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Prometheus Real Estate Group Overview

San Mateo, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Real Estate
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Founded in 1965, we're proud of the entrepreneurial spirit at the heart of Prometheus. We're the largest private owner of multi-family housing in the San Francisco Bay Area, and our portfolio is comprised of award-winning properties in the best ... Read more

Mission: Good living for the greater good.

Company Updates

  • Over 101,000 apartment communities were evaluated and ranked by their online reputation by J. Turner Research. Only 1% made the list of elite performers. Prometheus secured three prestigious slots, outperforming our leading competitors in our respective markets and ranking nationally.

    Our teams at Trestle, Madera, and Cobalt have kept the Neighbor experience and sense of community alive for our Neighbors. Congratulations to our hardworking teams for the incredible accomplishment and recognition!

  • Prometheus was recently recognized on the NMHC Top 25 list for largest apartment developers in 2018, ranking nationally at 21. We are the only firm based in the Bay Area to make this list. Congratulations to all our hard working Prometheans on this incredible accomplishment!

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Prometheus Real Estate Group – Why Work For Us?


Welcome Home to Our Neighborhoods.

Prometheans are here to revolutionize the apartment industry, and we have over 500 of them working at Prometheus. Most of those you'll find in our Neighborhoods leasing apartments, meeting with Neighbors, completing service requests, monitoring financials, and doing so much more. Prometheans take great pride in their Neighborhoods and live our purpose to make our Neighbors feel part of the Prometheus family and truly at HOME in the apartment experience.

That's why we hire leaders and achievers. People who we believe will thrive within our dynamic, entrepreneurial, creative culture. People who challenge convention, change perspectives and keep us ahead. We believe the employment relationship is a two way street. Yes, we want you to earn a fair day’s pay for the work you do, but more importantly, we want you to say “I AM HOME” when it comes to your career.


In an industry that’s all about home, we take pride in the fact that people are at the core of our business strategy. By taking caring of our Prometheans we believe they will take better care of the Neighbors who call Prometheus HOME. That’s why in 2016, Prometheus decided to reinvest into its people by paying 100% of healthcare premiums for all Prometheans and their families. It’s something that less than 1% of large employers do, and something that no other company in our industry does.

Yes, this means that in 2016, Prometheus will pay 100% of the cost of your premiums for Medical, Dental and Vision. The deduction that you are familiar with coming off of your check every two weeks will not be there!


We believe in giving back to the neighborhoods we call home. Our Promethean Outreach and Community Help program (POrCH) gives employees the opportunity to volunteer in our neighborhoods while on the clock. On average, over 200 Prometheans are volunteering on any given day.

Prometheus also donates a subsantial portion of our profits to non-profit foundations focused on education, the arts and health care. These programs ensure that we're active members of the neighborhoods we call home. And it's just what good neighbors do.

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Let no great work, large or small, go unrecognized. Our recognition program, TORCH, is based on our values, mission and cultural traits. We want to recognize folks for protecting our reputation and for doing something that creates excellence—whether it’s a service moment, taking a risk, or coming up with a great idea that saves the company money or creates a better life for Prometheans or our Neighbors. A “thank you” is always appreciated, but when somebody really goes above and beyond, sometimes a simple thank you doesn’t feel like enough. TORCH lets us share our appreciation for one another in big and small ways. Every Promethean is eligible and encouraged to nominate (and of course receive). 

Prometheus wants to be there from the first step when you and your family take on the challenge of higher education. SCHOLARS is how Prometheus invests in yesterday, today, and tomorrow when it comes to the education and the growth of both our Prometheans and their family. With our loan repayment (yesterday) and tuition reimbursement (today) programs for our Prometheans, and our scholarship program (tomorrow)  for their dependents, we strive to help those who seek knowledge achieve great accomplishments. 

Prometheus Real Estate Group Reviews

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Prometheus Real Estate Group CEO Jackie Safier
Jackie Safier
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  • "One of the most supportive company cultures to work in"

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    Former Employee - Regional Neighborhood Ambassador in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Neighborhood Ambassador in Santa Clara, CA
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    I worked at Prometheus Real Estate Group full-time (Less than a year)


    The playbooking period is an exceptionally well thought out process that brings incoming neighborhood ambassadors up to speed
    Build relationships with neighbors
    Builds a very competitive skill set
    People at home office/on site prometheans are very supportive
    Very unique work culture (red, blue, Ollie, etc.)


    As a regional leasing Specialist, it would sometimes be difficult getting work out of the way with no basis or context
    Lots of driving (although they give gas allowance)
    Neighbors who try to bargain fixed prices

    Advice to Management

    Lessen the properties covered by regional leasing specialists to 3-4. That way it’d be easier to cover important details should any conflicts between neighbors arise.

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Prometheus Real Estate Group Photos

Prometheus Real Estate Group photo of: Scholarship recipients for our annual SCHOLARS banquet.
Prometheus Real Estate Group photo of: Cooking class w/ Chef Chay!
Prometheus Real Estate Group photo of: Our PNW team at Master's.
Prometheus Real Estate Group photo of: Our interview day w/ Upwardly Global.
Prometheus Real Estate Group photo of: Our little Titans visiting our Home Office.
Prometheus Real Estate Group photo of: Our Summer interns! =)
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Prometheus Real Estate Group Interviews



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  1. Featured Interview

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    Neighbor Ambassador Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at Prometheus Real Estate Group (New York, NY) in December 2015.


    The recruitment process was absolutely seamless due, in no small part, to my recruiter, Maria Torres. Maria is one of many awesome Prometheans you'll meet in just a short period of time at Prometheus. Her limitless knowledge of the company and undying positivity were, in my experience, incomparable. Maria never 'oversaw' the hiring process. Instead, it felt as though we worked hand-in-hand and through a collaborative effort we achieved a common goal. The process was effortless and everyone seemed excited which, in turn, made me excited.

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Prometheus Real Estate Group Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times, 2018
  • Best Workplaces for Giving Back, Great Place to Work Organization, 2018
  • 100 Best Medium Workplaces, Fortune Magazine, 2017
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Women, Fortune, 2017
  • Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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