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- High focus on safety with locations in safe neighborhoods as well as 24-hour front desk attendants.
- Management is very responsive to any complaints filed.
- On-site maintenance is quick and effective when called upon.
Recent BJB Properties reviews
Gold Coast Studio
Great location near the red line, grocery and pharmacy. Further from campus, but easy commute on the L. Building is well maintained and generally pretty quiet (is near several bars, and the lower floors can be loud at night). My apartment is a 200sqft studio with an updated kitchen and lots of storage. Doesn't get great light.
This is a good apartment with a great view. The management is helpful and prompt with solving issues. I was lucky to find good roommates too. It's a good price for the location, but there may be places which are about a 100 cheaper in the vicinity, if you look hard enough.
Good, but the management company could be better!
The apartment is great, but I've had difficulty getting responses from the management company on a number of issues. Also, the laundry machines break down pretty frequently and aren't fixed for a few days.
Good for one person
It's a small studio apartment, even for just one person. But location is great and BJB provides decent WiFi and DirecTV for all tenants included in rent. Only utility you have to pay for outside of rent is electricity. Depends on which side of the building your apartment is on, but you can have great city/lake views or be looking at an alley/wall. You're paying for location more than anything else.
Great space. Highly recommended. Can't say enough good things about it. You can't go wrong with living there. There's a bedroom and a bathroom. Both work really well. Better than expected even. I've told all my friends about it. If I had more friends I would tell them about it!
Great Place to Live
Management is very responsive to all my tenant needs, great location. I have a dishwasher and walk in closet, which is an extremely rare find in this neighborhood! It's an older building but everything is in good condition. Plus a security guard at night helps keep the property safe!
Satisfied long time resident
I've been at 1837 Patterson for a few years and overall am pleased with the building and management. Can't beat the location, and street parking is relatively easy. Maintenance is very responsive and the building engineer does a great job. Cable and internet is included, but very basic and was a little disappointed with the recent cable package downgrade. Laundry is coin operated, which is probably the biggest downside. Residents are mostly single working professionals and haven't had any issues with noise. Pet friendly building and close to the brown line and buses.
Great place when first moving to Chicago
I moved to Chicago and didn't really know anything about the city or where to live. I ended up living in a small studio in Lakeview and I really loved it. Rent was inexpensive, but the room was extremely small. When you live alone you don't need much though. You did have to pay for laundry downstairs on the first floor, and the elevator was extremely old and slow. It's not bad for a first apartment, but I wanted to move after a year.
New Attentive Management
My experience thus far at 25 E Delaware has been great. Management is great about responding to any and every issue. The location is excellent and it's a great place to live! Ask Katie if you ever have a problem, she'll get it taken care of right away!
Descent Place to live for a year
Overall BJB Properties was a good experience. There were 2 main things that annoyed me about my studio apartment. 1 - There was very little sunlight. Many of the units face the east but the hospital blocks all of the sun, making the small studio apartments like a cave. 2 - There was always a smell of smoke and weed in the hallway. The apartment doesn't allow smoking anywhere (per the lease) but they apparently never enforced it.
There is a front desk person from 5-1am so overall it feels pretty safe.
Best deal for location
I've lived here for 6 months so far and the location is perfect. The building itself is old but they try and maintain it as much as possible. The studio is perfect for me being a student. They are currently doing renovations in the other apartments which I'm sure will help rent out more. I wish the doorman would be the 24/7 but they have odd hours. Maintenance is done rapidly. Only annoyance nowadays is the renovation which is causing water to be shut off and loud noises constantly.
Quiet and cozy
I love my apartment. It is expensive but updated and I live in a high enough unit that I am overlooking other buildings' roofs so that's a huge plus. No problems with maintenance or management. They have had workers working on the exterior of the building for the last two years so that can be an annoyance because it gets loud in the mornings for some people.
BJB properties is a great company and the management is quick to respond to requests. Lived there two years.
-Great people live there
-Wonderful location near bars and restaurants
-Nice laundry room
Nice Living Situation
You can't go wrong with this location and the spacious units. Been here for a while and plan on staying as long as rent holds steady. Kitchen is spacious and all appliances are nice and in good working condition. Outside of building and hallways are well maintained.
Decent, Not Great
I lived at this residence for more than a year, and it's pretty decent. My apartment is sunny and the floor is relatively quite. It is also an elevator building which is a very nice touch. Cats are welcome, though the studio is small for them to live comfortably.
However, in the past year, I've had so many packages stolen which management refuses to address. A security camera was installed in the lobby for about a week before it disappeared. They do not care about keeping the building safe and secure.
On top of that, the residents aren't always the best. A lot of students live here and have little to no idea how to behave like adults. I can't tell you how many times my laundry has been taken out of the machine mid-cycle so others can wash their items. They have no respect for other people's time and money.