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GWR's Work/Life Balance


By definition, Work/Life Balance is the focus on minimizing work related stress while maintaining good health and well being.  Rewind a couple of years ago, and the very definition of this was suddenly changed.  The boundaries that used to exist between work and home were suddenly fuzzy, if even existent at all.  Commuters once had a start and an end to a work day and now those same people struggle to find the boundary, thus creating the very stress that the change should have alleviated.

 

At GWR, our properties were considered essential businesses so they did not close (for long).  There were, however, plenty of adjustments that contributed to the blended line of work/life balance and frankly the very nature of what we do does not start and stop with a regular business day.  We provide homes to people, and those homes and the needs of our residents don’t start and stop with business hours, they go on into and often throughout the night.  Couple that need with advanced technology and our ability to serve residents certainly does not stop when the offices close.  Our need for work/life balance was in place long before Covid threw us a curve ball.  At GWR, we are grounded in doing our part to provide the tools for every team member to find the balance that works for them.  In fact, “work/life balance” is a term I prefer not to use.  Rather, I find “personal balance” to be more appropriate.  Not everyone has the same hard line.  Some are self prescribed “workaholics”, some have home needs that other don’t have (such as children, elderly parents, dependent care, etc.), some are driven personally from doing more at work, and some need to leave work at the workplace in order to be present at home. None of these are right or wrong, they are just personal and for each person to apply as appropriate to themselves. 

 

Given all of this, GWR puts policies and benefits in place giving each employee the ability to make selections that are best for themselves.  These range from Wellness Programs, exceptional PTO programs that surpass most in our industry, Mental Health resources, Work From Anywhere benefits, and they all start with the Leadership Team setting expectations and policies that are considerate of the employees first.  We have made our employees our priority since formation and are committed to the same year after year.


All my best, 

Gina Y. Erwin

Gina Y. Erwin
President

Gina’s focus, as part of the executive team, is promoting superior performance at each community through GWR’s comprehensive management approach. Gina designs the operational guidelines for each community and directs the training and oversight of all management personnel. Her collective experience includes more than 30 years in the multifamily industry including garden style, mid-rise and high rise communities. Gina devises revenue growth opportunities, and identifies new manpower efficiencies, which combine to elevate overall property performance.  Gina is a 2021 Houston Apartment Association Vice President at Large and also served on the Texas Apartment Association as a delegate.

 

Prior to GWR, Gina has worked with both private, local companies and a public REIT, making her experience vast and broad. Her experience includes overseeing the operations at Arcadian Real Estate Services, running the Houston market for Equity Residential and many roles at The Dinerstein Companies including both Marketing and Management.

 

Gina is a native Houstonian, attended the University of Texas, and is married with three children and one grandson.