Press Release: Granite Properties Named One of the 2018 Best Workplaces for 7th time in a Row by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE


gptwDallas – October 19, 2018- Granite Properties, a commercial real estate investment, development and management company, announced today that it was recognized by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE as 2018’s Best Small & Medium Workplaces for the seventh time in a row. The ranking considered more than 112,000 employee surveys from small and medium-sized companies. Ranked at 30, Granite employees assessed their experience based on trust in leadership, respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions and how much camaraderie there is among the team.

“It’s a great honor to be recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in the country for the seventh time in a row,” said Melissa Labor, Senior Director Human Resources at Granite Properties. “As a commercial real estate investor, developer and property manager, our culture is centered on encouraging others to flourish and this rings true internally as well,” she added.

Granite’s employees maintain a spirit of innovation through Granite’s extensive training and leadership development centered on client service, conflict resolution and open communication. Believing that the best ideas come from “Graniteers,” the company regularly holds ideation summits in each market. Earlier this year it created a R&D budget to encourage every employee to experiment with new technologies and the opportunity to lead and champion the project.

Granite also invests in recognizing employees and this year introduced a new tool that allows employees to recognize each other throughout the organization for providing excellent client service, reaching milestone anniversaries and just being a great co-worker. This new recognition and rewards program also enhances Granite’s culture and strengthens the connection among employees who work across the country.

Granite has been recognized by Great Place To Work as one of the country’s Best Workplaces for seven years in a row, Best Workplaces for Women for 3 years in a row and Best Workplaces in Texas for 2 years in a row. Granite has also been recognized as Best Workplaces for Giving Back and for Flexibility.

About Granite Properties
Granite Properties is a privately held commercial real estate investment, development and management company founded in 1991, with offices in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Denver and Southern California. It has completed more than $6.8 billion in real estate transactions and more than 26 million square feet of real estate development and acquisitions. Granite focuses its expertise, business approach and financial resources to help their customers, communities and their people flourish through the places it creates. Granite, a NREI Top Office Owner, has been named as one of FORTUNE’s Best Workplaces for seven consecutive years. Please visit www.graniteprop.com for more information.

About the Best Small & Medium Workplaces
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 112,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies produce better business results by focusing on workplace culture. Powered by more than 30 years of research, Emprising®, its SaaS-enabled survey and analytics platform, gives companies access to the assessments, data, and reporting needed to build a high-trust, high-performance culture.