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 executive-level professional (from management to C-suite), who leads and has a significant decision-making role within a commercial real estate company or a commercial real estate division of a larger company. You may nominate two professionals as a team, if the company’s leadership is split between two executives.


Can I nominate myself?

Yes. We accept self-nominations, as well as third-party submissions.

How many nominees can I submit?

A submitter can nominate as many candidates as they wish for this recognition, however, please submit no more than three nominees per company. We encourage you to limit your entries to those who have made indelible impacts on the business. 

Is there a fee to apply?

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

Can I nominate an individual that was previously chosen as one of CRE’s Best Bosses?

To avoid redundancy, we try to vary the executives that we profile from year-to-year, however, you may submit a nomination for a previously selected Best Boss by including updated details and testimonies that do not mirror the previous year’s submission.
View 2023’s CRE’s Best Bosses, 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 Bosses be notified of their selection?

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

How will the 2024 CRE’s Best Bosses be recognized?

CRE’s Best Bosses of 2024 will be profiled in a recognition feature on GlobeSt.com in early March. The chosen professionals will additionally gain recognition via GlobeSt.'s email newsletters.

What if my nominee assumes a new role with a different company after the submission deadline?

By submitting a nomination, you are agreeing that should your nominee be selected as one of CRE’s Best Bosses, GlobeSt. has the right to include them in the 2024 CRE’s Best Bosses recognition, regardless of whether or not the nominee has changed companies or positions by the time of publication. That said, for accuracy purposes, you may reach out to Ingrid Tunberg regarding a small update to the nominee’s bio, stating that they have since taken on a new role (time permitting).

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 influential executives across a variety of backgrounds and expertise. Per company 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, whether that be in their role, through industry contributions, innovations, 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 a Best Boss, 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.