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Associated Estates

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Real Estate - Property Mgt
Overview

Associated Estates Realty Corporation (NYSE, NASDAQ: AEC) is a real estate investment trust (REIT), headquartered in Richmond Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. Associated Estates' portfolio consists of 52 properties containing 13,950 units located in ten states.

There are places to work and then companies that foster a culture of individual respect and growth. For employees who want more, Associated Estates creates a true sense of community. Working together, our team of apartment experts at high-demand properties across the U.S. and at the home office makes this commitment: to deliver on the highest standards in professional fulfillment, apartment living, and shareholder value.  We give you our best to exceed your expectations, so that you feel confidence and pride in your decision to choose Associated Estates.

We are committed to hiring the right people, supporting them with the resources they need to excel on the job and creating a respectful, nurturing place to work so that our team can give their best to serve residents and shareholders.  Great Living – It’s What We Do®.

Culture
At all levels, the employees of Associated Estates strive to be the best. Our company has been recognized for excellence at every level of our organization, from individual employees to properties to our corporation as a whole. Take a look below at some of the latest accomplishments offered to and achieved by our employees. 2008 Michigan Awards:
  • 2008 GLAStar awards sponsored by the Property Management Association of Michigan
  • "Management Company of the Year" - Associated Estates Realty Corporation
  • "Best Newspaper Ad" - Spring Brook, Holland, Michigan
  • "Best Brochure" - Landings at the Preserve, Battle Creek, Michigan
  • "Best Decorated Model" - Landings at the Preserve, Battle Creek, Michigan
  • "Best Property Curb Appeal" - Landings at the Preserve, Battle Creek, Michigan
  • "Best Leasing Office" - Aspen Lakes, Grand Rapids, Michigan Associated Estates
  • Recognized as one of the 2007 Top 20 1-Year Return Firms in Crain's Cleveland Business "20 in their 20's"
  • Recognized in Crain's Cleveland Business (April 2007) "One 2 Watch"
  • Recognized in Inside Business Magazine (June 2007) The Residence at Barrington
  • Key Awards: Northeast Ohio Apartment Association Silver Key Award for Overall Community Appeal for a Garden Community, Luxury Harvest for Hunger
  • Recognized in both Cuyahoga and Summit Counties
  • Benefits
    We provide the following benefits packages for eligible employees:
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time
  • Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Educational Reimbursement
  • Flex Spending Accounts (medical and dependant care)
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Other benefits include:
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Nationwide discounts on products and services
  • Employee Rent discount when residing at one of our apartment communities
  • Employee Assistance Program Bonus Potential/Employee Recognition: We offer bonus opportunities to all positions at Associated Estates. Goal based and performance based bonus opportunities make our compensation package even more competitive within our industry. We believe in rewarding our employee's efforts by offering bonus opportunities for their outstanding commitment to achieving performance enhancing goals in an effort to reach their maximum income potential. Service Anniversaries Awards: When one of our employees achieves three years of service with the Company there is an opportunity to select a gift as a token of our appreciation. It is our pleasure to recognize additional milestones of service reached by our employees. When these additional milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years have been reached, employees will be offered a selection of gifts in honor of their anniversary. All-Star Award Program: An Associated Estates All-Star is awarded on a quarterly basis and is intended to reward and recognize those employees who exemplify the Company's Core Values of Commitment, Customer Service, Integrity, Respect and Teamwork. All-Star recipients are selected based on nominations the Company receives from employees, residents, vendors, and prospects. Any employee who is nominated for an All-Star Award will also be considered for the annual MVP award. The MVP award will be delivered to the employee who has consistently exceeded expectations and embodies the Company's core values.
  • Core Values
    Great Living – It's What We Do!


    The above statement reflects the Company's continuing commitment to quality in all aspects of our business. Associated Estates strives to consistently serve all our customers with integrity and commitment; to offer equal employment opportunity for all without regard to age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, gender, veteran status, or sexual preference; to create and maintain a professional work environment that attracts, trains and retains the best employees in the field; and to maintain and encourage communication and cooperation among all levels of staff. We support and encourage our employees to continually challenge themselves to strive to reach their career goals.

    We also believe in giving back to the communities in which we are located. Associated Estates Cares is our community involvement program, which encompasses corporate philanthropy, employee volunteerism and management level Board service for a positive impact in the communities where we do business. Click here to learn more about this program.

    5 Core Values:

    Commitment
    Is binding oneself to a course of action. Through commitment, employees demonstrate loyalty, responsibility, leadership and accountability. Commitment is doing everything we can to deliver the best – always!

    Customer Service
    In order to provide an unequaled level of customer service, we believe it is critical for us to truly understand who our customers are, and remember that the customer is our number one priority. We, at Associated Estates, have at least four primary customers: residents, fellow employees, investors and vendors. Customer satisfaction begins with how all of our customers are treated: in a timely and courteous manner.

    Integrity
    Encompasses honesty – in character and actions. Perhaps, this anonymous quote best sums up the definition of integrity: "It is the courage to say what is right when asked and to do what is right when not." Our Company reputation also relates to integrity. We believe it is the reputation of the Company that will affect whether those who have not had a chance to be our customers will decide to establish a relationship with us, and whether those who are our customers, will decide to maintain a relationship with us.

    Respect
    Is treating others as you wish to be treated, being considerate of others' ideas and showing appreciation for their efforts. This includes the respect that exists between employees and customers, as well as the respect that exists between employees and their co-workers or supervisors. The best work environment strives to maintain the highest level of this kind of respect.

    Teamwork
    With cooperation, a group of employees can accomplish things better and faster than any one of them can alone – and they can have fun doing so! When you ask our employees about their best experiences with Associated Estates, you begin to see a common thread that weaves their stories together – teamwork is that thread. In order for the organization to operate fluidly, teamwork is critical. That means understanding how the entire organization works together to make Associated Estates a success. Effective communication is critical to the success of teamwork.
    Career Growth
    How far do you want to grow your career? Do you have the following qualities?

    Qualities that will help make you successful with Associated Estates:

    Results Driven
  • You meet your commitments and goals.

    Service Minded
  • You listen to your "customers" and respond to their needs.

    Quality Conscious
  • You provide an excellent work product.

    Teamwork Oriented
  • You go out of your way to be supportive of others.

    Integrity Proven
  • You embrace high ethical standards.

    Initiative Demonstrated
  • You are a self-starter.

    Communication Focused
  • You express your ideas clearly and listen attentively.
  • Contact
    Associated Estates Realty Corporation
    1 AEC Parkway
    Richmond Heights, Ohio 44143-1467
    Telephone: (216) 261-5000
    Toll Free: (800) 440-2372
    Fax: (216) 289-9600