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The Sterling Group Overview

Mishawaka, IN
201 to 500 employees
1976
Company - Private
Real Estate
Unknown / Non-Applicable
The Sterling Group is a real estate investment services firm specializing in multifamily housing and self-storage facilities. Sterling is family-owned and vertically integrated. Its companies include development, construction, property management, and investment management. As ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to successfully develop, construct, acquire, and manage income-producing properties, with an emphasis on multifamily housing.

OUR VALUES INCLUDE A COMMITMENT TO:
Honesty and integrity;
Empowerment with ... Read more

Company Updates

  • The Sterling Group is pleased to announce Joseph M. Scimia has joined the company as Senior Vice President General Counsel. Scimia is moving from the Real Estate Group at Ice Miller, Indianapolis, where he was a Partner representing developers, contractors, lenders, landlords, tenants and property owners in a variety of real estate transactions.

    “Joe’s background spans a broad spectrum of Real Estate law and successful transactions. He understands how to provide the kind of client service and counsel on which The Sterling Group has built its reputation,” said Lance Swank, president, The Sterling Group. “He’s a seasoned leader with outstanding judgment and the ability to overcome complex transactional challenges. Throughout his career he has demonstrated a commitment to the values we at Sterling believe in and we look forward to having him on board.”

    Please join us in welcoming the newest member of our team at The Sterling Group, Joseph Scimia, Senior Vice President General Counsel.

  • Earlier this month, we successfully held the official Grand Opening for Bluewater at Bolton's Landing Apartment Homes in Charleston, NC. Thank you to the Mayor, the Chamber of Commerce of Charleston, and everyone else who attended the event. We are honored to join such a thriving market, and we don't have plans to slow down anytime soon

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The Sterling Group – Why Work For Us?


The Sterling

MISSION


The mission of The Sterling Group is to successfully develop, construct, acquire, and manage income producing properties, with an emphasis on multifamily housing. Our objective is driven by customer focus and colleague fulfillment.

WE PLEDGE TO CONSISTENTLY

  • Provide Sterling Service by exceeding customer expectations which creates loyal relationships;
  • Provide our colleagues opportunities for personal and professional achievement and fulfillment, with a commitment to a strong work/life balance;
  • Attain a prudent level of profitability and growth throughout organization.

OUR VALUES INCLUDE A COMMITMENT TO

  • Honesty and integrity that creates trust among our customers and colleagues;
  • Empowerment with accountability that results in teamwork and efficiency;
  • Dedicated focus and professionalism that sets the standard among our peers.

Our goal is customer loyalty. Because we understand that customer loyalty is achieved by exceeding customer's expectations, our company credo is: "Creating the Sterling Story, by exceeding expectations…one customer at a time."


It's not the same old story, it's a whole
NEW ADVENTURE

At Sterling, our colleagues are our most important assets.

Therefore, we reward talent and outstanding effort through competitive salaries and benefits, career building training programs and more.

Sound familiar? Keep reading...Our Sterling adventure presents itself every day as our colleagues take what we do and make it better because of their individual impact on the business. Every colleague has the opportunity to make their mark and be rewarded for it. Now, not every organization can say that. Experience how working in an environment where your opinion counts can take you to a whole new level of your career. You will be constantly involved, receiving feedback, being coached and mentored, and given the credit where credit is due.

We are looking for calculated risk takers who want to be part of this kind of environment. Today, we need people who can quickly change their direction and make wise and educated decisions, but are not afraid to jump. We want people who bring experience and want an experience.

Sterling's benefit package includes health, vision, dental, EAP, 401k, group life insurance and a variety of supplemental insurance options, in addition to vacation and holiday pay. We are also committed to rewarding our people through a variety of recognition programs and career-developing opportunities.

If you are the customer-focused individual that can rise to this challenge, look forward to experiencing your new adventure as you begin the first chapter of your Sterling Story...

 

Sterling
BENEFITS

At Sterling, we pledge to provide our colleagues with opportunities for personal and professional achievement and fulfillment, with a commitment to a strong work/life balance.

Because every colleague has different personal needs, we’ve designed a benefits package that is flexible, affordable and covers you and your family when they need it most, even if it’s just time off to spend with them!

The benefits listed below are available to all full-time colleagues and many are also available if you work part-time:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Holidays (8 per year)
  • Volunteer Day (I per year)
  • Group health insurance which includes vision and prescription plans
  • Group life
  • Dental
  • Supplemental benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Employee Assistance Plan, including financial counseling
  • Apartment discounts at Sterling-owned communities
  • Costco and Sam’s Club memberships through payroll deductions
  • Service awards on significant anniversaries
  • Tuition Reimbursement



"My Why"

At Sterling, our employees are just as important as the customers we serve.  We strive to provide the best possible culture for our staff because we couldn't tell our story without them.  Here are just a few examples of why our employees love working at The Sterling Group: 

"I started working for Sterling as an Assistant Manager at the Creekside Apartments in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in September of 2015.  In April of 2016, I was given the opportunity to take over as the Property Manager.  I love working for Sterling because they gave me an opportunity to overcome my fear of stepping into the Property Manager role!  I have a Regional who I feel cares about me and wants me to succeed.  I love how I can comfortably reach out to anyone at corporate, be it marketing, accounting, or IT, and feel just as comfortable reaching out to the Director of Management or the VP of Management.  There is a very open door policy that most companies don't have.  I love Sterling and I hope to have a very long and successfull career with this awesome company!"  - Sasha 


"It all started with day one!!!!  From the application process to my first actual day, I truly felt like I was part of the Sterling team.  Everyone involved during my hiring process was very kind and genuine.  From the very beginning I could sense the enthusiasm for my success.  At Sterling you never get the feeling someone is waiting to see if you are going to fail.  You always get a great attitude, with open arms pointing you in the direction of success.  Being in this industry of ups and downs and all arounds, the amount of positivity you get from the staff at Sterling is virtually unheard of.  Another thing about Sterling is professionalism!  At Sterling you get a sense of comradery, compassion, caring, and teamwork.  Yet, you still get the sense that Sterling expects you to be professionals in your field and be the best in the industry.  The balancing of these tasks is very hard to achieve, and yet Sterling has done it perfectly.  This WHY I love working at Sterling!"   - Matt 


"May 2017, I will be with Sterling 7 years.  It has been my pleasure to be part of the Sterling Story, and I intend to remain part of the story for quite some time to come.  There are many reasons that I love working for Sterling.  Here are a few: Sterling is a company that really operates as a family.  I have never worked for a company that has true compassion for their associates and truly cares that we have a good work/life balance.  Promotion from within.  It is so refreshing to work for a company that truly recognizes the talents they have in their associates and rewards them by promoting from within.  I have had the pleasure of watching many people grow with the company. It's exciting to see someone like Seth Giersdorf who went from a property manager to a VP.  Also, Dale Norris has gone from an assistant manager to the Director of the storage portfolio.  I enjoy the automony and flexibility that I have with my time.  I appreciate that I am trusted to manage my time accordingly with little 'direct' supervision.  Additionally, I like that I am trusted to make decisoins and that I am supported in my decisions.  I also like the fact that I am askedfor input in the decision making process.  I love seminar time.  Not many companies put forth the effort, time, and funds to coordinate such an event.  It's always a learning experience.  It's fun and it is great to see the company together."  - Michele 

"I feel appreciated.  I think this is the biggest reason people leave jobs, soley because they do not feel that their efforts are appreciated.  I have always felt that my Regionals, Area Managers, and Corporate staff are genuinely concerned with my success.  They measure their success by how successful their team is.  They want us to succeed and give us the encouragement and toos to do so.  I have never felt that I was 'left out to dry' and did not have someone to turn to when I needed help.  There have been times when I have sent my Regional several emails concerning an issue and she answered each one as if it was the first.  I have never sensed frustration or annoyance from my superiors.  I have always enjoed coming to work, and after 11 years that says volumes about the company I work for."   - Toni

"I love working for a company that takes the time to invest in their employees through training courses and seminars on a frequent basis to help further our skills.  I love working for Sterling because there is definitely a team environment and we all work together towards the same goal.  I enjoy working for a company that shows appreciation to their employees, and I definitely feel appreciated here."   - Nicole

"I am still very new to The Sterling Group, but I love it so far!  I love working for Sterling because I feel they truly value my opinion and want to see me succeed.  Everyone I have had contact with has been very welcoming and eager to help.  I feel like all the key elements for success are in place.  From great training programs, management, and corporate's patience, I am adjusting very quickly here at Sterling.  I feel as though Sterling offers the perfect balance of structure while still allowing me to be the manager that I want to be.  I look forward to my future working with Sterling!"  - Janel   





Sterling is involved with its local communities and heavily supports the local Relay For Life event through the American Cancer Society.  


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    Pros

    You're not just another number to this company, they care about your growth and making sure you get to where you want to be.

    Cons

    I have yet to run into any cons working with this company.

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The Sterling Group Photos

The Sterling Group photo of: Bluewater Grand Opening
The Sterling Group photo of: Providence Place Groundbreaking 2012
The Sterling Group photo of: Grand Opening for Village at Whitewater
The Sterling Group photo of: Property of the Year Northern Alabama Apartment Association
The Sterling Group photo of: East Village Grand Opening With Warren Buffet
The Sterling Group photo of: Grand Opening 55 + Community
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The Sterling Group Interviews

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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at The Sterling Group (Mishawaka, IN) in June 2017.

    Interview

    I personally handed in my resume to the hiring manager. I received a phone call 2 days later scheduling an interview. The interviewer was very personable, and asked questions in a way that felt more like a conversation than an interview. I was offered the position a week and a half later. I accepted the job and enjoy going to work everyday.

    Interview Questions

    • How could you implement the skills you have learned (from previous jobs) here at The Sterling Group?   Answer Question
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The Sterling Group Awards & Accolades

  • Best Affordable Apartment Community of the Year, National Association of Home Builders, 2013
  • Daniel B. Grady, National Association of Home Builders, 2012
  • Prodigy Award - Best Floor Plan between 801 - 1100 sq. ft., Indiana Apartment Association, 2013
  • Prodigy Award - Apartment Community Desgined for Tax Credit Affordable Housing, Indiana Apartment Association, 2013
  • Property of the Year, Apartment Association of North Alabama, 2013
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