The Lofts at East Berkeley
Resident · 2015 - 2017
I really enjoyed living here - We moved in June of 2015 and renewed because we love the location so much. The SOWA / Ink Block area is BOOMING. In the summer there is constantly something to do and it's such a conveniently located apartment. I also love that my apartment unit has two stories in it; it makes it feel so much bigger having that separation of space. The maintenance for this building is pretty good! Sometimes there's a delay, and they don't really communicate too well about their process, but they've fixed everything I've ever submitted. We even got a brand new oven when our last one was acting wonky. I've been seeing a lot of the units getting renovated, so maybe they went ahead and upgraded that one appliance since it was on the fritz. I don't interact too much with the property management company to be honest, but every time I do they're above average in that I don't have a horrendous experience with every call or email. They do have fast turnover in their mgmt office, so I'm never really sure who to contact. That being said, I've *never* had to file a complaint. Our neighbors are really nice and quiet and awesome, there's never any gross things in the hallways or elevators (at least anymore, which I'm very grateful for!) and the security guards are really nice and give our pups treats every day. There's almost always one elevator broken, but at least the other one is usually fine. I've only ever been forced to take the stairs like one or two times in the almost 2 years living here. And we just got a notice that they're installing brand new elevators in March, so that'll be fantastic.