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Transwestern Overview

Houston, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Real Estate
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs who deliver a higher level of personalized service – the Transwestern Experience. Specializing in Agency Leasing, Management, Tenant Advisory, Capital Markets, Research and Sustainability ... Read more

Mission: To consistently excel in delivering value to our clients by empowering our people and fostering an entrepreneurial environment.

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Transwestern – Why Work For Us?

We are collaborative entrepreneurs raising the bar on what it means to provide a higher level of service. No matter how much we grow our global reach and resources, our approach to commercial real estate will always be people-driven and client-focused.

The way we see it, better is bigger.


Our team members go above and beyond to deliver a higher level of personalized service − The Transwestern Experience. Our passion for our people and their commitment to our clients is unprecedented. For us, the deal is not the end of the transaction; it’s the beginning of a long and meaningful relationship.


We are privately held and guided by our culture and our values. We believe being the best place to work makes us the best place to do business. We continue to grow by creating extraordinary opportunities for our people, who in turn create extraordinary experiences for our clients.


Our goal is to be the best provider in the 34 U.S. markets we serve, but our breadth and depth of offering extends to more than 180 offices in 37 countries through a strategic alliance with BNP Paribas Real Estate. Our more than 2,200 team members are committed to going above and beyond for each and every client, in every market


The decision of where to build your career is an important one. That’s why, since our founding in 1978, we’ve endeavored to be a real estate company with a comprehensive platform and a unique culture. As you learn more about Transwestern, you’ll discover thatExperience Extraordinary isn’t just a tagline.

Award-Winning Culture

Transwestern is consistently named a “best place to work” in markets around the country. In 2015, we were the only third-party, full-service commercial real estate firm named to the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, 100 Best Workplaces for Women and the 50 Best Workplaces for Camaraderie by Great Place to Work® and Fortunemagazine.

Career Pathing

From college graduates to seasoned professionals, we believe strongly in continuous learning and career advancement for all team members. Managers work to understand each individual’s personal and professional goals, while programs such as summer internships, Transwestern Young Professionals, and service line workshops reinforce the importance of collaboration and knowledge sharing.


We offer a highly competitive benefits package to full-time employees who work at least 30 hours per week. Our comprehensive, flexible plans include medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; 401(k); life and disability insurance; paid time off; professional development courses; and employee assistance resources.


Our national mentorship program aims to increase the effectiveness of high-value talent by driving performance, expanding business development and enhancing career opportunities. Participants are selected from a variety of service lines, geographies and job functions and formally guided through the program.


Because the health and well-being of our team members is important, we have established a robust, companywide wellness program that combines education with personal and group fitness challenges throughout the year. Team members perform at their best when they are healthy and happy, and Transwestern views itself as a partner in this mission.


Transwestern is the recognized leader for real estate sustainability services. Whether in our own space or for our clients’ properties, we continually explore and incorporate groundbreaking best practices across our platform. We have LEED-certified more than 100 properties and have been nationally recognized by the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® program 13 years in a row.

Community Service

Our team members’ support enriches hundreds of philanthropic organizations around the country each year. In addition, Transwestern has a national partnership with Make-A-Wish® to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Every office and business line participates in fun and creative fundraising efforts for this shared objective.


While Transwestern has been successfully serving clients for decades, we’ve never rested on our laurels and recognize the best ideas have been born of interactions with clients and team members. Through our national Idea Bank initiative, we encourage all team members to contribute to the advancement of our business.

Agency Leasing

Transwestern’s Agency Leasing specialists are collaborative entrepreneurs raising the bar on what it means to provide a higher level of service.

We continue to grow by giving the best talent in the business everything they need to deliver the Transwestern Experience to our clients.

Tenant Advisory Services

Transwestern’s Tenant Advisory Services takes a holistic view of every assignment, considering a host of factors such as business drivers, existing markets, growth strategies, logistics, productivity metrics, sustainability goals and cost savings opportunities.

Capital Markets

Transwestern’s Capital Markets teams deliver a higher level of service and return on investment for their clients.

We are guided by our culture and our values, and our Capital Markets teams are the epitome of our collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit. Our international research capabilities and capital sources are unparalleled, but it is our people that go above and beyond to create the Transwestern Experience.

Management Services

Transwestern’s Management Services specialists are the best talent in the business raising the bar on what it means to provide a higher level of service.

We are privately held and guided by our culture and our values. That means taking an ownership mentality with our clients’ assets and going above and beyond to deliver The Transwestern Experience.


Transwestern’s in-house researchers are the best and brightest in the industry delivering a higher quality of research and insight across multiple markets in the U.S. and around the world.

We are guided by our culture and our values, and our researchers epitomize the thoughtful, considered and personalized approach of our organization. They can always be counted on to customize their work to our clients’ needs and go above and beyond to deliver The Transwestern Experience.


Transwestern’s Sustainability Services teams are operational and energy efficiency experts providing a higher level of service to our clients across the country and around the world.

We are guided by our culture and our values, which blends passion with an ownership and service mentality to deliver The Transwestern Experience.

Transwestern Reviews

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    I have been working at Transwestern full-time (Less than a year)


    Not micromanaged, great 401k and health benefits, plenty of PTO, personal days and sick days.


    Cannot think of any cons.

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Transwestern Interviews



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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Transwestern (New York, NY).


    They call you in for one day. They have three to four people interview you over the course of the day. The interviews are mostly conversational with limited direct questioning.

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Transwestern Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work, Best Workplaces in Texas, 2017
  • Top Brokerage Firms, Commercial Property Executive Best Practices Index, 2016
  • Top Commercial Real Estate Brand Survey, The Lipsey Company, 2016
  • Fortune's 100 Best Workplaces for Women, Fortune, 2016
  • Crain's Best Places to Work for Women Over 40, Crain's Chicago Business, 2016
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