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El-Kam Realty Co. - 12 Reviews - 3 W 57TH St, New York, NY - Real Estate Reviews - Phone (212) 753-9794

El-Kam Realty Co.

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3 W 57TH St
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Best

I lived in two of elys properties....and had a fabulous experience in both places. He is a fabulous man and was more than helpful and receptive to all issues. Ely, you made my...

Worst

I found Samuels and his shills over at Citisites to be disorganized, underhanded, and frankly kinda stupid. But yelling and screaming goes a long way when you have deficits in ot...

So glad I wasn't accepted . . . 10/18/2013

I found Samuels and his shills over at Citisites to be disorganized, underhanded, and frankly kinda stupid. But yelling and screaming goes a long way when you have deficits in other important areas. El-Kam denied my application for an apartment, although my credit and assets far exceeded their stated requirements. I sued, I won. Don't let this toad intimidate you. more

Ely was fantastic 7/27/2013

I lived in two of elys properties....and had a fabulous experience in both places. He is a fabulous man and was more than helpful and receptive to all issues. Ely, you made my NY experience fabulous....coming from MN it was quite a shock for me!!!!!! Thank you,,, I will m Never forget my NY experience because of you and all your help!,, and thanks for the Angels referreal...fabulous!!! Your friend always,,,,maple more

Is zero stars an option? 3/20/2013

This man is crazy. That is all. He likes to yell first, figure out what's going on later. All I can say is that I'm glad I'm an attorney and know when he's lying and making empty threats. (Which is frequent) Stay away!!! more

Horrible 8/1/2011

Dealing with Ely is horrendous! Just wants your money, and has no respect for people. I have been yelled at several times for just asking questions. Do not do business with him. more

BiPolar Dishonest Slumlord 3/31/2010

Beware - They advertise on craigslist through an exclusive broker - CitySites. The whole process of renting through them was a nightmare. The manager is vindictive, dishonest and bipolar. The properties are poorly maintained. There are other, better landlords with cheaper, higher quality properties. Look elsewhere. This is not a company with a heart (not sure what that other reviewer was smoking). You can pay your rent on time and he will still treat you like trash. more

Ely is a tough landlord but he does have a heart with this economy we are facing 3/30/2010

I do have to say that I was surprised as I thought he would increase my rent last year and I would have to move. I planned to search for a rental when my lease was almost up and saw that prices went down and wanted to get in on the bargains out there. When I was contacted about renewing my lease I thought my rent would go up with the yearly rent increase. It didn't and after discussing a new lease, I was able to continue living in my same apartment and gave me a break on the rent. I guess it pays to be a model tenant paying rent on time ! My friend didn't have such a good experience with her landlord though, a different type of person altogether, they actually raised her rent and wouldn't help her so she went looking for a better deal. I'm happy to see with this economy that my landlord, Ely, although a tough landlord/businessman, was considerate enough to make my rent affordable with this economy and keeping his tenants in place. Sometimes the worst has to happen in order for you to see that under that thick skin, Ely does have a big heart and conscience to do right by his tenants after all. It had to come down to this, with the economy so bad and people losing their jobs, I give kudos to Ely as I'm very happy with my building, my super is fantastic and I can continue to afford living in Manhattan. Kacie C. more

Ely must have written his own review 3/31/2009

I lived in an Ely building for 6 years. The building was beautiful and well-maintained, but Ely was a nightmare to deal with. For years he tried to kick me out saying he wanted to convert my apartment to a doctor's office. Know your rights when speaking to him, and bring him a bottle of Kosher wine. Sometimes that helps. more

Aew You Kidding 9/5/2008

Ely is a crook. After demanding all sorts of guarantees for one of his slum walk-ups, he jacks up the rent on renewals and refuses to return security deposits at the end of the lease claiming all sorts of fictitious damage. He knows that the cost of suing him over a few thousand dollars will far exceed the amount recovered. Typical NYC slumlord. Stick with rentals owned by corporate owners. more

El-Kam Realty Co 7/24/2007

El-Kam Realty Co. Agree with previous comments. Eli has no manners and is only concerned about making money. I lived in one of his buildings three years ago, and after assisting him with a legal matter, when I went to renew my lease, he had no interest. I was a perfect tenant. I would never deal with him again. more

Flabbergasted 7/12/2007

I very rarely write online reviews, but I took a few minutes out to comment on another review on this site, simply because I'm stupefied that someone could call Ely "considerate". The guy is a complete nut, he will be all smiles one minute, then scream and curse at you the next. This is not just my opinion, but is shared by all the other tenants in my building. We consider him emotionally unstable at best, vindictive and paranoid at his frequent worst. I generally make it a rule not to post anonymously, but I fear reprisals from "considerate" Ely. more

Type the title here for your review of El-Kam Realty Co 6/27/2006

Hah! Ely being considerate to his tenants. Just try and deal with him AFTER you have signed the lease or try getting your security deposit back. He will be mean, call you names and start yelling to you on the phone. Abviously the above was posted by someone with vested interest in this firm. more

Large Selection, No Fee! 8/13/2005

El Kam Realty has a large selection of apartments throughout New York City, all owned by one guy who manages the office. The best part about this management is that they don't charge brokerage fees for renting an apartment since you are dealing directly with the owner. The firm is owned by a guy named Ely who is well known for his consideration towards his tenants. So save yourself the headache of dealing with a broker and call them now. more
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  • Hours:

    Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Midtown Center