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March 20, 2018

Houston – Transwestern today announces Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine have named it one of the “2018 Best Workplaces in Texas.” This marks the second year in a row the commercial real estate firm has been recognized. The most recent honor brings the number of Fortune awards collected over the past 12 months to five.

“It is truly an honor to be named one of the Best Workplaces in Texas again,” said Larry P. Heard, CEO of Transwestern’s family of companies. “Our team members in Texas and across the country exemplify the purpose we strive to achieve every day – empowering good people to do extraordinary things together. Our culture is what makes Transwestern a great place to be and a great place to do business.”

The Best Workplaces in Texas stand out for excelling in the state’s competitive marketplace. Some incentives Transwestern provides its team members include a full healthcare and benefits package; vacation time plus two personal paid days off; eight hours of paid time off for community service; wellness and philanthropy initiatives; paid training and skills development; certifications and memberships; formal mentorship; a young professionals’ group; an innovation reward program; holiday parties; and social events. The firm has consistently been recognized as a “Best Place to Work” across the country by local organizations.

In the past year, Transwestern has been recognized as a Best Workplace for Millennials, a Best Workplace for Women, a Best Workplace for Diversity, and a Best Workplace in Chicago. In addition, the firm’s Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Colleen Dolan, was honored at the inaugural Great Place to Work® For All™ Leadership Awards gala earlier this month. Read Transwestern’s Great Place to Work overview at

The ranking for the Best Workplaces in Texas list considered more than 28,000 team member surveys from companies across the Lone Star state. Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job, including pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning.

“Texas is the top exporting state in the U.S. and one of the top 10 economies in the world,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Texans can be proud that organizations like Transwestern are building the state’s economy by creating great places to work for all.”

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

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, Management, Tenant Advisory, Capital Markets, Research and Sustainability services, 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.

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 385,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit

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 & 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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Media Contact:
Stefanie Lewis