Our beliefs are reflected in our internal culture, as well as in the way we conduct ourselves with partners, customers, investors, colleagues and members of the communities where we build.
Since the company’s inception, we have defined growth on our own terms. This confidence to establish our own rules that define success has set us on a continuing and collaborative journey, encouraging each member of our team to constantly expand the base of our personal and collective knowledge in service to our purpose.
Freedom to Innovate
We embrace the reality that achieving our purpose to improve the way people live is a future-facing, long-term process. And despite the fact that the work we do is demanding and complex, we revel in our freedom and adaptability — inherently derived from our privileged control of all aspects of the design and execution process. Each and every day we make our decisions based on what we believe is right, without compromising our vision, and constantly manage the tension between patience and urgency.
Committed to lasting impact
We set out to withstand the aesthetic test of time with everything we create, in order to leave lasting economic, social, cultural and environmental impact on people and the built environment that surrounds them. Because we are guided by knowledge, intuition and our innate desire to stay true to our vision, we challenge what’s accepted and defy what’s expected. We take risks. We question conventions and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We are driven and wired for rigor, never retreating from the challenges inherent in seeking out design solutions that raise the bar.
Passion for Creating Together
At Optima, we all create. Our culture is marked by openness and inclusiveness; we value collaboration and partnerships. Recognizing that we cannot achieve alone is what drives our desire to be part of a common purpose, to share knowledge and to achieve victories together. Everyone has a voice; ideas can come from anywhere and can be shared across teams in real time. We are able to look at every angle, own every detail and relish contribution from everyone.
All In, All the Time
Because we are as passionate about the small details as we are about the big picture, we operate at a pace — and with degrees of precision and attentiveness — that are unparalleled in the real estate development world. We invite the challenge of doing something that others say cannot be done. (We know that it can.) We are adaptable and equipped to respond to challenges as they arise.