As a working professional, I usually don’t have the time to write many reviews unless the situation really stands out to me. I have lived at 55 Glenwood Avenue, East Orange, New Jersey 07017, one of Shamco Management properties, for little over two years as a tenant. My apartment is very nice and it is very quiet on my floor, which I love! If I have any repair issues, I can call the 24 hr hotline number or the Property Manager and she will make sure my repairs get completed within a timely manner. In the recent past, there were things I did not like as a tenant and I communicated that to Management. In those instances, it is my impression they listened intently to my complaints and addressed those matters expeditiously. Over a short course of time, I have watched the Management improved our living situation within weeks ( i.e., mounting new cameras on each floor so tenants can feel safer and packages can be left at the door; installing new carpeting in the hallways of each floor, which makes a world of a difference in the feel and aesthetics of the overall building; set-up an onsite free business center equipped with computers for Tenant use; open a free state of the art gym where tenants can work out safely and conveniently; a new lighting system for the parking lot has also been installed allowing for a brighter area and a deterrent to predators, in conjunction to installing new lights for the back exit area near the garbage acting as an added preventative to criminals and the many other new exciting things they will be doing in the near future. By making these improvements, Management is showing me as a tenant that they care about their tenants safety and enjoyment. This makes me want to stay here indefinitely. I would definitely recommend this building to potential new tenants.
I've lived at 2110 Newkirk for 4+ years and the experience so far has been very good, we're happy with our apartment, the management team at Shamco, the super and the maintenance staff at my location. Key improvements to the lobby area, elevator, intercom system, tenant appreciation day in the lobby is all good and encourages a community atmosphere. Shamco is very responsive to address issues, willing to listen and act. My only concern is the laundry room could use some improvements/updating.
My take is different. They've improved security, upgrades, & reach out to tenants. Heat is better.