Fortune Names Transwestern One of the 2016 “100 Best Workplaces for Women” for Second Year

HOUSTON, Sept. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transwestern’s headquarters today announces Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine have named the commercial real estate firm one of the “100 Best Workplaces for Women” for the second consecutive year. As the only third-party, full-service commercial real estate firm to be recognized, Transwestern was ranked 10 places higher than in 2015.

Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine have named Transwestern one of the “100 Best Workplaces for Women” for the second consecutive year. Some of Transwestern's female professionals show off new shirts as part of the Chicago Young Professionals kick-off.

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“It’s a tremendous honor to earn a second year of recognition for our continued focus on creating an empowering environment and supporting our female professionals,” said the firm’s President │ Americas Chip Clarke. “The number of women pursuing careers in commercial real estate continues to grow, and Transwestern’s culture of mentorship and advocacy for women in the workplace serves as a differentiator in the industry.”

Transwestern strongly believes that a diverse workforce cultivates a positive work environment and best equips its teams to deliver the right solutions to owners, users and investors of real estate. As such, the company recruits women across all businesses, for all job functions and at all levels, and promotes women’s professional development and career advancement throughout their tenure.

The winning companies were selected based on employees’ assessments of communications with management, options for development and training, and support for work/life balance. The ranking also takes into account how well-represented women are within the workforce overall and in management and executive positions. Employees at Best Workplaces for Women feel they have ample opportunities to grow and advance in their careers and the flexibility they want to balance their work and personal lives.

“There’s a strong correlation between being able to talk openly with company executives and feeling like a workplace is fair,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Traditionally, communication channels with leaders have been less available to women than to men. The Best Workplaces for Women do well at paving the way for those open dialogs, and as a result, women are more likely to feel they get fair consideration in their jobs and careers. Congratulations to these great companies—they are showing everyone how to create a Great Place to Work for ALL.”

The Best Workplaces for Women 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.

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Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs who deliver a higher level of personalized service – the Transwestern Experience. Specializing in Agency Leasing, Management, Tenant Advisory, Capital Markets, Research and Sustainability services, 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. Transwestern has 34 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.

Published together with our partner Fortune, the 100 Best Workplaces for Women rankings are based entirely upon feedback from more than 137,762 women at Great Place to Work–Certified companies. Women completed our anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, including, for example, their assessment of how fairly they're treated regardless of gender, the quality and authenticity of communications with managers, and equitable pay and promotion practices. Women’s anonymous responses resulted in a total score for each company, which was compared to the benchmark for organizations of that size, and ranked accordingly.

Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 6% or less. Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by being a great place to work for women, and has a workplace where women have high representation in the total employee population and in management positions. The 100 companies with the highest employee ratings and female representation were selected for the list.

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.

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Source:Transwestern Commercial Services, LLC