Virtual Panel: Diversity in the Real Estate & Development Workforce

Date(s) - May 3, 2022
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

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Real estate and development have long been sectors tied to systemic racism, with rampant discrimination in everything from planning to development, financing to borrowing, and renting to buying. Changing the demographics of the industry itself is critical to achieving equity and to building wealth. What kinds of careers do real estate and development offer? What will it take to get young people of color to consider these career paths? What can our secondary education institutions do to prepare young Bostonians for a successful career? What is the responsibility of current real estate and development professionals of color to the youth of the city? Focusing on property development and commercial real estate, this virtual panel will address ways to get Boston youth into the sector’s good-paying jobs.

Featured speakers:

  • Segun Idowu
    Chief of Economic Opportunity & Inclusion, City of Boston
  • John Barros
    Managing Principal, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Chrystal Kornegay
    Executive Director, MassHousing
  • Dave Madan
    Real Estate Developer, Boston Investments
    President of Board of Directors, Builders of Color Coalition
  • Tamara Small
    CEO, NAIOP Massachusetts, The Commercial Real Estate
    Development Association
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