One Year Later, Real Estate’s Diversity Promises Are Beginning To Take Shape — But Change Is Slow

The national reckoning on race that began a year ago in the wake of George Floyd’s murder forced the commercial real estate industry to take a hard look in the mirror. The reflection wasn’t pretty.
The industry remains overwhelmingly White, from the C-suite to the rank-and-file employees, and the entry-level compensation structure at many companies still makes it harder for people from diverse backgrounds to succeed.
But the persistence and variety of the voices calling for change have kept the industry from turning its attention away from that hard reality. Many leaders realized that the time for talking was over, and they committed…

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