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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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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 Vision

A 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. 

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Upcoming DEI Events

DEI Webinar Series Recordings – Free for MBA Members

MBA 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.

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Contact MBA’s DEI Team

Interested in learning more about DEI resources and programs? Contact MBA's DEI Team.

Developing the next generation of mortgage professionals.

Leveraging MBA Education’s flagship single-family content, Mortgage Banking Bound is a comprehensive program that is educating and inspiring the next generation of industry professionals. Contact David Upbin ([email protected]) to learn more about how your company can get involved. 


"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