A Message from Larry Connor
Larry Connor, Managing Partner
In 1992, The Connor Group consisted of one investor and $400,000 of seed funding to buy three apartment communities in Dayton, Ohio. Today, we have more than 900 investors, $3.3 billion in assets, and operate in 14 markets across the country.
We started with three Partners. Today we have more than 50. It’s a group that includes service techs, administrative personnel, property managers, sales associates, trainers, and top executives. In 2015 we promoted our first grounds person to Partner. There is no glass ceiling here. And, because there isn’t, our associates have a “sky’s-the-limit” attitude.
What’s at the core of our success? People. More specifically, people who share a common vision, commit to our Core Values, are passionate about what they do and are dedicated and driven to be the best. Culture also plays a key part in our success. Rooted in our five core values, it also includes discipline, training, innovation and hard work.
We actively recruit people from all types of industries and businesses and provide them with the tools they need to be successful. We don’t hire from within the apartment industry. Our associates don’t know the “industry standards.” And without those preconceptions, they have no knowledge of what someone else has deemed impossible. It may make us outsiders, but that’s okay. We aren’t overly concerned about conventional wisdom or what others are doing, so our associates proceed with the mindset that anything is possible. Admittedly, it’s not for everyone, but it works for us.
The Connor Group Central Support Office in Dayton, Ohio
The Connor Group is a real estate investment firm that owns and operates luxury apartments in Austin, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Chicago, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Dallas, Denver, Tampa, Indianapolis, Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton. Led by managing partner Larry Connor, The Connor Group brings an innovative approach to the apartment industry.
The company is a real estate investment firm in name, but professional operators by trade. Our goal: dramatically increase the value of communities by significantly improving the bottom line and customer satisfaction. It’s an approach that endures to this day and has allowed The Connor Group to stand out as industry leaders, winning numerous awards regionally and nationally for excellence and innovation.
Our Core Values
DO THE RIGHT THING
LIVE THE CIRCLE OF SUCCESS
THINK LONG-TERM, NOT SHORT-TERM
RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE
Awards and Accolades
Multifamily Executive Community Supporter
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Top 10 Employer in the State of Ohio
Arthur Anderson Dayton 100