Location: Wayne, PA
Industry: Real estate
CREATING THE COMFORTS OF HOME
Berger Rental Communities owns and manages multi-family apartment communities and is driven by the idea of creating a true feeling of home for its residents. “We really treat our employees like family, and in turn, they treat our residents like an extended family. This has led to outstanding results and has cleared the way for growth,” says president Dan Berger. In an industry that lacks professional property management companies, Berger Rental stands out because it provides both the technology and sophistication of a large public company, with the personal touches of a smaller one, says Berger. Another factor in Berger Rental’s growth has been an advantageous real estate market that has allowed the company to make key opportunistic moves, increasing its pool of real estate acquisitions.
Quick Tip: “Create a vision, hire superstars that want to grow, empower them to build the infrastructure, and growth is the byproduct.”
The largest challenge for the company has been employee turnover. Berger Rental is committed to its 21 fundamentals, making it a company that isn’t right for everyone. These ideals guide all of its decisions and help maintain a culture in which employees who fit well into the culture benefit from an inclusive, family-like atmosphere. “Turnover during periods of growth is always challenging, but we have an excellent group of employees who love growth and are always looking to step up,” says Berger.