Verity Commercial Earns Great Place to Work Certification™

Verity Commercial, a national multidisciplinary development and construction management, brokerage, and investment firm, is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place to Work®. The award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Verity. This year, 100% of employees said it’s a great place to work – 43 points higher than the average U.S. company.


Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation.


“We are thrilled to become Great Place to Work-Certified™ as we consider employee experience a top priority every day,” said Verity Cofounder Herm Diebler. “We owe our continued success to our team of dedicated employees at Verity. We celebrate and thank them for all they do to earn this incredible recognition.”


Headquartered in Reston, VA with additional locations in the Chicago and the Pacific Northwest, Verity focuses on technically distinctive projects in data center, life science, and urban mixed use. Our team of experts range from site selection, entitlement, design, development and construction managers to real estate and investment advisors. This broad range of expertise uniquely separates Verity from other development and construction management or brokerage firms.


“Verity recognizes more than ever that we need to maintain our people-first philosophy,” said Ken Traenkle Verity Cofounder. “We attribute our success to Verity’s culture and sense of community. However, our team is what makes Verity a great place to work every day and I thank each member for their contributions.”


Carolyn McMillan Verity team member since 2019 said, “The leadership at Verity Commercial promotes an amazing culture of teamwork, honesty, and trust, ensuring every team member is treated with respect and fairness. The talents and contributions of each team member are valued, and we are encouraged to speak up and bring new ideas to the table. The supportive and caring leadership along with collaborative and inclusive teammates, make Verity an amazing organization to be a part of.”



“Great Place to Work Certification™ isn’t something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Global Recognition at Great Place to Work. “It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that Verity Commercial is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”


According to Great Place to Work research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified great workplace. Additionally, employees at Certified workplaces are 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work, and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits and have a fair chance at promotion.


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Founded in 2010, Verity Commercial is a Washington, DC metro-based national multidisciplinary firm that approaches the commercial real estate industry in three ways: development and construction services, brokerage and real estate investments. Our breadth of expertise gives clients more options and the perspective to make better decisions. Our fast-growing construction management practice focuses on three core industries: data center/ mission critical, life science and mixed-use projects. Our brokerage practice is geared toward clients that require strategic thinking along with transactional results. And our investment practice combines our market knowledge, strategic thinking and technical expertise to help real estate investors build a successful portfolio.


In addition to the Great Place to Work Certification™, Verity is a 5-time Inc. 5000 firm and one of the fastest growing firms in Virginia and in the DC Metro area. Verity is recognized as Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Data Center Vendor Champion, Reston Cornerstones Philanthropist of the Year Finalist, Greater Reston Business of the Year, and Dulles COVID Business Champion Nominee.



Great Place to Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-Certified.



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™.


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