Commercial real estate has a whiteness problem

Imagine it is your first week of work at a large company. You are young, just-out-of-college, new to the industry, and are introduced to the leadership team and many of the senior professionals.

You quickly realize that there is not one Black person in the senior leadership; there is maybe one Black senior professional in the whole office out of a few dozen; and while you did notice more Black people around, eventually you realize that they are mostly support and administrative staff. They keep the office running by managing office operations down to cleaning out the coffee mugs everyone left in the sink.

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RSK: This too will change as more people of color receive their degrees and companies make a concerted effort to hire these bright young minds.



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