Borger Management, Inc.
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What could be better
- Management's response time can be a little slow
Recent Borger Management, Inc. reviews
875 N Street NW
This small apartment building has studio and one bedroom apartments, commercial space, and two roof decks and a terrace deck which are often unoccupied and provide a great view of the city. Western-facing apartments have views of the sunset over the National Cathedral and some can see the Washington Monument. The location is fantastic: 1-2 blocks from the Mt. Vernon Square Metro Stop, and right next to the Washington Convention Center and a block from a new Giant grocery store, with plenty of restaurants nearby. However, major events requiring heightened security at the Washington Convention Center 2-3 times per year mean the building gets surrounded by military grade fencing, lights, and noise, and at times have required us to have ID to return home. All apartments have light hardwood floors, light green granite counter tops, a full washer and dryer, and most have large windows with lots of sunlight. Most are very small, but are attractive because of these features. The building allows pets without size restrictions for a monthly fee, which is a plus. The rent is high, but lower relative to the new apartments that have sprung up in the neighborhood. However, the property management company continues to raise rents so it may become similarly priced compared to other options in the neighborhood very soon. Downsides include poor wiring which requires constant light bulb replacements and maintenance requests, lead pipes that have not been removed, and occasional but terrible and uncontrollable odors that emanate from the trash room downstairs through the vents up to the top floors which sometimes fill the apartment with a stench. There is very poor insulation in the walls, making the apartments very drafty in the winter months, and requiring that the heat be on constantly, increasing your PEPCO bill. Apartments are painted without first washing the walls, and this is apparent after a few months; if you get a mark on the wall and try to wipe it off, you will also remove the paint. The water pressure at times is turned down, making showers less than ideal, perhaps because rent includes water. The key fob "secured" entry is often less than secure; we have had packages and a bike stolen from the building, and management is of no help in these situations. The marble floors in the entry/foyer are regularly refinished; it seems like the property managers are most attentive to this feature, perhaps to attract new commercial renters to occupy the second floor. The furniture on the roof decks and terrace are sometimes broken, and this past spring and summer, management neglected to fill the empty and decaying planters. There is a "gym" on the 4th floor which is pretty sad and useless.
Average apartment, Great Neighborhood
I'm really shocked at how expensive my rent is for a very old building ($1400 per roommate + $200/month for a parking space), but it's really the location that you're paying for. Our apartment is functional but the facilities are very old, but that is the case for most buildings in this area. However, the location is close to everything and the commute to Virginia is only about 35 minutes each way.
Great location and great staff
The building has a bus stop right out front, and it is a 10 minute walk to the green/yellow lines. The building is not the most modern but I have had no problems, and all of the staff are very nice and helpful.
Amazing place in a great location
Overall, love it! The place is spacious for a studio and priced well. Near all of the best bars and restaurants on 14th street and just a short walk from DuPont Circle and City Center. I would highly recommend for anyone looking to move to the area.
Quiet building in a great location. Two blocks to Foggy Bottom Metro. One block to Trader Joe's. The building allows dogs. Apartments have lots of closet space. Kitchens are updated. Wood floors and great lighting. For the neighborhood, the rent is on the least expensive side. No roof access or other amenities. Laundry in basement. Management can be difficult at times, but worth it.
Given the volume of overpriced luxury apartment buildings in DC, Dorchester West is a surprisingly nice find. It is a brand new building with a beautiful courtyard and grills, and the units are spacious and well-lit, with lots of storage space and nice, modern, open kitchens. The gym (shared with Dorchester House, next door) is not great, but better than nothing. The management is not always the most responsive and helpful, but the maintenance staff is great.
Management quality needs work
I love Dorchester West as a building but the management company tends to be less than helpful and was a pain to deal with in the move-in. However, the building is wonderful and more than makes up for it. I would recommend this building but just be braced to deal with management who is tough to work with.
Location can't be beat
Great location, right in the heart of dupont circle, close to public transportation, bars, restaurants, coffee shops and walking distance to Georgetown and other parts of DC. Front door staff are extremely helpful and welcoming, and units have been renovated from the drab 1980s look. Slightly expensive, but that's DC!
Great location, eh management, eh value.
I've lived here for two years. The management usually gets things done with in the week, but sometimes you have to be a little persistent. I think the location is great, I'm within walking distance to the bars, Whole Foods, various gyms/boutique fitness places, and a number of metro stations. In regards to metro, my best bet is Farragut North or Dupont on red and McPherson on blue. About a 10-15 minute walk to both. I go to school at GW and work in Judiciary Square, and it's a 30 minute walk to both. In terms of safety I feel really safe in my building. You need a FOB to get in and the residents will normally not let you in if they don't recognize you. The amenities aren't great but you're really paying for location here.
If you can afford it I highly recommend it
Very nice rooftop, great location!!, Management is on top of fixes and maintenance, most units are newly renovated or scheduled to be soon (but flooring is old), don't have parking for every unit, best units face the back or on the corner because less street noise, big windows, clean laundry room, small gym but does the job especially in the winter.
It's in Dupont
Having a doorman is nice and the location is hard to beat. The gym is small but well-kept and is usually pretty empty. The rooftop is probably one of the best in the city, that I've seen anyways. Rent isn't cheap, but it really isn't anywhere. Management has been fine so far.
Great building, great location
I love my apartment. It's a great location and the management is very responsive. My only issues are with the amenities: rather not have coin laundry and would prefer better gym equipment but overall very happy where I am.
Convenient, and a bargain for the neighborhood
You can't find cheaper apartments in the Gtown-Dupont-Foggy Bottom area, although you can if you look anywhere else. That said, it's very nice to be an easy walk or bike ride from campus, and just steps from the bars and shops of Dupont and the parks of Georgetown. The building is old and not fancy but well-maintained. The bike room is too small, but it's quite safe to lock a bike outside. The only laundry facilities are coin operated machines in the basement, which aren't the best. Also, it can sometimes be difficult to get Fedex packages delivered here, as there's no doorman to take them and they don't like leaving them by the front door.
Management Just Okay
Not horrible but management can be difficult to handle since it is a family not a company. So not always the most professional or timely in dealing with matter with rent or services or something broken in the apartment. This is a great location though.
Historic Building by Meridian Hill Park in the midst of DC's Hottest Neighborhoods
I've now been living at the Envoy for nearly four years. I pay an appropriate rent for my spacious, but older studio and reap the benefits of the building's friendly, reliable staff and great location. The building is also right on the S bus line, a nice perk!