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 team members 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®, PEOPLE, & FORTUNE©
Best Workplaces in Real Estate
Venterra has been named one of the Great Place to Work® Institute‘s Best Workplaces in Real Estate, as published by FORTUNE©, for a second consecutive year. We were ranked #5 based on an analysis of survey responses from more than 27,000 team members from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies in the real estate industry. Our annual Great Place to Work survey showed that 92% of Venterra colleagues feel Venterra is a great place to work. A number 35% higher than the average U.S. company, this positive feedback provided Venterra the opportunity to be considered for this selective recognition.
PEOPLE’s Companies That Care
Great Place To Work® and PEOPLE magazine have recognized Venterra Realty on the 2023 PEOPLE Companies That Care® list! The PEOPLE Companies That Care list is based on over 1.3 million employee survey responses and data from companies representing the experience of more than 7.5 million employees. Rankings are based on the feedback of employees at organizations eligible for the list. Companies also submit essays that are validated by team member survey data to give a complete picture of the way an organization cares for its employees, its community, and the planet. To be considered for the list, companies must be Great Place To Work Certified™ and have at least 10 U.S. employees. Earning a spot required surpassing rigorous benchmarks, establishing Venterra as a great place to work where we’re truly demonstrating care.
100 Best Medium Workplaces
We are proud that Venterra has received the Great Place to Work® Institute Award, honoring the Best Medium Workplaces in 2021! We are #29 in the medium company category (all participating U.S. companies between 100 and 999 employees.) This was the sixth year in a row that Venterra won this prestigious accolade. Venterra received this great recognition based on the feedback employees provided in our 12th 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 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.
Best Workplaces for Millennials
The Great Place to Work® Institute named Venterra one of 2021’s Best Workplaces for Millennials! As a group that represents over a third of the U.S. workforce, we are proud to have created a culture that not only attracts millennial employees but encourages them to learn and grow with us.
Best Workplaces for Women
We’ve been recognized as a 2020 Best Workplace for Women by the Great Place to Work® Institute! Winners were selected based 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.
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. 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 named one of the 2023 Best Workplaces in Texas, another Great Place to Work® Institute Award! This is the sixth 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 13th 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 Workplaces in Canada
Venterra’s Canada office has been named one of the 2023 Best Workplaces in Canada, by the Great Place to Work® Institute! Last year’s Canada Great Place to Work® survey captured the experience and sentiment of employees representing a half million individuals employed at hundreds of companies across the country. Our Canadian team members participated in the survey for a second time, and, for a second time, their feedback resulted in Venterra’s ranking on the Best Workplaces™ in Canada list.
Best Workplaces in Real Estate & Property Development
Our 2022 Canada Great Place to Work® survey also resulted in Venterra landing on the 2023 Best Workplaces in Real Estate and Property Development list! Given that hundreds of companies across the country participated in the survey, the achievement marks a significant milestone for the company, and we extend our deepest gratitude to our team members for continuing to nurture a fulfilling work environment.
Best Workplaces for Professional Development
Feedback from our Canadian team members in the Canada Great Place to Work® survey resulted in Venterra being named one of the 2023 Best Workplaces for Professional Development! An organization needs to have met the Great Place to Work
– Certified™ standard and have exceptionally high scores on the Trust Index survey to be eligible for a “Best Workplace™” list, and, in the case of this recognition, at least 90% of survey participants needed to agree with the statement “I am offered training and development to further myself professionally.”
Best Workplaces for Mental Wellness
Great Place to Work®’s survey of our Canada team members also earned Venterra a spot on the 2023 Best Workplaces™ for Mental Wellness list! Eligibility for this significant recognition required that an organization be Great Place to Work ® Certified and have at least 80% of its team members agree that “This is a psychologically and emotionally healthy place to work.” Companies were selected for the award based on survey responses to the institute’s overall Mental Wellness Index score, and our most recent survey result showed more than 90% of our Canadian participants agreed with the statement.
Best Workplaces for Inclusion
Our Canada team member’s second Great Place to Work® survey results placed Venterra on Great Place to Work® Canada’s Best Workplaces for Inclusion list for a second consecutive year! Earning the designation requires “Certified” status in the past year and and at least 90% of team members must agree they are treated fairly regardless of personal characteristics (such as gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation). Great Place to Work determined the BEST based on employee responses to inclusion-related Trust Index statements.
Best Workplaces for Today’s Youth
Results from our Canada team member’s Great Place to Work® survey earned the office a spot on the Best Workplaces for Today’s Youth, by Great Place to Work Canada for a second year in a row! In addition to survey strong enough to met “Certified” status and having 30% of the team to fall into the Millennial or younger demographic, the recognition required a minimum of a 90% positive response to the statement “I am treated fairly regardless of my age.” In the case of Venterra’s Canadian team members, a full 97% of participating team members agreed with the statement.See More
Best Places to Work
We’re among the winners of the Glassdoor Best Places to Work in 2024! For a fifth 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. The site provides insights for over 2.6 million companies, and hundreds of thousands of employers were eligible for the list, so it’s particularly meaningful that Venterra has been recognized among just fifty companies in our size category.
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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.See More
For the second consecutive year, we have been recognized as one of the top 100 management companies nationwide by ApartmentRatings! This bi-annual recognition underscores the consistent excellence that Venterra properties demonstrate on ApartmentRatings, with a focus on several critical performance indicators. These indicators include each property’s Experience & Performance Intelligence Quotient (epIQ), a performance metric powered by verified ApartmentRatings & SatisFacts data ratings, as well as response time, manager replies, and review counts.See More
ORA Power Rankings
We are honored that Venterra has ranked #4 among the Division II Top Multifamily Companies for online reputation in J Turner Research’s 2023 Division ORA® Power Rankings, Published by Multifamily Executive! The companies are ranked based on their Online Reputation Assessment (ORA®) score—the multifamily industry standard to measure and benchmark a property/company’s online reputation.See More
50 MOST ENGAGED WORKPLACES
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.See More
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. 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.See More
Great Place to Work® Statement
Team Members and Growing
Out of 5 Star Glassdoor Rating
” 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