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March 19, 2020

Houston – Transwestern announces it has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Texas by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine. This award marks the third time the commercial real estate company has been recognized on this list. The most recent honor follows accolades from the same organizations as a best workplace for millennials and in Chicago.

“We are truly honored to once again be named one of the Best Workplaces in Texas,” said Larry P. Heard, CEO of the Transwestern companies. “Like every company across the country, our team members are rising to the occasion to deal with the unprecedented circumstances before us. In addition to applauding Transwestern’s team members, I would like to say thank you to business leaders and your team members for your resilience during this period. Together, we will persevere and get to the other side of this upheaval.”

The Best Workplaces in Texas stand out for exceling in one of the nation’s most competitive marketplaces. Transwestern offers its team members a full healthcare and benefits package; vacation time plus two personal paid days off; paid parental leave; eight hours of paid time off for community service; wellness and philanthropy initiatives; paid training and skills development; certifications and memberships; formal mentorship; a national women’s initiative and a young professionals’ group that provides networking and learning opportunities a well as a variety of social events. The firm has consistently been recognized as a “Best Place to Work” across the country by local organizations.

The Best Workplaces in Texas 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. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. The ranking considered nearly 55,000 responses from Texas-based employees on 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 that best include all employees, regardless of seniority or role. 

“Texas is one of the most diverse states in the U.S., taking into account factors such as race and ethnicity,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Organizations like Transwestern stand out from the crowd because they embrace all their people. The companies on this list provide workplaces where people with a broad range of backgrounds can contribute to the success and innovation of organizations who rank among the best in the nation.”

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About Transwestern

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.

Photo Caption: Transwestern’s San Antonio team hosted an ice cream social for residents at Ronald McDonald House Charities, the firm’s national philanthropy partner.

Media Contact:

Stefanie Lewis

Larry Heard

Chief Executive Officer

Houston, Texas

(713) 270-3306