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    Great company - slow growth opportunities.

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    Gables is a wonderful environment and as long as you are truly working hard and getting results, you will do well here. Gables upper management is keenly aware of people who are not cutting it and will trim the fat when necessary. However I think this is a quality that makes them a good company.


    Growth opportunities tend to be slow. Gables does not believe in the "throw them in and they will sink or swim" philosophy to being promoted to a new job opportunity. You have to be "ready"...aka already been doing the job you want to be promoted to. This is fine for onsite promotions because there are a lot of good managers who like to train, but since upper management is very busy and has little time for training, once you get to the Property Manager level, it is very difficult to be deemed "ready" to enter into any "upper management" roles.

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    This industry is different than it was 20 years ago. There is much more competition then there used to be and you can't be surprised when good people leave for more money or more opportunity when you aren't giving it to them "because that property can't lose anymore people right now." Start investing more into your good them what they are worth (not what your spreadsheets tell you their pay spectrum is), give them some say in their future with Gables...when they request a change, take it seriously - they are asking because they are unhappy.

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Gables Residential Interviews

Updated Nov 22, 2014
Updated Nov 22, 2014

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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Leasing Professional Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Gables Residential.

    Interview Details

    If you do not have management experience with a different property management company, you will need to apply for the leasing professional position first, then work your way up with Gables. I first applied for an assistant community manager position, but was told that I needed to apply for a leasing position first. After applying for the leasing professional position, I had an interview within a few days. I went in to interview with the community manager of the property and found out that this position was a split between two properties. I was informed that I would have to interview with the other property manager at the second property. I was given the option to go later that same day or pick another day of the week. Since I didn't want to wait, I went to the second property that same day. After interviewing at the community level, if the property manager wants to hire you, you will interview with the regional manager at the corporate level. If all parties agree, You are then given a job offer.

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Headquarters Atlanta, GA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1994
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Real Estate
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Lion Gables Residential Trust (LGRT) is a privately-owned real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns, develops, and manages apartment complexes, mainly in the southern US. The company, which also manages properties for third parties, oversees approximately 35,000 apartment homes and more than 60 apartment communities with some 17,000 units. The company targets "affluent renters-by-choice" through its focus on luxury properties in upscale, high-growth urban areas, rather than outlying suburban complexes. In 2005 Gables Residential was acquired by a private partnership... More

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