Fortune names Transwestern a Best Workplace for Millennials for the second year

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Source: Transwestern

​Houston – Transwestern today announces Great Place to Work® and Fortune have named the firm one of the “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials” for the second year. Transwestern, the only third-party, full-service commercial real estate firm to be recognized, was ranked No. 38. The award comes on the heels of being recognized by the same organizations as a Best Workplace for Women for the second consecutive year, a Best Workplace in Texas and a Best Workplace in Chicago.

“Transwestern is intentional in creating a work environment that emphasizes personal empowerment, innovation and teamwork,” said Chip Clarke, Transwestern’s President │ Americas. “We encourage all of our team members, including our youngest professionals, to provide their thoughtful input and leadership. This award is a testament to the value we place on their contributions.”

Transwestern promotes teamwork and skills development among its young team members through Young Professionals groups in its major offices. These groups encourage team members to collaborate across service lines and departments and provide opportunities for young professionals to learn from Transwestern veterans through special speaker events. Additionally, Transwestern hosts holiday parties, year-round social events, wellness activities, one-on-one mentoring and paid training and skills development courses.

The ranking considered 398,000 surveys that assessed organizations’ fairness, teamwork, benefits and other elements essential to an outstanding work culture. While many companies report high turnover among younger workers, an average of 85 percent of millennial front-line employees at the Best Workplaces say they want to work at their organizations for a long time. 

"Millennials expect more from their employers in areas like fair treatment, clear communication, authentic leadership and opportunities for advancement – and rightly so. The Best Workplaces for Millennials are finding that fulfilling all these expectations by building a high-trust culture boosts millennial employees’ intent to stay by 20 times,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.

The Best Workplaces for Millennials is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortune based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work–Certified™ organizations. 

Read Transwestern’s Great Place to Work overview at

Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs whodeliver a higher level of personalized service – the Transwestern Experience. Specializing in Agency Leasing, Tenant Advisory, Capital Markets, Asset Services and Research, our fully integrated global enterprise adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types. We leverage market insights and operational expertise from members of the Transwestern family of companies specializing in development, real estate investment management and research. Based in Houston, Transwestern has 34 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 180 offices in 37 countries as part of a strategic alliance with BNP Paribas Real Estate. Experience Extraordinary at and @Transwestern.

Rankings are based on feedback from over 398,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified™ organizations. An anonymous Trust Index© survey assessed Millennial employees’ experience of their managers’ competence, respect and fairness in the workplace, meaningful work and other elements essential for an outstanding workplace. Results were compared to colleagues’ responses from other generations. Rankings also take into account the consistency of experience for all Millennials, across various job roles and demographic backgrounds.

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

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