Diversity in Commercial Real Estate (DCRE), the nation’s leading conference for diverse professionals and entrepreneurs in commercial real estate, hosts its 5th annual conference from Thursday, July 27 through Sunday, July 30, 2023. Attendees will participate in four immersive days of dealmaking, keynotes, masterclasses, panels, recruiting and networking at Columbia University.
Adeola Adejobi, founder and CEO of DCRE, powered by Avant-Garde Network, is pleased to welcome the ongoing influx of partner sponsors, record-breaking in number and stature, including Starbucks, JPMorgan Chase, PGIM Real Estate, Goldman Sachs, Marcus & Millichap, Greystone, NYU, Cushman & Wakefield, Community Preservation Corporation, KeyBank, NAI Global, CREA, Genworth, TruFund, Columbia University’s Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate and more.
“This conference is about empowering diverse emerging developers and advancing recruitment, retention and impact,” says Adejobi. “For the past five years, DCRE has built a powerful network on a national level that is changing the landscape in the commercial real estate industry. Our conference fosters partnerships, inspires deals, propels projects, and helps professionals access capital and career opportunities. As our reach continually grows each year, so does our impact as we yield significantly improved results.”
Key industry leaders participating in this year’s conference include: Dawanna Williams, Dabar Development Partners; Dr. Gina Merritt, Northern Real Estate Urban Ventures, LLC, Lionel Lynch, JPMorgan Chase; James Simmons, Ashland Capital Partners; Stacy Milam, Marcus & Millichap; Gina Nisbeth, 9th and Clinton and Open Access; Jillian Joseph, Nuveen; Ola Oyinsan Hixon, PGIM Real Estate, Bakari A. Adams, Starwood Capital Group; Tiara Henderson, Wells Fargo; Karim Hutson, Genesis Companies; Marea Parker, Genworth; Congresswoman Joyce Beatty;