Elevating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion In Commercial Real Estate
Submissions Closed: January 28, 2022 Rise Cocktail Event: April 28, 2022
wHAT IS RISE?
Too often we only consider Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives at the surface level — when they are publicly announced or lauded in marketing materials — instead of measuring the positive and long-term impacts they can have on a business.
Bisnow is proud to announce the Rise Initiative, an ongoing effort that brings awareness to the need for DEI advancement within the commercial real estate industry. Rise begins with an annual honoree program that recognizes companies for their impactful DEI efforts. By shining a spotlight on organizations and sharing programs that demonstrate measurable outcomes, Rise aims to highlight meaningful strategies and replicable programs that will help the CRE workforce become increasingly diverse and inclusive.
With the goal of sharing paths of success, and defining a collective benchmark for DEI progress, Bisnow is calling on companies to submit their DEI programs for The Rise Initiative.
Along with the Council of Urban Real Estate New York (CURE NY), Bisnow has recruited a diverse group of industry experts (see details below) to shape the program and independently evaluate all submissions. Bisnow staff will not appraise any of the submissions.
For the inaugural Rise Initiative, we will recognize progress in the following DEI category:
Recognizing firm-level ideas, initiatives and/or campaigns that have measurably contributed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within the workplace. Initiatives could include:
a. Recruitment and retention initiatives b. Mentorship programs and partnerships to support a more diverse workforce c. Fostering equality of opportunity within the company culture d. Initiatives that actively address unconscious bias in corporate decision making e. Strategies to increase the visible minority representation at your firm
Debbie Harmon, Artemis Real Estate Partners Sonny Kalsi, BentallGreenOak Matt Van Buren, CBRE Lee Millstein, Cerberus David Amsterdam, Colliers Sonya Rocvil, Council of Urban Real Estate Nadine Augusta, Cushman & Wakefield Laura Jackson, FTI Consulting Peter Riguardi, JLL Dan Shannon, MdeAS Architecture Desmonde Monroe, The Monroe Group John Brady, Oaktree Capital Management Cedric Bobo, Project Destined Lynn Reyes, pürEpiphany Scott Rechler, RXR Realty Mitchell E. Rudin, Savills North America
RULES & GUIDELINES
We want to hear from organizations who are making strides in DEI to increase visibility, transparency and shared learnings across the industry
Our judging committee will look for more than just goodwill; concise stories, specific examples, and data-driven results will be more heavily weighted
Should a conflict of interest arise between an organization submitting an entry and one of the steering committee judges, the entry will be accepted and the individual judge will be recused.
Nominated company programs can be located anywhere in the U.S.
The entry deadline is January 28th, 2022
We may reach out to you for additional information
The Rise 2021 honorees will be announced at the event, on April 28th, 2022
If you have questions, concerns, or just want to chat with us about the initiative, please feel free to reach us at [email protected]