Top company by employee – 10 – Camden Property Trust – Texas US
Industry: Construction & Real Estate – Property Management
Ownership: Publicly quoted/held
Previous rank: 7
2011 revenue ($ millions): $655
What makes it so great?
Good times are built into the business at apartment-manager Camden, whose founders are known for practical jokes and impersonations. Other benefits include discounted rentals for employees and a 401(k) that matches at least 50% for up to 7% of pay.
|Traded as||NYSE: CPT|
|Industry||Real Estate Investment Trust|
|Headquarters||Eleven Greenway Plaza
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Camden Property Trust is a Houston, TX based Real Estate Investment Trust that owns and operates apartment communities in the United States. According to the company’s website, it owns 196 apartment communities made up of 67,212 units.
|CEO||Richard J. Campo|
|President||D. Keith Oden|
|COO||H. Malcolm Stewart|
|SVP – Finance and CFO||Dennis M. Steen|
|SVP – Construction||Stephen R. Hefner|
|SVP – Finance||Alex Jessett|
|SVP – HR||Cynthia B. Scharringhausen|
|SVP – Real Estate Investments||William W. Sengelmann|
|SVP – Strategic Services||Kristy Simonette|
In 1982, Ric Campo and Keith Oden, founded what is now Camden Property Trust. The company focused on the booming Houston condominium market. When the Houston real estate market imploded in the mid-1980s due to the great oil bust, the development company converted the condominiums as apartments. In 1993, Camden completed their Initial Public Offering. In 1997, Camden acquired Paragon Group, Inc. In 1998, Camden acquired Oasis Residential, Inc. In 2005, Camden acquired Summit Properties, Inc.
Camden buys and develops land, builds apartment homes, and manages apartment communities.
- In 2008, it was recognized by Fortune Magazine as #50 in the 100 Best Companies To Work For list.
- In 2009, it was recognized by Fortune Magazine as #41 in the 100 Best Companies To Work For list.
- In 2010, it was recognized by Fortune Magazine as #10 in the 100 Best Companies To Work For list.
- In 2011, it was recognized by Fortune Magazine as #7 in the 100 Best Companies To Work For list.