Utilizing data, education, action, and advocacy, the CREW Detroit DEI Task Force is dedicated to cultivating meaningful conversations around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. The goal is to expand members’ understanding and appreciation for all people, regardless of their gender, race, ability, sexual orientation, religion, age, socio-economic status or educational attainmentThe DEI Task Force is leading CREW Detroit’s DEI efforts for inclusivity and promoting representation in the CRE industry. The following pillars have been developed to direct our efforts:
Develop the tools, tracking, and KPI’s to keep CREW Detroit moving forward and holding ourselves accountable to our goals.
Provide resources and establish strategic partnerships with relevant organizations [with additional organizations, CREW Network, articles, etc.] to educate, learn, and listen to our members and prospective members.
Assess CREW's policies and procedures to establish protocols to embed DEI best practices into every element of our work to support MBE and WBE-owned CRE businesses whenever possible.
Committee members will model accountability and support members and guests understanding why DEI matters, how it impacts all of us, and how they can support our work.
Downs Diversity Initiatives/Dominion Real Estate Advisors
Senior Facility Manager, CBRE, Inc.
Founder | Principal Interior Designer, Greene & Co.
Associate | Director of Opportunity Creation, Neumann/Smith Architecture
Client & Community Engagement, Barton Malow Company
Vice President, Leasing, Bedrock Detroit
Professor, University of Detroit Mercy