Frequently Asked Questions

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. The final nomination must be submitted online in the Nominate Now section.
 

Who may apply?

This 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-Owner
Association/Educational /Nonprofit
Technology Provider/Vendor
Legal/Accounting/Consultant
Portfolio/Strategic Management

Private Investor/Owner/Developer
Institution/Pension Fund/Asset Manager
Property/Facilities Management
Research, Analysis and Planning
Architectural/Design/Engineering
Construction/Development Management
Other Provider of Services or Programs to CRE

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 winners that we profile from year to year. However, you may still submit a nomination and include updated details that do not mirror previous accomplishments or testimonies.
 

Oops! I realized I need to change something on my submission.

No problem! Click here to view or make a change to 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 will 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 chosen firms and submitters by the beginning of March. Due to the high volume of nominations we receive, only those selected will be notified.
 

When will the issue come out?

GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum will profile CRE's Best Places to Work in the June 2020 issue, which will be distributed in June/July. Chosen companies will also gain recognition on GlobeSt.com.
 

Is there a fee to apply?

No. Submissions for this series, as well as all of our editorial features, are 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, but leave out the fluff, such as marketing content and self-congratulatory comments. We don’t mind reading long entries, but don’t hide the items of importance within pages of trivialities. Support your entry and statements with backup information—we love facts and figures—or additional files such as media coverage.
 

What if I still have questions regarding my nomination?

Please contact editorial coordinator, Ingrid Tunberg at itunberg@alm.com.