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Towne Properties Overview

Cincinnati, OH
501 to 1000 employees
1961
Company - Private
Real Estate
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Towne Properties: creating Great Places to LIVE, WORK, SHOP & PLAY® since 1961!

Over the last 55+ years, Towne has engaged in property development and management including condo sales, developing award-winning apartments ... Read more

Mission: As a Master Developer, to Contribute to a Better Community by Profitably Creating, Marketing, and Managing Great Places to Live, Work, Shop & Play®.

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Towne Properties – Why Work For Us?


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®!

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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.

 

 

Benefits Package*

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.  

401(K)

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.

Voluntary Benefits

Associates can also take advantage of auto and home insurance, as well as prepaid legal services, which can be purchased at special rates.

Other Perks

Beyond rewarding work in a fun and interesting industry, we have additional perks available:

  • Free fitness center
  • Volunteer and fundraising programs including Adopt a Class, The United Way, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and many more
  • Discounts to area museums, zoos, events, and attractions

*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.

 

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    I worked for Towne Properties on and off for the past 5 years and couldn't have had a better experience. Everyone from the senior management to field workers were always kind and willing to help with any issue that arose. Towne truly is a family and they make you feel like that every day. The CEO, Adam Bortz, and the rest of corporate have big plans on the acquisition front in the near future. If you want to be a part of the region's fastest growing real estate management/development company then Towne is the place for you.

    Cons

    Always enjoyed my time at Towne.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

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Towne Properties Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Towne Properties (Cincinnati, OH) in May 2017.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you were tasked with leading a team toward a group goal without having any formal authority.   Answer Question
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Towne Properties Awards & Accolades

  • Light The Night Walk Top 3 Corporate Fundraisers, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2017
  • Superior Company Score, Satisfacts, 2016
  • Deloitte 100, Deloitte, 2016
  • Light The Night Walk Top Corporate Fundraiser, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2016
  • Best Student Housing, National Apartment Association, 2015
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