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The Rise Initiative Gala

Celebrating The 2021 New York Rise Honorees

Thu March 3 2022 @ 4:00 PM EST


Registration Questions? **Please note we have pricing tiers based on ticket availability. Ticket prices will increase once we sell out of the current pricing tier. We cannot redeem a lower price once the ticket prices have been raised. **Bisnow is a cashless, checkless operation. Please only submit payment via credit card.


The Rise Initiative is an annual honoree program dedicated to recognizing progress in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within CRE. Bisnow’s Rise Initiative will highlight businesses or organizations that have introduced successful campaigns with measurable contributions to advancing DEI within the industry. It is our hope that this program enables the best ideas to rise - inspiring others, creating a higher standard, and paving a shared path to success for improvements within CRE.


Learn more about the Rise Initiative and submit an entry here.


Following the submission period, our collective DEI efforts will conclude in an inaugural honoree presentation and gala to be held on March 3rd in New York City. Please join us at this evening affair to honor the New York Rise 2021 honorees and celebrate the progress being made. While we acknowledge there is still much more work for us all to do, this event will be an opportunity to connect, network and learn from the organizations and changemakers that are leading the way for an inclusive and stronger CRE industry at large. 


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Rise Initiative Submissions

Interested in sharing a DEI campaign or program that has proven successful in creating change? You can learn more about the honoree program and entry requirements here!


Submission Deadline: November 22nd, 2021


Time Activity
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
Welcome To Bisnow's Inaugural Rise Gala
4:30 PM
5:15 PM
Turning Ideas Into Actions: Defining a Baseline
1. Processes and quantitative measures to evaluate the success of firm-level DEI initiatives including ERG, mentorship programs, external partnerships programs
2. ​​Strategies to attract, retain and advance diverse talent within the firm
3. Untapped opportunities for accelerating progress and what the commercial real estate sector can learn from other industries
5:15 PM
5:25 PM
The Spirit of Diversity: Why Rise and Why Now?
A keynote address by BentallGreenOak co-CEO Sonny Kalsi
5:25 PM
6:00 PM
Announcing: Bisnow's Rise 2021 Honorees
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6:00 PM
8:00 PM
Cocktails & Networking