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Firm Earns Spot on List for Eighth Time, Including Four Times at No. 1

September 29, 2021

New York – Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) announces that it was named a “Best Place to Work” by Crain’s New York Business, ranking first for the small business category and overall. The firm has been included on the prestigious list eight times total, seven years consecutively and a remarkable four times in the No. 1 spot.

“This one means the most, it really does,” said Rory Murphy, partner at Transwestern. “Because this recognition is based on employee input, we have enjoyed every time we’ve been included on the list. Being back in the No. 1 spot is a credit to the entire Transwestern family.”

Transwestern cites its client and employee focus as keys to its frequent inclusion on the list. Team members at Transwestern enjoy many benefits that help the commercial real estate firm stand out from its peers, including a unique salary and bonus compensation program for brokers; a formal mentorship program; paid time off for community service; an expansive wellness program that has included chair massages, meditation sessions and boot camp classes; and the Transwestern Young Professionals program that provides quarterly networking, charitable and educational events. The firm also holds frequent social events. During the pandemic shutdown, Transwestern actively sought to maintain camaraderie through regular update meetings, virtual social gatherings and weekly “team challenges” that quizzed employees on such critical topics as favorite movies, recently binged shows and “two lies and a truth.”

“Especially after the year that we’ve all gone through, it is deeply satisfying to know that our team and culture has persevered and come through stronger,” said Patrick Heeg, partner at Transwestern.

The Crain’s New York Business “Best Places to Work” list highlights the 100 best places to work in New York City, determined by a survey of the workplaces’ employees as well as an employer questionnaire. Crain’s works with Best Companies Group, an independent research company that has been managing employee engagement surveys since 2004, to conduct the research and determine the final rankings. This is the 14th year of the study, which includes a wide array of industries throughout New York. The rankings were announced during a virtual event on Sept. 23.

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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. Through an integrated, customized approach that begins with good ideas, the firm drives value for clients across commercial real estate services, development, and investment management. Operating from 33 U.S. offices, Transwestern extends its platform capabilities globally through strategic alliance partners whose unique geographic, cultural, and business expertise fuels creative solutions. Learn more at and @Transwestern.

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