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Employee Spotlight

At Urban Value Corner Store, we take pride in our employees. They are the heart of our business and embody our commitment to hard work and excellent customer service. We understand that it is important to value and recognize our employees for their dedication and efforts. By doing so, we are showing our appreciation and encouraging them to continue to provide the best possible experience for our customers. We are a company that values its employees and is committed to providing them with the best possible experience. We believe that by valuing and recognizing our employees, we are making a commitment to excellence that benefits everyone involved.

Thank you to all of the Urban Value Corner Store employees for all that you do! We appreciate you more than you can imagine.


In this spotlight, we would like to highlight two of our employees who have contributed so much to our company. Both of these employees are committed to providing the best possible experience for our customers. They are reliable and hardworking, and they truly care about the success of Urban Value Corner Store.


Hector Torres II




Hector is Urban Value’s second hire. When we were searching for our initial group of associates to help us grow, Hector was at the top of our list to capture. We were able to see Hector excel in another retailer and knew he was a perfect fit for us. Hector has been able to provide so much insight to our merchandising pricing and selection throughout the years. He has also taken a lead role in our technology path. Without asking, Hector has stepped up and provided us valuable insights on how to leverage our back office software while guiding us on future enhancements we should be considering. Hector is a great example of “Pave The Path” you want to take with our company. He has proven himself time after time within our company. We appreciate all he does and value his contributions with us. Hector is helping Urban Value Corner Store move in the right direction in our pursuit of growth within the Multi-Family apartment community.



What attracted you to Urban Value Corner Store?


What attracted me to UVCS is the emphasis and focus to improve the resident’s living experience. Being able to make each resident feel important and valued really resonated with me. Compared to other companies I have worked for, this made a big difference in my decision to join UVCS.


What keeps you driving forward in your role?


Being able to contribute directly to the company with my ideas that can impact the success of the company. Working with a team that will listen and value my ideas is important to me. I really feel I am contributing to the growth of this company. This is rare to find in today’s work environment. What is the best part of your job?


Being able to interact with the residents and form relationships with them. It's a neat experience to have that "small town" feel in an area as large as the DFW. What would you say to someone who wants to work for Urban Value Corner Store?


If you're looking to improve your skills and grow in your work and home life, then this is the place for you. I find it rewarding that many of the skills I am learning at UVCS is helping me in my personal life as well. Being valued and listened to is a big part of working here as well. Everyone has a voice and their voice is heard and not just shrugged off. Lastly, when I can actually see that my ideas and feedback are being implemented in the company, and watching the impact that it has, it is a great feeling.


Richard Bell



Richard came highly recommended from one of our current associates. When we reviewed his background, we immediately became interested in getting Richard on-board with Urban Value Corner Store. Richard’s knowledge in the training and development of associates in the retail field is invaluable. He has helped Urban Value in the development of our current training programs and has taken on a key role in new hire training. Richard also has been instrumental in enhancing our policy and procedures within UVCS. His work ethic is unmatched and he is always trying to add value to our growing company. No doubt Richard will be instrumental in our pursuit to grow Urban Value Corner Store to a dominate force within the amenity platform of multi-unit family communities.


What attracted you to Urban Value Corner Store?


The small intimate nature of the store which gives an employee a chance of getting to build a lasting relationship with customers immediately drew my desire to work for UVCS. This format provided me to leverage my strength of creating an excellent customer service experience. Not to mention the huge opportunity to grow with a company that is making a difference in the landscape of retail. What keeps you driving forward in your role?


One of the things that motivates me is having the ability to learn something new everyday. Then passing that knowledge on to my fellow associates. I also enjoy being part of a company that provides me an opportunity to contribute to the growth of the company. UVCS is one of the few company’s I have worked for which the leaders of the company listens to the front line operations team. This is great for us.

What is the best part of your job?


Getting to interact with the residents and leasing teams on a daily basis. I thoroughly enjoy getting to know each one of them and building a lasting relationship with them. Urban Value Corner Store has high standards and principles. This is important to me as an employee. It is good to see that everyone is held accountable to providing a better living experience to the residents we serve each day.


What would you say to someone who wants to work for Urban Value Corner Store?


I have been working in the retail field for many years, and there rarely comes an opportunity to join a company that is growing at the pace that Urban Value Store is. If you love interacting with people, building relationships with not only the residents, but also with outside vendors, then this is a good company to work for. Urban Value Corner Store wants people who can contribute to the growth of the company and is willing to put in the extra effort to be successful. If you can do that, then Urban Value Store would be a good fit for you.




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