SB Communities, LLC. | Inside business


OMAHA-BASED HOUSING DEVELOPERS END THEIR FIRST 1,000 HOUSING UNITS SB Communities, LLC, owned by Jerry Slusky and Bob Batt, is a privately held real estate development company known in Nebraska and Iowa for building new, world-class housing communities since 2013, specializing in community identification in the Midwest with around 50,000 inhabitants, where there is a particular need for apartments with many amenities. SB Communities, LLC is meeting this need by developing projects with resort style pools, innovative clubhouses, full size fitness facilities, and custom apartments with quartz island countertops, stainless steel appliances, and washer / dryers as basics. They have been following this model for seven years and it has been a huge success. The company recently passed the milestone of one thousand residential units. Jerry and Bob have used decades of real estate development, furniture sales and marketing experience to give SB Communities, LLC this extraordinary rate of growth. Bob Batt grew up attending college in Omaha. After a long and successful career in marketing and business management, he retired from Nebraska Furniture Mart (now a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway). He then co-founded with Jerry SB Communities, LLC. Attorney Jerry Slusky has been in the real estate law practice for over 45 years. Most of this was spent assisting clients in all aspects of commercial property development. Jerry is the founder of the CRE Summit – an annual commercial real estate conference that is held for the 32nd year running. He is also one of only seven Nebraska Fellows from the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). The company’s widely recognized projects include the Sterling Apartments by Grand Island, the Sterling Apartments by Kearney and the Sterling Apartments on the Prairie Trail in Ankeny, Iowa. Commenting on her recent achievements, Jerry said, “A thousand units is an important number. It shows that we have rightly invested in research and are providing these communities with the products they have been missing. SB Communities, LLC offers a world class living in one.” A home that’s more like a home on a campus full of amenities. “This success opens many new doors for SB Communities, LLC. Bob Batt is very optimistic about the future of the company. He says, “Ms. B, founder of Nebraska Furniture Mart, often said to me, ‘It’s not what you want. It’s what the customer wants.’ And that goes for this business too! The transfer of business ideas and theory applies when we think about what the customer wants, not what we want. ”SB Communities, LLC is also a partner in a joint venture developing 300 units in Papillion , NE, Axis Apartments, which opened its first two buildings last August. The company also plans to lay the foundation stone for a new 404-unit residential community in the Prairie Trail subdivision of Ankeny, IA, in May 2021 -like rental apartments in the Midwest. For more information about SB Communities, LLC please visit their website ( or email ( Inquiries can also be made by phone at 402-505-8105.