The Real Estate Pride Council is the association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender professionals in the global commercial real estate industry.
The mission of the Council is to advocate for LGBTQ+ visibility and representation in commercial real estate and the professions of the built environment, to support the advancement of LGBTQ+ professionals at every stage of their careers, and to serve as a educational and policy resource for the industry.
The Board of the Council includes leaders from across a wide range of real estate fields, including construction and development, investment and lending, architecture and design, and law, government, and academia.
INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT, EDUCATION, AND ADVOCACY
The Pride Council engages with real estate firms to support recruitment, retention, and advancement of LGBTQ+ professionals at all levels of the organization. The Council partners with trade associations to improve the representation of openly LGBTQ+ professionals in industry programming and events.
The Pride Council provides opportunities for LGBTQ+ professionals from across the industry to connect on issues of shared interest, both online and in person, and in support of lifelong professional network development.
The Pride Council's Young Members Committee pairs early-career professionals as well graduate and undergraduate real estate students for mentorship opportunities.
INDUSTRY AND POLICY RESEARCH
The Pride Council supports research in areas of real estate that are of particular interest for LGBTQ+ communities, including LGBTQ+ housing discrimination, housing needs of LGBTQ+ seniors, LGBTQ+ workplace protections, and the intersectionality of LGBTQ+ status and race and ethnicity.