In 1972, Stephen Ross founded Related Companies, known then as Related Housing Companies. From the beginning, Mr. Ross understood that only an experienced, multi-skilled team of professionals could drive the success of the complex, integrated real estate company he envisioned.
During the 1970’s Related took the lead in financing and developing government assisted multi-family housing for long-term investment. It was a unique concept at the time and still is today. Related soon became the leading financier and developer of affordable housing in the country. By the end of the decade, just eight years later, Related had raised over $40 million in equity to support more than 50 developments with a combined value of over $250 million.
In the 1980s, the company rapidly diversified and dramatically expanded the scope of its business and the range of its holdings. New projects included large-scale, market-rate multi-family developments as well as major metropolitan office and commercial properties. At the same time, the financial services arm grew considerably, becoming a major provider of debt and equity capital and managed over 50 private and public funds. The 1980s also brought a name change – from Related Housing Companies to Related Companies – in recognition of the company's substantial growth, new capabilities and expanded services. To take advantage of growing opportunities around the country, Related opened offices in Miami, Los Angeles and later, Chicago.
"People are our greatest asset." That is the credo at Related. We have long placed a high premium on finding and retaining only those individuals who are the very best in their respective fields. As a firm with one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry, we hire those who exemplify all that Related stands for – professionalism, entrepreneurialism, and a commitment to excellence.
315 South Biscayne Boulevard
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The culture at Related is rooted in entrepreneurialism, innovation and integrity. Our reputation means everything to us and everyone who works here is an embodiment of our core values, which include our staunch commitment to excellence in everything we do.
Related is a fast-growing company that provides unlimited opportunity to those who seek it out. We recruit people of the highest caliber and then nurture this talent through a series of rigorous and rewarding development programs. Employees are encouraged to take on as much responsibility as they can handle and, as a result, take great pride in their work and its impact.
The environment is challenging but also extremely supportive and collaborative. We often work in cross-functional teams to generate new ideas, products and practices, always taking advantage of opportunities to learn from each other.
Community is also important to us and we support many local organizations in the markets in which we operate. We also encourage our employees to participate in local programs such as New York Cares Day, the Chase Corporate Challenge, Team for Kids and the Related Blood Drive. And we look for opportunities to lend a hand by facilitating events for community organizations and matching their efforts.