Houston, TX – Keener Management announced today that it has been awarded the management contract for a 366-unit multifamily property in Houston’s Westchase Area.


“We are excited to expand our portfolio and begin managing a premier multifamily property in the Houston Westchase Area.” said Stephen A. Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Keener Management. “The Corridor at Westchase is a 1979-vintage property that will benefit from strong submarket fundamentals and our proven value-add strategy.”


The Corridor at Westchase is a garden-style property that boasts rich amenities which include multiple swimming pools, business center, outdoor grilling, and a clubhouse. The property benefits from high visibility on Hayes Road and has easy access to Briar Forest, Westheimer, Beltway 8, and Westpark Tollway. The property is close to CityCentre, Memorial City Mall, and the Houston Energy Corridor.

Keener Management has now managed over 4,200 units since 2016 and is continuing to actively expand its management presence throughout multifamily communities in Texas.

Keener Management, a full-service management company with significant industry experience devoted to successful balance across the various functions of property management in Houston, Texas, has announced today that Morgan Clevenger has joined their firm as Regional Vice President.


“Morgan is a highly experienced property management professional. She brings over 13 years of industry experience, with over a decade in regional management alone. We strongly believe that her strong and skilled background will help to increase Keener Management’s future success” said Jerry Smith, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director. In her role at Keener Management, Morgan will assist in overseeing operations as well as the training and development of employees. “Morgan has a lot to bring to the table and proven leadership qualities that are sure to help our team grow in the right direction” added Stephen Smith, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director.


Prior to joining the Keener Team, Morgan held the position of Regional Manager for local industry leaders Westwood Residential and Indio Management for the better part of her tenure. Over the course of her career, she has supervised more than 5,000 units of diverse assets across several different markets as well as been responsible for the oversight, training, and development of over 100 employees.

Houston, TX – Keener Management announced today that it has been awarded the management contract for a 400-unit multifamily property in Houston’s Bay Area.


“The Falls at Clear Lake is our ninth management contract for a multifamily property in the Houston Bay Area” said Stephen A. Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Keener Management. “We have a considerable footprint in the Houston Bay Area and this property will benefit from our local management platform. This project reinforces our existing operations in the area.”

The Falls at Clear Lake is a 1980s garden style property that boasts rich amenities that includes a swimming pool, business center, outdoor grilling, and is just down the street from Nassau Bay Peninsula Wildlife Park. The property benefits from high visibility on NASA Parkway and has easy access to Interstate 45, Bay Area Boulevard, and Highway 3. The property is close to the NASA-Johnson Space Center, Baybrook Mall, and the Medical Center of the South.

Keener Management has now managed over 3,800 units since 2016 and is continuing to actively expand its management presence throughout multifamily communities in Texas.

Houston, TX – Keener Management announced today that it has been awarded the management contract for a 320-unit multifamily property in Houston’s Energy Corridor.

“We are excited to begin managing yet another top-tier multifamily property in the Houston Energy Corridor. Domain on the Parkway Luxury Apartments are located within the booming West Houston area, which is a prime location for both businesses and leisure,” said Stephen A. Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Keener Investments. “Domain on the Parkway is a class A, 2012-vintage multifamily property that is well positioned to benefit from broth strong submarket fundamentals and our proven value-add strategy.”


Domain is primarily composed of brick and stucco exterior apartment buildings that sit behind secured gates access. The community is situated on 9.95 acres and has luxury amenities such as a resort-inspired pool, covered poolside patio area, fitness center, spacious clubhouse and business center, a pet park, and much more.


The property is conveniently located just 4 miles south of Interstate 10 off Eldridge Parkway, providing convenient access to major employment centers and attractive retail, entertainment and outdoor recreation including the Energy Corridor Business District, Downtown, City Centre, Memorial City Mall & Medical Center, the Galleria, Top Golf, and outdoor parks within walking distance.
Keener Management has now managed over 3,400 units since 2016 and is continuing to actively expand its property management portfolio in Texas.

Keener Management announced today that it has been awarded the management contract for a 312-unit multifamily property in North Houston.

“We are excited to expand our portfolio into the growing North Houston area with the management of a premier multifamily property in New Caney. The Villas at Valley Ranch Apartments are strategically located at the epicenter of growth for the Grand Parkway in a beautiful master planned community,” said Stephen A. Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Keener Management. “Villas at Valley Ranch is a Class A, 2008-vintage multifamily property that is well positioned to benefit from a new management team, the areas growth trajectory, and a strategical value-add approach.”


Villas at Valley Ranch is primarily composed of stucco, stone, and Hardiplank exterior apartment buildings that sit behind secured gated access. The community is on 16.4 acres and has luxury amenities such as a resort-inspired pool, covered poolside patio area, fitness center, spacious clubhouse and business center, nature trails, a pet park and much more.


The property is conveniently located near the intersection of Interstate 69 and the Grand Parkway, providing quick and easy access to Downtown Houston, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and The Woodlands. It is situated in the Houston suburb of Valley Ranch, a 1,400-acre master planned development with rapidly growing retail and entertainment offerings including Valley Ranch Town Center, Lake Houston Wilderness Park, Randall Reed Stadium, and many proposed or ongoing commercial developments throughout.


Keener Management has now managed approximately 3,100 units since 2016 and is continuing to actively expand its property management portfolio in Texas.

Keener Management announced today that it has begun managing a 318-unit multifamily property in the Houston Energy Corridor.

“We are excited to begin managing a premier multifamily property in the Houston Energy Corridor. The Fuse at Park Row Luxury Apartments are located within the booming West Houston area, which is a prime location for both business and leisure,” said Stephen A. Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Keener Managemnet. “The Fuse at Park Row is a Class A, 1998-vintage multifamily property that is well positioned to benefit from both strong submarket fundamentals and our proven value-add strategy.”


The Fuse is primarily composed of stucco, stone, and Hardiplank exterior apartment buildings that sit behind secured gated access. The community is on 14.5 acres and has luxury amenities such as a resort-inspired pool with cabanas, covered poolside patio area, modern fitness center with spin & yoga room, newly renovated clubhouse and business center, playground, pet park and much more.


This Fuse offers convenient access to major employment centers and attractive retail, entertainment and outdoor recreation including the Energy Corridor Business District, Downtown, City Centre, Memorial City Mall & Medical Center, the Galleria, Top Golf, and outdoor parks within walking distance. The community is situated in Katy ISD, one of the highest rated school districts in Texas (ranked #1 in Harris County).
Keener Management has now managed approximately 2,800 units since 2016 and is continuing to actively expand its management presence throughout multifamily communities in Texas.

Keener Management, a full-service management company with significant industry experience devoted to successful balance across the various functions of property management in Houston, Texas, has announced today that Pamela McGlashen has joined their firm as President.


“Pamela is a highly regarded property management executive that brings more than 39 years of vast experience in both the owner and fee managed property management industry. Her experience and knowledge will help build upon Keener Management’s past success and lead us into the future,” said Jerry Smith, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director. In her role at Keener Management, Pamela will oversee all functions of the operations of management of the owner managed portfolio. “Pamela has a proven track record as a leader for property management organizations that have experienced large scale growth, and we are excited to have her join our executive management team at Keener as we rapidly expand,” added Stephen Smith, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director.


Previously, Pamela held the positions of President of Property Management for Allied Orion Group, Director of Asset Management for Arel Capital, and President of Kaplan Property Management. In these various roles, Pamela oversaw operations of more than 130 multifamily properties in over 10 states; overseeing approximately 600 employees; Regulatory Compliance Departments; Human Resources and new business development, fiscal planning, and budgeting.


Pamela has participated in various industry organizations and associations including President-Elect of the Apartment Association of New Orleans, Board of Directors for Apartment Association of Louisiana, Board Member for National Multi Housing Counsel, and served as an Advisory Board Member for the Houston Apartment Association.

Keener Management announced today that it has begun managing a 312-unit multifamily property in the Bay Area of Houston, TX.


“The Montelago Luxury Apartments is our eighth multifamily property we will manage in the Houston Bay Area,” said Stephen A. Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Keener Management. “Montelago is a Class A, 2004-vintage multifamily property that is well positioned to benefit from both strong submarket fundamentals and a new, experienced property management team.”


Montelago is primarily composed of stucco and stone exterior apartment buildings that sit behind secured gated access. The community is on 13.5 acres and has luxury amenities such as a resort-style pool, covered poolside patio area, 24-hr fitness center, individual enclosed garages, coffee bar, and a pet park.


The location is excellent for tenants that work in the immediate area and for commuters. It has convenient access to some of the largest employment centers in Houston including Downtown, the Port of Houston, the Texas Medical Center, Hobby Airport, and the Petrochemical Corridor. Tenants will be near attractive retail and entertainment options including the Baybrook Mall, Kemah Boardwalk, and Clear Lake.


Keener Management has now managed nearly 2,500 units since 2016 and is continuing to actively expand its management presence throughout multifamily communities in Texas.

Multifamily Leadership announced the national ranking of the top 25 National Best Places to Work Multifamily® for Women and Keener Management took home the nation’s top spot.

Keener Management took home the #1 ranking for the top 25 National Best Places to Work Multifamily® for Women by having created cultures in which the women who were surveyed provided positive responses about where they worked. The only way to earn a rank on this prestigious list is to have participated and ranked as one of the Official National Best Places to Work Multifamily® that was revealed on November 21, 2019, at the Multifamily Leadership Innovation Summit where Keener Management proudly finished Top 10.

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Houston, TX – Keener Management, a full-service management company, was named as one of the Best Places to Work Multifamily®. The annual list of “Best Places to Work Multifamily®” is published by Multifamily Leadership.

“Building a strong corporate culture around a team of talented individuals has been our top priority since launching Keener Management four years ago” said Jerry Smith, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Keener Management. “We want to thank our team for the passion they bring every day to make our communities special. You all are truly what makes Keener Management the best place to work.”

The Multifamily Industry, serving apartments and their residents, contributes more than $3.4 trillion to the US economy annually, supporting more than 17.5 million jobs. Not only do apartment homes drive jobs that strengthen local communities, individuals and families realize the value of renting as a smart choice in today’s economy.

As CEOs and executive teams create culture and innovation around the resident experience, employee engagement is seen as a key driver to meet multiple challenges. The Best Places to Work Multifamily® program recognizes those companies who have established and consistently fostered outstanding workplace environments.

The rigorous assessment process evaluated each company’s employee policies and procedures as well as responses from the company’s employees. The program is part of a long-term initiative to encourage growth and excellence throughout the Multifamily Apartment Industry and to attract new leaders to the industry.

If you want to know if it’s a great place to work, you ask the people who work there. Patrick Antrim, Founder and CEO of Multifamily Leadership says, “Employee engagement is actually a much more powerful indicator of organizational success than the size of the company, as employee engagement is tied to behavior and higher performance.”

The program also helps companies who want to improve their business. The “Employee Feedback Report” is presented to each participating company, even if it did not make the list. The report summarizes employee engagement and satisfaction data, the “Multifamily Leadership Benchmark Report,” and the transcript of employee written comments. The report is used by many organizations to make significant improvements in their workplace culture.

Antrim further states, “Next-generation leaders want to know their company is making a positive impact on the world. They want to know the vision and mission of the organization and that the leaders of the organization are going to drive that mission and vision. This is becoming increasingly more important as society is asking businesses to play a bigger role. The Best Places to Work Multifamily® companies have stepped up to play that role and will have a much bigger voice in the future.”

At the annual Multifamily Leadership Innovation Summit, national benchmark data from organizations compiling research specific to the Multifamily Industry was revealed and published in the Multifamily Innovation Magazine. The business environment of the 21st century is characterized not just by competition and ever-increasing technologies, but also by a heightened appreciation for the quality of the workplace. In a world of continuously shrinking margins and challenges attracting next-generation workforce, a progressive leadership strategy is critical to creating and sustaining a competitive advantage. One measure of such strategies is the quality of the workplace experience. Indeed, the enhanced awareness of the importance of creating great workplaces is evidenced by the growing body of literature regarding workplace excellence.

For more information about, and to register for, the “Best Places to Work Multifamily®” program, go to www.multifamilyleadership.com.