What information/data will I need to apply?

The complete nomination form, including all questions and word limits, is available for download here. Please note that this is for preparation purposes only. Final entries must be submitted online, via the nomination portal.

Who may apply?

Nominations are open to any organization whose primary business is in commercial real estate. 


Is there a fee to apply?

No. Submission to this, as well as all of our editorial content, is free.

Can I nominate a company for CRE’s Best Places to Work as a third party?

Yes. We accept third-party submissions, however, please note, submitters are required to collect internal information from company employees, including a company representative (such as the head of human resources or the head of operations), as well as a full-time, mid-level employee (such as supervisor, department manager or team lead).

Can I nominate a company that was previously chosen as one of CRE’s Best Places to Work?

To avoid redundancy, we try to vary the companies that we profile from year-to-year, however, you may submit a nomination for a previously selected Best Place to Work by including updated details and testimonies that do not mirror the previous year’s submission. View the 2023 CRE’s Best Places to Work, here.

Oops! I need to change something on my submission.

No problem! Click here to view or modify your entry.

How and when will the 2024 CRE’s Best Places to Work be notified of their selection?

Editorial staff will send email notifications to the chosen organizations and their submitters by early February. Due to the high volume of nominations that we receive, only those selected will be notified.

How will the 2024 CRE’s Best Places to Work be recognized?

CRE’s Places to Work of 2024 will be profiled in a recognition feature on GlobeSt.com in early April. The chosen companies will additionally gain recognition via GlobeSt.’s email newsletters.

How does the judging process work?

Upon the submission deadline, GlobeSt.’s editorial team of industry experts carefully reviews each nomination without bias. The team of judges works diligently to select the industry’s most rewarding and respected companies across a variety of backgrounds and expertise. Per editorial policy, we never subject to a pay-to-play judging model. The judges base their decisions on an array of factors and consider each nominee's different accomplishments, offerings, industry contributions, innovations, testimonies, etc.

How do I increase my chances of being selected?

Be as descriptive, yet concise as possible. Sounds redundant, but it’s simple. Provide details on why you think your nominee should be chosen as one of CRE's Best Places to Work, but leave out the fluff, like marketing content and self-congratulatory comments. Don’t hide the items of importance within pages of trivialities. Support your entry and statements with backup information – we love facts and figures.