8C — March 27 - April 9, 2015 — The Best of 2014 — M id A tlantic
Real Estate Journal
The BEST PLACES TO WORK in 2014
Skanska USA’s Mid-Atlantic offices in Blue Bell, PA and Rockville, MD are committed to a healthy work environ- ment for our employees. Our company is guided by our five core values: zero accidents, zero ethical breaches, zero losses, zero environmental incidents and zero defects. Skanska practices what it preaches every day. Skanska aims to create a culture that empowers all employees to prevent accidents. All of Skanska’s jobsites and offices in the U.S. participate in a morning exercise called Stretch & Flex, designed to prepare workers both mentally and physi- cally for the workday. We also feel that a culture of inclusion ensures that ev- eryone can feel respected, valued and able to do their best work. Skanska has a successful track record involving mi- nority and women-owned subcontractors on its projects in the region and nationwide. Skanska encourages active learning and continuous per- sonal and professional development is a corporate value at Skanska. With our Great Boss program, we aim to ensure all employees receive the same positive, forward-growing career experience. Both of our office spaces include a boardroom, training room, video-conferencing rooms, huddle rooms and kitch- ens/pantries. The optimal designs also provide Skanska’s employees with an open atmosphere, allowing for more collaboration, interaction and communication amongst co- workers. Our commitment to the communities in which we work boosts office morale. Skanska’s activity in the community in- cludes holding an annual Charity Challenge golf outing, and building houses in partnership with the Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together Alexandria among many more.
Commercial Real Estate Services, Worldwide. Summit At Traffic Planning and Design, Inc., we strive to culti- vate our employees by attracting, training, and retaining a highly competent group of professionals through investing in an attractive workplace, encouraging aggressive profes- sional development, and promoting a flexible corporate cul- ture. Our success in meeting these goals is dependent upon the active engagement of each member of the organization. As a perennial Best Place To Work Firm, both at the state and national level (Best Places to Work for in PA as well as ZweigWhite’s Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work for in the Nation), TPD’s culture emphasizes our commitment to providing an outstanding work environment for our staff, as well as our focusing on top-notch performance. NAI Summit is a great place to work because of the sup- port from the owners and coworkers. Everyone is always willing to help one another and everyone truly blends to- gether nicely. We plan a variety of volunteer activities, com- pany picnics, office luncheons and holiday parties together. NAI Summit even has a free yoga class held at the office every Thursday for their employees to do together. On top of great chemistry in the office, the knowledge of each de- partments process and connection to the other allows us to work like a well oiled machine. Many of our employees have been with the company for over 10 years and some over 20 years! We all share the same goals and are con- stantly striving to produce quality work in the most effi- cient manner.
There are few places that care as much about their em- ployees as M&E Engineers. While M&E prides itselves on getting projects delivered on time and under budget, there is a general understanding that family comes first and M&E is sensitive to its employee’s personal needs. Employee’s take great satisfaction in knowing that they work for a company with such ethical values and determination to minimize en- vironmental impact. M&E provides competitive compensa- tion and stable employment in a relaxed yet professional en- vironment. Retirement plan and family health insurance are a given at M&E Engineers. Other benefits include an annual bonus, performance reviews, tuition reimbursement, mater- nity/paternity leave, and continuing training Cushman and Wakefield of Pennsylvania, Inc. (C&W) is a great place to work because of our culture, community and values. At C&W, we define our Culture as our behavior among ourselves and our clients. Our Vision drives all that we do and our Values guide our behavior in all of our business dealings. This is true in every aspect of our daily business. Collaboration is encouraged at every level, ensuring that resources are available to our colleagues and our clients. All of this is key to the Culture, Community, and Value of our workplace. C&W offers a great 401K with employer matching. The company also offers maternity, paternity, adoption & parental leave.
GIVING BACK in 2014
DMR Architects is a Best Place to Work as the company is committed to cultivating a positive work environment both inside and outside the office. Staff are supported professionally and personally. A positive and supportive work environment is created within the office and company outings and events occur frequently. In addition to competitive salaries, health insurance plans and 401k options, some of the employee’s favorite perks include sum- mer hours, birthday bagels, company happy hours, bowling and golf nights, a pontoon summer boat ride, the annual ugly sweater contest, the annual pumpkin carving con- test, and baby and wedding showers.
Metro Commercial has been in business since 1987. We have many team members who been here close to the company’s in- ception. With a high employee retention and low turnover rate, Metro offers a team en- vironment that supports staff to excel in all phases of their career. We offer a 401K plan, three levels of health insurance offering af- fordable options for everyone in the com- pany, and tuition reimbursement for anyone obtaining their real estate license. We strive to create an active, healthy culture by host- ing fitness challenges and ping pong tourna- ments as well as team building events.
Hollister Construction Services works through its own independent philanthropic organization. The Hollister Foundation Tools for Life is about building a stronger community. The mission of The Hollister Foundation is to raise and distribute funds and promote awareness for organizations that foster children’s advancement through education and health initiatives.
The Emory Hill Companies value and place a high priority on giving back to the community and all their employees are involved in some type of charitable or community work. Many local and re- gional non-profit, school and religious organizations benefit from Emory Hill’s donations of money, time and talent. They include: Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County, Easter Seals, March of Dimes of DE, the American Diabetes Association of DE, the American Cancer Society of DE, the Mary Campbell Cen- ter, Special Olympics and many more too numerous to list.
Gebroe-Hammer’s reputation for superior broker training and overall employee reten- tion is exceptional in an industry where the mantra “heading to greener pastures” is of- ten overheard. Over 50% of the company’s employees have been with Gebroe-Hammer 18 years or longer, with a good percentage recording 25 to 40 years of service. Gebroe- Hammer’s employee base and agility are key to the firm’s enduring success.
Cushman & Wakefield of Pennsylvania, Inc. has a Giving Back Committee that orga- nizes multiple events and fundraisers for em- ployees to participate. We have volunteered/ contributed to Philabundance, Cradles for Crayons, American Cancer Society, Wissa- hickon Restoration Project, Veteran’s Phillies Tailgate at the VAMedical Center, MANNA, Squash Smarts, Cards for a Cause, and the American Lung Association to name a few.
Ripco Real Estate has a collaborative work environment which is supported with an open-office floor plan. Information is al- ways being exchanged, ideas are constantly flowing and new relationships are being built. We work together towards common goals and as a team build our success and grow as a company.
Lee & Associates sponsored a suit drive for Suits for Success and had an over- whelming participation rate. About $50,000 of suits and professional clothing & acces- sories were donated.
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