About Home Properties
Founded on a commitment to service, Home Properties truly cares about its residents and its employees, striving each day to create apartment communities people love to live in and a company people want to work for. It’s a commitment exemplified through its Pledge, honored by the company, and lived by its employees.
Home Properties’ predecessor company was founded in 1967 by twin brothers Nelson and Norman Leenhouts. In 1994, the company went public on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol HME. At that time, the company owned 15 apartment communities in Upstate New York. In 2015, Home Properties was acquired by Lone Star Funds and once again became a privately held company. To learn more about our history, view our milestones on Facebook.
Home Properties’ expertise is in acquiring and upgrading apartment communities. All areas of the community are enhanced – landscaping, windows, kitchen cabinets, bath fixtures, and more. In addition, location is key – communities are located in close-in suburban areas where apartment supply is limited, the population is growing, and more people are renting due to high home prices.
Home Properties is proud of our industry-low resident turnover rate. Our employees work hard to ensure that we meet or exceed our residents’ expectations, and in turn, they stay with us longer. Every year, we sponsor company-wide Resident Appreciation events where our community teams go above and beyond to show our residents how much we value them. It’s just one example of our commitment to customer service.
Safety truly matters at Home Properties, for our employees and our residents. Every apartment home is equipped with a fire extinguisher. While we hope our residents never need to use these, we think they’re an important part of our commitment to safety. Employees are outfitted with safety shoes, glasses, and gloves, and are trained in the safe use of tools, ladders, and more. Home Safe Tonight is every employee’s goal.