WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Commercial real estate services firm Akridge was recognized as one of Washington's Healthiest Places to Work yesterday by the Washington Business Journal. In the publication's inaugural awards, Akridge rated second in the region among businesses with between 100 and 499 employees. More than 100 area companies, representing a total of three million employees, submitted applications for the honor.
"We are committed to the wellness of Akridge employees." said company president Matthew J. Klein. "We have implemented a comprehensive program and strive to maintain an atmosphere that fosters healthy practices because these efforts benefit our people and our company. "
The Business Journal contracted with Healthiest Employers, LLC to survey and evaluate companies competing for healthy workplace honors. A Healthiest Employer Index (HEI) score was determined for each entrant based on responses to 75 questions, which generated a maximum of 236 points in six categories. These scores were the sole basis for company rankings.
Akridge is a comprehensive real estate services company that provides acquisition, development, construction management, asset management, property management, leasing and consulting services. Eleven times since 1998, Akridge has been named Best in the Industry for Client satisfaction among firms of similar size nationwide, by the industry's foremost benchmarking firm, CEL & Associates. The Akridge organization has been honored with the National Capital Business Ethics Award, awarded by the Society of Financial Service Professionals, and has also been recognized twice as the Best Place to Work in Greater Washington by the Washington Business Journal. For more information, please visit www.akridge.com.