Sun Communities

32 reviews

About Sun Communities

Ask Sun Communities and it'll say the sun always shines brighter on its residents. The self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) owns, develops, and operates manufactured housing communities (trailer and recreation vehicle parks) in the South and Midwest. Its portfolio includes about 155 properties with 53,500 developed manufactured home and RV sites, and another 6,000 home sites under development. Its Sun Home Services unit sells new and used homes for placement on its properties, the majority of which are in Michigan, Florida, Indiana, Texas, and Ohio. Sun Communities also acquires at a discount and resells mobile homes that have been repossessed by lenders in its communities.

The company's properties have trained on-site property managers and maintenance personnel, as well as such amenities as clubhouses, laundry facilities, and swimming pools.

Sun Communities has managed to maintain rather steady revenues, even during the economic slowdown. Its solid performance it likely due to demand from retiring adults, a growing demographic. The company also points to its rental program as key to its success during the recession. Home rentals have become a popular and affordable alternative to customers.

Sun Communities continues to look at expansion opportunities at some of its most popular communities with high occupancy rates. Two communities in Houston and Austin, Texas are being expanded, adding more than 275 sites.

In 2011 Sun Communities grew its portfolio when it acquired 17 mannufactured housing communities and one RV community in western Michigan from Kentland Corporation. That year Sun Communities also bought a RV resort in Florida for more than $6 miillion.

CEO Gary Shiffman owns 9% of Sun Communities.

  • On Site Fitness Center (Main Office)
  • Manufactured Housing

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Good place to work as i live in this community
Maintenance Technician, Lakeview MHC Ypsilanti, MI - June 14, 2015
There is no typical day they are all different . The day usually goes by fast because we are very busy . The current manager is a go getter that took getting used to but is mostly fun to work for . As far as co-workers the office staff is generally good . As far as my maintenance partners there have been many of them mostly bad (6-7 different guys since I have worked here) although the fellow working with me now is competent . Hardest part of the job is dealing with the problem residents . The most enjoyable part about the job is when the day is done and I can walk my tired bones home .

Salaries

Jobs in Southfield, MI

  • Sun Homes Assistant

    Southfield, MI
    Places office supply orders for Sun Homes. The Sun Homes Assistant provides administrative support to Sun Homes teams by handling inventory processing,...
  • Sun Homes Assistant

    Southfield, MI
    The Sun Homes Assistant provides administrative support to the Asset Management department by maintaining the filing system, updating and maintaining the...
  • Regional Vice President, Resort Operations & Sales

    Southfield, MI
    As a Regional Vice President, you will have responsibility for overseeing the operational aspects and the continued profitability of multiple RV resorts. You...
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Headquarters
27777 Franklin Rd.
Ste. 200
Southfield MI, United States 48034
Revenue
$100M to $500M (USD)
Employees
501 to 1,000
Industry
Links
Sun Communities website