DALLAS – March 19, 2021 – Granite Properties, a commercial real estate investment, development and management company, announced today that it has been recognized by Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine as one of the 2021 Best Workplaces in Texas for a fifth time in a row. The ranking considered survey feedback from nearly 73,000 Texas-based employees, including Granite’s Dallas and Houston-based team members. In that survey, 99% of Granite employees said Granite is a great place to work, compared to 59% of employees at a typical U.S. based company. Granite took the No. 2 spot on the Small & Medium companies list.
“Granite is honored to be recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Texas for the fifth time in a row. We founded Granite in Dallas 30 years ago to create spaces that inspire people to flourish, and that includes our employees. Having a culture based on collaboration and trust, has enabled our team to be agile, innovative and adapt to changes over the years, and specifically during the pandemic. This past year, everyone at Granite leaned in to help us create an even better firm, and we are grateful for their contributions,” said Greg Fuller, President & COO of Granite Properties.
Granite employees spent the past year focused on the future of office space. For instance, a cross-team taskforce researched innovations to enhance the health and safety of Granite’s office buildings. As a result, the firm implemented a $10 million Inspire Wellness initiative and enhanced the air quality, touchless experience and outdoor workspaces, portfolio-wide. In addition, a cross-market team worked to expand Granite’s leasing platform, evolve, to provide flexible office solutions and help companies adapt to changing business needs. evolve offers conventional, move-in-ready, short-term, and on-demand space, including partnerships with co-working firms.
The Best Workplaces in Texas is highly competitive. Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. Companies were only considered if they are a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization.
Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any aspect of who employees are or what their role is.
“Congratulations to the Best Workplaces in Texas™,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, VP of global recognition at Great Place to Work. “These companies stand out because they are built on foundations of trust. Their leaders can expect excellent business results because their great employee experience is one of the best in the state. And not just for the C-suite, but for every demographic and every level of the organization.”
Granite has been recognized by Great Place To Work as one of the country’s Best Workplaces for the past nine years. Granite was also ranked as Best Workplaces for Women four times as well 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 $7 billion in real estate transactions and more than 27.1 million square feet of real estate development and acquisitions. Granite focuses on creating extraordinary customer experiences in each building through mixed-use environments rich in amenities and customer-centric service to help people flourish. Granite, a NREI Top Office Owner, has been named as one of FORTUNE’s Best Workplaces for nine consecutive years. For more information, visit www.graniteprop.com
About the Best Workplaces in Texas
Great Place to Work® selected the Best Workplaces in Texas™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 73,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations across the country. Company rankings are derived from 75 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.