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Residential | ALLIANCE RESIDENTIAL COMPANY - BROADSTONE AT THE MEDICAL CENTER
ALLIANCE RESIDENTIAL WORKS AS ONE TEAM
WITH ITS SUBCONTRACTORS AND EMPLOYEES TO
DELIVER QUALITY PROJECTS. BY BIANCA HERRON
s one of the largest private U.S. multifamily companies,
Alliance Residential Company manages a $15 billion
portfolio and has invested in more than $10 billion
worth of real estate. The Phoenix-based company has
more than 30 regional offices nationwide - including Houston
and San Antonio - and emphasizes customer service and a performance-driven perspective as its strengths.
However, building top-quality projects is what distinguishes
the company from its competition, Senior Project Manager Sherri
Swope notes. "We have a very family oriented culture, which makes
us that much better," Swope explains. "That's what I really enjoy
Swope is based in the company's Houston office, which covers the
San Antonio market and also houses Alliance's design and development teams. Swope has longstanding relationships with many of
the core employees in the office, which not only helps with quality
control, but also streamlines processes and keeps Alliance efficient.
"It works perfectly because if we have any questions or issues,
we're able to communicate with our development and design
team quickly to get the answers we need, when we need them," she
explains. "They will also meet with us and come to the site if needed,
which is very handy."
Just like with her peers, Swope has longstanding relationships
with many of Alliance's subcontractors, some of whom she has
worked with for 20 years.
"We feel very strongly about relationships, which is part of the
reason why our projects turn out so well," she says proudly. "Everyone knows what we expect, so we always end up with a consistent
product. Maintaining these relationships requires that
we be honest and
fair with them, and
* Location: San Antonio
* Employees on-site at peak: 75+
maintaining communication among
her peers is also
critical for safety. "We
have weekly safety
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subcontractors," she says. "We also have a safety inspector who conducts monthly site visits for all of our projects, including our latest
Broadstone at the Medical Center. He also issues a report so if there
are any deficiencies, they can be corrected right away. It's proven
very beneficial as we keep accidents to a minimum."