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1999 Best Way to Find an Apartment

Bruce Percelay, Mount Vernon Company

Chances are Mount Vernon owns that gem you’ve been looking for in the Back Bay, on Beacon Hill, or in Cleveland Circle. Percelay buys and rehabs buildings in choice locations and turns them into rental units, tidying the exteriors and making the interiors downright luxurious. If you get in on the ground floor of renovations, you might even be able to customize your digs—virtually unheard-of for renters. And tenants praise the building maintenance and quick response to problems.

276 Newbury St., Boston, 617-267-0006,