In 1976, Steve Bell, with a team of 14 employees, launched Bell Partners. In its inaugural year, the company managed just three shopping centers and 256 apartment homes across five North Carolina locations. Today, in our 40th year of operation, we are a Top 15 apartment operator in the U.S., with over 60,000 under management across 13 states.
During our anniversary year, we are celebrating four decades of continual growth on an upward trajectory that puts us among the leaders in our industry. Yet even in the midst of this tremendous growth, we have never lost sight of our company's purpose, recommitting ourselves to it year after year: “To create communities our residents are proud to call home.” To deliver on this promise, we must provide our customers with cutting-edge platforms, practices and superior customer service that keep us at the forefront of the industry. What enables us to do so -- and at the same time to stand apart from the competition -- is the quality of our people. We are proud of the more than 1,500 Bell associates who live our Core Values daily, provide excellent customer service to our residents, professionally manage and maintain our apartment communities, and deliver financial results for our owners and investors. In the end, all of this equates to “Apartment Living at its Best!®”
Please take a moment to explore the interactive timeline below to discover more about Bell's rich history. Looking forward, I hope that you will consider being part of the next 40 years of the Bell experience: living, investing, and partnering with us, as we continue on the path to becoming the best apartment investment and management company in the country.
Jon Bell, CEO
Fund IV was a private equity real estate fund used to invest in high-quality, well-located multifamily properties across the east coast and southwest U.S.