JWS Alumni: Richard Thayer's Remarkable Property Management Career

Posted: September, 6, 2023 | Categories: Interviewing and Hiring | Alumni Success Stories


JWilliams Staffing has helped over 22,000 outstanding individuals launch a career in the Real Estate Industry. From new home sales to property management and residential maintenance, these individuals have put in the work to launch their dream career! This JWS Alumni article series will tell the unique stories of some of these successful individuals.


Richard Thayer began his career journey with JWilliams Staffing in January 2022, with the initial goal to secure a full-time position in property management. Armed with an appetite for knowledge and professional growth, Richard quickly made strides in his journey. Within 8 months of joining the team, he was offered a permanent position as an Assistant Business Manager with Legacy Partners. Today, Richard is looking forward to embarking on his next adventure as a Property Manager with Cushman and Wakefield.


Richard’s exposure to various teams and property management companies through JWilliams Staffing, allowed him to observe and learn from a diverse group of mentoring professionals.

“I gained insight on many management styles, property management software, and general life advice from everyone I got the opportunity to work with.” – Richard Thayer

His experience while working onsite broadened his understanding of effective leadership and best leasing and property management practices. With guidance from experienced professionals, he became proficient in utilizing software and digital tools specific to the field.

Richard’s eagerness and curiosity to embrace new opportunities helped him develop into a well-rounded professional, ready to tackle new challenges that lie ahead. The direction he received while with JWilliams Staffing helped him gain a deeper understanding of property management and the broader aspects of life ultimately contributing to his success both personally and professionally.


Connecting with residents and providing them with the utmost hospitality was really a satisfying new element to this career choice and convinced Richard that he was in a position where he would thrive.

“I love bettering my community and making life as stress free as possible for my residents.” – Richard Thayer

He thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to interact with and build relationships with every resident, Richard's dedication and exceptional performance did not go unnoticed. He was officially recognized as the “Youngest Business Manager” in Legacy Partners recent history. Richard also successfully steered a struggling community towards resounding success, earning the coveted title of "Most Improved Community of the Year" in 2022. These achievements serve as validation of Richard's unwavering commitment and inspire him to continue growing within his career and in the property management industry.


Now, as a seasoned professional, Richard is able to offer his own wisdom to those looking to advance their career.

“Show the desire to learn more and don't be afraid to ask questions. Do your best to network and build relationships with as many people as possible, as you never know what that relationship will lead to.” – Richard Thayer

Recognizing the importance of continuous learning, Richard emphasizes the value of cultivating knowledge and expertise to showcase dedication to personal and professional growth. Moreover, Richard understands that success in today's interconnected world extends beyond individual effort, placing great importance on networking and building relationships with a diverse range of people. This understanding strengthens his belief that every interaction holds the potential for future opportunities and growth. By actively engaging with colleagues, industry professionals, and even acquaintances, individuals can broaden their professional network and open doors to new possibilities. Richard's own career trajectory serves as a testament to the serendipitous nature of connections and the valuable opportunities they could bring.


Outside of Richard’s professional career, he continuously expands his horizons by pursuing knowledge in areas of personal interest.

I love to invest my time into reading when relaxing, watching fantasy or sci-fi series such as Star Wars, Marvel, or Game of Thrones.” - Richard Thayer

Alongside reading, Richard has a deep passion for exploring different cultures and language learning, currently focusing on mastering Japanese and Spanish. We asked Richard about hobbies and he shared his passion for car detailing. What started as a hobby for him has now transformed into a thriving side business that Richard manages during his weekends. Richard's activities outside of work offer him a well-rounded and fulfilling life, allowing him to unwind, expand his intelligence, and explore his creative interests.

Starting as a job seeker with the goal of securing a full-time position in property management, Richard's drive for personal and professional growth propelled him to success as an Assistant Business Manager and now a Property Manager. Not only has Richard achieved remarkable success in his property management career but he also cultivated a reputation as a dedicated professional who goes above and beyond to create thriving and stress-free communities.

Richard's story serves as an inspiration to individuals seeking to pursue their passions in both their personal and professional lives.



If you’re interested in getting your foot in the door and launching your career with JWilliams Staffing like Richard did, click here to explore current job openings and apply.


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