by resultsrepeat | Jul 20, 2020
Steve Berger co-founded Berger Rental Communities in 1973 and has witnessed the growth of the company from one property in Philadelphia to over 30 properties throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. He is proud that the BRC portfolio has grown to more than 7,000 apartment homes. Originally an accountant by trade, Steve started the company with his brother Jim, a Real Estate Agent.
Steve was able to grow the company by establishing strong roots forged by risks taken, relationships built, and lessons learned in the company’s infancy. Steve attributes the company’s success to continually adhering to the same core values, practices and processes in place since the beginning. Currently, he enjoys witnessing the company’s growth not just in size, but in the continued improvement of the relationships with both the business community and the residents of their communities. He also commits much of his time to one of BRC’s core fundamentals, which is to “give back to our communities” by dedicating time to philanthropic causes.
As the founder of a family-owned company, Steve is proud that Berger’s employees act as one big family and is pleased when he hears stories of the company’s fundamentals having a positive impact both in business and personal situations. He is also proud of the way the company has been able to maintain its core values while at the same time becoming more sophisticated and successfully adapting to new industry technologies.
He feels very fortunate to witness how BRC has been able to transform its operations from one that relied on the professionalism of a handful of staff to one that thrives on the daily commitment of over two hundred team members, working together, to provide thousands of residents a housing experience that exceeds their expectations. As a founding partner, Steve has witnessed the growth and sophistication of a company that never waivers in holding onto its core values and purpose while becoming increasingly innovative in developing more techniques to provide exemplary service while effectively managing its assets and finances.
Outside of work, Steve and his wife are very involved in supporting many philanthropic causes and is the President Elect of the American Technion Society. He is also a member of the Technion University Board of Governors and received an honorary fellowship from the university in 2017. He also enjoys the opportunity to travel, both for charitable endeavors and pleasure.