36C — March 16 - 29, 2012 — The Best of 2011 — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal
The Best Place to work of 2011
New Castle, DE Emory Hill Companies is the best place to work because, from the ownership down, its people really care – about their clients, their community and each other. The company is made up of five independent divisions: commercial real estate brokerage, construction, property management, main- tenance and residential real estate – but all five divisions work together as a team to provide local real estate solutions. The company as a whole has integrity, a positive attitude, and an innovative, progressive, creative approach to solving its customers’ needs. What some of the firm’s most attractive benefits? Employees are rewarded and motivated by various incentive programs (ie., for ideas and leads) and are supported with training, edu- cational and networking opportunities such as trade meetings, conventions and motivational seminars. We are also encour- aged to give back to the community and, from the top down, employees make sizeable contributions in money, time and talent to a large list of various charitable organizations.
555 13th St NW, Ste. 420E in DC In the Washington metropolitan area, Studley is the leading commercial real estate tenant-rep firm representingWashing- ton’s top law firms, associations, government contractors and government entities for all of their real estate needs. As one of the four firms selected to serve as the General Services Administration’s national brokers, Studley continues to build on its strong federal practice in addition to its other tenant representation activities. With two offices in the metropolitan area, Studley broadly serves the tenants throughout Washing- ton, DC, Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland. Unlike traditional brokerage firms, Studley has unusually high retention rate. The Washington DC regional offices of Studley have brokers and staff who have been with the com- pany for 15, 20, 25 and even 30 years. This can be attributed to many things – our corporate culture, compensation, perks, and opportunity. At CBRE, the commitment and dedication of our employees forms the foundation of our business and is what enables us to deliver superior service to our clients. Because we under- stand this, we embrace and foster a culture built on respect and recognition that promotes integrity and breeds excel- lence. Our philosophy is simple – recruit the best and treat themwell. The same holds true for Greater Philadelphia.We make it a priority to endorse initiatives and activities that are employee-centric – introducing new avenues for learning, improving the way we recognize and support our employees and encouraging their community involvement. Employees are now more directly involved in developing each other and driving processes for change. We’re also dedicated to supporting the CBRE Cares philanthropic efforts – our local team supports several charitable events including those in which our employees are directly involved and/or affected. What some of the firm’s most attractive benefits? CBRE offers a competitive compensation package includ- ing medical/dental, short- and long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance, 401K retirement program, paid holidays, Gebroe-Hammer’s founders, the late Messrs. Mel Gebroe and Morris Hammer, instilled a sense of family in the firm, one that remains committed to the principles and standards of that iconic pair. The firm’s continued success owes to a core of professionals who, combined, have more than 150 years of experience. Indeed, half of the company’s staff of 24 brokers and administration personnel have been with the firm for more than 16 years. The resulting continuity harking back to the principles of the firm’s founders provides the very basis for its continued growth and status within the commercial real estate business, both as a brokerage firm and as a place to work. What are some of the firm’s most attractive benefits? Gebroe-Hammer’s mantra is that success lies not only with its experienced core of professionals, but also with the next generation. With a solid commitment to teaching the next generation the importance not only of how to structure deals, but also the art of building relationships and fully knowing and understanding one’s market, the firm has continued to cultivate the highest professional morals and expertise. Ongoing training includes everything from weekly educational programs and management/supervisor meetings.
160 E. Union Ave., East Rutherford, NJ Mc Gowan Builders is run by brothers Patrick and Martin Mc Gowan and is a very family oriented business. Everyone who works for Mc Gowan feels like they apart of the Mc Gowan family. What are some of the company’s most attractive benefits? Retirement Plan, Health Insurance, Profit Sharing, Stock Options, Performance Based Reviews, Employee Training, Maternity/Paternity Leave, Tuition Reimbursement and Special perks such as, Free Parking, Childcare, Subsidized Transportation. Retirement Plan, Health Insurance, Profit Sharing, Stock Options, Performance Based Reviews, Employee Training, Maternity/Paternity Leave, Tuition Reimbursement, Free Parking, Dog Care, In House Chef.
4445 Willard Avenue City, State: Chevy Chase, Maryland
JBG Rosenfeld Retail offers great opportunities. The company is growing rapidly due to the many development projects underway in the mid-Atlantic region. What are some of the company’s most attractive benefits? Retirement Plan, Health Insurance, Profit Sharing, Perfor- mance Based Reviews, Maternity/Paternity Leave, Tuition Reimbursement, and special perks such as free parking or paid metro, catered lunch every Friday, and half day Fridays during the summer months.
Mt. Laurel, NJ Metro is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012 and many of the employees have been here for almost the entire 25 years. Metro is like a family – we seek to provide the best work location, benefits, salaries and other perks for our employees.
It seldom happens that Fameco employees depart, but in the rare instance that it does, it serves as a good reminder of what great place Fameco is to work. During a recent exit interview, an employee said, “The Partners at Fameco care. They really listen to the employees.” This same employee said that in the past few years when times were tight, Fameco continually tried to provide its employees with extra perks in an effort to boost morale and keep the company motivated. It’s true. Fameco has worked very hard to maintain a workplace that is upbeat, provides motivation for its salespeople and employ- ees, and is a place where its people don’t mind spending time. At Fameco, there are lots of big things that make Fameco a great place to work like the fact that Fameco continues to grow. In mid 2011, we opened an office in Center City Philadelphia. That office boasts a tremendous portfolio of listings and tenant rep as- signments. We’ve invested time and capital in a new proprietary database to assist our sales team in managing their business, we systematically upgrade our technology to provide state of the art computers and graphics capabilities and continually offer a very generous benefits package.
There are not too many people that can say they enjoy go- ing to work every day, and while some days are better than others, M&E’s work environment is unsurpassed by few firms in the industry. M&E consists of a close-knit design team that works very efficiently. Employee benefits include a generous health benefits package, 401k match, annual bonus, profit sharing, and continual training. Other perks include casual dress, flex time, free breakfast on Fridays, and your favorite desert on your birthday. Our core values of Teamwork, Respect and Integrity help create enduring relationships that deliver exceptional results. M&E has become a recognized leader for progressive and sustainable design and energy management solutions, and working here really makes you feel like you are making a difference in the world. The M&E office has an Energy Star rating of 84 and is seeking LEED certification.
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