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December 06, 2017

Houston – Transwestern today announces Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine have named the commercial real estate firm one of the “100 Best Workplaces for Diversity.” This honor comes on the heels of a series of awards for Transwestern, including being recognized by the same organizations as a “Best Workplace for Women” and a “Best Workplace for Millennials.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized for our efforts to cultivate and provide opportunities for a talented team of professionals – a group that represents all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities and cultures,” said Larry P. Heard, CEO of the Transwestern family of companies. “We believe that tapping into a diverse mix of experiences, personalities, ideas and problem-solving approaches, while at the same time sharing a common purpose, is what makes Transwestern successful.”

Transwestern’s commitment to celebrate and nurture its diverse workforce not only equips teams to deliver well-informed, flexible solutions to real estate owners, users and investors, but also fosters a positive work environment throughout the organization. Of those surveyed in 2017, 97 percent say Transwestern has a great atmosphere, 96 percent believe there is great communication, and 95 percent feel there are great challenges for team members.

The ranking considered more than 440,000 employee surveys from organizations in a wide range of industries across the country. Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included professional development, behaviors linked to innovation, leadership confidence and consistent treatment among employees of different backgrounds.

“The Best Workplaces for Diversity have achieved something beyond basic fairness. They find ways to connect with each and every employee, listening to their challenges and building on their talents,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.
The Best Workplaces for Diversity ranking is part of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. Read Transwestern’s Great Place to Work overview at:

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, Tenant Advisory, Capital Markets, Asset Services and Research, 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 35 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.

Media Contact:
Stefanie Lewis

Larry Heard

Chief Executive Officer

Houston, Texas

(713) 270-3306