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Best places to work in money management

Harrison Street Real Estate Capital

Movin’ on up: Harrison Street employees got sleek new offices in 2017, a fancy place to work their magic with clients.

Additional winners, managers with 50 to 99 employees

Chicago

$12.5 billion AUM

Years won: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Popular perks:

  • Provides employee development courses at “Harrison Street University,” department lunch-and-learn presentations and role-specific training options. Provides programming that changes each quarter, including wellness seminars, nutrition workshops and off-site yoga classes.
  • Hosts drinks and appetizers at themed monthly events like Christmas in July, a Halloween party and the holiday cookie exchange. The firm also hosts company outings, such as an annual boat outing and a formal party in January.
  • Allows employees to wear jeans on Fridays and closes the office at noon every Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Employees say:

  • “It truly treats people like they matter. No matter how much we've grown over the past few years, the management team still makes you feel part of a family.”
  • “Individuals are given authority to be able to make meaningful decisions and contribute to the organization. Overall, I feel like I'm making a difference.”
  • “There are opportunities for new ideas, and both professional and personal growth. And the coffee is really good!”