Beal's Web site is one of the few management companies with a significant presence on Chicago's North Shore. Among other properties, it manages the courtyard building, pictured above, at 894 Green Bay Rd in the Hubbard Woods neighborhood of Winnetka.
If you look at the reviews of Beal Properties at Yelp you'll see one message repeated over and over: don't rent from Beal.
Yelper Liz C elaborates:
Please run, don't walk, from these slumlords. I'm wrapping up a one-year lease with this dump. If you like safety issues (our building's front and back doors have been broken for the majority of my lease), cockroaches the size of mice in your bathtub, janitors that don't give a F*#% and neighbors that have the cops called on them weekly then feel free to give Beal a shot. I hope this building is condemned.
What prompted me to look at Beal's Yelp reviews? Two young ladies I know, both raised on the north Shore, had their Beal-managed Lake View apartment in Chicago broken into and expensive items stolen. Their calls to Beal over a 3-day period have not been returned despite the fact that they were reporting a security issue with their apartment.
Beal's Web site, curiously, lists the sought-after neighborhoods and North Shore suburbs in which it manages property, but doesn't list the properties.
Does anyone know whether the reviews on Yelp reflect Beal's North Shore performance?