The Georgia/North Carolina fourth quarter Property Manager meeting took an ugly turn yet again. For the second year in a row the team held an ugly sweater contest to add a fun seasonal twist to the last meeting of the …
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Things Get Ugly in Georgia This Time of Year!... Read More »
The Georgia/North Carolina fourth quarter Property Manager meeting took an ugly turn yet again. For the second year in a row the team held an ugly sweater contest to add a fun seasonal twist to the last meeting of the year! Thanks in part to the decorating help from the team at her community, Tuscany at Lindbergh Senior Property Manager, Lauren Moseley came away with the win for her "Jingle Warm-Up Suit" which had her tacky and sparkling from front to back! Way to have some fun and ugly it up, Georgia! It was a job well done for such a great looking bunch of managers!
Better Living: Goal Update Photo Winners!... Read More »
Our Better Living Program focuses on making a direct positive impact on the personal lives of our employees. Encouragement to succeed in the goals that have been set comes not just in the form of coworker support but also through our contests that aim to reward our most active participants! In our most recent contest folks were encouraged to include photos with their goal updates so that we could see their progress in action! Although there were lots of great images, ultimately three winners were selected and were awarded $150 each! Congrats to our winners who are shown below! Thanks for sharing with us!
Need the Weather? Just call a Venterra community!... Read More »
Last week I was with a few of my colleagues and our COO attending a Customer Experience conference in Cleveland. One of the challenges presented to us was to call our locations randomly and ask the person that answers if they can provide the weather forecast.This isn’t something that our typical caller would be calling for and most definitely would seem like a strange and random request.The exercise is to gauge how willing our people are to accommodate a caller that isn’t a “customer”. There was no interest shown towards the community and no mention of scheduling an appointment. As we held our breath, we called 7 communities. We launched right into asking for the weather. Some of us took it a step further and asked for restaurant recommendations. I’m excited (and relieved) to say that 6 of the 7 calls were great. One was a bit reluctant to engage - no doubt wondering why someone was calling an apartment community for the weather forecast when there are several tools for this at the touch of a smart phone! She eventually came around though and played along. One of the calls went extremely well. After providing the weather and answering all of our questions, Jaime at Reflections on Sweetwater, attempted to convert our caller to a prospect and invited her to tour the community! Whew! We were all high-fiving each other in excitement for having “passed” the test. But WE actually hadn’t passed the test. Seven people working at our Venterra communities had passed the test. They weren’t worried (for the most part J) about why someone needed the weather. They simply sprang into action to be as helpful as they could and to genuinely help. So to Veronica Barcenas, Hannah Morris, Jaime Jaimes-Bueno, Carly Haycraft, Wesley Carroll, Mollie Witt and Erik Carrillo, I say, “You guys rock!” Thanks for being the superstars you are every day! And for being such A-Players, we have a surprise coming via email, so be sure to watch closely over the next few days. Here’s a hint of what to expect – it’s the perfect start to the day for many and sounds a lot like Stardust…. Enjoy!
Not in a fun mood today? Venterra says "Shake it Off!"... Read More »
In honoring our Leader Promise to "make time to have fun" our teams are encouraged to have a good time and get a bit goofy whenever there's a moment to spare! Some of our Florida managers wanted to show us that they know what this is all about. Check them out shaking it off in the video below! Our dancers included: Dexter Rendon, Property Manager at Village Walk Juana Santos, Property Manager at Park 9 Maitina Morrisey, Senior Regional Manager Sheri Judy, Property Manager at Palm Club
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We're always looking for exceptional people to join the Venterra Realty Team. You can make a great impact to our organization by referring amazing individuals to become a Venterra Employee! If you know someone that would be a great fit for one of our opportunities you can receive a $250 Visa Gift Card if your referral is hired (after 3 months of employment) as our thanks to you. This opportunity is available to everyone outside of our organization! What a great way to earn some extra spending money! Take a moment to review our current job openings by clicking here! If you have someone in mind for one of our positions ask them to apply for the specific role from the same site and be sure to have them provide your information when they do! In order to be credited as the referral source your applicant will need to select "Referral" in the "Source" field on their application under "How did you hear about us?" and will need to include your name and email address in the "Referred By (Name)" field as shown below, as well. Thanks in advance for helping to do your part to make us an even better organization by sending great people our way!
Venterra Realty Recognized As One Of The 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ In The United States... Read More »
HOUSTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Venterra Realty is pleased to announce its recognition as one of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in the United States. The Achievers annual award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces. "Engaged employees provide businesses with a unique competitive advantage. Companies that focus on employee success have better engagement and alignment with business objectives and company values," said Achievers CEO, Patrick D. Quirk. "These companies serve as role models for other businesses to engage their own employees and build success." "We are honored to be recognized as one of the country's most engaged workplaces," said Richard Roos, Venterra's Chief Operating Officer. "We understand that having employees who look forward to going to work, truly care about the quality of their work and who are highly committed to the operating vision of the organization are instrumental to providing industry leading customer experience and achieving exceptional operating results. This recognition further fuels our desire to continue building a culture that results in highly engaged employees who love coming to work and become better people for having worked at Venterra." The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards panel of judges evaluated each applicant based on the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement™: Communication, Leadership, Culture, Rewards & Recognition, Professional & Personal Growth, Accountability & Performance, Vision & Values and Corporate Social Responsibility. The panel of 14 judges included various academics and thought leaders on employee engagement, and included representation from organizations such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), the Human Capital Institute (HCI) and the Northern California HR Association. Venterra Realty will be honored alongside other recipients of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Award at the awards gala on April 2, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Visit this link to read the full press release: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/venterra-realty-recognized-as-one-of-the-50-most-engaged-workplaces-in-the-united-states-250250041.html Visit this link to view the list of companies who were in the top 50: http://www.achievers.com/engaged/winners-2013.php
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Our Better Living Program focuses on making a direct positive impact on the personal lives of our employees. Encouragement to succeed in the goals that have been set comes not just in the form of coworker support but also through …
In honoring our Leader Promise to “make time to have fun” our teams are encouraged to have a good time and get a bit goofy whenever there’s a moment to spare! Some of our Florida managers wanted to show us that …