While many companies have already started this push for diversity and inclusion in the workplace, here are some specific examples:
Diversity is “fundamental” to the culture at Colliers International. Its US executive board is “one of the must diverse representations in the commercial real estate industry,” and signed a Diversity Pledge, (NAIOP). Colliers also has a number of articles of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Duke Realty is supporting D&I initiatives at the CEO-level and has created numerous programs dedicated to educating, increasing awareness, and advocating diversity and inclusion in their company, communities, and business partners:
Its “diversity council has been working for more than 15 years to help” employees embrace differences, (Duke Realty, 2017).
Its Value in People (VIP) Program requires that hiring panels be diverse.
Under its supplier diversity program, they reach out to qualified minority, women, veteran, and small businesses for goods and services.
JLL has a number of Employee-led Resource Groups foster an inclusive workplace:
The African American Business Network
The Women’s Business Network
The Latino Employee Resource Network
Building Pride Business Network
VetNet Business Network
possABILITY Business Network
GenAll Intergenerational Business Network
Asian Americans in Commercial Real Estate
CREW Network selected 10 CRE companies in Canada, the US, and the UK with the best practices for gender equity and inclusion in commercial real estate: