We want people to be excited to come to work, to like what they are doing, and to feel valued.
This requires a commitment, from every employee up to the Board-level, to create a strong internal culture that promotes inclusion and employee well-being. Our past and continued success rely on our ability to attract and retain quality team members, and we have strengthened our people capabilities by recruiting a board member, Heidi Everett, with this specific expertise. We have increased our focus on the recruitment of employees with backgrounds that have historically been under-represented in our industry and institutions whose recruitment efforts have been underserved.
We Offer Attractive Compensation
Comprised of a salary and annual bonus, as well as equity participation so that every employee has a personal stake in our collective success. Equity awards are divided into time-based and performance-based restricted stock that vest over time, better aligning the interests of our employees and shareholders. We are proactive and responsive to our employees regarding our benefits package, seeking feedback from employees for ways we can further meet their financial, educational, health, and well-being needs.
An Employee Experience Committee (EEC) was established with a mission to ensure that all employees have a clear voice in sharing and upholding the company's cultural values and expectations. Committee members are drawn from every level of the organization and rotate annually. Members meet periodically to discuss recommendations to present to the leadership team. These recommendations may include additional training, activities, software, benefits, or other ideas to improve the employee experience and engagement.
Helping the Next Generation
We are helping to cultivate the next generation of real estate finance professionals through our summer internship program. We typically recruit interns who are in their sophomore and junior year at local universities and provide meaningful, hands-on experience through participating in all stages of the acquisition process and helping to grow our customer relationship management platform.