Last fall, I contacted Karen at Schulhof Properties. She answered the phone! No other properties even bothered to return messages or e-mails. I set an appointment, she confirmed the morning of, and she was on time. We had discussed the properties beforehand and narrowed it down to three. The first one we looked at was perfect. I was ready to sign the lease. Karen had another appointment so she showed me where the office was. It took about 2 minutes to walk there. She had already called in the information and the paperwork was ready. I looked at a lot of places and had nothing but stress. I was so relieved that I didn't sign somewhere else. This whole experience was so enjoyable. I had a question this week and texted Karen. Although she is no longer employed there, she returned my text within minutes (before 8 am) with the information I needed. She was such a great "first impression" of Schulhof. I will miss knowing that she is there.
We had no issues with the rental. We took care of the apartment and got our security deposit back minus a blind that we broke which was fair. The apartment was old, but when the hot water heater went out we called and they fixed it. No one was rude to us. I wanted to post our experience because they have gotten very poor ratings and that wasn't our experience. I think if you take care of your apartment and pay your rent on time, you won't have any issues. I will say the apartments are not super well maintained. We had an old thermostat with no clear plastic cover when my son moved in which to me is a fire hazard, but we didn't ask for a new one. The air conditioner was circa 1975. The filter was so plugged and filthy that I also found it to be a fire hazard. They offered to replace it for my son, but he didn't care. All and all an adequate first apartment experience for my son. We cosigned for him.
Katz Properties has been the best property management company I have rented from hands down. At first I was a bit hesitant renting from Katz reading some negative remarks but after dealing with my former landlord I thought I see if there was any substance to any of this. Apples to Apples you will not find a better company to rent from. They are friendly, helpful, and honest. I want to personally thank James for everything. He went out of his way to find me the right place for my budget and helped me get basic maintenance in order. I have concluded that these negative remarks online are from people that enjoy complaining or habitually late on rent.
I absolutely love my townhouse...I have been here now for about three years and plan to stay indefinitely. Not having to worry about upkeep, lawn care etc is priceless as I have no time between work and hobbies. Any issues that I have ever had were dealt with in a rather expedient manner and I have found the main office staff as well as our on site manager to be very accommodating and personable. I fully recommend Trike and especially Parkwood.
As a long term tenant of JVT I have grown fond of the heated pools in summer and the beautiful grounds in winter, as well as the gym and club room! I have lived in studios, 1 bedrooms, and 2 bedrooms over the years. Management has most recently also undergone renovation of a lot of the facilities, lobbies, laundry, and apartments! We also just got a new onsite management team and maintenance crew.No better place to live in down town Milwaukee!
Having lived there for 3 years I found White Oaks very pleasing. The office/maintenance staff when I was there from 2008-2011 was wonderful and very helpful. You must have lived there when it was under new management. In the summer the staff had resident cookouts and even had a staff hand operated carwash for the residents. One bad experience will make you also look for more problems to complain about, all buildings have their own problems.
I was searching for apartments for quite awhile and was having a very difficult time finding anything I felt good about. Fortunately I found Ben who is a leasing agent for Katz Properties. He was able to listen to my preferences and then showed me 3 buildings that matched what I was in search of. He was very helpful and I recommend his services to anyone who is looking for apartments. I love my new apartment!
The best landlord in all of Milwaukee and beyond!! Ive lived in several of his properties and they have all been wonderful experiences!! Buildings are well maintained as are the apartments!! If you have any problems maintenance comes out the next day. I have lived all over the world but part of the reason I stay in Milwaukee is because it is such a joy and ease to live in a Katz Property apartment!
Just recently I decided to upgrade to a 3 bedroom apartment on the East Side. I called Ben who is their leasing agent and he was awesome. He went out of his way to show us the best of the best within our budget. We were able to upgrade without any problems and we are all still very happy tenants. If you are searching for a new apartment Ben will most certainly find one for you.
This is my first year living at the Schulhof properties and I must say they couldn't be more student friendly, I had a pipe clog recently and maintenance was at my door within 10 minutes of the call. Rent is relatively cheap and the properties are well kept. If you are looking for apartments around Marquette or just cheaper living, I recommend them !