There are two types of property management companies –those that own and manage one or more buildings, and those that manage units or buildings on behalf of other owners. Because management companies usually work with a large number of tenants, they offer services like leasing agents to show you available units, 24-hour emergency service numbers, and so on.
The management companies listed here offer a range of options in Hyde Park, Woodlawn, and Kenwood.
Please note that the University does not endorse or promote any non-University company, vendor, or rental agent; the third-party companies mentioned here are offered for informational purposes only.
University of Chicago Residential Properties
The University of Chicago Residential Properties Office manages a few hundred apartment units in the Hyde Park area specifically for graduate students, ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments, with furnished and unfurnished options. Three of the buildings offer accessible units, and interested students should contact their office directly with information about their specific needs. These units fill up very fast, so if you are considering living in University-owned housing, you should apply on their website immediately to put your name on the waiting list.
University Residential Properties
Vue53 is a university-approved housing option for students, faculty, and staff. One of Hyde Park’s newest apartment communities, Vue53 features studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments, in-unit washers and dryers, furnished and unfurnished units, and a wide variety of community amenities. Vue53 is located on 53rd street, one of Hyde Park’s main commercial streets.
Hyde Park Management Company
Hyde Park Management Company purchased 15 graduate student residential buildings including 630 rental units from the University of Chicago in the fall of 2015. The buildings are located in Kenwood and Hyde Park.
Hyde Park Management Company
Mac Property Management
Mac is one of the largest landlords in Hyde Park, with more than 80 buildings, ranging from lake-front high rises and renovated historic properties to walk-up units. Their site shows currently available units with photos and floor plans, costs of lease terms, and building amenities. Leasing agents will work with you to determine which units may meet your needs. Mac will also take you to visit several buildings if you are able to come to Chicago in person. Several of Mac’s largest properties, Regents Park, the Shoreland, and City Hyde Park have their own websites.
This is a smaller, local management company. Although they manage fewer buildings, you can still submit your criteria through their website to learn more about available units. More openings are typically posted in the summer months.
TLC manages more than a dozen buildings in Hyde Park, as well as others throughout the city. Their website shows available units, building amenities, photos and floor plans, and more, with additional information about furnished options. Their staff will be able to discuss with you the range of options that they offer, and their initial application is available online.