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24 Black Executives Shaping Commercial Real Estate

Representation is a powerful force. Seeing a peer in a position of power or influence can be the difference between seeing a goal as a pipedream or a possibility. 

For Black History Month, Bisnow is celebrating the men and women in the commercial real estate industry who represent what is possible when the traditional barriers to entry for people of color in the industry are broken down, either by force of will or with the help of mentors and sponsors. The two dozen industry leaders below are but a small collection of the diverse talent in the ranks of real estate. 

These developers, brokers, builders, attorneys, economic development officials and policymakers are not only shaping the CRE industry, they are shaping the world around them, in small communities and in the biggest markets in the country.

— Ethan Rothstein, Bisnow Deputy Managing Editor

February 23, 2020
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MetLife Investment Management Director Ashleigh Simpson +
BOS Development Managing Partner Beatrice Sibblies +
MacFarlane Partners Chairman and CEO Victor MacFarlane +
Dantes Partners founder Buwa Binitie +
Capri Investment Group CEO Quintin Primo III +
Newark Alliance President and CEO Aisha Glover +
CD Moody Construction Co. founder David Moody +
Janey Construction President and CEO Gregory Janey +
ESRP Partner Darren Woodson +
Cityview Managing Director and head of Capital Raising and Investor Relations Khalif Edwards +
Curtis Development Principal Charmaine Curtis +
The Peebles Corp. Chairman and CEO Don Peebles +
The Integral Group CEO Egbert Perry in 2017 +
MIT Investment Management Co. Director of Asset Management Amanda Strong +
DC Partners Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer Acho Azuike +
Frontier Development & Hospitality founder and Managing Principal Evens Charles +
Thorobird Cos. founder and Principal Thomas Campbell +
Kaizen Development Partners CEO Derrick Evers +
DL3 Realty managing partner Leon Walker +
EnTrust Realty Advisors Founding Principal Jim Clark +
Seattle Housing Authority Executive Director Andrew Lofton +
Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Group Shareholder Michael Davis +
Railfield Partners Managing Partners Kenneth Bacon +