Our Company Philosophy: Our goal is to rent great spaces for you and your family that are fun and easy to live in and work in too. We offer units in many parts of the City and Baltimore County too, so you can live and work near what is important to you whether it is family, your job, the waterfronts, shopping, mass transit, restaurants, museums or social activities. We have a great group of tenants, most that renew their leases and stay for several years. That’s why we say, “Live w/ HOWIE B!”
We are very energy-conscious and try to build out our units to save everyone money. We recycle much of our debris, provide Energy Star ® appliances, monitor water usage to detect problems quickly and use wireless communications. These are just a few of our management style issues that we address daily. In addition, we are are an EPA Certified Lead-Safe Firm, which means you can be more confident in the safety of the materials and process that went into building your home or office.
Our units are designed with functional layouts and are well maintained with great amenities. Presentation and safety are very important to us. Every unit is inspected by HOWIE B personally before a tenant can occupy, checking that your unit will be ready for you without interruptions or need of maintenance. In the rare case where you should you need maintenance, our goal is to address it ASAP and get it done right the first time – usually within one business day, very often within the same business day. That is great service; we know what the competition does – make you wait!
Almost all of our apartment units and homes have beautiful hardwood floors, central air conditioning, high ceilings and lots of closet space, washer and dryers inside the units, built-in microwave ovens, and lots of other great amenities. All of our residential units have updated kitchens and updated bathrooms, updated Energy Star ® appliances, gas service, updated electric with no fuses, new water lines for greater water pressure, overhead lighting throughout the unit, multiple entries with master locking systems and much more. Additionally, all of our residential units comply with Maryland Department of the Environment requirements and are either registered as lead-free or lead–safe homes as reflected in state and national websites. Many of our units have beautiful yards, many fenced, granite kitchen counter tops, tiled backsplashes, reserved off street parking, full ceramic bathrooms, security systems and much more.
Our commercial spaces are very individually unique and vary in types from retail, restaurants, offices, warehouse and parking. Each tenant is hand selected to compliment the area. Theses tenants provide needed jobs and services in each community but are also neighbors. We work closely with our commercial tenants on involvement in the community, presentation of their space and other livability issues.
At HOWIE B Properties we are always looking to improve each unit further. We value your input into any aspect of our operations because we are here to serve you. Please feel free to drop me an email of your comments, suggestions or let us know what we are doing right or what we can do better. We would love to hear from you. My direct email is HOWIEB@HOWIEBproperties.com.
Our Company History: Our founder Jack Shapiro, known to most as “Little Jack” for his small frame, came from Russia after the turn of the 19th century to better his family. He first rented a Fells Point building in about 1928 for his own newly established wholesale business where he had his first two rental units. In 1938 as his business grew in Historic Fells Point he acquired a larger location keeping the other units as rentals. Jack sold his wholesale business in 1972 while keeping a group of Fells Point buildings as rentals. In 1975, at the age of 15, Howard, now known as "Howie B", began assisting in managing these properties. This was about the time when Fells Point was now known as “Historic” Fells Point. These Fell Point properties were old and very outdated. By the mid 1980’s Howie B, with the assistance of his older brother, had fully gutted and updated all of these Fells Point properties into apartments, offices, restaurants, retail and a small parking facility. After Howie B sold his CPA firm in the early 1990’s he focused his energies on slowly growing a group of various types of rental properties. His focus, then as is today, is on providing well-maintained Baltimore rentals throughout the City into Baltimore County in various price ranges and styles. Howie B Properties offers multi-unit apartments, row homes, single-family detached homes, mixed-use properties with offices, retail, and restaurants as well as warehouse space. All of our properties are moderately priced, well-maintained and provided excellent management and maintenance services.