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Transwestern Ranks #18 out of 40 Companies Recognized

May 20, 2021

CHICAGO – Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) announces that it has been selected by Great Place to Work® as one of the 2021 Best Workplaces in Chicago™ for the fifth year in a row. The commercial real estate firm came in at 18th place out of 40 companies recognized across the Chicago metropolitan area.

The Best Workplaces in Chicago list is highly competitive. Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback from over 30,000 employees in the Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area. In that survey, 92% of Transwestern’s employees said Transwestern is a great place to work. This number is 33 points higher than the average U.S. company.

"We are honored to be recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Chicago for the fifth year in a row," said Colleen Dolan, Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Transwestern. "Our people have displayed an extraordinary level of perseverance, adaptability and collaboration during this past year of unique challenges, and we are so proud of all that they have accomplished, including earning this prestigious recognition."

Transwestern has more than 150 team members across Chicago. Team members have been operating under a rotational, hybrid in-office and work-from-home schedule and staying connected via video conferencing tools and virtual events.

The company culture encourages creativity, embraces change and rewards the contributions of its team members. Transwestern offers its team members full healthcare and benefits package; vacation time plus two personal paid days off; eight hours of paid time off for community service; paid parental leave; wellness initiatives; formal training and mentorship; and reimbursement for skills development, certifications and memberships. Additionally, the company reinforces personal and corporate social responsibility through integrated, national efforts in the areas of energy and sustainability; philanthropy; and diversity, equity and inclusion.

“The Best Workplaces in Chicago are made up of good people who are about their people,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “This exclusive group have created cultures where one’s background has no influence on whether you are treated with respect, fairness and credibility. These companies can expect better business results thanks to their high-trust, inclusive workplaces.”

Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any aspect of who employees are or what their role is.

About the Best Workplaces in Chicago™
Great Place to Work® selected the Best Workplaces in Chicago™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 30,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations across the country. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology.

To get on this list next year, start here.

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.

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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, Tenant Advisory + Workplace 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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Cicely Samuels