CURE believes that best in class research can develop talent, empower leaders and reshape firms. We believe a more diverse industry will build more value for companies and build amore requitable and just society.
The mission of the Diversity Report is to draw from research on D&I and offer actionable and concrete steps for CRE industry leaders to implement organizational change, develop diversity pipelines, and redirect capital. The report will include primary data research, literature review and qualitative case studies.
For more than 30 years, the Council of Urban Real Estate has championed the growth of diversity in the real estate profession. We have been tireless advocates for our constituents, while providing several high-impact programs, events and socials to build connections, opportunities, and expertise as we position those we serve for leadership roles and success in the real estate industry.
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Kimberly Dowdell is a licensed architect and frequent speaker on the topic of architecture, diversity, sustainability and the future of cities. In her current role as the 2019-2020 national president of the National Organization of Minority Architects(NOMA), she is working closely with her board of directors and staff to increase opportunities for women and people of color to gain more equitable access to the building profession. Kimberly’s career aspirations are rooted in her upbringing in Detroit where she was initially driven to utilize architecture as a tool to revitalize cities. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture at Cornell University and her Master of Public Administration from Harvard University. Her professional experience has spanned from architecture to government and teaching to real estate development. Kimberly is currently a Principal in the Chicago studio of HOK, a global design firm. She is a LEED accredited professional, a co-founder of the SEED Network and an AIA 2020 Young Architect of the Year awardee. Kimberly was recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business and Crain’s Chicago Business as a 40 Under 40 honoree in 2018 and 2020, respectively. Kimberly’s overarching mission is to improve the quality of life for people living in cities.
Chief Diversity Officer
Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group