Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Welcome to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Resource Center. Explore the resources below to initiate, enhance, or promote DEI-related efforts in your organization and the real estate finance industry.
Our VisionA real estate finance industry that reflects an opportunity for diversity, equity, and inclusion within the communities we serve.
Our Mission:To foster a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the real estate finance industry. Together with our members, we exchange information on best practices, shared experiences, and potential barriers. Our goal is to create networking opportunities that advance DEI throughout the real estate finance industry, and to provide our members with resources to further enhance the implementation of DEI efforts in their organizations.
Amplify Your DEI Initiatives
Upcoming DEI Events
DEI Webinar Series Recordings – Free for MBA MembersMBA members have access to all of MBAs DEI webinar series recordings. You can access all recordings by logging into MBA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Online Community. Access the webinar series.
Latest DEI News
CONVERGENCE Memphis Inc. Names Doreen Graves Executive Director
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
Contact MBA’s DEI Team
Interested in learning more about DEI resources and programs? Contact MBA's DEI Team.
"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; Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Diverse Segments, Representation and Inclusion and Head of Home Lending