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Commercial Real Estate Firm One of Only 55 Companies Recognized

May 22, 2019

CHICAGO – Transwestern Commercial Services (TCS) today announces it has been recognized as one of the “Best Workplaces in Chicago” by Fortune magazine and Great Places to Work® for a third consecutive year. The commercial real estate firm was one of only 55 companies recognized from numerous industries across the Chicago metropolitan area.

“Transwestern’s team is energized, engaged, and passionate about finding creative ways to solve some of the most critical real estate challenges,” said Mike Watts, TCS Midwest President. “We could not be prouder of this team, which reflects our belief of empowering good people to do extraordinary things together.”

Transwestern has more than 150 team members across Chicago. The company culture encourages creativity, embraces change, and rewards the individual and collective contributions of its team members. Transwestern recognizes that its success stems directly from its people and is committed to attracting and retaining the best talent available.

“The companies featured on the 2019 Best Workplaces in Chicago list offer dynamic, flexible, and transparent workplaces,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “These companies create cultures that invite all employees, creating a competitive edge for their businesses and helping to realize the unique potential of each individual.”

Fortune magazine and Great Places to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated anonymous survey feedback representing more than 850,000 employees working in the Chicago metro. Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing how their organization creates a Great Place to Work for All™. 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, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization.


Transwestern Commercial Services (TCS) is a privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs who deliver a higher level of personalized service and innovative client solutions. Applying a consultative approach to Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Occupier Solutions, Capital Markets and Research, our fully integrated global organization adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types. We leverage market insight and operational expertise from across the Transwestern enterprise, which includes firms specializing in development and real estate investment management. TCS has 34 U.S. offices and assists clients from more than 200 offices in 37 countries through strategic alliances with France-based BNP Paribas Real Estate and Canada-based Devencore. Experience Extraordinary at and @Transwestern.


Rankings are based on feedback from more than 81,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified organizations with locations in the Chicago area. An anonymous Trust Index© survey assessed their camaraderie, management, professional development, sense of purpose and other elements essential for an outstanding workplace. Scores also consider the complexity of organizations’ employee populations and how much of their business is located in the Chicago area.


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. Follow Great Place to Work at and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

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Megan Skala