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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 16 major US cities that provide housing to over 29,000 people and 5,000 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)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#34)

Company Updates

  • Happy Veterans Day! To show their support for our troops, employees across the Venterra portfolio dressed in red, white, blue, and camo for our most recent Fun Friday!

    Veterans Day 2019 | I Highly Rated Real Estate Company

    Veterans Day 2019 is an opportunity to reflect on sacrifices of our armed forces. Our most recent Fun Friday had teams showing support for our troops.

  • Venterra Halloween 2019 might just have been the most creative and impressive to date!

    Venterra Halloween 2019 | I Highly Rated Real Estate Company

    Venterra Teams across our portfolio don't hold back when the October holiday rolls around, and Halloween 2019 was no exception to the rule! Our annual Halloween contests, which included Best Team Costume, Best Individual Costume, and Best Office Decoration, helped provide a little extra motivation for our team members to be super spooky and creative.

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Venterra Realty – Why Work With 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 in our annual WOW Matters contest and WOW Matters book. Our 10th Anniversary edition of WOW Matters was published in February 2019. 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

  • Featured Review

    "Sincerely, The Best Place to Work Ever"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager in Orlando, FL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Venterra Realty full-time


    The company values implemented by Venterra at every level really resonant strongly with my own personal values. I feel like this is not just a business, rather, a great opportunity for us to help make the world a better place.


    Success here requires a unique perspective filled with creativity. This is a place where I challenge myself to put my values into action and executing on those values consistently and without fail is often not easy. Old management styles do not work here. You must adapt, evolve, and grow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing; you all are great!

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Venterra Realty Photos

Venterra Realty photo of: Venterra Leadership Conference 2018 was another one for the books!
Venterra Realty photo of: Our Leaders had a blast at Margaritaville for Manager Appreciation Night during Venterra Leadership Conference 2019
Venterra Realty photo of: Cypress and his human friend, Verouska, are big fans of our "Take Your Dog to Work" days!
Venterra Realty photo of: The Gateway North Team looking sharp in their new Venterra tees
Venterra Realty photo of: Our Kick Off theme for 2019 had our employees glowing crazy!
Venterra Realty photo of: Tacky Sweater Fun Friday is a favorite during the Holiday Season and the Axial at Buckhead team definitely wasn't afraid to get ugly!
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Venterra Realty Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Venterra Realty (Orlando, FL) in March 2017.


    The interview process started with a Skype interview, it was friendly and informative. Second interview was scheduled almost immediately after the Skype interview at a convenient location. Our second interview meeting was extensive with a quick assessment test and common interview questions at the front end our interview, the questions grew in intensity as we continued speaking. A third interview was scheduled a few days later to meet my immediate manager and an offer was extended. After completing the interview process and having had time to absorb some of the culture at Venterra, the interview process and line of questioning makes sense. Venterra invests an incredible amount time and effort into developing employees, making sure the applicant has similar standards as those of the company allows for a great employee/organization fit.

    Interview Questions

    • During your childhood what values were instilled in you and by whom?   1 Answer
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Venterra Realty Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Medium Workplaces, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2018
  • Best Workplaces for Diversity, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2018
  • Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For, Glassdoor, 2017
  • Top CEOs 2018 by Glassdoor, Glassdoor, 2018
  • Best Workplaces in Texas, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2019
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Pledges & Certifications

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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