Who we are at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

CWS Apartment Homes
EXPERIENCE THE CWS DIFFERENCE

With over 50 years of experience, we’ve learned a great deal about what it means to deliver exceptional living experiences to our customers. Today, we proudly operate more than 100 properties serving over 60,000 residents with 800 team members across the country.

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50+
Years of Exceptional Experience

50+
Years of Exceptional Experience

100+
Stunning Properties

100+
Stunning Properties

35+
Cities Nationwide

35+
Cities Nationwide

Happy team members at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Our Story

With humble beginnings and the grit of our three founding partners, Jim Clayton, Bill Williams and Steve Sherwood, CWS began managing investment properties in 1969 with a single asset in Southern California. To grow the business, our founders saw opportunity in under-valued mobile home parks and pursued this strategy for the next 20 years. By the 1980s CWS had established itself as one of the largest owners and operators of manufactured home communities in the United States, and would use this success to transition into managing apartment communities. In addition to purchasing apartment communities, in the 1990s CWS began developing newly constructed luxury apartment communities. Within 10 years of their first apartment community purchase, CWS surpassed 13,000 apartment homes. Today, CWS continues to specialize in the acquisition, development, management, and disposition of luxury apartment communities around the country with more than 29,000 apartment homes.

Aptly named after our three founders, Clayton, Williams and Sherwood, CWS has grown from a single property into an industry leader, and in 2019 we celebrated our 50th anniversary. As we look towards the future, CWS will continue to stay true to who we were at the onset with a thoughtful investment strategy and core values we believe in to guide us.

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About Us
Our Timeline

From opening our doors in 1969 to managing over 100 stunning properties, take a look at how we got here.

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Coworkers working together at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas
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A Greater Purpose
CWS Culture

CWS is driven by our company's purpose to “Enhance Lives the CWS Way” and that extends to the culture we foster for our employees. If our team members do not receive the training they need, the benefits they deserve and the balance they cannot live without, we will not realize our full potential.

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Staying True to Who We Are
MEET OUR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT TEAM

From long-term employees with decades of experience, to newcomers with fresh ideas, and boomerangs that returned after time working elsewhere, our highly motivated leadership team has a compelling vision, exceptional experience, and a deep-seated commitment to our mission of enhancing lives.

Allison Woodal at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Allison Woodal
Regional Director - Houston

Bridget Ray at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Bridget Ray
Regional Director - Atlanta

Carla at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Carla Frye
Regional Director - Atlanta

Debra Buck at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Debra Buck
Senior Vice President - U.S.

Derek at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Derek Morrow
Regional Maintenance Director

Jackie Eldridge at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Jackie Eldridge
Regional Director - North Carolina

James Anderson at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

James Anderson
Regional Director - Seattle, Tacoma, Sacramento

Joe Krumrey at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Joe Krumrey
Regional Director - Dallas/Fort Worth

Kenyatta at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Kenyatta Mattox
Regional Maintenance Director

Kevin at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Kevin Blount
Regional Maintenance Director

Kim Fisher at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Kim Fisher
Regional Director - Austin

Lannon at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Lannon Quintana
Regional Maintenance Director

Linda Liles at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Linda Liles
Vice President Human Resources

Lindsay Nylander at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Lindsay Nylander
Regional Director - Austin

Lisa Murphy at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Lisa Murphy
Regional Director - Austin/Houston

Lisa Trapp at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Lisa Trapp
Chief Operating Officer

Rachel Chavez at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Rachel Chavez
Regional Director - San Antonio

Rich Fagan at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Rich Fagan
Senior Vice President - U.S.

Ryan Sims at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Ryan Sims
Regional Director - Colorado

Sara Seymour at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Sara Seymour
Regional Director - Austin

Sonya Johnson at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Sonya Johnson
Regional Director - Houston

Stan Gill at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Stan Gill
Director of Talent Acquisition

Tyleen Hanifen at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Tyleen Hanifen
Regional Director - Phoenix

Ziggy at CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

Ziggy Jablonski
Regional Maintenance Director

BRIDGE

At CWS, we proudly give back to local communities. One of the ways we “Enhance Lives the CWS Way” is through our BRIDGE program.

BRIDGE is a program designed to support and encourage CWS team members as they give back to the communities where they live, work, play, and raise their families. To support our employees, we donate $20 for every hour, up to 12 hours, of volunteer work they do, and organize multiple volunteer opportunities each year for our employees to participate in. As a result, CWS team members across the country have the tools, resources, and funding they need to make an impact.

By bridging the gap, we’re making a difference together.

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Exterior of one of our properties owned by CWS Apartment Homes in Austin, Texas

PREFERRED EMPLOYERS

The CWS Preferred Employer Program is an opportunity for your company to offer employees attractive benefits and services at NO additional cost to you or your employees. 

At CWS, our goal is to provide exceptional service so that your employees benefit with a quality residential experience. We have a signature style that's highly recognized in our 11 major markets.

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CWS CORPORATE HOUSING

CWS Corporate Housing offers short-term rentals that make your stay more enjoyable so you’re more effective at work. Our one, two or three bedroom furnished rentals are in pet-friendly communities, feature full kitchens and include local phone service, expanded basic cable and high-speed internet access.

Whether you’re an intern or an executive, if you’re taking an extended business trip or relocating your family for a job opportunity, you need a corporate apartment that has all the conveniences of home. We’ll make sure you have what you need to be at your best.

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