HOUSTON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Transwestern's Houston headquarters today announced it has been named as one of the 2013 "Best Companies to Work for in Texas." This marks the seventh consecutive year that the commercial real estate services firm has been recognized. The awards program is a project of Texas Monthly magazine, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), the Texas State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (TSC-SHRM) and Best Companies Group. Transwestern ranked 11th out of the 33 recipients in its category of large employers.
"This recognition is rewarding on a number of fronts, but first and foremost, it is a testament to the quality of our team members and leadership across the state," said Larry P. Heard, Transwestern president and CEO. "We strive to keep communication flows real-time and create a workplace environment centered on highly motivated individuals, empowerment and mutual respect."
The statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the 100 best places of employment in Texas, benefiting the state's economy, workforce and businesses. Recipients are divided in three size categories: small employer, with 15 to 99 employees; medium employer, with 100 to 499 employees; and large employer, with 500 or more employees.
Companies are first evaluated on workplace policies, systems, philosophies, practices and demographics. The second part of the survey process, worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation, is an employee survey to measure employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and final rankings.
Transwestern was recognized at a gala on March 19 in Austin, Texas and will be listed in the April 2013 issue of Texas Monthly, which will be delivered to subscribers and on the newsstand in late March. Texas Monthly will has also produced a special publication profiling the winning companies. To see the full list of recipients, visit www.BestCompaniesTX.com.
Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm specializing in agency leasing, property and facilities management, tenant advisory, capital markets, development, research and sustainability. The fully integrated enterprise leverages competencies in office, industrial, retail, multifamily and healthcare properties to add value for investors, owners and occupiers of real estate. Transwestern facilitates better decision-making for clients by combining penetrating local market intelligence and macro-market research through its affiliate, Delta Associates. Transwestern has 33 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 180 offices in 36 countries as part of a strategic alliance with Paris-based BNP Paribas Real Estate. For more information, please visit www.transwestern.net and follow us on Twitter: @Transwestern.