ULI Celebrates Women's History Month
In recognition of Women’s History Month, ULI is amplifying people and projects that have worked to advance gender equity in real estate.
In the Washington Post’s recent article, “Black developers call for reckoning in real estate,” Mark Marshall, Co-Chair of ULI Colorado’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee and Vice President of Real Estate for Rocky Mountain Communities, was quoted talking about ULI Colorado’s Real Estate Diversity Initiative:
“Some new programs are focusing on young people. ‘A lot of Black kids don’t know what development is,’ says Mark Marshall, director of real estate at the Denver-based Urban Land Conservancy. Marshall partners with Urban Land Institute’s Colorado group to mentor and train young adults who might be interested in the field, a program that ULI is replicating in chapters around the country.
ULI’s leaders say they are taking the industry’s racial discrepancies seriously. ‘Since the murder of George Floyd, [racial equity] has become a top priority for everyone at ULI,’ says Gwyneth Jones Cote, the president of ULI Americas.
This year, the organization’s annual Emerging Trends survey showed that 70 percent of members who responded believe the real estate industry can help address systemic racism.
That’s why this shift is so significant, industry insiders say.”
ULI Colorado strives to address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in all the work that we do. Please take a look at the links below for information about our DEI-related programming.
Are you interested in supporting DEI-related programs? We are currently seeking sponsors. Please contact ULI Colorado at email@example.com and we’ll look forward to speaking with you about opportunities.