01/06/2010Provided by Citysearch -
The location and amenities are nice. That being said, the current owner alienated many good tenants by performing unnecessary changes that greatly disrupted the quality of life for the tenants. To her credit she did make some good improvements, but she could've saved a lot of money by not making the unnecessary changes she made. I think her motivation was to upgrade and then flip the apartment complex for a quick profit without conern for the tenants' welfare. The market took a downturn, and I think she's waiting for the right time to sell. In the meantime, she appears to have instructed the property management to lower the standards by allowing more pets and people to reside in each apartment and to allow people to move in whose behavior wouldn't otherwise be tolerated. The management seems slow and reluctant to enforce their own polices, one being quiet time betweem 10 PM and 8 AM daily. There is one group of tenants I'm aware of that have consistently violated the quite time policy during the last year, have been complained about many times, have at times been drunk and belligerent to neighboring tenants, and have no respect and consideration for anyone around them. They have not yet been evicted, which lowers the quality of life of nearby tenants. There is no security patrol on the premises after hours to ensure tenants abide by the noise policies, to ensure people are not parking in reserved parking places, to help prevent car breakins in the parking garages, and to keep trespassers off the premises. Overall the quality of life would be greatly improved if the management was more assertive in enforcing its own policies, if a security patrol was onsite after hours to help ensure order, and if the owner would have an interest in the welfare of the tenants and consider the property as a long-term investment with quality tenants and not just an opportunity to flip an apartment complex to realize a quick profit. I don't consider her a long-term apartment property owner; she's just another property flipper and the lowering of the tenant quality of life reflects this.