DENVER, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth consecutive year, Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco) has earned the distinction of being a Denver Post Top Workplace in Colorado. Aimco has earned this designation each year it has participated in the program and is one of only three mid-sized companies to achieve the honor five times in a row.
Aimco's Top Workplace designation was based on results of a third-party, confidential survey of Aimco team members who evaluated the company in areas including workplace culture, leadership, and potential for growth and advancement.
"At Aimco, we place a great emphasis on fostering a workplace culture that gives our team members the opportunity, autonomy and support to build successful careers," said Aimco Chairman and CEO Terry Considine. "Top Workplace status for the fifth straight year is a third-party endorsement of our Aimco teammates who have created a rich culture emphasizing collaboration and caring, respect and results. Their commitment produces great outcomes for customers and shareholders… and also makes Aimco a great place to work."
Aimco's culture is distinguished by five defining pillars: We live with gusto; we own it; we value relationships; we create moments that matter; and we drive innovation and change. Aimco actively promotes professional growth, career advancement and leadership development, filling more than two-thirds of its open management positions with internal candidates.
Through its philanthropic program Aimco Cares, Aimco gives each team member 15 paid hours to be applied toward volunteer service in communities, resulting in thousands of hours assisting local nonprofits. Aimco Cares also supports members of the Aimco team by offering scholarship programs for the children of team members, and providing short-term financial assistance to employees in crisis, through the Aimco Cares 4U initiative.
With the help of its business partners nationwide, Aimco Cares has raised more than $4 million in gross proceeds from its annual charity golf tournament to benefit military support organizations - the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) and Project Sanctuary - and to fund scholarships for students living in affordable housing across the country. Tournament proceeds also provide grants to local nonprofits chosen by Aimco teammates.
Aimco is a real estate investment trust that is focused on the ownership and management of quality apartment communities located in the largest markets in the United States. Aimco is one of the country's largest owners and operators of apartments with 189 communities in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Aimco common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AIV, and are included in the S&P 500. For more information about Aimco, please visit our website at www.aimco.com. To visit the company's careers site, go to www.aimco.com/careers.