Brookfield Properties

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 177 reviews
7.8
Building rating
7.3
Management rating

Recent Brookfield Properties reviews

THE WORST! DO NOT MOVE HERE!

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THE WORST! DO NOT MOVE HERE! Do not be fooled by the photos and amenities. Do not be fooled by the Google reviews as most are FAKE since Google reviews are easy to fake. Just look at Yelp for more accuracy. There's a reason why half this building is vacant.

I lived in many places across the country and in LA and Atelier is by far the WORST! Dangerous neighborhood getting worse, HORRIBLE management, moldy apartments, violent homeless people break in the building all the time, and broken amenities constantly.

Pre-Covid DTLA was getting better, and during this time Atelier was owned by Greystar, and it was amazing. Since COVID, DTLA has gotten HORRIBLE and is now by far the most dangerous neighborhood in all of LA. Random violent attacks, kidnappings, stabbings, and robberies all the time. Across the street two models went missing from their apartment before being found dead. You can't even walk to the Whole Foods or CVS across the street without being accosted, let alone walk around the neighborhood. There's human feces and dog feces all over the streets. You hear constant shootings, car races, and explosions (yes EXPLOSIONS).

The Starbucks next door has turned into a homeless shelter. The Starbucks cashier is constantly TASING violent homeless people or chasing them out with BASEBALL BATS. Cops never come in DTLA. On multiple occasions I found homeless people smoking in the Atelier lobby, attacking residents, and even SLEEPING IN THE LOBBY!

Atelier was bought by Brookfield right after COVID, which is a shady, greedy Wall St firm. Brookfield cut expenses to make a profit, which included changing the amazing Greystar staff, management, and maintenance to cheap, underpaid, incompetent people. It took 50+ emails for me to sign a lease, and in over 40 of them my name was misspelled "Dough". The PM even messed up and sent me a lease for a unit 3x the price. Good luck getting approved by the way, you need to make 3x to 6x the rental price, provide bank statements, paystubs, tax returns and more. It's more difficult than buying a house.

When I moved in I mentioned I have to live in a smoke free environment due to medical condition, and I was looking for 24/7 concierge for safety, given the dangerous neighborhood. Daniel Kim said no problem, despite him inappropriately having pepper spray and a taser sitting on his desk. Red flag.

Upon move-in there was a HORRIBLE smell. Turns out its SEVERE mold, and who knows, it could be the unit where the two maintenance workers died and were found days later. Very creepy.

ITS A SMOKERS PARADISE! I found over 50 cigarette butts all over the amenity center. I wake up and find cigarette butts and marijuana joints on my own balcony. The building smell is HORRIBLE! They put cheap plastic air fresheners to save money, despite everyone complaining. Neighbors blast music and party all night and are extremely shady.

Forget about enjoying the amenities - NONE WORK! Hot tub and pool are always broke. The elevators NEVER work, and take 15-20 minutes to go downstairs, causing Ubers to cancel. You will never get an uber regardless, as the area is so dangerous Ubers refuse to go there. Residents HOG the business center. The AC in the business center has been broke for months and its a sauna. The pool tables broke, TVs do not work, coffee machine was broke for months and recently removed permanently, gym equipment damaged and missing, movie theater does not work at all, and pool chairs ripped and broke. Rooftop tiles are broken and unsafe causing residents to trip.

They advertise 24/7 concierge, and before being bought out they would have two employees working. To save 50% on staff expenses now there's only one ever concierge. They go missing for hours during their "break". They return with a line of angry people, food couriers, and residents out the door AND THEN YELL AT THEM!

Atelier
 / Los Angeles  / 1 bed, 1 bath

Great apartment reasonable prices

9 management rating Reviewed by on

The apartment building is really nice and the prices are reasonable for so many amenities and to live alone without roommates. There are multiple large open spaces to bring friends and a rooftop pool, gym, and movie screening room. The difference in price over on campus housing is more than worth it.

Eighth and Grand
 / Los Angeles  / Studio, 1 bath

The best apartment in DTLA

10 management rating Reviewed by on

Beaudry is the newest apartment located on DTLA, it provides studio, 1B1B and 2B2B, very nice building with fantastic gym and roof top lounge. 7*24 hours concierge and valet parking.

Beaudry
 / Los Angeles  / 2 beds, 2 baths

Good spot

7 management rating Reviewed by on

Plenty of staff, good location. It's huge, so there are package mixups and slow elevators

Eighth and Grand
 / Los Angeles  / 1 bed, 1 bath

MAJOR SECURITY ISSUE - BAG STOLEN IN APARTMENT!!!

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I am absolutely appalled by the lack of security at this so-called "luxury, high-end" apartment! Last Friday, I left my bag on the couch in the clubroom after the party ended at about 2 AM. The bag contains all my personal belongings: car key, apartment key, wallet, ID and iPad.

When my friends, the residents of 2626, tried to open the clubroom, the fob didn't work. We tried to contact the emergency services, but no one bothered to show up! Is this the level of security and responsiveness we should expect from a supposedly upscale residence?

The next morning, at 8:40 AM, my friend went to the clubroom only to find NO BAG inside, just a vacuum cleaner. It appears that the cleaning lady had entered the room before my friend, but shockingly, she denies seeing any bag. The evidence from the fob access indicates that only my friend and the cleaning lady entered the clubroom that morning. Coincidence? I think not!

What's even more absurd is that there are NO SECURITY CAMERAS inside this so-called luxury apartment complex! Are we living in the dark ages? Without any evidence, it's impossible to identify the thief or hold anyone accountable. Moreover, the cleaning manager nonchalantly admitted to having a master key to all the rooms. Residents of 2626, lock your doors with utmost care!

I am utterly disgusted by the lack of security measures in place, and I implore anyone considering this apartment complex to think twice before putting their safety and belongings at risk. This experience has been a total nightmare, and I cannot emphasize enough how disappointed and angry I am with the complete disregard for the security of the residents. Shame on you!

2626 South Side Flats
 / Pittsburgh  / 1 bed, 1 bath

it's fine

1 management rating Reviewed by on

It's *fine*, with nothing major to complain about and nothing major to boast about either. They have a maintenance crew who are fast, but sloppy. Their elevators break often, but most of the time most of them are working so it's usually not an issue. Their package room is fully automated, and we've not had issues with package theft. We have a spot in the parking lot ($100/month), and haven't had issues with break-ins either. We did have a cockroach problem, but they were quick in responding and had pest-control treat our apartment the same week.

They allow pets (for an extra fee), we get plenty of sunlight, it's a 5 minute walk from the trolley station, and 15 minute walk from the Gaslamp district.

But each year we have to play the game of chicken with the leasing office where they give an outrageous new rent, we threaten to move out, and then they lower it to a reasonable amount.

Move here if you can't find anywhere else that you're happy with.

Vantage Pointe
 / San Diego  / 1 bed, 1 bath

The Met

8 management rating Reviewed by on

Nice spacious study apartment. Nice area. Very secure.

The Met
 / Los Angeles  / Studio, 1 bath

The Lofts at 1835 Arch Street Review

9 management rating Reviewed by on

Good Apartment outside of the Bubble

The Lofts at 1835 Arch Street
 / Philadelphia  / 2 beds, 2 baths

Review

6 management rating Reviewed by on

It was solid. We are moving because it's a little cramped but perfect for first years. Close to PATCO

The Drake
 / Philadelphia  / 2 beds, 2 baths

2626 South Side Flats Review

3 management rating Reviewed by on

Unhelpful Staff; expensive yet cheaply made apartment

2626 South Side Flats
 / Pittsburgh  / 1 bed, 1 bath

The Met

9 management rating Reviewed by on

Overall, pleasant experience. Nice area. Quick walk to and from Loyola Law School. I would highly recommend it.

The Met
 / Los Angeles  / Studio, 1 bath

The Lofts at 1835 Arch Street Review

8 management rating Reviewed by on

Good Apartment outside of the Bubble

The Lofts at 1835 Arch Street
 / Philadelphia  / 2 beds, 2 baths

Nice Amenities, Annoying Rules

5 management rating Reviewed by on

I do really like living here, but the management isn't the best. The pools, gym, and study room are so nice. My apartment itself is really nice. Maintenance fixes issues within a few hours.

Management does not communicate with us about anything. They also have stupid rules that you just have to follow like no guest parking and only one key fob per person, etc.

Overall, it is really nice, but it could work better.

Eighth and Grand
 / Los Angeles  / 1 bed, 1 bath

1L Living at Atelier

10 management rating Reviewed by on

I am a previous USC undergrad student, and have lived at Element, the Lorenzo, and West 27th Place. By far, this has been my favorite apartment complex. While this is the most expensive apartment I have lived in, the money spent affords me far more than the other apartment complexes I have lived in. Additionally, it takes me about 10-15 minutes to get to school in the morning as it is situated downtown, however it can take between 15-25 during rush hour.

Atelier
 / Los Angeles  / 1 bed, 1 bath

The Drake Review

6 management rating Reviewed by on

Great for Single Grad Students on a Budget

The Drake
 / Philadelphia  / Studio, 1 bath