Elevating the value-living experience

Elme Communities elevates the living experience for the value-conscious renter, delivering on reliability, service, and innovation.

Laying the groundwork toward a better industry

Today, we offer multifamily homes that support everyday life. With sensible commutes, proximity to retail and public transport, and friendly, respectful staff, we are invested in providing communities our residents are proud to call home.

Years of experience


Founded in 1960, Elme Communities (then known as WashREIT) was the first Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) in the United States.

More recently, we observed a consistently underserved segment within the multifamily landscape—the value-conscious renter—and set about streamlining our portfolio to focus on this type of residential living. Firm in our belief that straight-forward communication, respectful service, and well-maintained communities are deserved by all—not those within a certain price point—we set out to elevate the value living experience.

What we stand for

Our residents

We serve residents looking to make the most out of life and their dollar—and provide homes to support their goals. We’re passionate about helping people find safe, affordable, communities, where high quality service is synonymous with home.

Our mission

To elevate the value living experience and create a place our residents are proud to call home by continuously focusing on service, efficiency, and innovation.

Our communities

We invest in markets throughout the Southern US with high potential for growth. Our multi-family homes offer energy-efficient upgrades, convenient locations, and seamless service.

How we invest

 With nearly 9,000 residential apartment homes in our portfolio throughout the Sunbelt, Elme Communities invests in markets poised for long-term growth. With a research-driven investment strategy and proven track record, our portfolio of communities is in close proximity to jobs and retail and is highly accessible. Committed to providing safety, reliability, and service within each community, we elevate the living experience for the value-conscious renter.

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