Grow Your Career with AVE


AVE is experiencing rapid growth, and we are looking for motivated team members who desire a long-term career within a unique and passionate company.

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We are seeking A+ players who want to grow with us. We recognize our most important asset is our team, and we commit to those team members who embrace our values and genuinely care about what they do every day.

Jamie Capodiferro

Vice President, Talent Acquisition & Development

Watch our AVE Team Video to find out why AVE is a special place to work!
 

AVE is a people-first organization. We own and operate beautiful real estate, but it’s our team members who make the difference. They go above and beyond to deliver the highest level of service to our residents and clients and to make an impact in our communities.

Day in the Life Role Videos

Get a glimpse into a day in the life of an AVE team member!
Watch the videos below to hear directly from our sales and operations team members as they share what they enjoy most about their dynamic roles.
 

General Manager

Jamie D’Ercole & Thomas Petruzziello

Assistant Manager

Chelsea Jones

Leasing

Lauren Brauer & Brooke Tropeano

Business Development

Alice Oswald

Guest Services

Breah Hernandez

Our Values

AVE is a brand of Korman Communities, a fifth-generation, family-owned-and-operated real estate company. The Korman family has been on a QUEST for over 100+ years to reinvent how people live, work, and play. The company has built its reputation on a foundation of 5 simple values, which our team members embody every day. 

Start with Quality - provide quality in construction, quality in service, quality in lifestyle. You can get a day older, but we choose to get a day better by doing these basics well.

Live Better ™ - our unique flexible-stay apartment offering and first-class, hospitality-approach to residential living empowers our residents to elevate how they live.

Deliver Excellence - we strive to be the best in our industry. Our team members are passionate about delivering excellence in our apartments, service, and community lifestyle.

Create Raving Residents - we're on a mission to exceed expectations through our genuine desire to provide exceptional service to our residents, clients, and partners.

Achieve More Through Teamwork - we are a people-first company that believes the best product and experience is driven by collaborate, dedicated, service-oriented professionals.


People Values – Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

For decades, AVE has been committed to redefining how people live and work. While we've evolved our products, services and expanded our properties and teams since our origination, we remain dedicated to our foundation - our value system called QUEST, which stands for Quality, Uniqueness, Excellence, Service, and Teamwork. Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do is essential to embodying those values. We are a brand of people united by our passion to serve people. We place equal importance on taking great care of our team members as well as we do our residents. As we continue to grow our team nationwide, we are committed to continue to provide a positive, rewarding career home for hospitality professionals where they feel seen, heard, accepted, and valued as their fully authentic selves. People have always been and continue to be at the forefront of our organization,  and we look forward to innovating and growing our brand to reflect the diversity of all we serve. 

Giving Back

When Lea Anne Welsh, COO of Korman Communities and president of AVE, first met Adam Lowy, founder of Move For Hunger, she immediately saw synergies between the organization's operations and culture. Move For Hunger, a nonprofit with one clear, but large mission - to mobilize the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger - was Lowy's brainchild and the result of his time spent working on moving trucks at his family's 4th generation moving company, Lowy's Moving Service.

AVE and Move For Hunger formalized a partnership in September 2015, seamlessly integrating a program into AVE's daily operations to collect food for local food banks that would otherwise be thrown out when AVE guests or residents move.

In addition, AVE hosts two large food drives every year - one in September for Hunger Action Month and one in November for Thanksgiving. AVE team members also participate in Move For Hunger fund-raisers such as 5ks and truck pulls.

Move for Hunger Partnership
Move for Hunger Partnership
Move for Hunger Partnership
Move for Hunger Partnership
Move for Hunger Partnership
Move for Hunger Partnership

Danielle D'Amore, Resident Representative at AVE Union, learned about an opportunity to host a back-to-school supplies drive to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America through her local REALTORS® Association Board.

 

A mother, Danielle knew firsthand that starting the school year with the necessary supplies promotes learning, boosts self-esteem, and helps kids get excited for their first day of school.

 

She introduced the drive to her fellow Resident Representatives in New Jersey, and all four communities were eager to participate.

 

Donations of backpacks, binders, notebooks, calculators, crayons, pencils, rulers, scissors, and more poured in and were delivered to students from K-5 throughout New Jersey.

 

AVE New Jersey has successfully organized this drive for two years now, donating nearly 2,500 supplies.

Boys & Girls Club of America
Boys & Girls Club Partnership

There is a lot of longevity at AVE – team members who have been with the company 10, 15, 20 years, many of them women who have worked hard and achieved success within the organization.

 

The team knew they wanted to partner with an organization that empowered women in need to pursue employment and economic security through apparel, advice, and advocacy. Career Wardrobe was a natural fit.

 

AVE organizes an annual Professional Clothing Drive at all communities in The Greater Philadelphia Area, sponsors and participates in the organization's annual fund-raiser “Hope’s Night Out,” and hosts networking events at the communities.

 

Team members also regularly volunteer time at the clothing boutique where they assist with merchandising and customer service.

Career Wardrobe
Career Wardrobe
Career Wardrobe
Career Wardrobe
Career Wardrobe
Career Wardrobe
Career Wardrobe

Due to the success of AVE and Career Wardrobe’s efforts in Philadelphia, our team in New Jersey sought out a partner with a similar mission – to empower women by providing professional clothing and mentorship. We formalized a partnership with Dress for Success of Northern New Jersey in 2017, hosting clothing drives, sponsoring benefits, and volunteering at the Donation Boutique.

Dress for Success

For four years, AVE team members have been participating in the Corporate FunRun series in New Jersey and Suburban Philadelphia to benefit pediatric and blood cancer research and treatment. Anywhere from 15 to 30 team members have enrolled in each 5k annually to support Tackle Kids Cancer and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

 

Corporate FunRun’s mission is to promote team-building and health and fitness within companies while giving back to the community. Tackle Kids Cancer is the offical charity for the Corporate FunRun New Jersey division, and Pennsylvania division benefits The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

 

It's become a great team-building experience that our team members look forward to every year - at the end of the day, they just want to be together and make a difference in our communities.

Corporate FunRun
Corporate FunRun
Corporate FunRun
Corporate FunRun
Corporate FunRun
Corporate FunRun
Corporate FunRun
Corporate FunRun

MANNA honored Korman Communities founder Steven H. Korman, who is a longtime supporter of the organization, with the 7th Annual Steven H. Korman Day of Caring. Steven’s closest friends and family, as well as team members from Korman Communities, AVE, and aka, joined him by volunteering in the MANNA kitchen to honor his leadership and dedication to MANNA over the past 12 years.

 

Steven helped lead MANNA through a capital campaign, resulting in a new state-of-the-art facility, which is now known as the The Steven Korman Nutrition Center. MANNA believes in the power of food as medicine and provides medically tailored meals and education to people who are battling life-threatening illnesses.

MANNA
MANNA
MANNA
MANNA

For over a decade, AVE has hosted a toy drive annually to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

 

In 2019, team members collected 350 toys to make the holidays brighter for kids in our communities to donate to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

 

AVE King of Prussia also hosted a Holiday Party for its residents complete with holiday treats, pop-up shops, and a special appearance from Santa, collecting 45 toys to donate to its neighbor Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

 

AVE Somerset adopted a local family through Family Promise of Hunterdon County where team members and residents were able to pick an ornament from a giving tree, wrap their presents, and surprise a family in need.

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

In October 2019, AVE “went pink” to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. The team partnered up with Susan G. Komen® Philadelphia, wearing pink all monthlong, which was a definite conversation starter for the AVE team known for their professional black and white suits.

 

They also raised money for Susan G. Komen® Philadelphia, whose mission is to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% by 2026, making a donation for every apartment leased signed in the month of October.

 

The Franklin Residences, the iconic high-rise in Center City Philadelphia managed by AVE, joined “Lights for the Fight” installing pink gels on their famous Benjamin Franklin House sign and the Lincoln Balcony. The Philadelphia skyline gave off a pink glow the entire month as a salute to the thousands of brave individuals in the Philadelphia Area who have survived breast cancer, and to serve as a reminder to all to stay vigilant in the fight.

Susan G. Komen
Susan G. Komen
Susan G. Komen
Susan G. Komen

Since 2018, AVE has hosted an annual blood drive to support American Red Cross. The first drive was hosted by AVE King of Prussia in partnership with its neighbors Wegmans and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which collected 30 units of blood to save 90 lives.

These last two years, the team at AVE Florham Park has taken up the torch to organize the annual drive to support American Red Cross where 52 donors have given 41 pints of blood that will save 123 lives of patients at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center, Einstein Medical Center of Philadelphia, Inspira Health Network, and Capital Health Regional Medical Center.

American Red Cross
American Red Cross
American Red Cross
American Red Cross
American Red Cross

37,217 Meals

37,217 meals donated in partnership with Move for Hunger

2,416 School Supplies

2,416 School Supplies Donated Through the Boys and Girls Clubs of America

8,603 Clothes

With Career Wardrobe and Dress for Success, 8,603 clothes have been donated

Team Member Testimonials

Hover over our featured team members below and learn more about why they love working at AVE!

Tiffany Lee

Regional General Manager, AVE Emeryville & AVE Walnut Creek

"My favorite thing about the AVE brand is the 'Yes, now what’s the question' approach that we have toward our residents, partners, and team.”

Julio Chavez

Brand Executive Housekeeper, AVE

 

"AVE truly defines the meaning of 'People Serving People' by providing genuine care to both our residents and team members every day!"

Peta Burnett

Director, Housekeeping, The Franklin Residences

"Everyone is treated with great respect. I love the team, and the dedication we have for getting the job done and keeping our residents happy."

Juan Mancebo

Maintenance Manager, AVE Somerset

“Whether it’s a simple fix or more complex, I love resolving maintenance requests for our residents to deliver carefree apartment living.”

Monica Morales

Assistant Manager, AVE Austin North Lamar

“I love how my role presents new challenges and opportunities. My goal is to set myself, my team, and our property up for success daily to produce positive financial results while providing excellent service to our guests.”

Jocelyn Vasquez

Regional Director, Business Development, East Bay of San Fransisco

“I thoroughly enjoy building relationships and meeting people. My greatest satisfaction in my role is when I can see that I have established trust with others, so they choose AVE.” 

Tiffany Lee
Julio Chavez
Peta Burnett
Juan Mancebo
Monica Morales
Jocelyn Vasquez

Career Journeys

AVE strives to set up each team member for success by investing in their professional and personal growth and development. Check out a few examples below of team members who have demonstrated success in their roles and grown within our organization. We are a company that prides itself on promoting from within.

Lea Anne Welsh Lea Anne Welsh

COO: Korman Communities
President: AVE

Paul Defruscio Paul Defruscio

Executive Vice President, Asset

Jamie D'Ercole Jamie D'Ercole

Senior Vice President, Strategic Sales

Julia Albrecht Julia Albrecht

Vice President. Operations - West Coast

Tanya Senske Tanya Senske

Director of Operations

Michelle Nesta Michelle Nesta

Senior Director, Marketing Analytics

Brian Wychules Brian Wychules

Director, Asset & Technology

Samantha Buccino Samantha Buccino

Vice President, Brand Operations

Rodger Meske Rodger Meske

Vice President, Asset

Jacqueline Copeland Jacqueline Copeland

Director, Brand Operations

Raymond Ferrer Raymond Ferrer

Senior Maintenance Director

Emily Haynes Emily Haynes

Regional Director

The Perks

Salary Highly competitive base compensation plus generous bonus potential
Health plans Comprehensive health, dental, and vision benefits package
401K 401K with company match
Balance Consistent schedule with great work/life balance
PTO Robust PTO plan plus company paid holidays
Stay Complimentary furnished apartment stays at any AVE location nationwide for personal travel
Training Personalized 1-on-1 onboarding & ongoing training program with brand leadership team members
Development Tons of opportunity for professional development
Growth Long-term career growth potential
AVE-ocate Earn a bonus for recruiting FT & PT team members with our AVEocate program
Team Engagement Community engagement & charity opportunities including Volunteer Time Off, drives, & 5ks, supported & paid by AVE
Environment Family company with a fun, positive, & professional work environment
AVE Florham Park Team

AVE is Now Hiring!
 

Arizona – Phoenix
California – Emeryville and Walnut Creek
Texas – Austin and Dallas
Florida – Tampa
New Jersey – Clifton, Florham Park, Somerset, and Union
Pennsylvania – Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Malvern, and Philadelphia


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