Who We Are

Continental Properties’ team of exceptional people, its financial resources, critical thinking and unrivaled industry insight all play a role in creating real estate developments that deliver optimum benefit to our tenants and attractive returns to investors, and enhance the communities they serve.

The Continental team and culture are the company’s greatest assets; both are characterized by uncompromising commitment to the highest standards of integrity in dealings with – and respect for – customers, vendors, communities and co-workers. Their team is the intentional result of bringing on board only people who eagerly embrace change, who are intellectually curious, who understand the importance of teamwork, and who are not afraid to work hard.

We provide people the opportunities and responsibilities to express their opinions and ideas, the means for successful decision-making, the resources to execute on those ideas and decisions, and the ability to take on new challenges that advance their careers.

Can you see yourself working at Continental Properties? If so, you are  encouraged to learn more about the diverse career opportunities available at Continental Properties by visiting: www.cproperties.com/join-our-team

 

Our Philosophy

The Continental Creed

Our work is guided by a well described set of core values. We define these values as follows:

We are a diverse group of professionals sharing an uncompromising commitment to the highest standards of ethics and integrity in all of our dealings and in our respect for others – our co-workers, our customers, and our vendors.

We are committed to providing unparalleled value to our customers by performing our work better than it is performed anywhere else and better than we have ever done it before.

We accomplish our objectives through an eagerness to embrace change and an unwavering dedication to teamwork, fair dealing, superior thinking, economy and hard work.

We are committed to creating opportunities for others by serving as a magnet for the best and brightest who share our values while offering new perspectives and creativity generated from diverse experiences and interests.

Headquarters

W134 N8675 Executive Parkway
Menomonee Falls WI, 53051

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Awards

Voted Top Workplace in 2016 by the Milwaukee, WI Journal Sentinel

Voted Top Workplace in 2015 by the Milwaukee, WI Journal Sentinel

Voted Top Workplace in 2014 by the Milwaukee, WI Journal Sentinel

Voted Top Workplace in 2013 by the Milwaukee, WI Journal Sentinel

Voted Best Work Places in 2008 by the Milwaukee, WI Journal Sentinel

J Turner Resident Satisfaction Award

Building the Foundation: Milestones of Continental Properties

Fun

Continental not only believes that it is important for employees to enjoy themselves, but it is just as important for employees to be well cared for and connected – to one another, to the larger mission of the organization, and to the communities they are part of. With that in mind, Continental offer the following “fun” benefits:

Wellness:

  • Annual flu shots for employees and their immediate family
  • Fitness challenges
  • Stress management including an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness and nutritional activities

Social and Community Connectedness:

  • Sports team sponsorships
  • Holiday parties and company events, including Spring Fling and Continental Anniversary celebration

  • Volunteer events and support of employee charitable endeavors
  • Celebrations of goal achievement
  • Bike parking (at Springs apartment locations)
  • Access to public transportation (at Springs locations)

Organizational Connectedness:

  • Quarterly home office “confab” lunches in which CEO shares progress updates and answers employee questions
  • Monthly Lunch & Learn sessions
  • Annual “State of the Company” event in which larger goals and progress is presented
  • Celebration of employee anniversaries

 

Extreme Perks

Continental offers a benefits package and a set of workplace perks that they believe are second to none. These benefits include the following:

Health and Wellness Benefits:

As a company, Continental pays approximately 75% of each employee’s health and dental premiums.

  • Continental offers two health plans that meet the Affordable Care Act’s definition of “affordable” (i.e., single coverage costs no more than 9.56% of an employee’s income) and are classified as “Platinum” and “Gold” (cover 90% and 80%, respectively, of the average employee’s annual medical expenses).
  • Company paid life insurance as well as short and long-term disability coverage.
  • Pre-tax flexible spending program for medical and dependent care.
  • Same-sex medical coverage.
  • Discounted YMCA membership for home office employees.
  • Subsidized fitness club memberships for all employees – up to 50% or $400 annually.
  • Other benefits include dental and vision insurance as well as the opportunity to purchase additional life insurance.

 Paid Time Off:

  • Employees with fewer than five years of service accrue 120 hours of PTO.
  • Employees with five to ten years of service accrue 160 hours of PTO.
  • Employees with more than ten years of service accrue 200 hours of PTO.
  • Nine paid holidays – New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.
  • Additionally, Continental offers “Summer Fridays” to home office employees during the last four Fridays in August. Employees can treat noon as if it’s 5:00PM and take the afternoon off with pay.
  • Employees at the Springs apartment communities receive four half days to use during the summer months in lieu of “Summer Fridays”.

 Financial Benefits:

  • 401(k) plan with a wide selection of mutual funds, including low-fee index funds.
  • Employer paid 401(k) match – 100% of the first 1% contributed, 50% of the next 4% for a total of 3% salary match.
  • Employee rent discounts at the Springs apartment communities.
  • Employees are periodically (and at time of hire) provided with “Continental Cash” for use at the company store.
  • Bonus program for home office employees (Building Above and Beyond) – Incentive program based on the attainment of measurable performance goals set annually.
  • Residential Property Managers at lease-up communities are eligible for Property Manager Occupancy Gain incentive program.
  • Springs property staff eligible for New Resident Lease Commission, Resident Lease Renewal, and Controllable Net Operating Income Incentive programs.
  • SHARE (Share in the Healthy Appreciation of Real Estate) Program – Annual grant of ownership in one or more developments given to certain home office positions.

 Workplace Benefits:

  • Company-paid cell phones and tablets furnished to certain home office positions.
  • Weekly quick pulse sent to employees to understand their needs and recognize areas for improvement for Company.
  • Employer provided free soda, water, juice, and popcorn.
  • Educational reimbursement program available for all employees –
    • Tuition reimbursement for approved college coursework.
  • Games available for employees to use during their lunch break.

Corporate Responsibility

Being a responsible corporate partner includes both taking care of employees and the communities in which Continental operates. With that in mind, Continental offers the following:

Employee Commitments:

  • Professional development efforts in support of employee career aspirations.
  • An ethics and integrity pledge that actually guides our work and actions.
  • A fiscally responsible mindset as a company.
  • An aspiration to maintain an inclusive and diverse workplace.
  • Documented company-wide goals that are clearly described to each employee.
  • Employee performance management and compensation program to align employee efforts to the attainment of company goals.
  • Well documented policies outlined in a published employee handbook.
  • A clearly articulated unlawful harassment policy.
  • A clearly articulated diversity and equal opportunity policy.

Community Commitments:

  • Employees are able to nominate a local charity or community cause and Continental will support the initiative. A few notable examples include:
    • The United Performing Arts Fund,
    • Ronald McDonald House,
    • American Cancer Society,
    • Dirty Girl Run for Breast Cancer Awareness, and
    • The Menomonee Falls Food Pantry.

  • Continental Springs communities engage in a formal Springs Cares program that gives back to the local communities in which they operate.
    • Continental Springs communities in San Antonio provided free housing to wounded active service members while they undergo long-term medical treatment.

 

 

 

Flextime

Continental offers more than the traditional 9 to 5 work arrangement and provides flexibility to employees. Benefits include:

  • Non-traditional working arrangements such as:
    • Part-time
    • Paid internships
  • Flexible work schedules at each manager’s discretion –
    • Many positions have the ability to set their own start and stop times outside of the standard office hours.
  • Employees also have flexibility in selecting lunch and have control over the amount of overtime they work.
  • Employees also have resources available to facilitate remote work and work from home
    • e.g., laptops, remote connectivity, cell phones, video conferencing.
  • PTO (rather than strict “vacation” and “sick” time) made available to each employee as follows :
    • Employees with fewer than five years of service accrue 120 hours of PTO.
    • Employees with five to ten years of service accrue 160 hours of PTO.
    • Employees with more than ten years of service accrue 200 hours of PTO.
    • Up to 40 hours of unused PTO may be carried over from one year to the next.
  • Employees are offered bereavement leave for the passing of family members.

Continental's general philosophy on flexibility is as follows; “we’re as flexible with each employee as they are with us.”

Inclusion

Continental is committed to providing a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and free from any form of discrimination.

It is the policy of Continental Properties Company that all aspects of employment shall be conducted on the basis of qualification and ability without any regard to race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual preference, marital status or any basis protected by state and federal law. It is expected that all employees will honor and abide by this policy.

As evidence of this commitment, members of Continental’s senior management include women, individuals over the age of 40, and parents.

Continental offers a wide range of employee benefits to all members of our team:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • COBRA
  • Vision insurance
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Employer paid short and long-term disability insurance
  • 401(k) with an employer match
  • Pre-tax flexible spending program for medical and dependent care expenses

Career Development

At Continental the professional growth of our employees is key to success as an organization.

Continental's training and development endeavors are structured to further develop already talented associates to help guide their skill and potential towards career advancement and internal promotion.

All employees are part of the company’s training and development efforts.

Goals of Continental Properties' training and development are as follows:

  • Ensure that the highest levels of customer service and integrity are present in all that Continental Properties does.
  • Encourage continuous learning in an effort to be better each day than they were the day before.
  • Quarterly Performance Snapshot check-in’s with managers and their employees at the home office to provide continuous, on-going coaching/development conversations with employees vs. one conversation per year (annual review).
  • Provide support and resources to managers to encourage effective coaching for both technical and soft skills.
  • Motivate teams to reach excellence using continuous feedback to identify areas of growth opportunity.
  • Create a knowledge base that inspires confidence and creativity in all employees and encourages each to use their knowledge to develop new ideas and processes to continually improve the company’s products and services.

 Examples of supported training and development are outlined below:

  • Tuition reimbursement for degree, and non-degree, granting educational programs.
  • In-house, on-line, Learning Management System (LMS) for a variety of specific property management skills.
  • Company sponsored participation in technical or professional trade organizations.
  • Opportunities for developmentally oriented project assignments.
  • One-on-one coaching and performance evaluations.
  • Training to enhance current job skills and promotion.

Based on position, employees participate in the following training and development programs:

  • Harassment awareness.
  • Technical skills training.
  • Company culture/employment brand.
  • Consumer brand.
  • New employee onboarding and orientation.
  • Communication skills.
  • Customer service.
  • Entry-level employment skills.
  • Supervisory training for first-time managers.
  • Management skills.
  • Sales/business development.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Performance management planning.
  • Employee performance coaching.

Continental Properties Company, Inc

Number of Employees
101-350
Business Founded
1979
Industry
Real Estate
Products

Real Estate Development