordable.