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August 06, 2020

Houston – Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) announces Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine have named the firm one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials for the fourth time. Transwestern is the only third-party, full-service commercial real estate firm to be recognized. The award comes on the heels of being recognized by the same organizations as a Best Workplace in Chicago for the fourth consecutive year.

“We are truly honored to be recognized for our culture of empowerment, inclusion and innovation,” said Tom Lawyer, President of Transwestern Real Estate Services. “We value the contributions of all our team members, including our youngest professionals, and encourage them to provide thoughtful input, fresh perspectives and leadership.”

Transwestern promotes collaboration and skills development among its young team members through Young Professionals groups in 14 markets. Boasting more than 600 members, these groups foster the sharing of expertise and new ideas across service lines and geographies, and they provide opportunities for young talent to learn from the company’s seasoned professionals and clients through special events. Additionally, Transwestern hosts holiday parties, philanthropic outreach, wellness activities, one-on-one mentoring and paid training, and includes young professional representation on the company’s Board of Directors.

Corporate initiatives are complemented by professional development within every line of business. For example, Transwestern’s Business Analyst training program accelerates the development of future brokers. Under the guidance of a sponsoring team member, each analyst performs independent study and group training designed to develop them into a producer with an active brokerage license. Rising Stars are awarded annually, recognizing young professionals who have demonstrated exemplary performance, ambition, focus and drive.

The ranking considered feedback representing over 4.9 million employees working at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team. Rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, regardless of role or seniority.

“For many years, organizations have put forth considerable effort towards attracting and retaining millennial talent,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “The Best Workplaces on this list have created cultures where their youngest employees experience not only an environment where they can grow professionally and personally, but also find a deeper sense of purpose in their work. As we prepare for a large influx of young professionals from Generation Z to enter the work force for the first time, these organizations have distinguished themselves as the leaders in attracting and developing the leaders of tomorrow.”

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

About Transwestern Real Estate Services

Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types through a comprehensive perspective and by providing solutions grounded in sound market intelligence. Part of the Transwestern companies, the firm applies a consultative approach to Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Occupier Solutions, Capital Markets, and Research & Investment Analytics.

The privately held Transwestern companies have been delivering a higher level of personalized service and innovative real estate solutions since 1978. An integrated approach formed from fresh ideas drives value for clients across commercial real estate services, development, investment management and opportunistic programs for high-net-worth investors. The firm operates through 34 U.S. offices and global alliances with BNP Paribas Real Estate and Devencore. Learn more at and @Transwestern.

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Stefanie Lewis