Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Roundtable’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) initiative aims to: 

  1. Expand opportunities for historically under-represented groups to participate in the industry, 
  2. Develop an anti-discrimination, pro-inclusion federal policy agenda within The Roundtable’s traditional spheres of influence as an advocate on tax, capital markets, ESG, housing, infrastructure, and immigration matters;
  3. Forge alliances between The Roundtable and civil rights and minority business organizations; and
  4. Increase diversity among Roundtable membership, directors, contractors, and staff.

Supplier Diversity Initiative

  • The Real Estate Roundtable, along with other national trade organizations, has launched the Commercial Real Estate Diverse Supplier (CREDS) Consortium.
  • CREDS is an alliance of U.S. national trade organizations rallied around a common cause to promote “supplier diversity” in the real estate industry. 
  • Through a 2-year pilot program with SupplierGATEWAY, the CREDS Consortium aims to assist its organizations’ corporate and individual members with identifying, tracking, and reporting their discretionary procurement spending on service providers, contractors, JV partners, vendors, and other firms that are Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBEs). 
  • The CREDS Consortium’s 2-year pilot with SupplierGATEWAY can facilitate the journey of real estate companies seeking to measure and demonstrate progress toward ESG goals that align with MWBE contracting and retention.