Cresa Celebrates 12th Boston Business Journal Best Place to Work Award
The Boston office of Cresa, the world’s largest tenant-only commercial real estate firm, is proud to announce that it has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal (BBJ) for the twelfth time. The award honors companies creating the most enjoyable and meaningful work environments, based on anonymous employee surveys collected from companies in Boston. The BBJ recognized this year’s Best Places to Work honorees during an event on Thursday, June 20 at Boston’s iconic Symphony Hall. Cresa ranked 5th in the small (50-99 employees) category.
“It is an incredible honor to be recognized once again on this prestigious list, and among so many impressive and dedicated firms,” said Joe Sciolla, managing principal at Cresa’s Boston office. “Our commitment to creating an enjoyable workplace has been validated by the BBJ for 12 years now. At Cresa, we have effectively created a collaborative environment to attract and retain the top talent. Our engaged, motivated, and satisfied employees truly enjoy coming to work, to the benefit of the well-being of our employees, our organization as a whole, and our clients.”
Cresa lives by the mantra of “do the right thing”: for its clients and for its staff. Part of this philosophy extends outside of the office, as the company embraces numerous charities such as the Greater Boston Food Bank, Pan-Mass Challenge, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics and others. This charity work allows the company to give back to the community but also to rally together internally, promote team building, and build morale.
The BBJ's Best Places to Work awards program is one of the BBJ’s most competitive programs in terms of how many companies participate. Companies are divided among five different categories — extra small (20 to 49 employees), small (50 to 99 employees), medium (100 to 249 employees), large (250 to 999 employees) and extra-large (1,000 employees and over) — and winners are selected based on survey responses provided by employees. The 2018 survey project was launched in February by the BBJ in conjunction with employee-performance research firm Quantum Workplace of Omaha, Nebraska.
“We are extremely excited to recognize and honor the companies that clearly value and appreciate their employees and have backed that up by putting into place wonderful programs to keep everyone motivated and happy," said Carolyn M. Jones, the Boston Business Journal’s publisher and market president.
Cresa recently won the Commercial Brokers Association’s (CBA) 2017 Boston Office Deal of the Year award for negotiating PTC’s lease for its new 250,000 SF global headquarters at 121 Seaport Boulevard, one of Boston’s largest leases in 2017. Cresa worked with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and Skanska Development to structure a lease transaction in a collapsed negotiating period of 7.5 weeks, and will manage sublease and disposition services for PTC’s current lease at 140 Kendrick Street in Needham, Mass. as well as oversee the buildout and relocation to PTC’s new headquarters in Boston’s Seaport District. In addition, Joseph Sciolla was recognized at the CBA Achievement Awards as a finalist for the 2017 McCall Leadership Award.