Historically, real estate has been a male-dominated industry, and this comes at a business and reputational cost. As studies such as Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Survey have shown, D&I directly enhances business performance, as it increases creativity and innovation within an enterprise. The survey showed organisations with inclusive cultures are twice as likely to meet or exceed financial objectives, and three times as likely to create high-performing teams. There are also indirect effects as a result of a diverse and inclusive workforce, such as an improved brand and positive contributions to talent attraction and retention.
Despite the clear benefits of D&I, many real estate companies are still struggling to make it a priority. In our ‘CRE - Our industry today, tomorrow & beyond’ report I explain how by making a key business goal, companies can elevate their own performance and the image of the sector as a whole.