Building a More Diverse Industry


by Don Wenner

CULTURE MATTERS MOST At DLP Real Estate Capital, we believe culture drives everything. That’s why we stress having disci - plined thought, disciplined people, and disciplined action. If you can perform, you’ll get an opportunity. “DLP focuses on getting the right people into the right role. It’s about who’s the best fit based on a combi - nation of qualifications, education, past experience, work-ethic and last but certainly not least, a fit with our culture and a desire to live that cul -

real estate, women make up 64 percent of realtors. This would

Given the focus of this issue, we’d like to take a look at how companies can bring more women into powerful seats and why this matters so much. After all, we all stand to gain when every deserving talent has a seat at the table. For this piece, we’ll highlight what companies can specifically do, using our firm and others as examples. We’ll also bring in unique perspec - tives from our team members at DLP Real Estate Capital.


make you think gender parity isn’t an issue. Yet a look at executive-level positions tells a different story. For instance, 25 percent of the Urban Land Institute’s members are women, but they make up only 14 percent of CEOs. In commer - cial real estate, women only hold nine percent of C-suite positions. While we’ve made great progress in recent years, there’s still much more work to do.

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