WHAT IS RISE?
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion In Commercial Real Estate
Too often we only think about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Initiatives on a surface level — when they are publicly announced or promoted in marketing materials — instead of measuring the quantifiable, positive and long-term impacts they can have on a business. That needs to change.
Over 2021 and 2022, Bisnow was proud to deliver the Rise Initiative U.S., an annual programme dedicated to recognising progress in DEI, with a defined focus on measuring actual progress. The programme shone a light on organisations that hold themselves accountable, and shared meaningful strategies to help CRE reshape itself as an industry and community. The honourees were recognised at our inaugural Rise Initiative Gala.
Now, Bisnow is pleased to bring this programme to the UK for the first time, and Bisnow is calling the industry to submit their DEI programmes here for The Rise Initiative UK.
HOW DO WE RISE?
IDEAS INTO ACTION: We want to crowdsource successfully executed actions and initiatives that have helped to deconstruct socioeconomic barriers within the industry. Rise is looking for successfully executed recruitment, retention and advancement programmes. We know these programmes won’t be perfect, and won’t have reached an end point and already achieved their goal. But we would like to highlight the companies that are being methodical and accountable. Through that, Rise UK will help to define a collective benchmark for DEI progress that the industry can strive towards.
THE STEERING COMMITTEE
Bisnow has recruited a diverse group of industry experts to shape the programme and independently evaluate all submissions. Submissions are considered on their own merit and in confidence. Bisnow staff will not appraise any of the submissions. The Steering Committee abides by Non-Disclosure Agreements and any conflicts of interest from our experts will also be declared.
Managing Director & Founder at Mood and Space and Founder, BWRE
Head Of Real Estate debt, Aviva
Executive Director, CBRE Capital Advisors
COO Valuation Advisory, JLL
Director Of Sustainability, Specsavers
Group Head Of Retail Strategy, Chelsfield
Founder & Partner, Brookland
Industry Director, Barclays
OBE, Senior Advisor, Eastdil Secured
CBE Adviser on Property, Politics and the Built Environment
Chief Property Portfolio Officer - M&G Real Estate
Executive Director - Global CIO Office, PGIM
RULES & GUIDElINES
We want to hear from organisations, who are making strides in DEI to increase visibility, transparency and shared learnings across the industry.
Rise is looking for successfully executed recruitment and retention programmes. We are not looking for a firm’s DEI mission or overall approach but one specific programme. Concise stories, specific examples, and data-driven results will be more heavily weighted.
The entry deadline is 13 of March 2023. Honourees will be announced two weeks prior to the event.
We may reach out to you for additional information. If you have questions, concerns, or just want to chat with us about the initiative, please feel free to reach us at email@example.com
Elevating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion In Commercial Real Estate
Submissions Closed: March 13, 2023
Rise Event: June TBC, 2023
Share best practices for others to learn from and connect with other organisation who are making a difference
Receive confidential feedback from our steering committee members to validate and/or improve your own initiatives
Be featured in a special editorial piece sent out nationally to more than 2 million subscribers
Receive a digital Rise badge and help drive awareness of the need for more companies to actively work toward a more diverse workforce.
You’ll receive exclusive invitations to join panels and speaking opportunities regarding diversity at local industry events.
Become a Rise Ambassador and be included in ongoing outreach and marketing initiatives for the Rise Initiative.