DEI Leadership Awards

The application period is now closed. 

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, equity and inclusion in the industry.
  • Highlight leaders in the area of diversity, equity 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, equity 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.

Commercial/Multifamily Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Award

Category for the Commercial/Multifamily Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Award

  • Organizational Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Recognizes company initiatives that are specifically developed and designed to increase diversity, equity 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. 

Have questions? Check out MBA's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards Application Tips!

Winners of the DEI Leadership Awards

Recognition efforts for winners of the DEI 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