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Freeman Webb Overview

Nashville, TN
201 to 500 employees
1979
Company - Private
Real Estate
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Freeman Webb offers professional, personalized Property Management services throughout the Southeast. In addition to Residential Property Management, Freeman Webb offers Commercial Property management with over one million square feet of commercial and/or retail property ... Read more

Mission: Freeman Webb's mission is to cultivate a caring and professional environment which stresses honesty, hard work and the importance of serving our clients' interests as if they were our own. By remaining true to this mission, we will maximize the ... Read more

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    Madison Landing bought by Freeman Webb

    Freeman Webb Company announced it has acquired Madison Landing, a 514-unit apartment complex, in Madison for an undisclosed amount. Built in 1988, Madison Landing is a 44-acre complex with 31 two- and three-story buildings. "Huntsville is the fastest growing metropolitan area in Alabama and the fastest growing tech city in the nation," Bill Freeman, company chairman and co-founder said.

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    Freeman Webb Buys the Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus

    The company owned by Nashville entrepreneur and former mayoral candidate Bill Freeman and his longtime business partner Jimmy Webb has acquired the Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus from holding company SouthComm. Terms of the acquisition by Freeman Webb, which does the majority of its business in residential real estate, are not being disclosed.

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Freeman Webb – Why Work For Us?


Bill Freeman and Jimmy Webb have known each other for over 35 years. Their property management and real estate investment company has over 450 employees and manages over 15,000 apartment units.


They met at Nashville's Junior Chamber of Commerce, where both were members each being actively involved in that organization. Their involvement in community service gave opportunity for them to observe each others' commitment levels, work ethics, etc., that ultimately became the catalyst for a business partnership that was formed in 1979 and continues today as one of the area's most successful full-service real estate companies.


The two men borrowed the initial seed money to start the business, a small amount in comparison to today's investment requirements, and worried how they would pay it back.


"We had a plan from day one, and have since been doing the same thing," Freeman said. "That includes apartment and property management, commercial and residential real estate."


"We keep our eye on the ball and strive to become as good as we can," Freeman said. Those efforts brought national attention to the company recently when Freeman Webb was named Property Management Company of the Year.


Webb accredits the strength of employees' dedication to the company's continuing success. Many employees have been with the company 15, 20 and 25 years. Freeman Webb has been recognized for two consecutive years as a Best Place to Work.


"We try to develop a family atmosphere and great environment for all our employees," Webb stated. "We take great pleasure seeing our employees grow in the business. We support them educationally and offer attractive awards and incentives for their services."


The Freeman Webb partnership, likened to a marriage, has proven successful because of the strengths each brings to the table.


"You have to work at it like a marriage," Webb said. "Bill has this creed that the harder you work, the luckier you get. Then you're able to ride the storms for better days."


Freeman said Webb brings the organizational skills to the table. "We both have responsibilities and freedom to do our job, but are respectful when the other makes comments and recommendations."


"We are very similar but so different, so when we come together we can provide all perspectives of a situation," Freeman added.


In offering advice to aspiring entrepreneurs, Webb recommends adhering to the philosophy that your word is your bond and you do what you say you will do. Freeman said "integrity is of utmost importance. If you don't have integrity, its negative impact will spread throughout an organization."

General Information:

  • An Accredited Management Organization (AMO) by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM, BOMA).
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the National Multi-Housing Council.
  • Owns and/or manages a long-term portfolio of income-producing properties consisting of multifamily properties with more than 15,000 units and 1,000,000 square feet of commercial space including both retail and office space.

Major Markets Include:

  • Nashville
  • Knoxville
  • Jackson, TN
  • Memphis
  • Chattanooga
  • Kansas City
  • Jackson, MS
  • St. Louis

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    Great company to work for! Constant support from upper management. Very impressive and hands on regional managers. They do a great job at making you feel like part of the family versus just an employee number which is unbelievable considering the size of the company.

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    Not many properties in the Chattanooga market.

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    Best company I’ve had the privilege to work for!!

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Freeman Webb (Saint Louis, MO) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I knew someone within the company and inquired about open positions. I was referred to the Regional Manager who then brought me in for a face to face interview. I did quite a bit of research on the company and was pleased with what I read. Having personal roots in the areas of high property concentration, it felt a bit like coming home to be given the opportunity to interview.

    The interview was casual, the manager easy to speak to, all in all a very laid back and positive experience. We spoke in the model of the apartment community so as not to be interrupted. They were looking to fill the position quickly and I happened to be available to begin quickly. It felt natural and easy; my decision to join the company was made in my mind before I left the property.

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    • What is your background in the industry? What type of properties have you managed before? How many units have you managed? How many people on your team have you managed? What are your strengths/weaknesses? How do you know *NAME* (person who referred me)? What is your working relationship with them like? What is your ideal work environment? Desired pay? Are you affiliated with the local Association? How is the commute to your home? When can you start? Would you be available for a follow-up phone call in a day or so?   Answer Question
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Freeman Webb Awards & Accolades

  • IREM AMO Firm of the Year, Institute of Real Estate Management, IREM, 2017
  • 2017 TopWorkplace, The Tennessean, 2017
  • Property Management Company of the Year, Apartment Association of Greater Nashville, 2016
  • Top 100 Private Companies, Nashville Business Journal, 2014
  • Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies, Nashville Business Journal, 2012
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