Setting the foundation for meaningful change
Advancing women in the industry is an increasingly top-of-mind issue in real estate. Industry leaders are recognizing that good investment decisions in today’s fast-paced and competitive marketplace require a diversity of thought—ideas drawn from a broader range of experiences and perspectives. Meanwhile, socially conscious investors are demanding more diversity.
This paper, sponsored by KPMG’s Real Estate practice in collaboration with the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate, was inspired by a series of discussions with industry leaders about potential solutions to the problems female real estate professionals face in breaking into the business, developing professionally, and moving up the career ladder.
This overview offers a point of view on the current state of women in the industry, what’s changing now, and what it will take to drive greater diversity and equity in the real estate industry.
This report is an extension of KPMG’s commitment to gender and diversity and leverages the data and insight from KPMG’s 2016 Women in Alternative Investments report: The time is now. Real change, real impact, seize the moment.