Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

History of BOMA's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee 

In June 2020, BOMA St. Louis joined the chorus of voices from across the country in condemning racism in all its forms. BOMA pledged to work to be an association of growth, awareness, and acceptance. To that end, BOMA created a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Task Force, which has created a year-long programming plan to help raise awareness and create dialogue among our members.

The DEI Committee’s current mission is: To promote and cultivate a diverse commercial real estate workforce at all levels that is a reflection of the communities where we reside through talent recruitment, education and training, content development and promotion, and by leading on industry diversity and inclusion initiatives with member companies and related groups.

Creating Diverse and inclusive workplaces

The DEI Committee believes that property management companies and vendor partners have a responsibility to help us diversify the CRE workforce and re-evaluate policies and practices to support the careers of diverse professionals. Please read through the Committee's recommendations of how you can create a diverse and inclusive workforce at your company.

Become a diversity ambassador

Are you passionate about enhancing diversity, inclusion and equity within our industry? Then we want you to join us on the DEI Committee!

You will help the Committee:

Facilitate honest conversations about diversity and inclusion by encouraging others (and yourself) to share stories and experiences
Educate and mentor underrepresented high school and college students about the CRE industry
Recruit underrepresented professionals to the CRE industry and create professional advancement opportunities
Host building tours, job shadow days and networking events
Plan DEI education programs

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