TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Avesta is proud to announce it has been ranked #19 in the nation on the 2017 Best Medium Workplaces by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work. This is the second consecutive year the organization has been named by the annual ranking. Avesta was the top ranked Real Estate firm and the second highest among all Florida companies.
This ranking considered 74,000 surveys from employees at hundreds of businesses in all sectors of the economy. Avesta earned a spot on this list based on co-workers' assessment of the camaraderie, leadership, fairness, rewards and career opportunities enjoyed by all in their workplace.
"Today we celebrate our second consecutive year as being named one of Fortune's Best Medium Workplaces in the U.S.," says Rob Reynolds, President of Avesta. "I want to congratulate and express my deep gratitude to all of our teammates for the effort they put in each and every day towards our mission to give people a home where they can live abundantly and create more community in the world."
As part of the survey, more than 95% of Avesta's employees reported that they feel:
- Good about the way they contribute to the community
- Management is competent at running the business
- People care about each other
Outstanding small and mid-sized employers – as identified by their employees – are substantially more likely to report work experiences linked to retention, innovation and good customer service, according to research by Great Place to Work. The winning organizations also are more likely than their peers to maintain a healthy organizational culture as they grow larger and more complex.
"The Best Small & Medium workplaces are laying the groundwork for future success by building trust, cooperation and leadership credibility. All of these enhance business performance and create a positive environment for doing business," said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.
Avesta is a fully integrated real estate investment and management firm that, since 2010, has acquired nearly 14,000 apartment homes throughout Florida, Texas, and now Colorado. Avesta's mission is to give people a home where they can live abundantly and create more community in the world. The vertically-integrated company handles acquisitions, property management, construction management and portfolio management. By striving to be the world's most resident-focused company, Avesta creates lasting value and serves each of its stakeholders: teammates, investors, vendors, communities, and most importantly, its residents.
About the Best Small & Medium Workplaces
The ranking was based on anonymous feedback from more than 74,000 employees working at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. Employees completed a Trust Index™ survey with more than 50 questions assessing pride, camaraderie, executive effectiveness, innovation, benefits, professional development and other elements of a great workplace. Scores also considered organizations' performance relative to their size and industry, as well as their ability to provide a great workplace for all employees, regardless of who they are or what they do. Survey results from eligible companies had a 6 percent margin of error, at most, with a 95 percent confidence level. Organizations with 10 to 99 employees were considered for the small workplaces list and those with 100-999 employees were considered for the medium list.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, women, diversity, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps its clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.
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