Apartment Realty Advisors Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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  1. Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apartment Realty Advisors

    Pros

    Senior people are very caring.
    Things are flexible

    Cons

    People are really relaxed. If you like stressful environment, it may not be your favorite place.

    Advice to Management

    Great management


  2. Could be Great - but it's not

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apartment Realty Advisors full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Laid back environment, casual dress code, great way to make connections, was just bought by NGKF which could lead to better opportunities for employees

    Cons

    Complete disconnect between management and staff, no communication between brokers and staff, no raises, small bonuses, the words "thank you" are never spoken, office manager never in the office

    Advice to Management

    Being present would help things run smoother and the overall moral of the team. Instead of trying to find negatives in your employees look at all the good they do for you.


  3. Can be a pressure-cooker, but ultimately satisfying.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative
    Former Employee - Administrative

    I worked at Apartment Realty Advisors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great co-workers, strong "team" environment. If you love hard work and challenge, thinking fast on your feet, and multiple ad hoc projects (all due immediately), you'll love it. If you're the type of worker who needs time to develop a plan of execution for each project, you might be miserable at ARA.

    Cons

    IT infrastructure has been "under construction" since about 2005. Will there ever be a functional CRE?


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    Terrible management

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Apartment Realty Advisors full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The office environment is autonomous.

    Cons

    No career development or progress report from upper management.


  6. A great working environment where I really learned about the multifamily business.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Investment Sales Intern in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Intern - Investment Sales Intern in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Apartment Realty Advisors as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They really put the time into helping me learn the skills necessary to succeed on the job.

    Cons

    Locationally focused but I did get a keen understanding of the south florida market.


  7. ARA has a great work atmosphere and gives good exposure to industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Real Estate Analyst
    Current Employee - Real Estate Analyst

    I have been working at Apartment Realty Advisors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, flexible schedule, small company feel where company shares information on a national level

    Cons

    Salary and benefits, poor IT support


  8. I loved working at ARA

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apartment Realty Advisors

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Bosses and Employees. I learned so much from everyone in every position at ARA. They have a great sence of Teamwork.

    Cons

    The market started to slow and it was a little tense at times but there were no cons while working here

    Advice to Management

    None, all of the management were amazing and tought everyone anything asked, They were great and I have never had better.


  9. fast paced

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Real Estate Analyst
    Former Employee - Real Estate Analyst

    I worked at Apartment Realty Advisors

    Pros

    a lot of exposure to the players in the industry, and quick/full immersion into the markets you are assigned to. Make a ton of new contacts just by doing your job.

    Cons

    you end up working and supporting up to 7 brokers, each with an ego and self-importance about themselves. Basically you have to keep all the brokers happy, and they have to keep all their clients happy after promising them the world, so you're at the rear of the pucker-up train and nobody's behind you.

    Advice to Management

    owners need to invest back into the office more so we have more resources, Don't complain about production and focus and then go spend the rest of the week on the golf course with the same client that never gets you any business.



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