PMC Property Group
Recent PMC Property Group reviews
good price and location with older facilities
Pros: Very convenient downtown location, 15 min walk to work. Excellent view. Close to transit. Great central heating. In unit AC.
Cons: Old building. One elevator. Moving in was hard. Management could be more accommodating. Laundry room on ground floor.
I have enjoyed living at Orlowitz Hall over the first two years of medical school. It is conveniently located right in the middle of campus and Center City Philadelphia. Everything you could possibly need is within walking distance, including public transit (which can also get you to the airport). Management is very responsive to maintenance requests. I appreciate having 24/7 front door staff which makes entering the building secure and ensures delivery of mail/packages. The rent also includes water and the building is wire for Jefferson's WiFi network which students can access without needing to purchase additional internet (which is also available if one wanted). The RAs and office of housing and resident life put on nice social events as well which helps residents meet one another. You're also guaranteed to have fellow students living in either one of the Barringer or Orlowitz buildings which makes socializing very convenient. They also have a small gym in the building. There is also laundry/washer machines in the basement that you can pay to use.
As far as criticisms go, the main living rooms don't have any light fixtures so you have to provide your own lighting. The building has had an issue with the fire alarm going off randomly over the course of the two years I've been here, sometimes at incredibly inconvenient times, but it has seemed to stop over the last 6 months. Occasionally the water does have to be shut off due to some kind of unscheduled plumbing issue, but staff do a good job of informing residents and ensuring it is restored swiftly. You may see some cockroaches scurrying around the lower floors (especially the basement). Lastly, rent is perhaps slightly more expensive than what you may find around others parts of the city, but you're also getting the convenience of being on campus.
Amazing value for the location
Average Apartment with Ideal Location
I had to deal with cockroaches for the first few months while living there. I had members from PMC come by to take a look several times but they were never able to figure it out and only laid down traps. I finally found out that the source of the infestation was from a leaking fridge. They quickly came to replace the fridge which ended the problem completely. For the next year and a half, everything was fine. Then I noticed some mice crawling thru the apartment but it wasn't as big of a deal as the roaches. All in all, I believe you can find a better apartment that doesn't have these issues. However, the location of Orlowitz was ideal and certainly helped with studying late at the library and being so close to everything on campus and getting to know other students in the same building. I would recommend for the first 1-2 years, but then venture out into another neighborhood.
The Warehouse Apartments Review
Great building, staff, and apartment quality
Good option for Jeff students
Reasonable price for the location. Decent amount of space for a 1 bedroom. Tall ceilings make it feel even bigger. The last several years here have been uneventful (which is good). If any issues come up, maintenance takes care of it quickly. Can be loud at night and on weekends from street noise with bars and restaurants close by.
I was moving for school from the west coast and didn't have the ability to find an apartment and knew this was associated with the school so figured it was a safe choice. After searching for an apartment, I see that I am paying too much for what I am getting. It has poor plumbing with regularly turning the water off for various maintenance problems. I have friends in the building who have had pipes burst. The maintenance is slow.
At least my apartment and the ones I saw during my tour were pretty outdated, but being a student I needed a place and the price was cheaper than surrounding buildings. My apartment did not have a dish washer and you had to pay for laundry that was inside the complex. The biggest issue I had was that due to the old infrastructure of the building, there was a lot of cockroaches. Like I killed one daily. I would not recommend this apartment to anyone unless they really were tight on money. The management side was actually really good. I often had no issue getting my maintenance requests done in a timely matter, but other than that, there is not much more positive about it. There was also a door man there, which, is nice since there is a little bit of added safety, but the people in the building were a little "different". My level always smelt like weed and I imagine there was other drugs circulating the complex as well.
Good building, average to poor management
I love my apartment in this building- it's large, well set up, gets tons of natural light, and has a small balcony. The building has 3 main elevators and a service elevator you can use when moving in, which was extremely helpful.
One thing many people might dislike about it is that the walls to the street/windows do not block out much sound at all. I can frequently hear activity or drunk people shouting on the street at night on weekends. However, since I'm a heavy sleeper and am used to noise, having lived in NYC, this doesn't bother me much.
The property management corporation is also annoying to work with. They have fixed most minor repairs I've needed in a fairly timely manner, but I have consistent issues with their package service. Even though the building has a door woman 12pm-8pm ("security") our packages are delivered to Adelphia house (chestnut b/w 13th and 12th), and I have had issues tracking down several packages that claim to have been delivered but that I never received . Sometimes, if I ask to check in their package room though, I will find the package there and mis-labled in their logbook as a different apartment. It's a frustrating system and one their management doesn't seem to care about changing.
The apartment is near a lot of fun bars and restaurants too, and it usually feels very safe walking back at night because there are lots of people out late- although this comes with the caveat that sometimes drunk people walking along your path home are very annoying (but this is restricted to Friday/Saturday)
All of this being said, though, my apartment is extremely large, comfortable, clean, and nice. There is also laundry on every floor, which is very convenient. The things I listed aren't enough to make me want to move out of this lovely apartment, but they are things that should be kept in mind for anyone looking to live here.
The apartment was great. Wish it had a dishwasher but otherwise was great. But rent was too expensive, the Internet was Jeffersons internet which isn't always reliable and they blocked video game consoles/chromecast/Apple TV, etc from connecting to the internet
Very happy living here!
Management (and maintenance) often go out of their way to solve problems for residents in a way that's super helpful. This is the first place I have lived for more than a year since college, and it's because I loved living here so much. I will definitely miss this apartment and living in this area of the city, the heart of Philadelphia. It's a couple minutes walk from Trader Joe's and Target. Prices are reasonable for how much you get from it. The only thing that bothers me is they sometimes don't have security guards on certain days (like holidays), but crime doesn't sleep so it would be nice if they were able to use a security company that could provide guards those days. Electricity can be expensive and the washers/dryers aren't the best (although that's typical for high-rise buildings that don't have ventilated washer/dryer systems). But, there is in-unit laundry which is fantastic.
2121 Market Street Review
Great location and awesome price for what you get
Great place to live!
Kensington Court is a great place to live for students who are unfamiliar with Richmond. Many of the larger, private residences that are available for rent do not post online and rent quickly. Although you can find something larger for your money, Kensington Court is still a great place to live. The staff are courteous and responsive. I have needed maintenance done on both the AC and heat; and the maintenance crew was at the apartment the same day to fix the problems. There is a gym on site that is convenient. The building is in a great, safe location. I am able to walk to many bars and restaurants.
Good location, modern building with spacious rooms, but limited amenities
Pros: Modern building, great location, a lot of space for what you pay, 24/7 reception and package collection
Cons: Limited amenities (gym has no bathroom or wifi), blinds are not effective in keeping out sunlight (50% of the sunlight seeps through), limited cupboard space in unit, no garbage chute (maintenance has to manually remove garbage rooms from garbage room on every floor), kitchen sinks dont come with garbage disposals, liberal security policy