Douglas OylerSenior Regional Director Lewis Apartment Communities
Lewis Apartment Communities, a member of the Lewis Group of Companies, is responsible for the management and development of the Lewis Group’s apartment portfolio. The Lewis Group has successfully developed over 40 communities totaling more than 10,000 apartment homes in California and Nevada. Founded in 1955, the Lewis Group of Companies is one of the nation’s largest privately held real estate organizations with more than $2 billion in assets. The company is based in Upland, California with regional offices in Sacramento, California as well as Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada. The Lewis Group is engaged in the acquisition, ownership, development and management of residential and commercial real estate.
The heritage of the Lewis Group originated with home building, which led to the creation of the highly successful Lewis Homes brand under which the Lewis Group built more than 50,000 single-family homes in California and Nevada. The group leveraged its homebuilding expertise to expand into apartment development in the 1970s, rapidly establishing a strong reputation as an apartment developer. The group sold its homebuilding operation (Lewis Homes) to Kaufman and Broad (KB Home) in 1999. After the sale, the Lewis Group renamed its apartment operation Lewis Apartment Communities to reflect the group’s increased emphasis on apartment development.
As part of its philosophy, Lewis Apartment Communities is dedicated to providing a superior living experience for residents who choose rental living. The Lewis Group is well known for its strategy of developing projects to hold for the long term. In keeping with that direction, the Lewis Group has remained the owner and manager of a majority of its rental communities for more than 30 years. With more than 340 employees, the Lewis Apartment Communities team of property management experts, acquisition specialists, land planners, market analysts and project managers direct the future development and on-going operations of the group. The property management team has received numerous prestigious awards and industry recognition for providing excellent management and customer service.