Where’s the best place in the city for a commercial real estate broker to work?
According to Crain’s New York Business, it’s Studley.
For the fourth year in a row, the preeminent tenant rep firm was the only commercial brokerage to be named as one of the top 50 finalists in the publication’s annual “Best Places to Work in New York City” survey, placing 27th this year. Only one other real estate firm -- owner/developer Silverstein Properties, Inc. -- made the 2011 Top 50 list.
Winners are chosen based on the results of an employee-driven survey conducted by Crain’s New York Business in partnership with Best Companies Group. Introduced in 2008, the study is the first ever conducted to determine the most desirable companies to work for in New York City.
We’re delighted to again receive this very special recognition,” stated Studley CEO Mitch Steir, who noted that his company “works very hard to create the kind of stimulating and creative atmosphere” that enables its employees to enjoy their work and excel at the same time.
For example, each summer Studley flies all its professionals to a different U.S. city for several days of bonding and networking. And every winter, between 75 and 100 of its elite brokers travel to an out-of-the-ordinary destination for a similar experience. Past locations have included Tokyo, Berlin and even a side trip to Antarctica!
“Spending time with their colleagues from across the country gives our New York brokers the confidence to refer clients to one another and helps set the tone for a collegial and trusting atmosphere,” adds Steir.
This year’s Crain’s survey polled nearly 14,000 New York City employees. Answers from a confidential 76-question employee survey, which included questions about benefits and policies, were combined with scores from an employer survey, to establish the Top 50 rankings. The employee survey accounted for 75% of the total score.