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ZRS President Receives CRE Award of 50 Under 40

It is with great pleasure to announce that Darren Pierce is a recipient of the 50 Under 40 achievers in the CRE space. Since joining ZRS, Darren has been instrumental in our company's expansion into new markets, doubling the number of units managed, and helping develop long-term sustainable goals for growth.

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ZRS Management, LLC earned national recognition today by making the National Multifamily Housing Council's (NMHC) 2022 NMHC 50, the annual ranking of the nation's largest apartment owners, managers, developers, builders and syndicators.  ZRS Management, LLC is the 27th apartment Manager in the country, with 60,193 managed units.

ZRS Promotes Darren Pierce to President

We are pleased to announce that Darren Pierce has been promoted as the new President of ZRS Management.  Darren joined us as Vice President in April of 2016, and has been integral to our growth.

Through Darren's leadership, we will continue to strengthen our relationships with our partners, and provide long-term career opportunities for our team members.  With Darren's relentless pursuit of excellence, supported by the best and brightest in the industry, we are excited for the next chapter of ZRS Management.

 "The growth we have experienced is a direct result of how everyone at ZRS cares for their fellow team members, clients, residents and vendor partners. None of our success over the past years would have been possible without the dedication that all of the site teams put into each of our communities. At our core, ZRS is an organization that fosters a culture of growth and support for all of your careers. I do not take this responsibility lightly and will continue to earn your trust every day as we take ZRS to new heights." - Darren Pierce


ZRS Increases Minimum Wage

"Starting January 1st, our minimum wage is $15 an hour. No one in this company is worth less than that." -Steve Buck, CEO/President of ZRS Management.When Steve Buck spoke at ZRS's annual event ‘ZED' in 2019, he cemented the importance of why ZRS team members are the most valuable asset - they are the first and last experience a resident will have. "Our onsite teams are the first impressions our residents have; they create a home and a community that welcomes them. Onsite teams determine company victories and losses, so we must provide them with the right guidance, professionally and personally," says Buck.He draws attention to a group that consistently exceeds expectations, "our housekeepers and maintenance teams have the hardest jobs in the entire company. They make it their mission to ensure the property is immaculate. Their hard work does not go unnoticed."

The restructuring in compensation is one of the many new initiatives for the company. It will reduce the burden our employees may face, such as supporting a family with one income. "The goal is to focus on the long-term, we owe that to every ZRS associate. A $15 per hour wage, or $30,000 a year, will be the absolute minimum for any current and future ZRS team member. As we continue to take a hard look at our business practices, we felt this is one of the many necessary actions to promote our employees' financial security," says Buck.

ZRS will continue to prioritize the well-being of our associates. We have, and always will be, ‘people-first'; as it always results in victory for our teams, clients, and the people we serve. We invite those who seek a career in which their time and dedication will not go unnoticed to discover opportunities available at ZRS Management:


ZRS Voter Initiative

ZRS Management is now giving all of its associates paid time off to vote on Election Day. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone is equal when we vote. ZRS has joined and supports "Time to Vote", a non-partisan group of companies all pledging to provide paid time off to all their employees to encourage them to exercise their privilege of voting. We will be investing corporate time and resources to help all of our associates register to vote over the next couple of months, and we are also donating $20,000 to the "Fair Elections Center", to help drive voter registrations everywhere. Striving to increase voter registration and voter turnout is not a partisan effort -- we encourage our associates to vote their conscience, vote their mind, vote for the change they want, vote to exercise their full rights as citizens. Our campaign starts now, and we hope to see other multifamily companies join us in this effort.

ZRS Stands Against Inequality

Once again, sadly, we have been reminded of the shortcomings of our society. While another shocking example of police brutality has brought a swell of important protests around the country, it has also shone a light on the inequalities and divisions that continue to be with us. It has been all too convenient to ignore this profound unfairness in our daily lives until something horrifying forces us to confront it.

At ZRS, we believe Black lives matter and we support the protesters demanding a better future. I feel a deep sadness that we have many ZRS associates who experience marginalization and discrimination due to systemic racism. I believe that decency and fairness have always been core values of our company, but I also know that there is more we can do. We are committed to taking a hard look at our business practices and making lasting and impactful changes.

500 Harbour Island

Tampa Bay Business Journal:  ZRS awarded contract to manage 500 Harbour Island, a preeminent community in Tampa, Florida.

2019 NMHC Top 50 Managers

ZRS Management, LLC earned national recognition today by making the National Multifamily Housing Council's (NMHC) 2019 NMHC 50, the annual ranking of the nation's largest apartment owners, managers, developers, builders and syndicators. ZRS Management, LLC is the 32nd apartment Manager in the country, with 46,125 managed units.
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