I had a great experience with BJB. I lived for two years in two of their apartments at 1110 and 1116 Davis St. The building was in a great location near the metra and a couple blocks from downtown Evanston. Both apartments were in great shape with nice hardwoods, high ceilings, big closets and lots of windows. The kitchens and bathrooms were renovated before I moved in. Both apartments were pretty large for a great price relative to other places I looked. I also had a parking place in a garage for a really competitive price. The free cable and internet were great, I never had any issues with connection speed, even when streaming music or video. The laundry in the basement was also a nice feature. There were enough washers and dryers that I rarely, if ever, had to wait. I found BJB to be very responsive to any complaints. Any issues I had (which were very few) were fixed within a few hours. BJB was also very accommodating to some of my requests. When my wife moved out o
We've been with BJB Evanston at the 1576-1598 Oak & 1100-18 Davis building for six months now. Maybe things have improved a lot since the bad 2009 reviews, as we've been really happy with our apartment and the management. Our apartment is in great condition, very clean bathroom, updated kitchen, nicely painted and well kept living area/bedroom. We moved here from out of state and the staff was very helpful in coordinating the paperwork for us. It was a little cold at the start of winter (we emailed the staff about it) but now our apartment seems plenty warm (it's January - granted it's an insanely mild winter with no snow, so I can't attest to a true Chicago winter yet). We got a couple of space heaters just in case, as our electric bill is pretty low here, shouldn't be a problem to run them if needed. We did need a few small repairs after they did a routine inspection and while it did take a few weeks for them to get taken care of, they did get to them and did a nice job (new si
We lived in 1303 Maple Ave for 3 years. The only reason for moving out was buying a house. Otherwise, we wouldn't move out. The apartment was spacious (3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms), clean and well maintained. The building also had a nice fitness and laundry room, good size storage and bike room. Also, the rent included heat, water, free internet and cable. The management company was very responsive to every single request we submitted. Zumi, the property manager was extremely nice, very cooperative and helpful. I would definitely recommend living there.
I have to start by saying that this is my eighth year with BJB Evanston. I came to Evanston back in 2006 and have lived in the same apartment ever since. I have rented all types of rooms starting from studio, to 2-bedroom, then finally 1-bedroom during the course of 8 years. My experience with BJB Evanston and its staff members has been more than wonderful, and I am truly grateful that I never had to think about searching for another apartment or dealing with the hassle of packing and unpacking. I can say three great things about living in BJB Evanston among others: excellent service, state-of-the-art facilities, and friendly neighbors; (1) Service - I have communicated with Zumi since Day 1, and she's been always prompt, precise, and caring. Zumi can be easily reachable by phone or email, and is always eager to help out and think of tenants' benefits first. If you're in trouble with a clogged toilet or water leaking, or if you're locked out in the middle of night, Beg will be there.
I have to write to express how great my experience was in renting from BJB Evanston. I moved to Chicago from Cslifornia for work without any knowledge of area nor knowing anyone. Prior to renting my apartment with BJB I was on a dead end search. The apartment I found with BJB was a breathe of fresh air compared to the other spaces I looked at. BJB Evanston offers tenants charming old Chicago buildings with updated units with modern amenities that are also ideally located to transportation, restaurants, parks etc. My favorite part however for someone like myself relocating to a new area was the warm inviting and very helpful management team of BJB. They offer help asap around the clock. They are quick with their response in finding solutions or answering your questions so you never feel like you are alone without knowing anyone in your new area. I worked with Zumi at BJB and I would recommend her to anyone looking for an apartment. When I signed my lease with BJB through Zumi she said
I don't know what my future holds, but I do know that any and all property managers I may work with down the road have a tough act to follow! Since my very first contact with BJB Evanston six years ago, you have provided an unparalleled level of customer service. After you and Phil helped me find the perfect apartment in my desired location, you exceeded my expectations when it came to maintenance requests and overall upkeep of my apartment and the common areas. Not once did I wait more than 24 hours for service, even when it was something I requested for my own convenience--like an extra shelf in the closet or help installing my AC window unit. I was also pleasantly surprised at the sense of community in my building, and I attribute this to our collective desire to keep our beautiful building looking good and feeling safe. You demonstrated a level of professionalism and concern rarely encountered in large management companies. My family and I thank you providing us with a safe, beauti
Having lived in several Chicago apartments through the years, I have experienced my share of both bad and good property management companies. BJB Evanston is, based on my experience, one of the GREAT ones.
Thank you so much for everything you have done for us over the last 2 years. As promised we have left the apartment in immaculate condition as we got it from you :)