Nearly sixty years ago, Aspen Square Management’s founder and visionary leader, Harold Grinspoon, had a simple but powerful idea. If he purchased apartments, fixed them up, rented them out, and then provided exceptional customer service for his residents, he could not only make a living, but improve the quality of residents’ lives. He started out by purchasing two and three family houses in Western Massachusetts. From this modest beginning, he grew Aspen Square Management into what it is today, one of the top fifty apartment owners and management companies in the United States.
Today, Aspen Square Management operates over ninety communities in fifteen states around the country. Being both the owner and manager of these communities is unique in the industry. It means we are not just managing our communities as a business to collect fee income, but as owners we are managing to create the best possible living experience for our residents. This translates into an enhanced focus on customer service, maintenance of the communities, and attention to detail.
What also makes us unique is that we are a privately held company. This means that we can make decisions that benefit our residents rather than outside investors whose interests may not align with the communities’ best interests. Rather than managing our communities with an eye on the daily fluctuations of our stock price, which can cause some companies to make decisions to cut back on service or improvements, we can focus on serving our residents and on consistently upgrading our communities for the long run.
The biggest advantage which Aspen has is our dedicated and talented staff. Because of our unique advantages and success over the years, we have been able to attract the best and brightest employees in the industry. Their goal is to make sure you experience the “Aspen Difference” – beautifully landscaped grounds, common area amenities including clubhouses and resort-style pools and decks, designer kitchens and baths, 24-hour emergency maintenance, and much more.
While the company has grown over the years, the core values Mr. Grinspoon built the company on remain the same and have only grown stronger…leasing quality apartments, providing exceptional customer service, and most significantly knowing that through our work, we are improving the quality of life for our residents.
Mr. Grinspoon became a landlord for the first time when he purchased this duplex in West Springfield, MA. From a single investment fifty-years ago, to owning and managing thousands of apartments nationwide, Mr. Grinspoon has spent the last sixty years pursuing his passion - real estate.