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Venterra Realty Overview

Houston, TX
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Real Estate
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Founded in 2001, at Venterra, we own and manage apartment communities in 12 major US cities that provide housing to over 26,000 people and 4,000 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

  • We're Hiring! If you're in the Houston area, interested in working in an award-winning company culture, and have the qualifications for our Senior Acquisition Analyst role, we should talk. Check out the details here! I Highly Rated Real Estate Company

    Venterra Realty owns and manages 57 apartment communities in 12 major US cities providing housing to over 27,000 residents. Founded in 2001, Venterra has completed over $4 billion in transactions, manages a current portfolio in excess of $2.0 billion, and has over 500 employees.

  • Shadowbrooke knows how to make their mothers proud!

    Movers for Moms 2018 | I Highly Rated Real Estate Company

    The team at Shadowbrooke Apartments definitely made their mothers proud and showed that Venterra Cares by participating in Two Men and a Truck's "Movers for Moms" program this year! Donations were gathered from employees and residents alike, and it turns out that when it comes to moms, there's a lot of love to give!

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Venterra Realty – Why Work For Us?

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 Promises.

Our WOW Matters culture and the results are evident throughou our annual WOW Matters contest and WOW Matters book. Our 9th Anniversary edition of WOW Matters was published in February 2018. Read for yourself about WOW Moment after WOW Moment right now! 

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.


At Venterra, we are so committed to living out our Core Values and upholding our Promises, that we encourage anyone who observes otherwise to share their feedback in either our Annual Employee Survey, Annual Leadership Survey, or via EthicsPoint. EthicsPoint is a direct pipeline to our Senior Management team that all employees have confidential access to via telephone or online. Here our team members can share concerns about violations of company policy and processes, violation of laws and regulations, and mistreatment of employees. At Venterra, it is imperative to us to uphold our Core Values of honesty & integrity and our Promise to treat everyone with respect and fairness.


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!

Our 2017 Better Living Champion was announced at our 2018 Kick-Off Parties. See how Sally lived better by giving back in the video below. Her efforts resulted in her taking home a $2,000 check for her grand prize Better Living win!

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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  • Featured Review

    "Venterra has that “IT” Factor!"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Better Living Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Better Living Manager in Atlanta, GA
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    I have been working at Venterra Realty full-time (More than a year)


    I would have to say that Venterra is the absolute best company to work for. They provide a warm atmosphere and outstanding customer service. Every person matters at Venterra, no matter what position. Growth is not only possible but achievable and they PRAISE their employees. The Corporate team is amazing, even the CEO himself, Mr. Foresi. I brag about Venterra to all of my friends and family. It’s not just a place of work, it’s a life long career and passion. I wake up knowing that there is no better place I would rather be.


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    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, keep listening to your employees and continue to grow!

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Venterra Realty Photos

Venterra Realty photo of: Our Experience Leaders had a blast at Venterra Leadership Conference 2017!
Venterra Realty photo of: The Southeast Region joined the rest of our Experience Leaders for our Venterra Leaderdership Conference 2018 "Get Your Geek On" Party!
Venterra Realty photo of: The Valencia at Westchase Team had a blast joining in with the rest of our communities to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
Venterra Realty photo of: Our teams we're excited about the rollout of our new branding and had the temporary tatoos to prove it!
Venterra Realty photo of: Our teams hung loose at our surf themed Kick-Off Parties!
Venterra Realty photo of: The Tuscany Team's food drive under the Venterra Cares Program was a big success!
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Venterra Realty Interviews



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    Better Living Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview


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


    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
  • Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For(#6), Glassdoor, 2016
  • 100 Best Medium Workplaces, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2017
  • 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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