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After living at 2150 Mackay (highrise on downtown Concordia campus) for a few years, I am glad to have gotten out of there. The people working for the building are really unreliable (and unpleasant to deal with). The company (Federal Real Estate) advertises itself as having 24 hour staff. This isn't true because although the concierge lives in the building, he is hard to get a hold of. Either he doesn't answer his phone, or when you do finally get to ask him to fix or solve a problem, he gives you attitude (he is very rude), or he tries to avoid doing his job by telling you: "Tomorrow, tomorrow".... as if a serious problem can wait (like encountering a crack addict in the basement when I went to go get my laundry late at night). But tomorrow never comes.... months can go by of regularly asking him (and the other staff member whom you are supposed to go to for help). After months of nagging the concierge to do his job, he finally does it - 1/2 ass or only 1/2 way done. He is always in a bad mood & seems to hate his job. This is evident by avoiding DOING what he is apparently paid to do as a live-in concierge and giving you attitude if he is politely asked to help with something. What's more, when he comes into my apartment to do some work, he leaves muddy footprints all over the floors and dirty hand prints on the wall. NO respect for his tenants clearly. Especially with his rudeness & unreliability.

By the way, I had cockroaches and so did a lot of tenants. It was an ongoing problem. And in the winter, homeless crack addicts use the building to spend the night smoking crack. This past winter they came every night for months. So we pay good rent to share our building with crack addicts?? Have the building owners and management have any pride in their business??? Nobody working for the building seemed to care, even when they were regularly informed of the issue. So much for the "24 hour staff" and "security" promised on the company's ads (talk about FALSE advertising). Tenants were sooooo pissed. No wonder not many of us stick around.
Of course its a scam!!!! DUH!
These people are shady and RUDE. My friend wanted to get an apartment in 2150 Mackay. She filled out an application and was asked to hand over a deposit of a few hundred dollars. She was guaranteed that she would take over a specific apartment because the tenants were apparently moving out a few days before she was supposed to move in. However, whenever my friend would ask to sign the lease to make it official (she didn't trust the staff member she was dealing with, who seemed sneaky), he would make excuses but kept promising her she will get the apartment. He's all talk and no one to trust. It figured out the tenant of the place she was promised to get wasn't even moving out. My friend only found this out because she knocked on the tenants door and spoke to him personally. The tenant was surprised that his apartment which he had the lease for was being promised to someone else. So either the staff are disorganized & don't have any idea whats going on in their own building, or this staff member she was dealing with wanted to pocket her deposit money. Promise apartments to everyone collecting their deposits then having them fight to get their deposit back after they discover (through the grape vine) they never had the apartment they were promised. When my friend informed this staff member of this issue- how could have she been promised a place that wasn't even available, she was then promised another apartment on another floor. But he kept making excuses when it came to signing an official lease. He continued to give her the run around and later she found out that the OTHER apartment she was promised went to somebody else (probably someone who agreed to pay more rent). She found this out only a few weeks before her own lease was up (this nonsense of false promises and run-arounds lasted a few months). Right before her own lease was up and she had only 2 weeks to secure an apartment, she told the staff that she needs the 100% guarantee for an apartment she gave a deposit for otherwise she will literally be homeless. After more games and run-arounds, it became clear they weren't giving her an apartment so she asked for her deposit back. The same staff member she was dealing with the whole time became very aggressive & rude (his fake "gentlemen" persona is an act. A bad act) and threatened to "see her in court" (his words). My friend was so upset - she was screwed out of an apartment, now only had days to find a new place before her own lease was up (the run-around given to her by 2150 Mackay lasted a few months) and now she was being threatened by the rude & shady staff member! Eventually she got her deposit back, after having to be yelled at by the staff member. It was an ugly experience for. Talk about unprofessional, rude staff working for this company. And suspicious & shady - this staff member just wanted to pocket her deposit!
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