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Steadfast Companies Overview

Irvine, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Real Estate
Unknown / Non-Applicable
At Steadfast, people are our most valuable asset. Comprised of a talented group of individuals, we work together to create meaningful interactions between each other and with our residents, investors and vendors. Since our formation in 1994, our associates have grown Steadfast ... Read more

Mission: We empower associates to deliver meaningful experiences through engagement, development and communication and to foster environments of informed connectedness with colleagues across the states and countries where Steadfast conducts business. Together, we pursue investment and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • December 19th some of our Colorado associates went out and did good for the local Ronald McDonald House.

    The team helped clean the house, sort toys and even did some minor maintenance repairs for the facility. They had a wonderful time volunteering and made lasting memories! Great job everyone!

  • Join us doing good as we do well this holiday season and enter our Santa Fun Run!! Proceeds go to local charities and our Employee Assistance Fund. Go to to register.

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Steadfast Companies – Why Work For Us?

WE'RE PASSIONATE: As Steadfast associates, we are committed to pursuing excellence, accepting challenges and embracing opportunities to improve efficiencies and produce the highest quality work product possible at all times. 

WE'RE DRIVEN:  Since our formation, Steadfast has grown into an integrated and multifaceted investment management firm that has raised more than $1.75 billion through privately or publicly offered investment programs, and owns and/or operates $5.5 billion in commercial real estate in 23 states across the U.S. and in Mexico.

WE'RE FUN: We work hard so we can play hard.  Whether it’s in the office or after hours, from team building activities, to kickball leagues and bowling nights, Steadfast associates are competitive and fun-natured, and make the most of the relationships built in and out of the office.

WE'RE CHARITABLE: Perhaps the most widely adopted Core Value among Steadfast associates is Do Good As We Do Well.  Demonstrated through regular support to local community outreach organizations, associates across the country embrace opportunities to give back within their local communities.  Through dedicated efforts and a strong desire to work for causes larger than we are, Steadfast associates strive to value people and help others in need.

Culture is a big part of working at Steadfast, a place where our associates know they are valued for their talents and contributions to the team.  It’s where our Core Values mean more than just words on a piece of paper, they are embodied at all levels of the organization, starting at the top. 

At Steadfast, we’re not just a company that has a lot of associates, we are a family of diverse individuals that have come together for a common cause to create positive experiences with all of those with whom we engage.  Through opportunities to achieve promotions from within and creating work/life balance, we are able to create happy experiences for those around us because we are happy.


Be honest and forthright. Say what we mean, and mean what we say.

Be respectful of one another; cooperate with and help others.

Be open to new opportunities and new ideas; be flexible and creative in our approach.

Be our best; produce the highest quality work product possible at all times.

Be charitable. Invest in ministries and our communities.

With a culture built on Core Values, growing opportunities and an environment that supports our associates’ passion to “Pursue Excellence”, a career with Steadfast Companies is both personally and professionally rewarding.  

As part of our commitment to our associates, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes: 

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental & Vision
  • Company Paid Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Company Paid Long Disability Coverage
  • Company Matching 401K
  • Generous Paid Time Off, Holidays & More
  • Apartment Rental Discounts
  • Employee Travel Discounts at Steadfast Resort Properties
  • Industry Related Discounts w/ Renovation Partners
  • Exceptional Career Advancement & Relocation Opportunities

At Steadfast Companies, we're always looking for talented (& fun) people to join our growing team. Think you have what it takes? We'd love to hear from you!  


  • Community Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Leasing Consultant
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Technician


  • Competitive Pay & Paid Time Off
  • Health, Dental & Vision, Benefits
  • Rental Discounts
  • Career Growth Opportunities
  • A Fun, Fast Paced Work Environment

If you are dedicated and have experience in property management, why haven't you applied yet?


People...our most important asset and the secret behind our success. These are their stories.

If you want to write your own Steadfast Story, visit our Careers page

A note from Steadfast Associate, Alison P, on why she's thankful this year...


As 2017 comes to an end, there has been one thing on my mind a lot lately, and I'm glad to have the opportunity here to share it.

I started working as a leasing consultant at Reflections on Sweetwater this past February. This is my first job in the property management industry, but it has been something I have been interested in trying for many years.


Before I found Steadfast, I was working in a very hostile environment at a restaurant over an hour away, with an emotionally and verbally abusive boss. I felt trapped. In January, my roommate and best friend grew tired of seeing me in such turmoil, and she told me to quit. She gave me two months to find a new job and she covered me financially during that time. Obviously, I am eternally grateful for her generosity and care, but I am also so happy I found Steadfast.


Truthfully, working with my original property manager, Jay M, was the first time I'd ever been praised or encouraged in any line of work. He has since been rightfully promoted to a larger property, but I am honored to have worked with such an outstanding leader while I learned the skills of my new trade. 

During my second week on the job, Jay thanked me for posting a Craigslist ad. A simple task that was part of my daily morning routine. It was hardly any effort, and yet Jay went out of his way to show me he appreciated me. I went home and cried that day, this time from happiness - I was humbled. It may seem silly, but it was a small gesture that had a major impact on me and it will be long before I forget it. Again, I know it's silly, but I felt like a lost puppy who finally found a home. His positive leadership motivated me to come in and strive to do my best every day. Since then, I have had almost nothing but overwhelmingly positive experiences with everyone in our company. I feel it's necessary to mention that my new property manager and assistant manager are equally amazing at what they do and I'm very proud to be on their team.


I'm nine months into this job now, and my life has done a complete one-eighty. I'm confident, I'm happy, my job is rewarding and fulfilling, I have health insurance, and I've been propelled forward in my life.


I am lucky, I am grateful, and I am so, so very thankful to be a part of a company that not only boasts its wonderful core values, but also acts on them. Steadfast breaks the cold stigma of the corporate world and makes me proud to be a part of this company. I'm excited to see where it takes me.


In short, I'm thankful to have a job with a company that values me not only as an employee, but also as a person. From the bottom of my heart, Thank You Steadfast! You have truly changed my life.

Meet Ella R.

How long have you worked at Steadfast? 
I have been with Steadfast for a little more than five years.


What do you do for the company? 
I am a Property Coordinator so I have the privilege of assisting the VP’s and RM’s.

What does working for Steadfast mean to you? 
To me, working for Steadfast has been about learning, growth, opportunity, and the ability experience this with some amazing co-workers.

Meet Rebecca S.

Today, we're going to hear from Rebecca S.


How long have you worked at Steadfast?
I have been at Steadfast for six months.


What do you do for the company?
I am the Human Resources Assistant. I am responsible for the departments administrative tasks including records management, new hire paperwork and Associate status changes/notifications. I support the recruiters and HR business partners.


How does the Steadfast Culture empower you to be the best you can be every day?
Working for Steadfast means coming to a happy work place, and learning something beneficial to help my team every day. I am excited to surround myself with such a supportive group of people.

Meet Candace R.

Today we’re going to hear from one of our newest associates, Candace Rice.

How long have you worked at Steadfast? 
I have been with Steadfast for two months!

What do you do for the company? 
I lead the Real Estate (Property Management) Accounting Team.

What does working for Steadfast mean to you? 
Working for Steadfast means leading an excellent team, gaining new and innovative ideas from those with many years in our industry and enjoying an overall great experience.

Meet Elizabeth D.


Elizabeth, how long have you worked at Steadfast? 
My 15th anniversary is approaching at the end of May.

What do you do for the company? 
I am a Vice President and Due Diligence Manager.  I have the privilege of being part of the team that underwrites and closes Steadfast’s acquisitions, which means interfacing with folks all over the company, as well as sellers, consultants and lenders.  And organizing data…lots and lots of data.

What does working for Steadfast mean to you?
I find being part of Steadfast to be fulfilling; it is a rich experience to work with talented, remarkable people towards achieving common goals and to see tangible results.  I particularly appreciate how the culture here is infused with a spirit of helping others which unfolds through the Core Values, giving of resources, and ultimately in how we conduct ourselves on a daily basis.  To me, this shows a recognition by the leadership of a bigger picture perspective –the truly important elements in life - something I’ve not experienced in another corporate environment.

Meet Sandra M.

Sandra, how long have you worked at Steadfast?
3 Years.


What do you do for the company?
I am a Community Manager.


How does the Steadfast Culture empower you to be the best you can be every day?
My company’s core values.


How do you like to #FindYourHappy?
I find my happy by serving my residents and valuing my co-workers, spending family time with my family. I find my happy by being a mentor to my children and showing them that if you work hard enough you can reach your ultimate goal in life.

Meet Karen R.

Karen, how long have you worked at Steadfast? 
Almost 4 months


What do you do for the company? 
I am a Human Resources Coordinator and I handle all the Corporate staffing as well as property management staffing for some of our portfolios.


How does the Steadfast Culture empower you to be the best you can be every day?
Working for Steadfast means working for a great company with even greater people. I have enjoyed getting to know and work with many of our executives and associates. Whether I'm learning about them personally or professionally, I love the wealth of knowledge that every has and their willingness to share it with their peers.


How do you like to #FindYourHappy?
One of my favorite things to do is to travel and explore new cities, especially the smaller towns. I have had the opportunity to travel to different countries in Europe and Asia and I love learning about cultural differences and trying international cuisine. More recently, I have travelled domestically. Below is a picture of me at the Sky Deck in Chicago, IL

Meet Gaby G.

Gaby, how long have you worked at Steadfast? 
This is my 6th week at Steadfast. (And we are so happy she is here!)

What do you do for the company?
I am a Property Management Coordinator.

How does the Steadfast Culture empower you to be the best you can be every day?
Working for Steadfast means coming into a happy work place every day and helping the company grow by supporting the Regionals and VPs as best I can.

How do you like to #FindYourHappy?
I love to do yoga, hike, snowboard, and play softball! Anything active puts a smile on my face.


Meet Jenny W.

Jenny, how long have you worked at Steadfast?
About a year and a half. Can we round up to two? Because it’s been the best two(ish) years ever!!

What do you do for the company?
I work with Learning & Development- sharing exciting learning opportunities with our on-site teams, generating reports, occasionally updating forms and policies, sending happy emails (Happy Birthday! Happy Work Anniversary! Great job on AME!), and anything else the team needs…so basically, I have the best job ever.

How does the Steadfast Culture empower you to be the best you can be every day?
Working at Steadfast means so much to me- it is doing work I love with a company I love. It’s the comfort of having work-life balance and the challenge to pursue excellence daily. Above all, it’s the opportunity to “Find My Happy” each and every day!

How do you like to #FindYourHappy
My sweet hubby is a Children’s Pastor, and I #findmyhappy serving with him in ministry. We also find a lot of joy in doing ordinary things together as a family, we have a LOT of fun in the normal day-to-day!

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    Great company and Amazing upper management!


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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Steadfast Companies (Aurora, CO) in November 2017.


    Applied online. I was sent a thank you for applying email with a pre interview assessment and personality quiz. Included in the email where dates that in person interviews would be offered. The Interview was processed handled very professionally and structured.

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