Bisnow Rise Initiative — Meet The Honorees
Last year, Bisnow launched the Rise Initiative — an effort that we hope will bring more awareness toward diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) advancement for the commercial real estate industry. An annual honoree program, Rise recognizes companies for their impactful DEI efforts. By shining a spotlight on programs that demonstrate measurable outcomes, the initiative aims to highlight replicable strategies that will help the CRE workforce become increasingly diverse and inclusive.
Bisnow called on companies to submit their DEI programs for the Rise Initiative. Along with the Council of Urban Real Estate New York (CURE NY), Bisnow recruited a diverse group of industry experts (see details here) to shape the program and independently evaluate all submissions. Bisnow staff did not appraise any of the submissions.
A total of 132 companies registered for the Rise Initiative and close to 50 applications were successfully submitted.
While the CRE industry still has a lot of work to do to become representative of the cities that it builds, the Rise Initiative is excited to feature nine companies and their programs that have shown measurable progress in the pursuit of DEI. We hope that by sharing these frameworks we can inspire others to take similar actions.
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