Recent Brookfield Properties reviews
Second year living here. They have raised our rent by 10% each year so with our lease coming to an end this summer we have decided to relocate elsewhere. It's good to see that they are renovating all units in addition to common spaces but the increase is hard for us to justify. There are alot of transient people always in the perimeter of the building which makes us feel unsafe for late night walks, etc.
Love my apartment
Staff and concierge are professional and friendly. Hallways and common areas are clean. 10 min walk to train station and 2 min walk to grocery store. In addition, mall is less than 10 mins away. It can be nosey because my apartment is right behind several lounges.
Very safe neighborhood. Walking distance from BU. Has 24h on site concierge.
One Franklin Town
Great building with affordable rent, large rooms with good storage and great amenities including a gym and pool. Also have parking available for extra fee.
2626 Southside Flats
Great location in the Southside Works and the building is very secure. There is a very nice courtyard area with an indoor pool and hot tub. Maintenance staff is very friendly and responsive. Overall a great experience living here.
Good location. Building amenities are good but often neglected. Serious parking problem for visitors. Most apartments are north facing with limited direct sunlight. And of course expensive
Safe location but old building
The apartment is in a great location, and I have two roommates so having our own bathrooms for reasonable rent is great. The building is quite old, so we have occasional maintenance issues which can take a while to get resolved.
Dog friendly apartment complex with a gym and close to the trolley stop. Commute to UCSD is ~50- 60 mins and cost is too high for graduate students as UCSD does not pay a proper living wage. UCSD has only given a 10% raise over 5+ years, I'm only living here as my roommate is able to pay literally DOUBLE the amount I pay (~I pay only 33% of total cost).
Review of The Drake
It's a prime location with generally affordable rent, however, the new management has made maintenance issues harder to deal with.
High rent and reaks of dog urine
If you can afford the steep rent + utilities + $100/m for parking, and never leave your apartment, it's fine.
Moving in was mostly fine, and maintenance is quick, even if it's not very good. The unit itself is quite nice, with a dishwasher, decent fridge and glasstop electric stove. There's also a really good and powerful AC system controlled by a smart home device. Finally, it's a 5 minute walk from the trolley station and walking distance to the Gaslamp district.
However, it takes ~40 minutes to get to campus by trolley, so account for ~2 hours total of commute each day, and don't rely on being able to work on the trolley, though it's usually possible. Also the actual moving in can be a bit of a hassle since you are required to reserve a loading dock space and elevator and can use it for 2 hours at most. Finally, the downstairs area and the entire neighborhood reeks of dog urine and you can usually find feces on sidewalks. A lot of sidewalks are also blocked by tents for unhoused people, so it's not really walkable. If you only ever drive to places you won't care about this, but if you like going out for walks, it's quite bleak.
Lastly, the closest grocery store is a 15 minute walk away, and the next closest stores are a 10 minute drive / 25 minute bus ride. So again having a car is not strictly necessary, but really recommended.
Great place to live with a car
I love it here, depending on what side building you live on it can get loud in weekend because of clubs near by. However if you live on opposite side of them it's quiet.
My apt is very spacious, modern and this place is dog friendly!
20 minutes from school by car and a straight shot down georgia Ave to get there. It's next door to Safeway and a ton of restaurant with target a 5 min drive away.
I live with my sister, however, if seen a few HU dental students living in the building too
Convenience place to be
Olivia is located near the Penn Station, which makes it very convenient to go anywhere in NY. Facilities are relatively new, and staff is nice.
The Met Review
It has so far been a great experience. The floor plans are spacious and the management and the concierge are very helpful when it comes to any problems you may face. They have secure package delivery, and amazon/food deliveries that are delivered to your doorstep. Moreover, the amenities are good enough. There is a patio area, pool, hot tubs and an indoor/outdoor gym. It is also pet friendly! We did have a pest problem, but the apartment was quick to help us rectify it. The location is great in terms of being close to campus and having various transit options nearby. In terms of safety, the building itself is very safe and secure. The surrounding area, however, just depends and is not in control of the building. Nonetheless, I would say that this is a safer area/part of DTLA.
It does the job
I like the Met! Our apartment was newly renovated and has new appliances with laminate "hardwood" floors. The building is nice with a great pool and good amenities. The front desk staff are incredibly nice and greet us by name every time we come home. There's a bus stop across the street that will take you straight to campus. Being downtown means that it's fairly noisy but that's just what it's like living in a city.
Clean, Beautiful amenities, Close to metro