Tracking Movement on DEI: Where is the Industry Now?


2023-02-08T11:00:00 - 2023-02-08T12:00:00

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    As the importance of DEI and ESG continue to accelerate in real estate, industry progress on diversifying its workforce, improving equity outcomes for staff across lines of difference, and building more inclusive workplaces remains essential. But how much progress have we made in recent years, and how can we drive more meaningful action?

    The second annual Global Real Estate DEI Survey 2022 provides that insight, continuing a vital benchmark that reveals changes in employee demographics around age, gender, and race/ethnicity across seniority and job function, as well as reporting on trends for common and impactful corporate practices of recruitment, retention, training, inclusivity, accountability, and pay equity. Join this webinar to learn more about the survey’s findings and hear industry leaders discuss the state of DEI in real estate at the start of 2023.



    Joe Ritchie

    Managing Director of Business Development and Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Tishman Speyer

    Joe Ritchie joined Tishman Speyer in 2021 to drive business development with a specific focus on creating more diverse and inclusive communities and relationships across the firm’s platform. He also provides thought leadership on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion within company culture.  Joe is a member of the global ESG Committee. Prior to joining Tishman Speyer, Joe was Senior Vice President for development at Brandywine Realty Trust. He has also worked for Trammell Crow Company, Deloitte, and as the founding CEO of the City of Newark’s economic development corporation under Mayor Cory Booker. He is the president of NAIOP Greater Philadelphia and sits on the University of the Sciences Board of Trustees. He holds his BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his MBA from Wharton.


    Blessing Buraimoh

    Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, EMEA Workforce Advisory, JLL

    Blessing is a workforce diversity and inclusion leader with a strong track record of driving change and impact for top global brands, while directly engaging diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders including CEOs, HR, Employee networks and Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners. She is an experienced relationship manager who has harnessed her passion for equality, diversity and inclusion to work closely with clients to achieve positive change.


    Nadine Augusta

    Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Cushman & Wakefield-US

    As Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Cushman & Wakefield, Nadine Augusta drives global commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as a firmwide priority. This includes creating an environment that offers equitable and fair growth opportunities for all employees and the businesses with which Cushman & Wakefield works, while ensuring the firm brings diverse thought and expertise to its clients. Nadine takes a holistic approach to DEI, with a focus on workforce, workplace and marketplace, especially in the areas of recruiting, talent development and supplier diversity. Nadine has more than 20 years of experience in financial services, with key positions in management consulting, project management, sales and trading, and diversity and inclusion. Prior to assuming her current position, she was Americas Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Goldman Sachs, where she led talent engagement, equity and inclusion efforts. Before that, Nadine worked at The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) as the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility, and held various leadership positions at Bank of America, including Senior Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion. Notably, she was a member of the U.S. Trust and Merrill Lynch merger integration teams, contributing to the wealth management pre-merger assessment and integration strategy and leading the Global Markets technology deployment testing strategies. Nadine has also worked at several leading institutions, including Credit Suisse, BearingPoint LLC/KPMG Consulting LLC, and Pershing LLC. Nadine is a member of the Board of Trustees for Brooklyn LAB Charter School, has twice received the President’s Volunteer Service Award, and was a recipient of the “Black Achiever in Industry” award from the YMCA of Greater New York. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Peter's University in New Jersey and completed the Ascent Executive Leadership Program at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. She resides in New York.


    Sonia Huntley

    Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Urban Land Institute

    Sonia is an accomplished professional and seasoned executive with 25+ years of experience in building, scaling and leading global business operations, customer service, events management, membership development and marketing programs. She is passionate about driving organizational change and operational efficiency to optimize customer experience and deliver business and department goals. She is also a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion champion.