Founded in 1977, the company is ranked as one of the Top 30 Private Companies in the Metropolitan area by the Washington Business Journal.
How did we get there? Our formula is simple: provide exceptional products and amenities, design buildings and spaces for people, and become outstanding corporate citizens. We have taken these principles to heart, and some of the area's most successful new communities and multi-use buildings have followed. Each is pedestrian-friendly, ecologically sensitive, and architecturally distinctive. They preserve the local heritage. They revive urban life.
Founder and Chairman Robert C. Kettler, a third-generation builder, parlayed a small construction business into a multi-million dollar development firm. His visionary leadership has resulted in planned communities and commercial spaces that are recognized for quality design, mix of uses and extensive amenities. Known originally for traditional planned community concepts, KETTLER has shifted its focus to innovative mixed-use designs that maximize limited land in urban areas. These “vertical planned communities” bring people closer to their environment by utilizing premium sites close to transit and existing infrastructure. They create economic and aesthetic value for investors, residents, and neighbors and shape patterns of growth for the 21st century. The company has developed more than 15,400 apartments and condominiums within 65 communities.
Founded in 1988, Kettler Management provides best-in-class management, marketing and maintenance services for its own properties and in 2009 expanded into 3rd party management. Today, KETTLER manages more than 24,000 apartments in nearly 100 communities from New Jersey to North Carolina. In 2008, Kettler Management received the National Property Management Company of the Year award.
In all, KETTLER has developed five million square feet of commercial space and more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities, as well as public projects such as parks, schools, golf courses, and transportation improvements. KETTLER also owns and manages some of the area’s largest and most significant properties from affordable housing to the Metropolitan brand communities, which are synonymous with ultra-luxury. Along the way, KETTLER has retained world-renowned architects and won hundreds of awards for housing design, land planning, and urban design. Still, our greatest satisfaction comes from enriching the communities of which we are a part.
Improving urban life has always been the bottom line. Today, more than 450 planners, architects, engineers, property managers, and other professionals who make up KETTLER, come to work believing in making a difference.