Throughout the year, REEC hosts events where members, invited guests and developing leaders gather to share information, deal updates, and new business and partnership opportunities in a variety of both in-person and virtual forums.
This program seeks to form a partnership between REEC and collaborating industry partners on the mission of increasing diversity, equity and inclusivity in the commercial real estate industry. The partnerships focus on achieving goals across multiple dimensions of diversity, including:
Talent (pipeline and retention)
Corporate spend (supplier/vendor diversity)
Capital (investing in and/or with partners of color)
Advocating for diverse teams with internal and external vendors
Founded in 2017, REEX is creating a pipeline of diverse talent into the CRE industry, starting by introducing minority high school students to the industry in a college environment and exposing them to REEC members and others successful executives who serve as role models for the talent.
In support of talent seeking to enter the commercial real estate industry, since 2016 REEC has endowed The Alan R. Braxton Memorial Fellowship at Wharton School for a minority real estate fellow/scholar and has provided internships for the fellows. In addition, REEC plans to serve as a conduit for students to get information on other scholarships supporting the pursuit of a CRE career.
Mentorship: A mobile “app” based, structured program providing students and professionals at all levels in the CRE industry access to mentors to support and guide them on their path through the industry at all levels in the CRE industry access to the experiences and learnings of REEC members as mentors.
Improving Capital & Credit Access: An initiative to introduce REEC members to sources of capital, with the objectives of clarifying the competencies and requirements for programmatic access to the capital and to develop relationships with the providers of capital and credit.
An initiative that prepares REEC members for service on Boards of public and private entities through a series of in-person and virtual meetings and seminars. REEC leverages relationships with senior executives throughout the CRE industry as well as industry specialists (NACD, EY, AABLI, Diligent and KPMG) to execute these sessions.
Supplier Diversity Initiative: REEC is working in partnership with multiple industry partners (including the Real Estate Roundtable, Related Companies, NMHC and James H. Lowry & Associates) to spearhead an initiative to create a technology-based solution that creates a digital “B2B marketplace” that aligns postings by real estate companies seeking to hire contractors with MWBE vendors looking to grow and scale into larger companies.