Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) – Rego Park, NY – July 28, 2017
Really enjoyed working at the Lefrak Organization. Would have stayed in this company if I was not layed off. I reconciled several hundred bank accounts and was also given the opportunity to cross train in other departments. I worked for the company for several years and wish that I could have stayed longer.
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – October 29, 2016
When I began working for this company it was very pleasant. As time went on the work environment became uncomfortable. One of the hiring managers had most of her family members working in the facility. The problem with that was that they were the exception for the rules. Which eventually caused many employees to lose respect for the manager.
Weren't allowed to skate unless the manager favored you.
Clerk Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 10, 2016
I worked with an amazing bunch of people! The age demographic was older; they were true experts in their positions. This was a detail oriented position and I took pride in my role. I was in charge of providing medical personnel with the records of patients and I understood the importance of this.
Management (Current Employee) – New York, NY – September 13, 2016
The company is growing so it's a very exciting place to be at this time. There is a great deal of expansion planned so the future looks bright. Only negative is that due to changes some procedures are a bit confusing.
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Jersey City, NJ – August 18, 2016
I am here as a temp, and you know how some temps get treated.. like an outsider! However, everyone here has treated me so nice. The way I rated the company as far as benefits and compensation are based on 2nd hand info that I am adding. I am a temp and do not get benefits. As a receptionist, I meet and greet everyone, let them inside of the office, reroute calls and there is a small clerical part of the job. The most enjoyable part is the experience, of course learning about the organization and everyone's role. I do not consider my role hard at all.
Residential Billing Supervisor (Current Employee) – New York, NY – September 12, 2015
It's a fair work environment. Every department works together and not as a separate entity to ensure all tasks are performed correctly and timely. There are bonuses, fair raises, and plenty of opportunity to grow as a person and employee. There is an open door policy allowing for any issues that need to be addressed. Health Insurance is great and there is also free Vision. 401K investment is fair as well.
I have learned a lot about the Real Estate industry ranging from Subsidy housing, calculating legal rents, fair housing laws, and real estate in general. There are many rent reduction and increase policies (DHCR, MCI, Tenant Air Conditioners) which are governed by New York City. Learning how to calculate rents and how a stabilized unit becomes a decontrolled unit (luxury) laws change on a yearly basis.
Every job is difficult in its own way. I am challenged.
Acquisitions & Finance Analyst, Associate (Current Employee) – New York, NY – April 3, 2014
Great place to learn the ropes in real estate investing and development. In the Acquisitions & Finance, you will have the opporunity to learn not only how to look at a real estate investment from a return perspective, but also from a developer's perspective.
Overall, this is a GREAT place to work, especially if you are passionate about real estate development/investment.
Investment Associate (Current Employee) – New York, NY – March 5, 2013
Specialties: Analysis, Operations, Research, Cash Management, Reporting & ad hoc projects for The LeFrak Family Investment Portfolio. Fund is comprised of various derivative & alternative products, foreign & domestic equities and fixed income instruments. Strong understanding of a wide array of investment types & work closely on Real Estate opportunities. Additional projects spearheaded include investments in Professional Sports teams, LeFrak Energy's Oil & Gas Business & Offshore Farmland.
People in the office was very pleasent to work with and were very helpful
Property Manager/Agent (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 13, 2013
Meeting with the tenants on a daily bases. Working with all maintenance staff, ensuring that all of the equipment is in good working order. Over saw the cleaning staff to ensure that the buildings were cleaned and pleasent for the tenants and their guests. Hardest part of the job was being on call 24 hours a day for any emergency that may arise. For example: fires, floods; blackouts and the saddest part was when I found tenants who passed away in their apartments and had to contact the next of kin. The most enjoyable part of my job was when we had lunches and or dinners for the holidays. Where all of the employees were able to relax and have a enjoyable meal. In my 15 years with this company I was able to learn more on the day to day operations of the buildings with the budgets; court cases; working with vendors and getting bids to do work in the housing complex.
we had free coffee and snacks during the day
medical packages were getting smaller and more expensive for the family
Leasing Agent Assistant/ Receptionist (Former Employee) – Queens, NY – January 10, 2013
A typical day at the Lefrak Leasing office would start at 10am with a client walking through the door and asking to rent an apartment. I would give them some paperwork to fill out and take the two incoming calls from prospective tenants asking about availability. If either of the three customers I'm assisting requires any information that I am not able to provide I pass them on to my supervisors and continue to pick up calls and help walk-ins. I learned to multi-task and help people with different problems. i became a facilitator to whatever the clients needs were about directions or any problems that came up during the leasing process. The hardest part about the job was being able to manage all the phone lines when there's about 8 lines waiting. But all in all the environment is great and co-workers are there to help you.
Sr. Executive Legal Assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 22, 2012
Started early, worked hard. Drafted legal documents, worked well with others in my department and with other departments. Large company but held family values. The hardest part of the job was getting all the work done in a short period of time and under difficult time constraints. Certain times of the year the work load was heavier that others and required more concentration and due-diligence. The most enjoyable part of the job was always learning new fields of the legal area. I had an awesome boss who would take the time to explain whenever I had questions about the area of law, or a specific contract or lease clause we were drafting.