PHOENIX, Sept. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- VEREIT, Inc. (NYSE: VER) ("VEREIT" or the "Company") is one of Arizona's Most Admired Companies of 2018, according to Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ. VEREIT was recognized at an awards reception held on Thursday, September 13, 2018 and is featured in the September/October 2018 issue of Az Business magazine.
Arizona's Most Admired Companies are selected based on a company's performance in the following areas: Leadership Excellence, Workplace Culture, Social Responsibility, Customer Opinion and Innovation. "With our best-in-class team of professionals, VEREIT has made significant strides in developing and strengthening our business. Employees in all our offices are hardworking, collaborative and ethical. We are proud to be a Phoenix-based company and we are honored to receive the designation of being named one of Arizona's Most Admired Companies for another year," said Glenn Rufrano, VEREIT's Chief Executive Officer.
"With hundreds of nominations representing the most innovative, impactful and successful companies in Arizona, being one of the Most Admired Companies for 2018 shows that VEREIT truly represents the best in Arizona business," stated Michael Gossie, editor in chief for Az Business magazine. Based in Phoenix, VEREIT is a full-service real estate operating company which owns one of the largest portfolios of single-tenant commercial properties in the U.S. VEREIT is dedicated to serving its stakeholders and tenants, as well as its employees.
"At VEREIT, our company culture is based on treating others the way we would like to be treated. To cultivate this culture, we've established programs that encourage our employees to support one another as well as our communities. These programs have allowed us to raise the bar in service to our tenants, stakeholders, communities and to each other, which has ultimately set us apart as an industry leader," said Kristy Lubeck, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at VEREIT.
The Company celebrated the Most Admired Company recognition with an Employee Appreciation Week at its Phoenix headquarters and across its regional offices in New York City, Orlando, Atlanta, Austin and Chicago.
About VEREIT VEREIT is a full-service real estate operating company which owns and manages one of the largest portfolios of single-tenant commercial properties in the U.S. The Company has a total asset book value of $14.3 billion including approximately 4,000 properties and 94.6 million square feet. VEREIT's business model provides equity capital to creditworthy corporations in return for long-term leases on their properties. VEREIT is a publicly traded Maryland corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Additional information about VEREIT can be found on its website at www.VEREIT.com and through social media platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Az Business Magazine Over the past 30 years, AZ Big Media has grown to encompass not just Az Business magazine, but a host of other publications and signature events. Az Business Magazine is the state's leading business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.
About BestCompaniesAZ – Arizona's Employer Branding Partner BestCompaniesAZ specializes in helping corporate clients develop, strengthen and market their unique employer brands through a variety of events, awards and communications programs. Specialized services include employee opinion surveys, benchmarking, employment branding, recruitment strategies, award consultation and promotional services. BestCompaniesAZ is proud to be chosen as the Consulting Partner for the Top Companies program, serving five consecutive years, and Founding Partner for Arizona Most Admired Companies. For more information, visit www.BestCompaniesAZ.com.