Boardwalk Realty & Development

Beach Living Made Affordable
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  • Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base
  • Norfolk Naval Base
  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard
  • Oceana NAS
  • Portsmouth Naval Medical Center
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About John Hadjikakos

We pride ourselves on customer service and make myself available to our residents. I want your business and will do what it takes to earn it.


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Company Name - Hadji Enterprises, Inc

Licensed Trade Name - Boardwalk Realty & Development

Mailing Address - Post Office Box 8099, Norfolk, Virginia 23503

Toll Free Telephone (877) 326-8808

Local Number (757) 583-8808

Fax Number (757) 531-8808

Emergency Pager (757) 238-4434

e-mail address -

We are a Virginia corporation and have been in business since 1983. The company is a duly licensed real estate broker and has all other licenses needed to operate its business. We are actively involved in commercial real estate appraisal, property development, real estate brokerage, construction, and property management.

Since the mid 1980's, the principal of Boardwalk Realty & Development has been actively involved with hostelries and multi-family housing projects. However, the primary focus has been the purchase, renovation, and management of apartment communities in the Ocean View/Willoughby area of Norfolk. Over the years, we have handled hundreds of apartments in this neighborhood.

As a management company, we are concerned with the quality of money that tenants pay, their credit worthiness, and maintaining our properties in the best condition possible. Many landlords instruct the management companies they hire to rent apartments to anyone provided that they have enough cash on-hand to pay the first month's rent and security deposit. Many landlords instruct their management companies to patch the same old problems year-after-year. We are different!!

Boardwalk Realty & Development does not solicit or generally accept leasing/management business from the general public. Through affiliated companies, the principal of Boardwalk Realty & Development is also a principal in all of the apartment communities managed by Boardwalk Realty & Development. The owner of the management company actually has a financial stake and ownership interest in all of the properties managed.

Typically, we have no interest in managing properties where our principal is not involved as an owner because if we do not own the property we cannot control product quality. By only managing apartment properties owned by the principal of Boardwalk Realty & Development, we do not have to rent vacant apartments to the first prospect that has a couple of "bucks" in his pocket. We do not have to keep repairing items that need replacing. We do not have to keep making excuses to tenants for problems that are not addressed. The owners of the properties we manage have pride of ownership. At our properties, prospective tenants are screened for credit worthiness, adequate income, manageable household expenses, and past rental history. We do not tolerate parties, excessive noise, domestic problems, chronic late payments, criminal history or criminal activity. In order to assure that our tenants have adequate on-site parking, all of our parking lots are decal controlled. At our communities we view maintenance as an investment. We do not hesitate when confronted with replacing broken items. Besides weekly visits by landscaping crews we also have housekeepers visit the properties weekly to mop decks and clean common areas. We personally visit each of our properties almost daily. We make ourselves accessible to our tenants. We can be reached by personal visit, telephone (local and toll free) and by e-mail.

Because of our size and the principle's hands-on approach, we are able to adapt and respond quickly to the needs of our tenants and the marketplace. Quite simply, we are better able to offer you personalized service. When you call us, you are just as likely to reach the company president as you are to reach the receptionist. With regards to maintenance, how many apartment owners/management companies can claim to have little turn-over with its maintenance staff and in-house construction personnel for almost 20-years? We can! Not only that but our superintendent and owner actually assisted to a very great extent in the renovation of nearly everyone of our properties. They have not only renovated your respective apartment but have also maintained it over the years. We are thoroughly familiar with your apartment and the apartment community where you live.

Although our tenants have diverse backgrounds we have found that most are either active military or college students. As such, we have tailored some of our procedures to specifically meet the special needs of these tenants. For instance, we are equipped to immediately rent apartments to these prospects even while they are sitting in class in another state or if the prospect is in the military and is on duty aboard a ship in the Persian Gulf. Should they like, we are able to establish rental allotments and activate all utilities for them before they arrive. Payment of monies, credit reports, and applications can be done on-line through our secure web site. Oftentimes the only thing a new tenant needs to do when they arrive in town is come to the office and sign the lease. There is nothing else to do except move furniture because we have done everything else.

The principal of Boardwalk Realty & Development has a special affinity for beachfront neighborhoods. As a matter of fact, if there is not a beach within several blocks of a property, we are not interested in the property. We often tell people that "we like the feel of sand between our toes." We also enjoy the informal environment fostered by a beach community. From mid-April through early November, it is unlikely that you will ever find us attired with a coat, tie, long pants, or even socks. It is not unusual to find us fishing, or sailing, or surfing, or enjoying the outdoors in other ways during non-working hours. As a result of our business decisions, our properties are resort-oriented apartment properties. They are older properties that have been completely renovated in recent years. Our properties are smaller communities (ranging from six to about 50-units per apartment community) when compared to many of the cavernous and homogenous apartment projects found in our metropolitan area. Our properties are clean, quiet, well-managed, well-maintained, and renovated. The properties are either on-or-close to the beach. Military bases, Interstate 64, universities and downtowns (Norfolk, Hampton, and Virginia Beach) are nearby. When it comes to washing machines, dryers, dishwashing machines within the apartments; sorry, but many of our properties do not feature these fancy-smanchy items. After all, there are tradeoffs for living on/near the beach.

As a result of our solid and professional management practices, Boardwalk Realty & Development, its principal, and/or the various property-owning entities, enjoy a good reputation with the City of Norfolk, bankers, and housing agencies such as Norfolk Housing Redevelopment Authority and Virginia Housing Development Authority. Our renting so many apartments to new tenants, sight unseen (except for our web site) is a testament to our management practices and our philosophy.

John Hadjikakos, President

Boardwalk Realty & Development

Boardwalk Realty & Development is an Equal Opportunity Provider of Housing. We fully comply with Federal Fair Housing Act. We do not discriminate against any person because of race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. We also comply with all state and local fair housing laws.

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