DEI Summit
Feb 09, 3:00 PM EST
Online: 75 mins

The NAREIM DEI Summit is focused on the exchange of best practices and resources for recruiting diverse talent into real estate investment management. 

In November, the NAREIM DEI Committee launched a series of conversations on how to build diverse recruitment pipelines. On February 9, we reconvene for a 75-min group session discussing member strategies for building pipelines either through diversity partners or organically.


February 9, 2022

3pm-4:15pm ET

  • 3pm: Welcome comments & DEI Committee Update

    • Reisa Bryan, Global Chief Operating Officer, Nuveen Real Estate; NAREIM DEI Committee Chair

  • 3.05pm: Recruitment Pipeline Strategies, Partnerships vs. Organic Development: Managers-Only, Closed-Door Roundtables

    • In groups of no more than 6 per room, segmented by type of recruitment strategy, members will discuss areas needing improvement, challenges encountered and lessons learned in developing a diverse talent pipeline; and brainstorm ways to integrate flexibility in order to attract, retain and nurture diverse candidates at early-stage through senior levels. Discussion topics include:


  • What is (and isn't) working on DEI early stage-junior recruitment? 

  • What are next steps?

  • How are you measuring success?

  • Where can you be flexible with recruitment, and what opportunities does that open up?

  • Partnership model: Is it worth the investment? Where can you access free models? Is the quality there?

  • Organic model: What about time and cost? Can it scale? Is it sustainable? 


(Format: 40-mins, investment manager attendees split into breakout groups by type of recruitment model, partnership-based vs. organic/developed in-house)

  • 3.45pm: Recruitment Best Practices Sharing: Whole-Room Conversation & Key Takeaways

    • All attendees will reconvene to consolidate their questions and ideas and exchange best practices around diversity recruitment in real estate investment management.

(Format: 30-mins, open-room Q&A)

  • 4:15pm: Closing comments

2022 DEI Partnership Sub-committee members

Chair: Reisa Bryan, Nuveen Real Estate 

Alexandra Williams, Barings Real Estate

Chasity Boyce, Barings Real Estate

June Munshi, The CenterCap Group

Dave Kutayiah, Clarion Partners

Rachna Velamati, Heitman

Deena Goodman, PGIM Real Estate
Pat Bailey, Principal Real Estate Investors

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