Diversity and Inclusion Resource Center

"Diversity and Inclusion give way to two other words, 'deliberate and intentional.' Diversity isn't accidental and being inclusive should be purposeful. It's something you focus on. Now, first of all, it's the right thing to do - there's no question about that. But beyond the right thing to do, it's good for business. And it's good for homeownership." - Christopher M. George, 2018 MBA Chairman-Elect and Diversity Committee Chairman Founder, President and CEO, CMG Financial

Welcome to our Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) 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 D&I related efforts. 

Our Programs

Select from the programs below to learn more about what MBA has to offer around this important industry initiative.

How Do I D&I?: Practical Answers for Your Company

DIY D&I Practical Answers

Check out our top ten recurring D&I program themes. These are themes that emerge time and again in successful companies' D&I programs, and are seriously worth considering. Most of these tactics require little in the way of money, but can improve the diversity of your workforce and borrowers.

Upcoming Events - D&I at MBA and Related Events

D&I Upcoming Events

Looking for D&I content? Check out MBA's educational and inspirational programs.

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About the Initiative

D&I Upcoming Events

MBA fosters a culture of diversity 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 and inclusion within the industry.  

Learn more about the initiative and our member-led D&I Advisory Committee

D&I Recorded Webinars

May 22, 2018 - D&I: Organizational ROI - Part I

May 16, 2018 - D&I (Organizational): Part II - Learn from the Leaders

May 10, 2018 - D&I (Organizational): Part I - Learn from the Leaders 

D&I with Marcia Davies (MBA) and Tony Thompson (NAMMBA)

D&I with Bank of America's D. Steve Boland