Active Efforts Made to Recruit Women in Commercial Real Estate

Monday, September 30, 2019

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On Sept. 29, the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) ran a story titled "Active Efforts Made to Recruit Women in CRE." The story covers a recent report released by Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) in September, which showed that "women remain vastly underrepresented among commercial real estate professionals, especially among brokers."

The SDBJ article mentions that the CREW study found a continued scarcity of women above middle management positions in commercial real estate and that the pay scale for women is still unbalanced by comparison to their male counterparts. However, many women in commercial real estate in San Diego say things are moving in the right direction and recruitment of women into real estate is happening earlier, even in high schools.

The SDBJ interviewed Jackie Greulich '85, associate director of real estate, student and career services at the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego School of Business. Jackie says there has been a five percent growth in the number of women studying real estate within the USD School of Business. Claire Hunn '20, president of the Real Estate Society at the USD School of Business, was also interviewed for this story.

The Burnham-Moores Center believes that the efforts to increase gender diversity within the San Diego real estate industry starts with ensuring that gender diversity is employed at the college level. The BMC informs female students of the vast opportunities within the real estate industry. This effort is reflected through an increased ratio of 65 to 35 percent men to women who have declared real estate as a major or minor at USD School of Business.


Kimberly Malasky
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