For the fourth year in a row, JVM Realty has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Multifamily by the Multifamily Leadership Innovation Summit. The winners were honored at the annual event in Scottsdale, Ariz., in November.
JVM came in at No. 6 on this year’s list.
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.
“It’s great to be here another year. We work so hard to try to build a culture that develops people and makes them proud to call JVM their place of employment,” said JVM Vice President of Operations Lecia Anderson in her acceptance remarks at the Summit. “We just keep trying to do it right and keep improving. We’ve got great leadership, great support and look out, 2020, because we’re coming back!”
JVM CEO Jay Madary said the award provides validation of the company’s efforts to create a best-in-class work culture.
“We work tremendously hard at JVM on behalf of our residents and our investors, but we place a great emphasis on building an environment in which our associates know they are supported and feel they can grow and explore their potential,” he said. “Our motto is, ‘Work hard. Have fun. Take care of each other with a warrior spirit, positive mental attitude, and a servant’s heart.’ We believe that attitude has provided the foundation for a great corporate culture.”
As part of their commitment to developing a strong work environment, JVM executives are committed to clear and consistent communication with associates. They also regularly visit the company’s communities to meet with associates and discuss operations at the properties. These site visits also provide executives a chance to get to know associates well and build rapport. Furthermore, JVM has a true open-door policy that encourages team members to reach out to leadership with feedback, concerns, and suggestions.
Other important elements of JVM’s workplace culture include: a dedication to employee development through education and development programs, e-learning courses and tuition reimbursement; 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.