He keeps his apartments in excellent shape, despite them being old and many of the features being a bit outdated. Nothing smells bad, everything is very clean. The main problem is he is ALWAYS around doing something, and he does not live in the complex. He is incredibly overbearing when it comes to city inspection and making sure that the apartments pass - despite there being little chance it won't. He also says he does not allow air conditioners in his apartments (his insurance company doesn't like them he claims - IT'S SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!) yet the previous tenant in our apartment had an air conditioner, and he brokered a deal between us and her to buy her A/C unit and leave it in the window. He also then allowed us to install another one, but would give us constant crap about it. I would strongly encourage you to look elsewhere for a living situation. This man is too much of a burden to live in his building.
He seemed to have good intentions, but he was simply too overbearing. During day hours, he was always there for one reason or another. While he would make friendly conversation if he saw you, he was incredibly nitpicky about the tiniest things, down to specks of dirt on you left on your front doorstep. He also does not allow window air conditioners - it's LA, it's hot! While he's nice, I would not recommend him to others.