TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Avesta Communities has been named one of America's best workplaces, according to the organization "Great Place to Work." Avesta received this recognition based on survey feedback filled out by nearly 200 of its employees.
Among the findings:
- 97 percent of Avesta employees say they feel a sense of pride in what they do.
- 96 percent say there is a family or team feeling inside the company.
- 96 percent say people at Avesta care about each other.
To see full survey results, click here.
"At Avesta, our goal is to glorify the individual person, starting with each of our teammates," said Robert Reynolds, Managing Director. "We give them the tools they need to serve residents, serve one another, and create a culture where they can thrive. It's a great honor to be recognized by our teammates, because they are the ones serving our residents and fulfilling our mission each and every day."
Avesta is a rapidly-growing apartment investment and management firm based in Austin, Texas and Tampa, Florida that has acquired over 11,000 apartment homes since 2010. As Avesta has grown, they have focused on recruiting and retaining great teammates that can help the company fulfill its vision to "be the world's most resident focused company."
Despite a great benefits package and a host of perks, Avesta teammates note that at Avesta, culture is most important.
"The benefits and perks are great, but what I really enjoy is the Avesta culture," said Kyle Slagle, a Service teammate who has worked at Avesta in Jacksonville for two years. "Avesta teammates truly believe they are contributing to something greater than themselves through servant leadership. It's unlike any company I've ever worked for."
Avesta recently launched the "Avesta Experience," a series of trainings designed to educate teammates on a host of core customer service beliefs and best practices, focusing on topics such as empathy and active listening. Avesta developed the trainings by interviewing each of its roughly 200 teammates in individual or small group sessions.
"It's a game changer," said Dan French, Managing Director. "It's a lot of work up front, but the long-term payoffs of this type of investment in our people are beyond measure."
"Great Place to Work" is recognized as the global authority on high-performance workplace cultures. Each year, the group produces a list of the best places to work based on a statistically valid employee survey. Companies are rated by employees in six areas: Challenges, Atmosphere, Rewards, Pride, Communication and Bosses. To learn more, click here.
About Avesta: Since 2010, Avesta has acquired over 11,000 apartment homes throughout Florida and Texas. Avesta will continue to actively purchase and redevelop multifamily communities in Florida and Texas during 2016. Avesta is a vertically integrated company, handling acquisitions, property management, construction management and portfolio management in-house. Avesta's mission is to give people a home where they can live abundantly and create more community in the world.
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