CALABASAS, CA – Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, the nation’s largest real estate investment services firm, announced that it made this year’s InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. This is the eighth consecutive appearance by Marcus & Millichap on the InformationWeek 500 list. Marcus & Millichap ranked as No. 171 overall and is the top real estate firm in this year’s list. 

“It’s a great honor to be recognized as a technology innovator in business for the eighth time in a row by InformationWeek magazine,” says Richard Peltz, senior vice president and chief information officer of Marcus & Millichap. “The award is a testament to our commitment to providing our investment real estate agents and debt and equity providers with the highest level of technology service and support possible.”

Marcus & Millichap earned placement in the Information Week 500 this year for launching a series of cloud-based proprietary functions designed with enterprise-class reliability and performance. The functions provide agents and originators with advanced, mobility-friendly tools that assist them in serving clients and completing transactions efficiently. The company has also made use of public social networks for customer interaction and pilot-tested a mobile version of its customer website, among many other initiatives.

“The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business,” says InformationWeek editor –in-chief Rob Preston. “It’s a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer?focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear. Every enterprise is now a digital business—or needs to become one fast. The organizations in our ranking are leading the way,” adds Preston.

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of the best?known organizations in the country. Past overall winners include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con?Way, and Principal Financial Group. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology.