CRE United

Making Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion a Reality in Commercial Real Estate

Walker & Dunlop launched CREUnited in 2021 to address a systemic lack of diversity in commercial real estate.

The State of CRE Diversity

Minorities account for over 48 percent of the U.S. renter population and single women account for 42.5 percent of renters. But just four percent of real estate companies are owned by women or minorities. Minority-owned companies control approximately 1.2 percent of all assets under management, and women-owned firms manage just 0.8 percent. There’s something seriously wrong with this picture.

Various industry players have taken steps to bring diversity, equity, and inclusion to commercial real estate, and we applaud their efforts. But we believe that much more can and must be done.

The task is challenging, but Walker & Dunlop is committed to driving real change. As a catalyst for change, CREUnited seeks to deliver positive, meaningful results for women- and minority-owned firms.

Our Mission and Vision

CREUnited is an alliance of leading CRE firms dedicated to increasing minority participation across the entire commercial real estate industry, with the overarching goal of growing assets under management by underrepresented groups.

Here’s how we’re working toward those goals:

  1. Building new channels for minorities to access established professional networks
  2. Expanding access to debt and removing barriers to equity capital
  3. Providing access to technology, research, and data to give women and minority partners the tools they need to grow their portfolios.

Our ecosystem includes owner partners, corporate partners, and vendor partners. This holistic approach enables us to meet the needs of women and minorities at every stage and industry level.

Our Progress

Our Progress

People Making a Difference

Here are some of the people and corporations that have partnered with us to move the needle on diversity in CRE.

Corporate Partners

  • Camber Creek
  • Fannie Mae
  • Freddie Mac
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Greystar
  • Kayne Anderson
  • KKR
  • Manulife
  • Milhaus
  • Pacific Life
  • Symetra
  • Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Vendors and Service Providers

  • Archer
  • Esusu

Join Us to Be Part of the Solution

Help us break down barriers for minority owners and operators in CRE today.

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