What Is Our Story

The Roots Of J Turner

Discover the history of J Turner Research and how we have evolved into the organization we are today. Our story is one of smart, funny, and compassionate people who are passionate about what they do and who they serve.


By The Numbers


Our Team covers all areas of the country, located in 10 different states.

Team Members

We have thirty brilliant team members that love our clients.

Founding Members

Joseph Batdorf and Nitin Agarwal are passionate about this industry.

In The Beginning

At J Turner Research, we are proud of our roots and the vision of our co-founder, Joseph Batdorf. In 2003, Joseph identified a gap in the multifamily industry - property management companies needed a smarter way to measure the resident and prospect experience. With this insight, Joseph founded J Turner Research, which has become the leading multifamily research and reputation management company in the industry today.


Always Listening

Through proactive research and one-on-one client engagements, we are always listening to what the industry needs.


Always Improving

By staying attuned to the needs of our clients and the market, we are able to continually improve our services and provide the best possible solutions.

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What do we Love?


We take great pride in being headquartered in what we believe to be the most fantastic city in America. Houston is a city that truly has it all--from its diverse and vibrant culture to its mouthwatering barbecue to its championship sports teams like the Texans and Astros. We are thrilled to call this city our home and are proud of everything that makes Houston so unique.


New Team Members

If you have had the pleasure of meeting any of our team members, you will agree that J Turner is home to the most vivacious, talented, insightful, and quirky people around. If this sounds like you, let us know--we are always looking for new team members.


Our Clients

It is impossible for us to be where we are today without our clients. Our dedication to helping our clients meet their business goals has been our driving factor from the very first day and continues to inspire us. We love our clients and strive to always be a valuable partner.



In addition to client success and happy residents, the other J Turner fuel source is coffee. We keep it flowing at our office, and the ideas keep flowing. There is no running out of coffee in our office with our beloved coffee machine Lord of the Beans!

Team Coffee.