JVM Realty Corp (JVM), a leading vertically integrated multifamily real estate investment and property management firm, today announced it was named, for the second year in a row, one of the Best Places to Work in Multifamily at the Multifamily Leadership Summit. The finalists were honored at the annual summit in Scottsdale, Ariz., in November.
The evaluation process for the awards included an examination of companies' employee policies, procedures and benefits, as well as employee responses gathered through an independently conducted survey.
"This is an immensely gratifying award, and we are thrilled to be honored by the Multifamily Leadership Summit for the second straight year," said Jay Madary, president and CEO of JVM. "Building the right culture has always been a top priority for our company. We want to be known as a great place to work. We want to be a company where associates feel appreciated and supported, where they know they can grow and develop, and where they know they have a voice. This award is powerful validation that we are succeeding in those areas."
As part of JVM's world-class culture, the company's executives are committed to clear and consistent communication with associates. Regular company-wide conference calls and blogs posted to the company's Intranet are just two of the ways JVM leaders keep team members in the loop. They also regularly visit the company's communities to meet with associates and discuss operations at the property. These outings provide executives a chance to get to know associates and build rapport. Furthermore, JVM has an open-door policy in which employees know they can easily reach leadership with feedback, concerns and suggestions.
Other notable components of JVM's workplace culture include: a dedication to employee development through education and development programs, e-learning courses and tuition reimbursement; a company wellness initiative; a corporate gift-matching program, through which the company matches its associates' charitable donations up to a certain amount; paid time off to volunteer with local charities; and team volunteer outings.
"At JVM, we work very hard, and we take our jobs very seriously," Madary said. "But we also strive to create a true family atmosphere in which our associates feel supported and cared for. Our motto is, 'Work hard. Have fun. Take care of each other with a warrior spirit, positive mental attitude and a servant's heart.' Consequently, we believe we have created a truly great place to work."