We will strive to be the leading socially and environmentally responsible family real estate development and investment firm in New England. Our focus will be strategic acquisitions, investments, and development in Boston and New England. We will leverage our resources and leadership by partnering with diverse socially responsible organizations to enhance and enrich people’s lives.
Within a rewarding and challenging environment, we will manage core investments to create long-term wealth.
We will change people’s lives.
Our values are the foundation upon which our company is built. They are the source of our beliefs and actions. Our values shape our decisions, give direction to our growth, and allow us to measure our progress. We strive to operate with the highest level of integrity in all our responsibilities. We have embraced these values to ensure that our individual actions and communication constantly mirror Kensington Investment Company’s Mission and Values.
We believe that asking for and giving frank and honest feedback is critical for all of us to break down barriers, continuously improve at what we do, and drive a successful business. We encourage all of our associates to communicate in a direct and candid manner that reflects their true thoughts and convictions. Simply saying the “politically correct” thing is detrimental to this environment and is not acceptable. We believe that recognizing our weaknesses and asking for help is a sign of strength.
We ask all of our associates to move outside their comfort zones to try things they may not have tried before and to push themselves to attempt things they are not sure they can do. Toward this end, we foster an environment where it is safe to make mistakes, which we believe are important learning experiences that we can build on. Failure results only when we do not even attempt the well-intended risks, or when we do not learn from the outcomes. Growth happens when we do.
We believe in small groups of people who work together to create excellent results, solve difficult problems, support each other personally and professionally, and recognize their success. In a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment, each member of the team is critical for success. Empowered teams are comprised of people who are committed to taking the necessary actions to assure that the team will reach its goals. Every member must be fully accountable for the team — and his or her own personal results.
In these times of rapid change, global competition, and high volatility, we must be prepared to change course and move forward. Being well organized may sometimes be less important than moving quickly. Our goal is for each of our associates to maximize their effectiveness, and ultimately our overall success, in an unpredictable and ever-changing environment.
We must be fast, flexible, and as time-competitive as possible to keep us ahead of our competition and be a leader in our industry. We strive continuously take our speed to new levels in order to achieve the aggressive corporate goals we have set.
Our decisions must be made and actions taken in accordance with the highest standards of quality and service. Quality can be subjective, and in our business quality often involves a compromise between speed and perfection. When the level of quality required is in question, we operate to the high standards expected by our customers. Excellence is the foundation for building strong partnerships, loyal customers (residents) and company growth.
We will provide an environment that fosters leadership and professional development (Pinnacle Leadership) as well as encourages personal growth for our associates. We will maintain competitive compensation and benefits packages relative to the industry and community. We will conduct business with respect for each individual and his or her role within the organization.
We will operate Kensington Investment Company and our entities, in a sound manner, to create growth, and increase value.
We will make a significant impact on Boston, Kensington and World Wide communities through targeted partnerships, investments and development of strong leaders and citizens to create change we can measure, celebrate and benefit generations.
We will build strong community and cultures, and protect our natural resources.
We will strive to be an integrated model of conservation, sustainable energy and local food production in all our endeavors in Boston, Kensington and World Wide. We will help save the earth we share. We will operate, build and refurbish our real estate portfolio with a focus on energy efficiency.
Boston Business Journal (BBJ) has named Grand Circle one of the Top Corporate
This summer, the Kensington Investment Company (KIC) joined the Lewis Family Foundation