Mac Property Management
- Management is very responsive to residents' needs.
- Conveniently located next to public transit or retail options.
What could be better
- Management can be disorganized when it comes to move ins/outs.
- Maintenance staff leaves something to be desired.
Recent Mac Property Management reviews
I had a good year at Regents Park. My roommate and I had a spacious apartment with a great view, and any issue we had regarding maintenance was fixed within 24 hours. The building looks old but if you don't mind that, I didn't really care. The biggest issue for us was the elevators, which were terrible. It was rare that all elevators in our tower were operating, and it was not usual to waits for the elevators (both going up and down) for 10 minutes. Otherwise, we had no problems. I do have friends (most of whom lived in the building's south tower), who encountered substantial problems. The elevators there at least once or twice were all out of commission (I once walked up 36 floors to deliver something to a friend there), and they had a tower-wide power outage that lasted several days. I had a good year there and appreciated being in a building with a lot of other law students, but I truly encourage the Admissions office or the students themselves to coordinate another building to focus on.
This apartment is awful
When I moved in it was clear that nobody had cleaned the apartment since the last tenant moved out.
Great 1L apartment
Shoreland is a lovely place to live. You're right on the lake, which is great, and most rooms have great views of either the lake or, on the other side, the rest of Hyde Park. The rooms are spacious and recently renovated, and all include washer & dryer and central air/heat. And the (free) 171 bus takes you to the law school in less than 15 minutes. The Mac staff has always been great for me.
Law school is hard—Housing doesn't have to be
Solstice is awesome!
Overall good apartment, but expensive and suffers maintenance issues
The apartment is good-sized, clean, and in a great location in the Hyde Park area. It has a dishwasher and laundry in the basement. Maintenance is fairly quick and responsive. And the building is surprisingly quiet - I never hear noise from my neighbors coming from my ceiling or walls.
The downsides are: the elevators are constantly down (usually 2, maybe only 1, work, out of 4 total; servicing 300 apartments with so few elevators creates huge waiting times); the garage for parking a car is expensive, very tight (people rub their cars all the time), and the garage door is always broken, leading to long wait times just to get out; the apartment is expensive overall, especially when you add in utilities; and I have seen roaches, especially in winter.
Good for price
- Great views
- Great layout
- Gym is pretty good
- Staff is nice
- Great living where a lot of students live
- AC / Heat works well
- Horrible elevator system (like, genuinely horrible)
- Staff lie about promised improvements for unknown reasons
- Walls pretty thin (often hear people in adjacent rooms)
- Pay extra for Wi-Fi, and at an increasing rate for quicker speeds (we pay $25 per month for 25mbps)
- Revolving door at front makes no sense
- Amenities fee of $140 per month (total)
Incompetent Staff and Not the Best Building
Regents Park is sold to you as a first year as a place where all the 1Ls live and study--that is not true. While many 1Ls live here, study groups typically meet at the law school or other spaces. While my studio is beautiful and very spacious, the ventilation in the building is terrible. A year ago, someone was smoking cigarettes into the bathroom vent every day for months and the building said they couldn't do anything about it b/c it allows smoking. Many other students had issue with people smoking cigarettes or weed all throughout the building since the vents are connected. Also, the walls are EXTREMELY thin so you can hear the conversation of the person next door. Also, they are renovating the elevators, one at a time. It has been extremely frustrating because it takes 10 minutes for an elevator to come any time I leave my apartment and its normally filled up. They also only run two elevators during the weekend. Instead of reducing our rent, they offer these random coffee or pizza days once every blue moon. My tv feed is also pretty crappy throughout the night. The gym is decent, but they dont keep it cleaned and there is dust on the machines. To conclude, I would live elsewhere, but if you do, just stay for a year.
Good place to start.
In unit washer dryer is super convenient, but there’s probably better value somewhere else. Lots of law students live here.
I have very little bad things to say about Shoreland--management is responsive, the location is ideal (CTA picks you up at the building and goes straight to the law school; buses that run downtown are 2 blocks away), the rooms are pretty spacious, and there is someone at the front desk 24/7.
I really like Shoreland
I have a great apartment with a lot of natural light because I'm on the corner. I love having the in-unit washer and dryer, and there's a little over 20 other 1Ls in the building, so there's a good community.
City Hyde Park is the best
Live on top of whole foods, across the street from Metra and the bus stop, two blocks from LA fitness, and the apartment is nice and new. Close to the lakeshore as well.
In front of Regents, so still close to a large law school population.
The gym is only located in one of the Algonquin buildings, and it's really bad.
Great Space to escape school
This a a great space. There are large windows in rooms so it is easy to get lots of sunlight, and it it easy to have some sort of a view. Building management is very friendly and helpful. Moving-in was made easy thanks to a dedicated freight elevator. Both building and apartment are accessible through the same key fob, so it minimizes key space. Apartments are very modern and there is a lot of room for cooking. Being situated above a Whole Foods has made it easy to go shopping on a routine basis and I definitely cook more, even with so many quick restaurants being close by.
Cold air comes through the windows, so the apt. doesn’t stay heated.
Management is responsive and nice, but they don’t follow through most of the time.
The first floor always smells like marijuana.
The apartment itself is nice and close to Whole Foods and the bus.
Fantastic building, but a bit pricey
The building is really nice and management is always very responsive to maintenance requests or other issues. The "gym" in the building only has a few machines and free weights, but it's not too bad for what it is. The 24-hour front desk person/doorman is nice. It's also nice to be able to receive packages. The building is pretty pricey, though. It costs more than I'd like. But it's also nice to have an in-unit washer/dryer and dishwasher. The walls are also pretty thin.