We’re changing how we work so others can transform how they live.


Be a part of an industry-wide transformation


In 2022, we transitioned our entire business model to elevate value-conscious living within the real estate sector. As the oldest real estate investment trust in the country, we have the opportunity to close the affordability gap, ensuring every renter is treated with respect, kindness, and empathy—no matter their price point.

We’re looking for innovative team members to create a world-class resident experience. We thrive on creativity, curiosity, and new insights, and are rapidly expanding our team. At Elme, we believe in taking care of one another—promoting a work-life balance, career development opportunities, and a healthy lifestyle—so that we, in turn, can do the same for our residents.

our values

What drives us

Our values define how we treat our residents, our investors, and ourselves, and determine how we conduct ourselves both in and outside the office.

We are one team.

We give our all to each other, every day. We face challenges together. We encourage differences of opinion, new perspectives, and individual experiences while collectively working towards common goals. We start and finish the race together.

We empower.

We empower our team members at all levels to use their unique insight and skills. We provide the tools needed to collaborate on ideas and make decisions to improve our company and our communities.

We are accessible.

We are welcoming and down-to-earth. We create an inclusive environment where transparency and connection are prioritized. We strive to build trust and add value with every interaction. We are available—for both our residents and for each other.

We are community obsessed.

We see opportunities for nurturing community—both among our team and at our residential communities, while actively seeking ways we can be a positive force within the wider communities in which we are located. We consider our residents in every action we take.

We think like residents and act like owners.

We consider the impact of our actions on our residents and make decisions based on research and feedback. We take pride in our communities and care for them as if they were our own homes.

We get things done and own the outcome.

We are builders, achievers, doers, and forever learners. We think ahead and jump in to fix, improve, and innovate, regardless of level or title. We focus on our goals and take responsibility for the results.

Our benefits package

We practice what we preach—ensuring balance for our team members

We perform our best and do right by our residents when we’re at our best. We strive to provide an ever-evolving benefits package that promotes a work-life balance, and allows space for life’s other priorities.

Health and wellness

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Biometric screenings
  • Health coaching
  • In-workplace vaccinations

Work Life balance

  • Flexible vacation
  • 8 weeks parental leave
  • Legal counseling
  • Community service time off

Career development

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Leadership development
  • Functional training
  • Mentorship programs
  • Industry association memberships

Other perks

  • Employee referral bonuses

Financial planning

  • Employee rent discounts
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Commuter benefits
  • Cell phone stipends
  • Free access to certified financial planners
  • Personal finance check-ups

Building for belonging

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility lay at the core of all we do. Our culture of belonging extends to both our workplace and our communities. As an Elme team member, you are empowered with tools, resources, and leadership support to learn, grow, and create a community of comfort and health for our residents.

Investing in your future

At Elme, when everyone achieves, we all succeed. In addition to physical, mental, and financial wellness, we support the continuous learning and upward mobility of our employees through on the job and formal education, leadership development, stretch assignments, and task force opportunities. As leaders at the forefront of our industry, we search for ways to advance within the market, through speaking opportunities, networking, and community involvement.

Our company performs better when our workforce is inclusive of the broad spectrum of society and representative of the diverse communities we serve. Elme is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities (EEO) are available and accessible for all candidates/employees/partners without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state and federal law. All employment decisions at Elme are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. 

We proactively seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.