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.
"The best part of my job is working with the smart, dynamic and dedicated people that make up the Aspen Family. The culture is really unique - fun, fast-paced and challenging all at the same time."
"Aspen has provided me the opportunity to work side by side with many people that at this point I would consider like family to me. Taking a job with Aspen has been one of the best decisions I have ever made."
"Traveling with Aspen has allowed me to work with a variety of creative people in my career, each one of them inspiring me to stretch the boundaries of my creative professional interests."
"Aspen has provided me the opportunity to work with an amazing family of people all while seeing the country and getting to do what I enjoy."
"I love that the Aspen culture promotes creativity and collaboration. I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with and learn from such talented coworkers, both in the Home Office and all over the country."
"Working for Aspen for the past 17 years, has allowed me the opportunity to develop and grow my career while still maintaining a work/life balance."
"I have been a part of the Aspen Family for 34 years. I love the support you get and the resources that are available to achieve and exceed your goals. Your potential is unlimited with Aspen."
"I love working for Aspen because they genuinely care for all of their employees and have given me the opportunity to grow with company. Aspen has provided me with lifelong friends and an incredible working environment for almost two decades."
"Aspen has made a long-lasting impact in my career and in my life, because it is a family oriented organization that cares not only about the employee, but also about the employee’s family. I will forever cherish my knowledge and friendships attained during my over ten years working with this amazing company."
"Having two families, Aspen and my own, I fully enjoy spending time with both. At work I have great love and respect for all the folks I spend my time and come in contact with."
"From make ready tech to foreman, Aspen has afforded me the opportunity for advancement, all with the support and training required for success. Aspen has tremendous opportunities for advancement, travel, as well as personal and professional development."
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.