Mission and History | Core Competencies | Our People

About Wolff Properties

Our Mission
Wolff Properties is a third generation family owned business that manages and owns a geographically diversified portfolio of residential apartment communities and commercial real estate. The organization seeks to enhance the performance of its properties through capable and efficient management that serves the needs of its valued tenants and residents.  Wolff Properties strives to develop, nurture and maintain professional relationships with its tenants and vendors and seeks to improve the communities in which it invests. 

Our History
Wolff Properties is a family-owned business founded in 1937 by Mary R. Wolff and her husband, Dr. Samuel U. Wolff.  Under the Founders’ direction, the Company began acquiring and managing high and mid-rise buildings in the St. Louis region with a concentration in St. Louis’s Central West End area operating, at one time, over 800 units.  During the 1970’s and 1980’s, under the direction of Rita Wolff Eiseman, all but one of the core properties were sold.  In 1985, the Company sold its last city holding and began investing in suburban garden style apartment communities.  Rita Eiseman managed the business for 20 years until her son, Stephen Wolff, took over as managing principal of the organization in 1986.

As the leading principal behind Wolff Properties, Steve, during the past three decades, has expanded and diversified Wolff Properties' holdings to include commercial, office, retail, hospitality and net leased properties in addition to its multifamily base. Today, Wolff Properties serves as parent company of more than 30 entities, owning and managing properties in a total of eight states.  Wolff Properties’ future goals include building its portfolio of multifamily and net leased properties and increasing the pace and size of its commercial development.