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October 2014 Edition Have you checked
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Transwestern Pulse New Quarterly Reports
Second-quarter market reports from BNP Paribas Real Estate are now available on TranSource. BNP market statistics for major European cities may be found here. Transwestern’s mid-year statistics are also available for use in your proposals or marketing materials.
  breaking news
TransComps Find TW People in a Snap
More functionality has been added to the TranSource Search feature allowing queries for people by city, last name, first name or job title. Type a city in the search bar in the upper right-hand corner of the TranSource home page, click on the “People” link that will appear under the navigation bar, then click on “Search Options” that pops up on the right to access the robust search function. This improvement will help you find who you’re looking for in no time flat.
Major Mentor
Transwestern’s Founder and Chairman Robert Duncan recently spoke to the Transwestern Young Professionals group in Houston, sharing wisdom and insights on the real estate industry. His presentation, which included career advice for the young professionals, was recorded for posterity and is available for all to see. Take some time to benefit from Robert’s wise counsel.
Travel Plans
Transwestern maintains a list of suggested hotels and travel-related vendors in many of our cities that can save time, and sometimes money, for team members traveling on business. The easiest way to access the repository is through the “File Cabinet” link at the bottom of each page on TranSource. Remember to check the TW Travel Pages before your next business trip.
FedEx Discount
Transwestern-managed properties can save 50 percent off overnight and 40 percent off 2Day, Express Saver, International and Ground services by enrolling in a new FedEx program. All you need is your existing FedEx account number to enroll. All details are available on the Property & Facilities Management page on TranSource.
Are You Good at Sharing?
Transwestern has a special system by which team members can easily share files. The File Upload & Transfer System is accessible through the “Share Files” link at the bottom of each TranSource page. Internet Explorer 5.5 or greater is required to use the system. Happy Sharing!
Attention iPhone Users
If you are one of the many people who recently purchased a new iPhone, you should know there is a mobile app for Transwestern Time & Attendance available in your TW App store. Please help yourself, and contact the Helpdesk if you need further assistance. Enjoy the technology.
Updated Fact Sheets
Transwestern is always growing and changing, and so are our corporate fact sheets. Located under Get Connected > Corporate Communications > Fact Sheets & Brochures, here is a list of Fact Sheets that have been updated since mid-August: Agency Leasing, Corporate Overview, Global Capabilities, Investment Sales, Leadership & Locations, Marketing & Media Relations, and Property & Facilities Management. Be sure to use the latest versions for business purposes.
New Merchandise!
If you haven’t visited the Company Store lately, check out these three new products. We now offer a snazzy $5 lapel pin featuring the Transwestern “T” and company name. You also might like a Transwestern Pocket Protector at $3 or a Transwestern-branded pedometer at $3.50. Browse the online catalog for all of your favorite Transwestern products.
  human resources
HRA – Step 2 of the Premium Incentive Program
Once you receive results from your biometric screening, you can go online and complete your HRA, or health risk assessment. The confidential questionnaire, which takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete, will determine your health risks and provide ways to improve your health.
Oct. 27th Deadline for Biometric Screening
If you did not have a biometric screening at one of Transwestern’s on-site events, it’s not too late to get a screening and qualify for lower medical premiums. You can sign up for an appointment at a Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Center or use results from your physician. Visit TranSource for complete details.
Why Get a Biometric Screening?
We hear about getting a biometric screening at this time each year, but is it really that important? The answer is yes, according to Transwestern’s Wellness Expert, Heather Norbeck. She discusses why in her latest blog, which features a handout explaining the numbers behind each indicator of the screening.
Running for Life
Team member Steve Martinez has run close to 60,000 miles during his lifetime. Using a conservative estimate, that’s equivalent to running from coast to coast 24 times! Get inspired by reading about Steve and how his lifelong passion got started.
Estate Planning − It’s Not Just for the Wealthy
Nearly 50 percent of people don't create a will, according to a study by ARAG, a provider of legal solutions. Many think it’s not worth the trouble because they don’t have any children or haven’t saved much money. But there’s so much more to it than that. Take a look at this ARAG guidebook to consider your options.
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