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 Nominate Now webpage.


Who may apply?

The series is open to any organization whose primary business is in the commercial real estate field, such as:

CRE Services / Brokerage
Lender / Debt & Equity Capital Source
REIT / Public Investor or Owner
Association / Educational / Nonprofit
Technology Provider / Vendor
Legal / Accounting / Consultant

Private Investor / Owner / Developer
Institution / Pension Fund / Asset Manager
Property / Facilities Management
Research, Analysis and Planning
Architectural / Design / Engineering
Construction / Development Management

Can I nominate a firm as a third party?

Yes. We accept self-nominations, as well as third-party submissions. However, please note that you will need to collect information internally from company employees.

My firm was selected as a Best Place to Work last year. Can we apply again this year?

To avoid redundancy, we try to vary the companies that we profile from year to year. However, you may still submit a nomination and include updated details that do not mirror accomplishments or testimonies of previous submissions.
View 2020’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.

If chosen, will negative employee feedback be published in the profile?

We are seeking the best workplaces within the commercial real estate business. As such, we will not print anything that portrays the firm in a negative light. That being said, we may include employee comments regarding a firm’s potential areas of improvement, within reason, as we see fit.

How and when will winners be notified?

Editorial staff will send email notifications to the selected companies and submitters by January. Due to the high volume of nominations that we receive, only those selected will be notified.

When will the issue come out?

The Best Places to Work will be profiled in the March/April 2021 issue of GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum, which will be distributed in early April. Chosen companies will additionally gain recognition on GlobeSt.com.

Is there a fee to apply?

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

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 entry should be chosen as an Influencer, 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.

What if I still have questions regarding my nomination?

Please contact Ingrid Tunberg with any additional queries.