Mission: As a Master Developer, to Contribute to a Better Community by Profitably Creating, Marketing, and Managing Great Places to Live, Work, Shop & Play®.
How did it all begin? Why do people love working here? Where are we headed in the future? All your Towne Properties questions answered here!
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It all started back in the summer of 1960 when two men came up with a crazy idea: to create a few exciting new apartments for affluent young singles at the top of Mt. Adams. During a time when people were migrating to the suburbs, Neil Bortz and Marvin Rosenberg focused on rehabilitating an old world neighborhood of row houses on steep, crooked streets.
Their first building was converted into two apartments overlooking Cincinnati and rented almost immediately. When the next apartments rented just as quickly and Bortz and Rosenberg realized they had a great opportunity for a sustainable business. In June 1961, Towne Properties was established and the company dedicated it’s time to leading the rebirth of Mt. Adams.
It was a great place to start a business. Mt. Adams is blessed with great views of the Ohio Valley, the hills of Kentucky, and downtown Cincinnati and only steps away from the 400-acre Eden Park. Towne’s new apartments in Cincinnati were unlike anything else available. Each apartment featured loft dens, wood burning fireplaces, private gardens and rooftop decks, wall to wall carpet, all within refurbished traditional exteriors.
Buoyed by their initial successes, Bortz and Rosenberg took their strategy into the suburbs in the mid-1960s. Towne welcomed its third partner, Lambert Agin, who brought an extensive understanding of residential construction. With Agin’s help, Towne began developing a collection of award-winning garden apartment communities throughout Cincinnati, Dayton, and Lexington, Kentucky.
In the mid-1970s Towne began building and selling condominiums in the suburbs and started offering its management services to third party owners. Towne also acquired, planned, zoned, and developed land for both its own use and for single-family developers.
By the mid-1980s Towne took on a number projects with various strategic partners. Towne began developing retail centers, including strip malls and Cincinnati’s Kenwood Towne Center, as well as downtown office rehabs in Cincinnati and Dayton, suburban office parks, and recreational properties like Four Seasons Marina and The Club at Harper’s Point.
Towne assumed a leadership role in the renaissance of downtown Cincinnati in the early 1990s with new partner Arn Bortz, former Cincinnati mayor, in charge. Towne began developing renovated office space and mixed-use projects, including the Backstage Entertainment District and Fountain Place in the heart of downtown Cincinnati.
Today, Towne’s portfolio is in the capable hands of Robert Wahlke, John Recob, and Derek Wehman. With their 85 years combined experience Towne now manages and/or owns a portfolio of more than 15,000 apartments, 116,500 condominium and homeowner’s association units, and 815,000 square feet of retail space, plus a tennis club and a marina.
Towne continues to look to the future and will continue to create communities that are “Great Places to Live, Work, Shop, and Play®.”
Interested in career development and advancement, training opportunities, excellent benefits and working for a company invested in the future of its employees? Come join Towne Properties a diverse, fast growing property management and development company dedicated to making Great Places to LIVE, WORK, SHOP & PLAY®!
See what some of our associates are saying about their career with Towne Properties:
Towne Properties takes Corporate Social Responsibility very seriously. Below are a few of the places we volunteer and fundraise for.
Great Places to Work®
At Towne Properties, we value our associates and provide a variety of options that work best for them and their families.
Towne Properties offers medical, dental, and vision benefits packages to meet a variety of health needs. We also offer a variety of wellness programs onsite.
Associates have the opportunity to save on a before-tax basis through convenient payroll deductions. Towne Properties also offers employer matching contributions.
Rewards and Recognition
Associates are recognized for a variety of efforts and achievements, such as anniversary rewards, performance awards presented at our company's annual appreciation day, and many more.
Flexible Spending Plans
Set aside pre-tax income for reimbursement of eligible dependent daycare and health care expenses. These usually equate to a large tax savings for our associates.
Training and Professional Development
Our devoted Training and Development Department delivers nearly 100 training classes annually for our associates to hone their skills. A variety of professional designation programs are also offered to foster professional development.
Educational Reimbursement Program
Associates who to choose to go to training or schooling for their current job function can apply for assistance paying for tuition.
Paid Time Off and Holidays
Associates earn paid time off each month to use for sick or personal time, and vacation time. After five years of contintued employment, associates begin to earn addition time. Towne Properties also provides regular paid holidays each year.
Associates can also take advantage of auto and home insurance, as well as prepaid legal services, which can be purchased at special rates.
Beyond rewarding work in a fun and interesting industry, we have additional perks available:
*Some variances in program details may exist for individual employee groups or locations. Check with local management for coverage details. Some benefits are only for full-time associates.
I have been working at Towne Properties full-time (More than 3 years)
I have never worked for a company where the president knows your name and asks your opinion. They offer competitive pay and benefits. It really is a family oriented company.
I don’t really have any cons of working for Towne Properties. If I had to name anything it would be getting paid once a month. Only exempt employees are paid monthly.
Advice to Management
I have no advice for upper Management. I love everyone in our corporate. I feel they support me 100%.
I applied online. I interviewed at Towne Properties (Cincinnati, OH) in May 2017.
I applied online, then got an email from the recruiting manager with a link to schedule a phone interview. She called me at the scheduled time and asked me some general questions about what I am looking for in a new company and we talked more about my work history. She emailed me a new link to schedule a face to face interview at the corporate office.
I came to the office in Mount Adams and she asked me a few more general questions to learn more about my work history and my skills. Then she asked questions that were specific to the job I applied for. The interview took about an hour. She even gave me a parking token so I didn't have to pay the parking garage fee.