2018 Top Company Cultures List


8z Real Estate one of seven Colorado Companies Ranked in List presented by Entrepreneur and Energage

(BOULDER, Colo., October 10, 2018) –Recently 8z Real Estate’s culture was recognized nationally on Entrepreneur’s Top Company Cultures list, a comprehensive ranking of U.S.-based businesses exhibiting high-performance cultures. The ranking was created in partnership with employee engagement platform and service provider Energage. The Top Company Cultures list placed 8z Real Estate third in the midsize company category. 8z Real Estate was one of only eight real estate companies to be named across all the categories, and one of seven Colorado companies to make the list.

Founded with a vision to fix real estate while adhering to five core values, 8z Real Estate and its culture was the mastermind of founder and CEO Lane Hornung.  The core values and mission not only work in theory but have become an integral part of the real estate brokerage’s culture since the company was founded in 2010.

As 8z’s VP of Operations Doug Gieck explained, “Residential real estate brokerages are not known for having a strong company culture as brokers within one office or company work independently or on a team contributing to a team’s production.  8z Real Estate is different in many ways. The team structure at 8z is because each office is a team with a culture of collegiality and teamwork.  While they work as standalone agents conducting their own business, including their own listings, the team culture helps individuals improve, and provides support within their office team when an 8zer needs to balance work and personal lives.”

“Great company cultures don’t happen by accident. They happen because leaders understand how to create excellent working environments, and how to make everyone share the same mission,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “Our 2018 Top Company Cultures list is a great celebration of companies that are doing it right, and should serve as inspiration for everyone who leads a team.”

8z Real Estate was also one of seven Colorado companies to make the Top Company Cultures list.  The seven Colorado companies recognized for their top company cultures include:

  • Choozle of Denver
  • FlexJobs of Boulder
  • Griffis Residential of Greenwood Village
  • Red Dot Storage of Louisville
  • Vivax Pros of Denver
  • Weifield Group Contracting of Centennial
  • 8z Real Estate of Boulder

8z Real Estate was one of eight companies in the real estate industry, including property management, commercial, and residential brokerages/agencies, to make the Top Company Cultures list.  The eight companies recognized for their top company cultures include:

  • AEIConsultants of Walnut Creek, California
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador of Omaha, Nebraska
  • Griffis Residential of Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • Hughes Marino of San Diego, California
  • Nomadic Real Estate of Washington, DC
  • Passco Companies of Irvine California
  • Red Dot Storage of Louisville, Colorado
  • 8z Real Estate of Boulder, Colorado

The full list, presenting a total of 150 companies categorized as small, midsize or large companies—with 74 or fewer employees, 75-299 employees and more than 300 employees respectively— is available on Entrepreneur.com. Core insights, behaviors and attributes that have helped to shape the high-performing cultures presented by the top companies are shared alongside practices to help other companies develop their own workplace environments.

“Becoming a Top Company Cultures winner isn’t something an organization can buy,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “It’s an achievement organizations have to work for. Based on our decade of research, we have come to view workplace culture is the only remaining sustainable competitive business advantage. Great strategies can be copied, but culture cannot.”

Employees took online surveys, and the honorees were determined and ranked based solely on their survey feedback scores. Each company was measured in response to 24 questions on subject matters such as connection, alignment, effectiveness, leadership and management, as well as basics such as pay, benefits and flexibility.

To be considered for the ranking, the companies must have had at least 35 employees, have been founded before Jan. 1, 2016, must be founder led (at least 10% ownership of the company), and be headquartered in the U.S. There was no cost to participate in the survey. Individual employee responses were anonymous.

To view 8z Real Estate in the full ranking, visit entm.ag/TopCultures

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About 8z Real Estate:

8z Real Estate is a residential brokerage that empowers buyers and sellers with unmatched market data and online tools, combined with the knowledge and expertise of professionals on the ground. Each Realtor specializes in a specific community, to develop expertise on everything local. 8z puts clients first with Realtors who listen to their clients’ needs, address their concerns, and deliver solutions so that each client has clarity, control and confidence in their real estate transaction. 8z has been recognized as the Denver Post’s #1 middle-sized Workplace in 2017. For more information call 303-563-4103 and visit http://8z.com/.

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About Energage

Energage is an HR Technology company based in Exton, PA. The employee engagement platform combines HR technology, reliable insights, and expert guidance to transform your workplace. Our 14 million employee survey responses gathered over more than a decade offer insights into clear next steps for you to develop an employee-centric approach to success.

October 9, 2018

Contact Email: pr@8z.com

About 8z Real Estate:

8z Real Estate is a residential brokerage that empowers buyers and sellers with unmatched market data and online tools, combined with the knowledge and expertise of professionals on the ground. Each Realtor specializes in a specific community, to develop expertise on everything local. 8z puts clients first with Realtors who listen to their clients’ needs, address their concerns, and deliver solutions so that each client has clarity, control and confidence in their real estate transaction. 8z has been recognized as the Denver Post’s #1 middle-sized Workplace in 2017. For more information call 303-563-4103 and visit http://8z.com/.

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