At Venterra, we are raising the standard of apartment living through our commitment to exceptional service. Having our company culture noticed outside the organization through workplace awards and recognition is the direct result of an enormous amount of effort on the part of Venterra Experience Leaders. These individuals work tirelessly to create an atmosphere where our employees can learn, grow, and be truly excited about coming into work every single day. This helps us to create the highly rated real estate company you see today.

great place to work institute®  & Fortune

100 Best Medium Workplaces

 We are proud that Venterra has been selected again for a Great Place to Work® Institute Award, honoring the Best Medium Workplaces in 2021! Published with FORTUNE, we are #29 in the medium company category (all participating U.S. companies between 100 and 999 employees.)  This is the sixth year in a row that Venterra has won this prestigious accolade.  Venterra received this great recognition based on the feedback employees provided in our Annual Employee Satisfaction Survey, in which 92% of responding employees said Venterra is a great workplace, resulting in us becoming “Certified”  by Great Place to Work® Institute and eligible to be a winner of the award.  Given that there are nearly 16 million small and medium businesses in the US and that the evaluation for the list is based mostly on the Employee Survey, it is a true reflection of our employees’ opinions and feelings about working for Venterra, and is an amazing testament to the positive work environment, leadership and values that we’ve strived to create.

Check out our  Great Place to Work® company profile for details on our most recent employee survey results and all of our Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE recognitions! 

 Best Workplaces for MILLENNIALS

 Venterra was named one of the 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials by the Great Place to Work® Institute and FORTUNE! This recognition was the result of employee survey feedback from our millennial team members about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of the organization, no matter who they are or what they do. Millennial survey results regarding their daily experiences of innovation, the company’s values, and the effectiveness of their leaders, to ensure they’re consistently experienced also played a factor in Venterra winning this workplace award.

 Best Workplaces for Women 

 We’ve been recognized as a 2020 Best Workplace for Women by the Great Place to Work® Institute, as published by FORTUNE! Winners were selected based primarily on employee survey results reflecting women’s representation in the organization, their experience in the workplace, and how that experience compares to the experience reported by their male counterparts. Additionally, the recognition accounted for how well represented women are in the workforce and throughout management. 

 Best Workplaces for diversity  

 Venterra is honored to have been selected as a winner of the 2018 Great Place to Work® Institute Award honoring the Best Workplaces for Diversity in 2018, as published by FORTUNE. In addition to the degree of representation in the organization, the recognition was based on survey feedback related to the experiences of women, people of color, LGBTQ people, employees who are Boomers or older, and people who have disabilities compared to that of their colleagues with a focus on the trust, pride, and camaraderie experienced in their workplace.

Best Workplaces in Texas  

Venterra has been ranked #1 for the regional recognition honoring the 2021 Best Workplaces in Texas, another Great Place to Work® Institute Award!  This is the fourth year in a row Venterra has been recognized in the small and medium companies category (companies between 10 and 999 employees). This selective list relies on surveys from Texas employees working at companies of all sizes. Venterra received this great accolade based on the feedback provided in our 11th Annual Employee Satisfaction Survey. The results led to us becoming “Certified”  by Great Place to Work® Institute and eligible to win this prestigious award.  


Best Places to Work

We’re among the winners of the Glassdoor Best Places to Work in 2021! For a third time, we’ve been recognized in the small and medium company category.  Winning companies are evaluated based on the quality, consistency, and quantity of employee reviews among a number of other factors.  

Unlike other awards, there is no self-nomination or application process, instead, it’s entirely based on the feedback our employees have voluntarily and anonymously shared on Glassdoor. Importantly, this means that every US company with a presence on the site is considered for this accolade which makes the recognition so meaningful.

Check out our Glassdoor profile to read anonymous team member reviews! 




 John Foresi has been honored as one of the 2021 Top CEOs by Glassdoor, a truly amazing achievement and a reflection of our employees’ trust in him as a leader! With approximately 750,000 small & medium businesses in the US, this segment represents a significant component of the approximately 1.5 million employers reviewed on Glassdoor internationally.  As part of submitting an online review about Venterra, employees are asked to report whether they approve, disapprove, or have no opinion about their CEO’s performance. John Foresi ranked #18 for this prestigious award with a 98% approval rating during the year among a very large peer group where the average CEO approval rating is 73%. Glassdoor also recognized John as one of their 2018 Top CEOs.


Top Rated

We are proud to have 95% of our communities recognized as Top Rated Award recipients. Only 5% of apartment communities in the US qualify for this award.

Top Workplaces

We are honored to have our Houston Region recognized by the Houston Chronicle for a third time! We’re excited to announce that Venterra placed #4 of 50 of the mid-size businesses in the Greater Houston Area. This recognition was based solely on employee surveys and was conducted by the independent research group, EnergageIn addition to this amazing recognition, Venterra was also recognized for one of Energage’s Special Awardsthe “New Ideas Award”.  Venterra ranked #1 in Houston as it related to the statement, “New ideas are encouraged at Venterra Realty.”  Given our commitment to innovation and finding a “Better Way” over the years, this has special meaning.


We are thrilled that we have been recognized twice as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America! The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards recognize the top 50 employers in North America based on these Eight Elements of Employee Engagement: 1) Leadership 2) Communication 3) Culture 4) Rewards and Recognition 5) Professional and Personal Growth 6) Accountability and Performance 7) Vision and Values 8) Corporate Social Responsibility.

 innovation velocity ratio

We are pleased to share that Venterra employees helped rank Venterra’s innovation in the top 6% of the thousands of companies that participate in the Great Place to Work Institute’s annual anonymous employee survey sponsored by FORTUNE magazine. In the survey, an Innovation Velocity Ratio (IVR) is calculated based off of employee responses, with companies receiving an IVR ratio of 11:2 or higher defined as being in an “Accelerated” state. Venterra Realty received an IVR of 15:2, meaning for every 15 Venterra employees willing and able to innovate, there are only two who are not. This unusually high ratio highlights Venterra’s ability to quickly harness, mobilize and response to new information and ideas.  

Want to learn more about working with us at Venterra Realty?  Contact our Highly Rated Real Estate Company Today!

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” If you are looking for a company that is a true reflection of its values, gives every employee a voice, succeeds in promoting from within, and loves to have FUN, then Venterra is the right place for you!”

-Employee Glassdoor Review


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