Our vertically integrated team of in-house professionals internally manage our own portfolio of properties, investments, loans and development projects. This platform has successfully completed over $1.5 billion of tax credit transactions, $3 billion in real property transactions and today runs the company's robust and diverse privately held portfolio of more than 2.5 million square feet.
Our Hotel Division strives to create value by managing hotels with unparalleled integrity, accountability, energy, and uncompromising quality. We commit to generate optimum value from the real property we own and manage, to provide our guests with personal attention and sophisticated support services, and to contribute to the communities in which we work and live.
Our hotel collection includes boutique properties along with award-winning franchises of internationally recognized hospitality brands such as Westin by Starwood, Aloft by Starwood, DoubleTree by Hilton, Courtyard by Marriott, and SpringHill Suites by Marriott. Each member of our premier hotel family shares our commitment to excellence that guarantees our guests a refreshing experience and exceptional service.
We cater to clientele with varying needs who can appreciate our Washington, D.C. and Maryland hotels' close proximity to major business and government centers. Our guests enjoy the easy access to some of the best tourist sites worldwide: from Embassy Row and the White House in downtown Washington, D.C. to the Historic district of the charming port city of Annapolis. This reach has grown to stretch across the mid-Atlantic with the recent development of the Aloft Raleigh in North Carolina and the Beach House Dewey in Delaware.
We are entrepreneurial developers focused on the Mid-Atlantic region. The Bernstein Companies has done ground up hotels, conversions, and mixed-use developments. In the past 30 years, we have owned, developed and operated over 2,000 hotel rooms.
We are committed to conducting our business in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner. We are dedicated to business strategies that continually improve our use of natural resources, minimize waste, conserve energy and water, and protect air quality. We will continue to implement policies that improve the environment of our buildings in order to positively impact our associates, guests, tenants, and surrounding community. The Bernstein Companies Hotel Division environmental efforts have reduced our total energy consumption by over 20% annually and have curtailed tons of recyclables a year from landfills.
The Bernstein Companies Hotel Division is committed to fostering quality relationships and enhancing the community in which it operates. Successful ways that the Hotel Division manages this is through their various internship programs. Programs include a summer internship partnership with the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, and internship programs for Washington D.C. high school students in accordance with D.C.’s Urban Alliance program and The Landon School. Our interns learn important life-skills such as, communication and organization, and gain valuable experience in the service industry that they can then apply to their daily lives and future careers. Many of these interns use their experience to demonstrate their commitment to the hospitality industry and leverage their time with The Bernstein Companies to get accepted into universities with leading hospitality programs.