Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Welcome to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Resource Center. This is your source for all things related to the promotion of diversity and inclusion in the real estate finance industry. Explore the resources below to learn how to initiate, enhance, or promote your organization's DEI-related efforts.
"The time is now for the industry to collaborate on developing policies and best practices to close the racial homeownership gap, remove the barriers to sustainable and affordable housing, promote new opportunities for advancing rental housing, and support strategies to increase diversity within our organization."Kristy Fercho, 2022 MBA Chair; Executive Vice President & Head of Home Lending, Wells Fargo
A real estate finance industry that reflects the diversity, equity, inclusion, and opportunity within the communities we serve.
MBA fosters a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the real estate finance industry. Together with our members, we exchange information on best practices, tackle issues and potential barriers, and create networking opportunities that advance overall diversity, equity, and inclusion within the industry.
Select from the programs below to learn more about what MBA has to offer around this important industry initiative.
Upcoming DEI Events
MBA Launches CONVERGENCE Philadelphia
MBA Joins Commercial Real Estate Diverse Supplier Consortium
MBA Honors CBRE Capital Markets, Inc. and Genesis Bank as 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commercial/Multifamily Leadership Award Winners
MBA Awards More Than $148,000 in Path to Diversity Scholarships
MBA Announces 2022 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Residential Leadership Award Winners
MBA Awards More Than $134,000 in Path to Diversity Scholarships
MBA Presents JLL with 2022 Commercial/Multifamily Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Leadership Award
MBA Announces Policy Initiative to Close the Racial Homeownership Gap
MBA Appoints Amber Lawrence as AVP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
MBA Launches CONVERGENCE: Columbus
- Find a Minority-Owned Company (follow this link and use the "Minority Ownership" filter to search)
- DEI Self-Assessment
- Section 342 Resource Guide
- MBA's Fact Sheet on Federal Inter-Agency Standards for Diversity and Inclusion
DEI Webinar Series Recordings - Free for MBA Members
MBA members have access to all of MBA's DEI webinar series recordings. You can access all recordings by logging into MBA's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Online Community. Access the webinars.