D&I Leadership Awards

MBA annually recognizes both residential and commercial/multifamily members that show leadership in the promotion of diversity & inclusion both internally and through market outreach. As the world continues to respond to COVID-19, diversity and inclusion are more important now than ever. MBA would like to recognize members who are continuing their efforts to make progress in increasing diversity and inclusion within the industry and in outreach business strategies. These awards aim to:

  • Recognize MBA members who have developed innovative ways to foster diversity and inclusion in the industry.
  • Highlight leaders in the area of diversity and inclusion in the industry.
  • Inspire business strategies that reach out to diverse populations.
  • Raise industry awareness of the importance and value of being a diverse and inclusive industry.
  • Share industry best practices and successes to inspire new strategies that reach out to diverse populations in the industry.

We recognize Residential winners at our Annual Convention & Expo annually in October, and Commercial/Multifamily winners at our CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo annually in February. New this year, the application period for both the Residential D&I Leadership Awards and the Commercial/Multifamily Awards will be Tuesday, June 2nd through Friday, July 31st. 

Below you will find information about application categories, criteria, and past winners. 

Residential Leadership Awards

Two Categories for the Residential Leadership Awards:

  • Organizational Diversity and Inclusion - Recognizes company initiatives that are specifically designed to increase diversity and inclusion within the leadership and employee base of member companies.
  • Market Outreach Strategies - Recognizes company initiatives that are specifically designed to increase outreach, marketing, and/or products to attract customers from the industry's fastest-growing market segments.
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Commercial/Multifamily Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award

Category for the Commercial/Multifamily Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award

  • Organizational Diversity and Inclusion - Recognizes company initiatives that are specifically developed and designed to increase diversity and inclusion within the leadership and employee base of member companies. 

Please note: This award is open to all MBA commercial and multifamily members regardless of business model, size, or membership category. 

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Have questions? Check out MBA's Diversity and Inclusion Awards Application Tips!
Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 D&I Leadership Award Winners

Winners of the D&I Leadership Awards

Recognition efforts for winners of the D&I Leadership Awards include: 

  • Awards ceremony at MBA Conference
  • MBA.org website recognition, featuring company logo
  • Winner's seal to prominently display on their website
  • Custom webinar promoted by MBA
  • MBANow Video with
     - video feature on D&I Resource Center and MBA's LinkedIn page
  • MBA NewsLink article
  • Congressional recognition
  • Press release