CHICAGO, June 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transwestern today announces it has been recognized as one of the “Best Workplaces in Chicago” by Fortune magazine and research and consulting firm Great Place to Work®. The commercial real estate firm was ranked no. 19 out of 100 companies from various industries across the entire Chicago metro area. The honor follows a series of triumphs for Transwestern, including being named one of the “100 Best Workplaces for Women" by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine for the second consecutive year.

“Being an excellent workplace begins with our people,” said Mike Watts, Transwestern’s Midwest President. “We have created an environment where our team members are empowered to succeed professionally and personally. Transwestern is committed to promoting a healthy work/life balance by creating opportunities for our team members to volunteer, improve their physical health and well-being, and continuously hone their skills through one-on-one mentoring and educational seminars.”

Transwestern’s Midwest region consists of 200 team members throughout Chicago and Rosemont. Some incentives Transwestern provides its team members include full health care and benefits packages; two personal paid days off; eight hours of paid community service; sponsored training and skills development; certifications and memberships; formal mentorship program; a young professionals group providing monthly networking, charitable and educational events; holiday parties; and social events such as TWentyfour, a 24-hour event including games, movies and more.

The Best Workplaces in Chicago are seeing significant benefits from prioritizing their team member experience. Winning companies had average yearly revenue growth more than 2.5 times higher than at peer organizations. Over nine in 10 employees at these leading organizations expressed confidence in their leadership.

"There are many reasons people choose Chicago as a place to live and to grow businesses. Chief among them are our talented and skilled workforce and employers who value such workers highly and treat them accordingly. The Best Workplaces in Chicago exemplify this. Our entire business community is proud of those being recognized,” said Theresa E. Mintle, CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

The Best Workplaces in Chicago is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work–Certified™ organizations. The rankings considered surveys from over 81,000 co-workers who assessed their employers’ fairness, camaraderie, benefits and other factors crucial to a great workplace.

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, 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 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. For updates from the Chicago office, follow @TranswesternCHI.

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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