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These are the best places to work in housing

Find out which companies made Fortune's list

Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work this week announced the winners of its 2020 Best Companies to Work For list, ranking America’s best workplace environments for large companies. And multiple industry titans in the housing space made the list.

The winners were determined by anonymous survey feedback that analyzed the efforts each organization took to create a great working environment for all.

“Eighty-five percent of the evaluation is based on what employees report about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do,” Fortune said in a statement.

This year, Veterans United Home Loans made the list for the fifth consecutive year, coming in at No. 17. CEO Nate Long attributes the win to his employees, which he says are the driving force behind the company’s success.

“The employees are the heart and soul of what makes Veterans United what it is,” said Long. “Their passion to make a difference in the lives of Veterans and service members is inspiring. It is also inspiring to see their drive to enhance the lives of each other, each other’s families and our communities. That desire to put others first is the driving force of our company’s culture and success.”

Here are some of the companies in the housing space that made the cut:

No. 17, Veterans United Home Loans
Veterans United Home Loans employs 3,176 people. Of these employees, 49.1% are women and 12.6% of workers identify as a minority. This company is a reoccurring name on Fortune’s list, climbing 6 spots since 2019.  

No. 18, Camden Property Trust
Camden Property Trust employs 1,663 people. Of these employees, 44.9% are women and 54% of workers identify as a minority. The company has spent 13 years on Fortune’s list, coming in at No.13 in 2019.  

No. 19, Navy Federal Credit Union
Navy Federal Credit Union employs 18,648 people. Of these employees, 66.5% are women and 41.9% of workers identify as a minority. This company offers up to a 7% match on 401(k)s, which is well above the national norm of about 4.7%, according to Fortune.

No. 23, David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes employs 1,555 people. Of these employees, 45.6% are women and 14.4% of workers identify as a minority. The company has appeared on Fortune’s list for the last 14 years, climbing 18 spots since 2019.

No. 29, Quicken Loans
Quicken Loans employs 15,600 people. Of these employees, 46.8% are women and 31.1% of workers identify as a minority. This is the company’s 17th year on the list. In 2019, the company came in at number 14.

No. 50, Power Home Remodeling
Power Home Remodeling employs 2,760 people. Of these employees, 15.7% are women and 20.1% of workers identify as a minority. According to Fortune, just shy of 90% of its executives started out in entry-level positions.

No. 76, First American Financial  
First American Financial employs 11,499 people. Of these employees, 68.4% are women and 26.4% of workers identify as a minority. The company has spent five years on the list, jumping 7 spots since last year.

No. 77, Bank of America  
Bank of America employs 171,651 people. Of these employees, 45.6% identify as a minority. The company’s Better Money Habits program has worked with nearly 600 nonprofits across the country, providing financial resources to at-risk youths, single parents, and the elderly, according to Fortune.

No. 90, Experian North America
Experian North America employs 5,075 people. Of these employees, 47.4% are women and 36% of workers identify as a minority. This is the company’s first-ever appearance on the list.

No. 91, Nationwide
Nationwide employs 27,490 people. Of these employees, 51.1% are women and 22.5% of workers identify as a minority.  The company boasts 15 active resource groups, and operates a supplier diversity program worth $1.4 billion, according to Fortune.

No. 94, Goldman Sachs Group
Goldman Sachs Group employs 20,551 people. Of these employees, 41.1% of workers identify as a minority. The company has spent 23 years on the list, coming in at number 62 in 2019.

Check out the full list of 2020’s Best Places to Work For here.

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