The ELM Way
At ELM, we take great pride in what we do. We are intentional about how we show up. The industry and our clients have come to know us and rely on our way of doing things. Everybody here instinctively lives by our six core principles every day. They are woven into the fabric of our business, how we interact with partners and how we collaborate with each other.
We see things differently
We explore opportunities that others can’t envision because we have been unafraid to take on challenges and create from what others perceive as chaos. We’ve amassed a vast perspective across a wide array of projects, which allows us to combine our honest opinions and forward thinking with a wealth of experience. Our question is always, “how can we get this done?”
We know how to build
Our approach to building fuses advisory with technical prowess. Always cost and value conscious, we understand construction nuances and have a keen eye for budget. We are hands on and boots on the ground when coordinating trades and managing details.
We show up consistently
Passion drives us, but pragmatism tempers us. Our proficiency is technical, but we maintain a healthy curiosity and emphasis on collaboration. We never waver on honesty, accountability, trust and transparency. We believe in having frank conversations, ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard respectfully, so we can continually move forward on the best ideas.
We deliver results
If we commit to a job, we get it done with a sense of productive urgency. Our communication is direct, and we deliver without drama. Our track record is proven and sacred to us. We are unafraid to try new things and own them, but always prioritize downside protection and long-term returns above all else.
We go all in
If we believe in it, we believe in it wholeheartedly. We’re tenacious, determined and persevering when attacking problems and finding solutions. We align with partners by putting real skin in the game, sharing investment and risk. Assured and unapologetically brazen, we embrace assertiveness and pushing the envelope. And we’re confident in our resilience. Pressure doesn’t faze us. It allows us to tap our spirit, scrappiness, grit and determination.
We do it passionately
Our culture is supportive and strong in character. It is anchored by a collective effort and commitment to get every job done right. We are a stable family that lives by a code of earned trust, deep loyalty and uncompromising autonomy.