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Old 10-06-2017, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Columbia, MD
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It seems that most management companies that run apartment communities that are past their prime are just glorified slumlords, where the "management team" are just a group of folks who really have no management qualities . Brand new, upscale communities seem to be the one and only exception. Anyone else agree??
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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It seems that most management companies that run apartment communities that are past their prime are just glorified slumlords, where the "management team" are just a group of folks who really have no management qualities . Brand new, upscale communities seem to be the one and only exception. Anyone else agree??
Sort of...They get that way for a reason...Too often the management contract is awarded to the lowest bidder, and since they're the lowest bidder they cut costs almost everywhere they can to make a profit, and it shows. Or, the owner naturally is conservative about his expenditures and runs a skeleton staff that has a continuous backlog.

I agree that it seems like your average apartment office staff isn't the most competent group (in general, I've met some good ones but at least half don't seem to inspire confidence.)
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:56 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Because you have lived in 95% or so of every apartment building all over the United States? Which would make you a sort of expert with a lot of personal experience dealing with slumlords.
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:59 AM
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Location: Bakersfield, Ca
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Where I live yes and they are usually in LA, 2 states away . They don't even have to be past their prime ( I LOVE 60's buildings when kept in the 60's ,very cool ) , just not tall shiny and made of glass .
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