TLC Management Co.

 19 listings          
 110 reviews
7.4
Building rating
6.8
Management rating

Apartments located in

What's great

  • The property manager is attentive and maintenance is helpful and quick.
  • Quick access to restaurants, stores, and public transit.

What could be better

  • Units are on the small side.
  • Amenities could use a face lift.

Recent TLC Management Co. reviews

Do NOT rent here

2 management rating Reviewed by on

I am a student at Kellogg and have been living here for around 8 months. I would not recommend living here.

1. Apartments by themselves are good and spacious, but the rent is inflated because Kellogg students live here.

2. Management is extremely poor. You rarely will find someone in the office the first time you go. Maintenance issues are never addressed promptly. For example, the building has a common internet and we have had issues with the internet for months and they are still not resolved.

Though the apartments are good, extremely poor management makes your life difficult if you ever have any issues. You can find a better apartment at the same price elsewhere.

The Scholar
 / Chicago  / 3 beds, 2 baths

Do not pay for this trash place

1 management rating Reviewed by on

Pipe bursts, unkillable mice, rotating management, overprice and predatory pricing, inconsistent policies. This has to be one of the worst apartment buildings of all of Chicago. SEE YA

The Flamingo
 / Chicago  / Studio, 1 bath

Bang for your buck

7 management rating Reviewed by on

The Plaisance isn't fancy at all but it's right next to the law school and has everything you need for a good price. This is not luxury living, but it's a solid building with responsive management and a good community.

Plaisance Apartments
 / Chicago  / Studio, 1 bath

Good apartment units but management and service can improve

6 management rating Reviewed by on

Apartment is good but management service quality and hours are not the best. The gym is one of the better ones but still not as good as a full fledged gym. There is no concierge , whereas other properties have 24/7 concierge which feels safer. No pool.

The Scholar
 / Chicago  / 2 beds, 2 baths

The Scholar (Formerly Centrum Evanston) Review

5 management rating Reviewed by on

Bad Management

The Scholar
 / Chicago  / 3 beds, 2 baths

Overpriced and Unsafe

2 management rating Reviewed by on

Great for Kellogg students as there is a big Kellogg community here. But house prices are wayyy inflated for the facilities. Also, the area has become extremely unsafe recently with robberies outside train station next door

The Scholar
 / Chicago  / 2 beds, 2 baths

Plaisance

8 management rating Reviewed by on

Near school, good space. Some amenities are old and sometimes need repair (elevators, washer/dryers). Overall, it’s okay.

Plaisance Apartments
 / Chicago  / 1 bed, 1 bath

Definitely one of my favorite buildings in Evanston.

9 management rating Reviewed by on

Perfect mix between a building with lots of Kellogg students and some peace. Close to everything, love the gym and the modern units! Management has also helped me with all maintenance requests.

The Scholar
 / Chicago  / 1 bed, 1 bath

2Bed 2 Bath Review

4 management rating Reviewed by on

This is a great building to be in if you want to be around a lot of Kellogg students. The apartments are new and amenities are good. This is a 25 minute walk from the Global Hub but very close to the train station and the downtown shops. The apartments are all different and the room sizes can be drastically different so highly recommend getting a tour of the actual unit you are signing a lease for. The building management is never on site but maintenance needs are fixed promptly. The walls are extremely thin and based on the room heating/air conditioning is uneven. This apartment is better priced than other popular apartment buildings.

The Scholar
 / Chicago  / 2 beds, 2 baths

Great building with great Kellogg community!

6 management rating Reviewed by on

This building is almost 100% Kellogg students but given the smaller size it's much more tight-knit than E2. I love the community here! Amenities are great as well - rooftop, gym, study rooms, etc.

Only complaint is that the mail room is a mess. There are usually 50+ packages in the room, making it difficult to find yours and sometimes resulting in missing packages. Some units have also experienced heat/climate issues. And the walk to Kellogg is 25 mins, longer than you might expect.

The Scholar
 / Chicago  / 2 beds, 2 baths

Centrum Evanston Review

5 management rating Reviewed by on

Nice apartment, building, and downtown location. A little far from Hub, but pros outweigh the cons!

The Scholar
 / Chicago  / 2 beds, 2 baths

Great Community

8 management rating Reviewed by on

The strong Kellogg community is a plus for the apartment. While a bit further away from campus, it is in the heart of Evanston and a 5-10 minute walk to all other major apartment buildings.

The Scholar
 / Chicago  / 2 beds, 2 baths

Centrum Evanston Review

4 management rating Reviewed by on

Overall, very happy with the building. The 2 bed, 2 bath unit has a really big master bedroom suite with a spacious bathroom and tons of closet space, and the second bedroom is good size as well (perfect for an office or guest room). The kitchen is updated and the appliances all work well. Any complaints I have about the building are outside of the actual unit - the biggest issues are the package room and management. The package room has lockers that some deliverers use, but only a limited number, so most packages end up strewn across the floor or in the hallway/front door area. This makes it very difficult to find your stuff given the volume, and even makes it possible for someone to steal a package if it's left outside the front door. The volume of packages is also the reason why this is a problem in the first place so this might be the best solution, but it is nonetheless inconvenient. Management is the only other issue I have. The manager's responsiveness seems to rise and fall randomly in waves, and I haven't actually seen her in the building in weeks. Management also seems to be overly punitive towards the student population that makes up a significant portion, if not a majority, of their renters. If you're looking for a quieter option that's really nice and don't mind management putting a stop to any good times being had, this is your place. If you're looking for something where you're freer to be more social, this probably isn't the place for you.

The Scholar
 / Chicago  / 2 beds, 2 baths

Centrum Evanston Review

8 management rating Reviewed by on

Fantastic Building

The Scholar
 / Chicago  / 2 beds, 2 baths

A Great Place to Live (Staying here next year)

9 management rating Reviewed by on

Honestly like this place a lot -- management is nice, haven't had any packages stolen, no issues, there is a pool for summer use which is good too. I also have a crazy amount of space for a one-bedroom, especially at the current price I'm paying.

A few caveats:
- a bit warm in the summer (good to bring own AC unit/fan)
- No dishwasher
- No in-unit washer/dryer
- No microwave

The Flamingo
 / Chicago  / 1 bed, 1 bath