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PSU Center for Real Estate Courageous Conversations for Portland's Real Estate Executives

By Portland State University (other events)

5 Dates Through Mar 10, 2021


Courageous Conversations for Portland's Real Estate Executives Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Real Estate Webinar Series


Join Portland State University's Center for Real Estate this winter as we aim to bring together executives from Portland's commercial real estate market for an academic study of Portland's real estate community through the past, present and future perspectives, with an eye toward creating a more equitable and just future.

This invite-only webinar series for owners and managers from Portland's leading commercial real estate firms looks to localize the diversity, equity and inclusion conversation, providing an academic approach to understanding the state of racial and social equity in the real estate industry.

Why Attend?
As the global CRE industry continues to grow in complexity and diversity, it is imperative that organizations reflect the clients they serve. The case for establishing a diverse workforce grows more compelling each year, yet the lack of diversity in the Portland CRE market, coupled with Oregon's racial history, make it challenging to recruit and retain diverse talent. PSU's Center for Real Estate aims to bring together leaders from the Portland CRE market for a dialogue about the challenges in creating a more diverse real estate industry, with the intention to spawn new initiatives and steps for action for leaders to work both individually and collectively toward a more diverse and equitable industry.

Cost and RSVP:
This webinar series is free, but registration is requested; we request attendees plan to attend at least 4 of the 5 sessions.

**Registering for the session on 1/13 will register you for all 5 sessions.**

Session Dates:
Session 1: January 13th, noon - l:00 p.m. 

History Lesson Part I: Oregon's Racial History (through 2000) Dr. Shirley A. Jackson, PSU Professor, Chair & Professor in Black Studies.

Session 2: January 27th, noon - l:00 p.m.
History Lesson Part 2: Oregon's Racial History (2000 - present) Dr. Lisa Bates, PSU Professor, School of Urban Studies & Planning

Session 3: February 10th, noon - l:00 p.m. 
Current State of Portland's CRE Industry and Social Equity Panel discussion among CRE industry leaders

Session 4: February 24th, noon - l:00 p.m. 
Building Blocks for Change: Building a Diverse Talent Pipeline Panel + interactive discussion among CRE industry leaders 

Session 5, March 10th, noon - l:00 p.m.
Advancing & Celebrating Diversity within the firm and CRE industry Panel + interactive dialogue among CRE industry leaders 

One hour of continuing ed. credit hours for OR Brokers is available for each of the 5 sessions (5 hr max).

Thank you to our webinar sponsors: CBRE, JLL, The Standard, Greystone, LRS, Cushman & Wakefield, Pence Construction, ULI, CREW, NAIOP, and CAB.

Portland State University

Mailing Address

Portland State University School of Business 631 SW Harrison Street Portland, OR 97201