Black Real Estate Roundtable
Apr 28, 5:30 PM EDT
Lotte New York Palace

Black Real Estate Roundtable is a NAREIM-wide employee resource group for Black professionals in real estate investment management. Black Real Estate Roundtable is the only networking experience of its kind for junior- and mid-level professionals, along with a selection of invited senior and executive officers from within NAREIM’s membership.

As with all NAREIM events, you come to Black Real Estate Roundtable to make meaningful connections professionally and personally, and to drive forward the collective mission of making real estate investment management more diverse, equitable and inclusive. Black Real Estate Roundtable offers an unparalleled gathering experience designed to help you reconnect with diverse professionals at all levels of experience throughout the year - in order to discuss timely issues of importance and to share ideas and solutions.​

Registration fee: Free to attend. 

Eligibility: Attendance is limited to NAREIM members and invited guests only. 


  • Junior- to mid-level professionals: Attendance limited to no more than 2 employees per organization, subject to NAREIM approval.

  • Senior and executive officers: Attendance is by invitation only.

Covid vaccination and mask policy: As of 04.15.22, New York City does not require proof of vaccination for visitors to the Lotte New York Palace Hotel. Masks are optional in the public spaces of the hotel, and for the event. This notice will be updated as city and state regulations on vaccination and mask-wearing change.


Artemis Real Estate Partners; Barings Real Estate Advisors; BentallGreenOak; Berkshire Residential Investments; Blackstone; Brookfield Asset Management; Cabot Properties, Inc; Continental Realty Corporation; CREUnited; Deloitte; DWS - RREEF; Enterprise Community Investment; GID; Graceada Partners; 1RACE/IDS Real Estate Group; Intuitive Management Partners; Jamestown LP; JP Morgan Asset Management; Juniper Square; KKR Real Estate; Lafayette Square; Langdon Park Capital; LaSalle Investment Management; MW Enterprises LLC; National Real Estate Advisors; New York Life Real Estate Investors; Newport Capital Partners; Nuveen Real Estate; Osso Capital; Principal Real Estate Investors; PCCP; PGIM Real Estate; Prologis; PwC; Real Estate Executive Council; RealFoundations; RXR Realty; Sera Global; Starwood Capital Group; Stockbridge Capital Group; The Green Cities Company; UBS Realty Investors; Waterton Associates; Zeller Realty and more.

Networking is a critical component of NAREIM's Black Real Estate Roundtable on April 28 - where the focus will be on peer discussion and highly-interactive roundtable conversations.


Thursday, April 28

5.30pm: Arrivals & Hors d’oeuvres

  • Lotte New York Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Avenue, NYC 

6.15pm: Live Culinary Demo & Dinner by Executive Chef Cedric Tovar

6.45pm: Black Real Estate Roundtable


Dialogues with Q&A

A closed-door fireside chat features Black real estate investment management professionals in candid conversation with their industry peers.


Key questions include: 

  • How did you find your advocate, mentor or sponsor?

  • Describe a situation when you did not have a mentor or sponsor - what did you do?


  • Gina Baker Chambers, Artemis Real Estate Partners

  • Nailah Flake-Brown, Brookfield Asset Management

  • Reisa Bryan, Nuveen Real Estate

  • Khalif Edwards, Starwood Capital Group



Introduced and moderated by: 

  • Sanyu Kyeyune, NAREIM


Networking Activity

​In groups of no more than 4 per table, each with a mix of senior and executive officers alongside junior- to mid-level professionals, we will tackle 1-2 strategic challenges and brainstorm solutions for you to implement within your organizations, and across your networks.

Questions may include:

  • When I’m the only one like me at my firm, who do I look to for support? Mentorship? Advice?

  • How do I strike out on my own, or how do I advance within a corporate setting?

  • How do we as industry leaders support the career and personal development of the most underrepresented members of our industry?

  • How do we recruit more Black professionals into real estate investment management?

  • How do we grow awareness of career opportunities in real estate investment management?

  • Do we need to engage much younger people (middle and high schoolers), and who is doing this successfully?

  • What strategies are working well? What isn't working? 

Roundtable captains:​

  • James Wangia, Berkshire Residential Investments

  • Amanda Kimbers, Continental Realty Corporation

  • ​TJ Edwards, CREUnited

  • W. Jeffrey Beckham, GID

  • Whitney Ward, Intuitive Management Partners

  • Onay Payne, Lafayette Square 

  • Deepa Janha, Langdon Park Capital

  • Alfreda Delle, LaSalle Investment Management

  • Dan Hayes, New York Life Investors

  • Armel Traore Dit Nignan, Principal Global Investors

  • Eric A.​ Clement, RXR Realty

  • Alexander Boettger, The Green Cities Company

7.45pm: Networking Reception

9pm: Departure


Lotte New York Palace Hotel

455 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022

NAREIM does not have a hotel room block for the

Black Real Estate Roundtable. However the following hotels

are located close to the Lotte:

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NAREIM meetings are open to NAREIM members only and their guests. For further information on attending meeting or other NAREIM discussions, please contact Zoe Hughes, CEO. Please note that any executive who is not a NAREIM member, guest of a member or working in the real estate investment management industry will not be admitted to NAREIM events. NAREIM reserves the right to decline any registration. By registering for NAREIM events, you are consenting to NAREIM’s privacy policy.