Inclusion & Diversity
We believe in the transformative power of diversity of thought.
Join NAREIM to help benchmark, and share real-time best practices, promoting inclusion, diversity and equity in the real estate investment management industry.
Women and minority professionals accounted for 15% of executive management positions within real estate investment management in 2020.
In the industry's first corporate diversity and inclusion survey, which collates data from managers representing more than $2tn of assets under management, NAREIM and Ferguson Partners provides a snapshot of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives and actions - and the impact it is making. Key takeaways include:
Women represent 40% of full-time real estate investment management positions.
Minority professionals represented 15% of executive management positions in 2020, compared to 10% in 2017
Women represented 15% of executive management positions in 2020, compared to 12% in 2017
96% of corporations in 2020 had a DEI program or initiatives
75% of corporations in 2020 dedicated staff to their DEI approach
It's good news that diversity is moving in the right direction. But, of course, more can be done.
That is why NAREIM is working with investment managers to further improve the NAREIM-Ferguson Partners D&I Survey measuring gender and ethnicity data across seniority and job functions - and helping managers share best practices for enacting change in their organizations to embed greater diversity of thought.
We invite you to join us.
Women and minority professionals at executive management level in 2020. In 2017, women represented 12% of executive positions and minority professionals 10%.
Source: NAREIM-Ferguson Partners D&I Survey 2021
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NAREIM Inclusion & Diversity committee
Chair: Kristin Renaudin, Chief Financial Officer, Stockbridge Capital
Vice chair: Reisa Bryan, Global Chief Operating Officer, Nuveen Real Estate
Anne Peck, Vice President, AEW Capital Management
Alexandra Williams, Director, Barings Real Estate
Chasity Boyce, Chief Diversity Officer, Barings Real Estate
Justinn Wheatley-West, HR Business Partner, BentallGreenOak
Jennifer Licciardi, Vice President, Head of Human Resources, Berkshire Residential
James Strezewski, Chief Financial Officer, Blue Vista
Stuart Bernstein, Partner, CapRidge Partners
Dave Kutayiah, Managing Director, Head of Human Resources, Clarion Partners
Kathy Briscoe, Partner, Chief Capital Officer, Dermody Property
Tyler Scheppman, Senior Vice President, Dermody Property
Helen Rivero, Chief Operating Officer, Gemini Rosemont Commercial Real Estate
Rachna Velamati, Vice President, Human Resources, Heitman
Sally Stocks, Managing Director, Invesco Real Estate
Deena Goodman, Director, Human Resources, PGIM Real Estate
Ken Dubas, Chief Operating Officer, Principal Real Estate Investors
June Munshi, Co-Founder, The CenterCap Group
Corey Turner, Senior Director, Human Resources, Waterton Associates
The NAREIM Inclusion & Diversity committee is focused on three initiatives: The NAREIM-Ferguson Partners D&I Survey; partnerships to expand recruitment pipelines; best practices and resources for members.