Mission Statement

At LEM, we recognize that diverse perspectives foster innovation and performance.

Our goal is to build strong and integrated relationships with our investors, our business partners, our people and our community adding value through our dedication to excellence and a positive business culture built on a foundation of respect, accountability, transparency, inclusion, and collaboration.

We established Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) committees that are guided by the Firm’s leadership to help drive change and create access to the community.

Diversity Equity & Inclusion

At the core of our DE&I vision is fostering a corporate culture where differences and individuality is encouraged, understood, and valued while aiming to connect the larger community with our firm and industry.

We have made progress relative to our industry but recognize there is still work to be done. 40% of LEM’s leadership is female and 45% of the team is either racially/ethnically diverse or female. By comparison, a recent study of the real estate industry conducted by Ferguson Partners indicated that in North America only 20% of executive leadership is female and 26% of employees are racially/ethnically diverse.



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Corporate Philanthropy

Community Involvement & Charity Support

LEM believes giving back to local Philadelphia charity organizations through charitable donations in addition to our time, talent and resources can positively impact our communities.

LEM has a Charitable Gift Matching Program to help further the impact of an employee’s charitable donation. LEM directly supports a variety of local, national and global nonprofits and also encourages employees to consider donating to charities in our own backyard that support our DE&I initiatives particularly in our own backyard.

Memberships & Industry Engagement

Project Elevation Diversity
Council Member
ILPA Diversity in Action Signatory
Conference Sponsors
& Participants
Conference Sponsors
& Participants
Provides annual
DE&I training

Environmental, Social and Governance

About 50% of the existing apartment stock was built prior to 1980 – with the rate of annual obsolescence, if investments are not made in older properties, we will lose an important and affordable portion of the housing stock. LEM invests in “at risk” housing providing a safe, clean and contemporary home for the average working class American.

Over the last ten years we’ve renovated and returned to market over 15,000 units and have implemented various green initiatives across our renovation programs. Today our focus is on identifying the right partner to help establish environmental due diligence initiatives with a focus around waste, water, and energy measurement, establishing reduction goals and benchmarking.

2021 - LEM team members volunteering at Philabundance food bank
2022 - LEM team members volunteering at Philabundance food bank
LEM donates 100+ items to Drexel's Career Closet
LEM volunteering at the 28th Annual Greater Philadelphia MLK Day of Service
LEM Team at the Inaugural Charity Golf Event benefiting Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia
2023 - LEM Team volunteering at the Philadelphia Youth Basketball Summer Camp
2023 - LEM Team working alongside Habitat’s team at their Page Street worksite
2023 - Golf Charity Benefit for Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia
2024 - MLK Day volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia