Archstone Wisconsin Place
Resident • 2012 Not Recommended
I say proceed with extreme caution if you are thinking of renting an apartment here. The leasing agents and building staff are wonderful. Will, the leasing agent that I dealt with, was excellent and helped me to get one of the special deals. My move-in was smooth, and even though all the elevators were booked on the day and time my move was scheduled, the staff made arrangements for my furniture to be delivered to my apartment. Throughout the year that I have lived here, the staff have been wonderful. I moved from New York, and it took a while for my stuff to get here, so I made liberal use of a screening room that can be rented (free of charge) by residents. And I have really enjoyed the fantastic location: access to Whole Foods, the classes at the Montgomery County Recreation Center etc. Now that the time has come to renew my lease, I am in a state of shock. My rent was raised almost $600/month off the base price. The new building manager, Jared, is really slimy. After a 20-minute conversation, he basically told me that based on the occupancy rates, he didn't see any reason to negotiate. I persisted, and he brought down the increase to $300/month. Also doesnt answer any questions directly. The end of the lease and the attitude of the management has really ruined the experience. I would only recommend this building if you were 100% sure that you will leave within a year. On a final note, I am disappointed that the management lacks integrity in the way that they communicate with residents. Its shocking that if you speak with a manager for fifteen or twenty minutes that you can possibly negotiate your rent down. I'm not quite sure what is going on. Completely unpleasant experience.
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