GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum Presents

CRE's Best Places to Work 2020

Among the wide range of conducted studies and research utilized to determine what makes a workplace “the best,” platforms typically broadly rank firms across various industries.

Interested in seeking participants within specific fields for more tailored results, GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum is once again conducting its Best Places to Work in CRE series, as a well-known and trusted source of information and insight to the commercial real estate community.

This year, for the series, we are basing our selections on data collected from individual companies and their staff. The gathered information will help determine which companies to feature as some of the most respectable, rewarding workplaces for satisfied employees within the industry.

Within the cover section, we will recognize firms for outstanding performance across areas, such as diversity initiatives, community outreach and family-friendly environments.

The series is open to companies who operate in commercial real estate and related fields, including service providers, consultants and tech firms. Firms with broader operations, such as law firms, institutional investors, life companies and financial institutions, may also submit their real estate departments for consideration.

Each company chosen will be featured with a profile in GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum magazine and on

The deadline to submit a nomination is Monday, March 2, 2020.

*We will accept submissions as long as the form remains open.

For additional inquiries about this series or the selection process, that are not addressed here, contact editorial coordinator, Ingrid Tunberg.

What You Need to Know

  • Information collected is for US operations only. Please submit only the information solely relevant to the organization’s US commercial real estate practice.
  • All participating firms will need a company official to complete the nomination form. Additional form questions will need to be internally circulated to two full-time employees in entry-/mid-level and upper-level positions.
  • All nominations must include a professional, color headshot of the head of the company, or whomever you see fit. Images must be minimum 300 dpi files in .jpg format.

More Information

We will examine each company across three general fields:

Quality of Leadership and Organization

  • Management quality across all levels
  • Hiring practices and advancement opportunities
  • Support of alternative/flexible work
  • Institutional policies and priorities (i.e., focus on process vs intuition)
  • Availability of professional resources

Company Culture

  • Compensation, PTO and benefits
  • Support and training for professional development and personal growth
  • Employee work/life balance and wellness
  • Established diversity programs and community engagement programs

Overall Employee Trust and Satisfaction

  • Employee approval of the overall organization and work environment
  • Employee fulfillment in current role & responsibilities
  • Average employee tenure