March 2023

M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal — March 2023 — The Best of 2022 — 27D


Great People = Great Results Horvath & Tremblay is a rapidly grow- ing, technology driven real estate in-

Larken Associates is deeply committed to providing employees with a daily experience that aligns and exceeds the expectations of today’s modern working person. Beyond an excellent benefits package that ensures all

Over the past few years, Morgan Properties has more than doubled in size, growing from the 25th largest

apartment owner in the country to one of the top three. With over 2,300 total employees, Morgan Properties prides itself on its quick decision-making capabilities, strong capital relationships, and proven operational expertise. As a family business built on excellence, integrity, and community, Morgan Properties is passion- ate about its employees, firmly believing the company’s success in serving residents is a direct result of its people. Training is at the cornerstone of one’s career at Morgan Properties from the very beginning. For new hires, the company offers a comprehensive orientation program followed by instructor-led and self-guided sessions. In addition, Morgan Properties provides a three-tiered “Morgan Mentor Program” which focuses on making new employees feel instantly connected to the company culture. Morgan Properties also prides itself on promoting from within; as 62% of the company’s current executive lead- ership started in an entry or mid-level position and grew within the company. Additionally, Morgan Properties of- fers several professional development courses for existing employees to advance their careers. One of its most popular programs is the “Professional Development Program”. This program provides high-potential, non-management employees with the knowledge and experience needed to become a future leader at Morgan Properties. of-life, professional development, and a proper work/life balance for its over 250 employees. To encourage flexibility, we allow our employees to work remotely and have expanded our remote workforce across the country. This progressive outlook has proven to attract and retain exceptional talent in an environment and atmosphere designed to help team members thrive both personally and professionally through flexibility and a results-oriented position rather than unbending rules and requirements. In addition, the firm works to promote from within and provides team members with training and educational resources to excel in their field and work up the firm’s management ladder. The firm recognizes the change in the times, and that strict hours and mandatory in-office working requirements are not the way of the future. In fact, the firm has seen that the more flexibility extended to employees has led to more productivity and results delivered. of professionalism and high energy. We take our work seriously and ourselves lightly. We believe that a positive work environment that is challenging, supportive, and fun ensures a high-quality product for our clients. Benchmark’s performance as a business and as an employer is optimized by eliminating unnecessary barriers to communication, collaboration, problem resolution, and flexibility. Benchmark Construction Com- pany fosters a work culture interest rates a historic seven times with rippling effects across all CRE companies, Gebroe-Hammer once again demonstrated agility in preserving its own most-precious asset: its talented brokerage and transaction-support teams. Recording an average of 20+ years of employment per person – from its brokers and financial analysts to administrative professionals and the marketing team – each team member is valued for what they bring to the table in terms of mastery of the multifamily business and client needs. As has been the case every year since its founding in 1975, the Gebroe-Hammer team proved their essential role in the company’s enduring success that yielded $1.47+B in multifamily-focused firm sales spanning 84 deals encompassing 7,149 units in 2022. Embracing its adage “48 Years in the Making,” in a year that saw the Fed raise Sax strives to be a desired place to work with an emphasis on flexibility, quality-

vestment sales organization that services the private client segment through our three divisions: 1) Retail/Single Tenant Net Lease 2) Multi-Family/Mixed Use 3) 1031 Exchange Division. We are a rapidly growing firm that continues to empower our people to create efficiency in every process of the brokerage continuum. We have an open, collaborative, technology driven environment that helps promote broker collaboration, there are very few friction points between our brokers. Our professional service organization continues to innovate and create ways for our brokers to be 100% col- laborative - shared data, shared back office, shared under - writing, shared proposal and marketing. The professional services organization creates and manages all of the broker production to create a consistent branding and marketing process. As we continue to scale, all of our brokers and of- fices will rely on our centralized professional services group to provide a consistent corporate product. The culture is a collaborative, fast paced, high energy en- vironment were all brokers and employees work together. There are no individual offices, information and collabora - tion are one of the key attributes of our organization. We are constantly listing and closing deals every day, our brokers have very good understanding of the market and provide great advice to our clients. We have multiple off-book/non- performing managers that provide guidance and leadership to all brokers. Junior broker are assigned to a mentor that will help manage their workstreams and help them navigate their first few deals. We have a broker led training program with multiple modules that include many of the aspects about the business and the understanding investment real estate. Some of the modules include but are not limited to include : Mission/Principles/Differentiators, Client Communication, Probability Brokerage, Deal Origination, Activity Funnels, Managing Contacts in Deal, Deal Timeline, Call Strategies, Underwriting Multi-Family/Mixed Use, Retail/STNL, and 1031 Exchange .

Since being founded in 2014 and long before the pandemic’s work-practices shift, CMM Strategic Communications maintains a workplace flexibility model that not only gets the job done, but exceeds client expectations while doing it. In the deadline- centric field of CRE marketing communications and public relations, CMM team members optimize their work quality while adapting to change, re-prioritizing as needed and meeting each client’s unique industry needs. CMM offers flex time, telecommuting and hybrid and condensed scheduling – all of which increase individual performance, morale, loyalty and retention and contribute toward CMM’s exponential growth, seamless service quality and bottom line. talented multidisciplinary team of real estate professionals, which continues to expand with recruitment of seasoned CRE brokers along with promising individuals who are new to the industry. Selective in its criteria, NAIDB features a unique company culture for like-minded professionals who subscribe to a team-based collaborative approach to commercial real estate. NAIDB also is broadening its geographic reach and service lines while offering team members a modern office environment at its new Class A headquarters in Woodbridge, NJ, that has been specially designed to appeal to the requirements of today’s mobilized workforce. NAIDB’s continued growth is fueled by its greatest asset: a and people. In fact, Greysteel’s employees are located across the United States, in different states. Employees have the possibility to work from home, in the office, or hybrid. Second, Greysteel strongly believes that professional support is important for employees to be successful. Employees have several platforms to educate themselves and learn how to do their jobs better. Monthly and weekly meetings are conducted by supervisors to be able to address issues and better support their employees. During the summer, Greysteel came up with the “Finger Licking Friday” where employees get to share catering meals in the office once a week. The objective behind this is to create team bonds and have fun with coworkers. employees can feel prepared for life’s opportunities and challenges, Larken Associates places a deep emphasis on a work-life balance that ensures employees are enjoying professional lives alongside their coworkers. Through the creation of employee appreciation events including an- nual summer picnics, an annual holiday party, activities including a Halloween pumpkin carving and costume con- test, and other related perks such as “Bagel Thursdays”, Larken Associates has created a dynamic and inclusive culture that truly takes into account employee satisfaction. diverse workforce stimulates innovation, creativity, and effectiveness – which is why at IMC we encourage our employees to speak up and share their ideas on how we can continuously learn and grow. Each year we estab - lish company initiatives/goals, and we invite all of our employees to participate in these initiatives. We offer various company events and activities throughout the year that boost company culture, morale, and bring employees closer to each other. We encourage collaboration – which is why we kickstarted an internal Activities Committee to focus on promoting events, posting project and employee spotlights, and sharing company information. IMC Construction is the best place to work because of our employees and the compa- ny values engrained into our culture. Our Greysteel is the best place to work because of its flexibility

We are a growing firm that attracts the best in our field. Our firm environment

is one of positive attitudes. Our leadership constantly motivates the staff to learn and provides top-notch train - ing. Our firm has cutting-edge technology that is an asset for our attorneys and clients.

Since its founding, Bennett Williams continues to grow,

with more than 60 employees expanding into 5 offices across Pennsylvania. Our company’s accomplishments are a direct result of diligent and knowledgeable asso- ciates and professionals; we are a very fast-paced and collaborative workforce. Our exceptional leadership en- courages all employees to set goals, both personal and company-wide, and provides the support needed for continued success. Bennett Williams enjoys nationwide recognition with agents holding licenses in 6 states. Our 67 years of experience speaks for itself and the excep- tional individuals that Bennett Williams employs. The company provides resources and mentoring to support professional development and encourages entrepreneurship. From its founders to the newest employees, Lee & Associates professionals foster a sense of community around the common goal of growing the business and supporting clients. Further, the company’s leadership recognizes that rewarding outstanding performance is critical to the firm’s success as an organization that prioritizes growth from within – and does just that. Many Lee & Associates senior team members started with the firm as interns and associates and have moved up the line as their careers and accomplishments have evolved. Lee & Associates New Jersey has a culture that values appre- ciation of its staff and agents.

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