- March 1, 2021: Vol. 33, Number 3

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Walking the walk: How some real estate investment organizations are approaching diversity, equity and inclusion

by Loretta Clodfelter

Some in the commercial real estate industry have noticed an increasing awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), or a shift in viewpoints more broadly, as these issues have come to the fore nationally in the past year. Loretta Clodfelter, senior editor of Institutional Real Estate Americas, recently asked a group of industry professionals who have been engaging with this topic to answer a few questions and share their perspectives on DEI in the commercial real estate investment industry.

The roundtable participants were Jeffrey Beckham, executive vice president, head of portfolio management and co-portfolio manager for the GID Mainstay Fund at The General Investment and Development Cos. (GID); Khalif Edwards, managing director of capital raising and investor relations at Starwood Capital Group; Jim Farris, CEO of Mosser Capital Management; Salika Khizer, director at Walker Dunlop Investment

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