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Venterra Realty Overview

Houston, TX
201 to 500 employees
2001
Company - Private
Real Estate
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Venterra Realty, is an owner/operator of 50 apartment communities in 14 US cities that provide housing to over 26,000 people and 12,000 pets. We are committed to improving the lives of our residents by delivering an industry leading customer ... Read more

Mission: Our Mission Statement is Our Core Values:

1) Honesty and Integrity
2) Humility
3) Never-ending Pursuit of Excellence
4) Candor and Openness
5) Unparalleled Service Excellence
6) Team FirstRead more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#46), 2016 (#6)

Company Updates

  • There's nothing like having an insider go to bat for you to help land your dream job.

    How to Win Over a Recruiter | Venterra Careers

    Let's face it. Landing your dream job is a lot easier said than done. Chances are if you're interested in an open job there are probably a hundred other folks who are eyeballing the same position. The competition is stiff, so learning how to win over a recruiter is a must if you want your resume to land in the applicant short stack.

  • We're on the search for the perfect person to fill our open Project Manager position. Think you could be the one? Apply now!

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Venterra Realty – Why Work For Us?


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At Venterra, we are raising the standard on apartment living through our commitment to exceptional service.

We appreciate our residents and will show it by improving the quality of their lives. To make this a reality our employees are constantly guided by our Customer Service Values & Promises.

Our WOW Matters culture and the results are evident throughou our annual WOW Matters contest and WOW Matters book. Our 8th Anniversary edition of WOW Matters was published in February 2017. Read for yourself about WOW Moment after WOW Moment right now! 

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Venterra is full of amazing employees who are living up to our high expectations every day. Our WoW-EE program is our way of giving back for all that they do by creating personalized moments inside or outside the office that are truly meaningful to them as individuals.

  

     

   “Our Seven Corporate values are our long term differentiators, our mission, our vision. It’s okay if you don’t live these values, you just can’t work here.”  

 -Venterra Realty CEO, John Foresi   

   

    


We have a team full of people with big hearts and a true desire to live by our Core Values. These values in combination with our Employer and Employee Promises are the root of our success as a company. They define who we are and how we conduct ourselves.

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While we offer our residents a “Better Way of Living,” it’s important that as a company we encourage our employees to commit to “Better Living,” focusing on making a difference in their personal lives and/or the communities we live in.

Our Better Living program encourages team members to commit to goals, track their progress, support others on their journeys to success, and celebrate milestones along the way!

Participating employees are eligible for cash winnings of $15,000 throughout the year including a $2,000 grand prize winner – just for living better!

        

All work and no play is…no fun! At Venterra, we work hard but we make time to have fun & celebrate individual, team and company success. 

With hundreds of amazing people together under the same roof, an awards ceremony to celebrate our rock stars from the previous year, and an opportunity to just cut loose and have a good time, our annual themed new year Kick-Off parties are a great place to see this promise in action!

From our Fun Committee with employees dedicated to keeping our communities and offices entertaining, to our regional Family Fun Days, to regular contests encouraging employees to have a blast whenever there's a chance, we strive to create an atmosphere where our employees can be themselves and have a real passion about coming into work each day.

Check out our stories to see that whether it’s eating food, dancing or simply thanking each other, we keep each other motivated, enjoy what we do and celebrate along the way!

We've made a promise to our teams that we will always "strive to promote from within." This effort is evident in the fact that a full 75% of our regional/corporate employees are the product of internal promotion. Every year our Corporate Teams and Experience Leaders, the individuals tasked with making these promotions possible through the support and resources they provide their teams, come together at the Venterra Leadership Conference.

Check out the video below to see what happens when you get all these amazing people (many the product of promotions themselves) together under one roof!

After his promotion into the Assistant Manager role at Falcon Square Apartments, Luis (below left) took a boating break to talk about what makes Venterra stand out from the crowd. Check out what he had to say below!

And listen to what Kristen had to say (below right) about Venterra when she was promoted from Leasing Consultant to Assistant Property Manager after a year of being with us. Since this time Kristen has been promoted yet again into the role of Regional Better Living Manager! 


                                      

Venterra University is a blended learning experience that provides our associates tools for success. It was created to serve and support employee talents through various learning methods.

Take a look at more stories from our employees and all of the elements of Venterra University!

Venterra Realty Reviews

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    "When You Enjoy What You Do, It Never Feels Like Work"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Atlanta, GA
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    I have been working at Venterra Realty full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I can go and on regarding the Pro's of this company. If you truly love helping people, you will flourish with Venterra. Since I joined this company 2 years ago, I've accomplished and gained so much in regards to both my professional and personal growth. I started with leasing and after about a year and a few months I was promoted to Assistant Community Manager/Better Living Manager. You will be provided with all the necessary training and tools you need in order to be successful. I've won awards, been acknowledged for going above and beyond, won incentives, I've traveled with the company, and despite my leaders not knowing, I've learned so much them. It's one thing to work with a company for a paycheck but it's another to work with a company that changes your life for the better. When you enjoy what you do, it doesn't feel like work. The core values of Venterra are everything I am and more. So again I say, if you truly love to be a positive impact on people's lives, if you truly love to help people daily, learn and grow in more ways than one, then this is the place for you. You have a voice and are heard everyday. Your mentors, IT department, and corporate office are always looking for ways to make your job easier and more effective. There's the Better Way program which is designed to collect feedback from the employees who mention ways to better our work system. The development team rolls out new enhancements by the week. You can actually win money by having the best Better Ways! The company wants you to have fun. We have a Fun social page and Fun Fridays that are dedicated to the enjoyment of the employees. We have such a great time! We have a Better Living Program dedicated to bettering our health and mental abilities. We have a Wow program centered on providing happiness to our residents in need. We have extra days off during the holidays and these extra days are considered "Family Days" :). As I mentioned before, I can go on and on as to why this company is definitely a prosperous career choice. I'm just simply looking forward to much more to come! Thank you Venterra for going above and beyond for all of us. I'm proud to be apart of such an amazing work family!

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Not much so advice, but more so a thank you to my management and regionals. They provide a very open work environment by keeping everyone in the loop! Thank you!

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Venterra Realty Photos

Venterra Realty photo of: A great place to live...a great place to work!
Venterra Realty photo of: The maintenance team at Tree Park enjoyed being spoiled a little more than normal during Maintenance Appreciation Week 2017!
Venterra Realty photo of: Cody was happy to lend Kim a paw around the Estancia office thanks to our "Take Your Dog to Work" days!
Venterra Realty photo of: The crew at Apex West Midtown taking a break for a little bit of fun!
Venterra Realty photo of: Our Experience Leaders had a blast at Venterra Leadership Conference 2017!
Venterra Realty photo of: We celebrated three recent workplace award wins in style with new tees and had The Park 9 Team jumping with joy!
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Venterra Realty Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Venterra Realty (Atlanta, GA).

    Interview

    I had a great interview experience! I actually had three interviews (4 if you count my initial Skype interview), and every one of them was a positive experience for me. The hiring manager who referred me to different sites for interviews did a great job of selecting communities where I would be a good fit, and each property manager I interviewed with was friendly, down to earth, and professional. It felt more like a guided conversation than a formal, nerve-wracking interview process! They do a good job of both getting to know you as a person and assessing how you'd perform as an employee.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview questions were pretty much what I expected them to be, no major curve ball questions. My advice would be to know yourself (your own professional history, the skills you acquired in those jobs, and how those skills would be transferable to the job you're applying for), and know the company. Do your homework and know why you'd love to work there!   Answer Question
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Venterra Realty Awards & Accolades

  • Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For, Glassdoor, 2017
  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work Institute, 2017
  • Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For(#6), Glassdoor, 2016
  • 100 Best Medium Workplaces, Great Place to Work Institute, 2016
  • 50 Most Engaged Workplaces – Recognizing leadership and innovation in engaging our workplaces, Achievers, 2016
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