Global Real Estate DEI Survey 2023


The Global Real Estate DEI Survey is the only corporate study of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) management practices and data benchmarking in the commercial real estate (CRE) industry.

This third iteration of the Global Real Estate DEI Survey is the result of the collaboration between six sponsoring associations NAREIM, NCREIF, PREA, REALPAC, ULI and Ferguson Partners, as well as 14 supporting associations AFIRE, AIA, APREA, AREF, BOMA, BPF, CFMA, CoreNet Global, CREFC, EPRA, NAIOP, OSCRE, PFA and RICS.

You can download a summary report of high-level results providing a view of DEI metrics relating to:

  • DEI program structure, resources and ownership.
  • Policies focused on recruitment, retention and promotion, inclusive culture, tracking and accountability, and pay equity.
  • Employee demographics by gender and race/ethnicity, across seniority and job function, as well as DEI hiring, promotion and departure trends year-over-year.

About the Survey

The Global Real Estate DEI Survey Volume III represents 296,902 full-time real estate employees, $1.98 trillion of assets under management, and a cross-section of the commercial real estate industry in terms of size, region and business classification. The Survey brings together participation from 216 unique organizations which provided 236 submissions detailing their DEI practices in North America (79.2% of respondents), Europe (11.9%) and Asia-Pacific (8.9%). Data was collected between July 17 and September 29, 2023.

View the press release for the Global Real Estate DEI Survey 2023 here.




Watch the interactive discussion on the Global Real Estate DEI Survey 2023 Results, led by Dionna Johnson Sallis, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Ferguson Partners and Lindsay Wilhusen, Survey Director, Ferguson Partners. See top line results, outlining the importance of formal benchmarking and reporting mechanisms for tracking and improving corporate DEI progress.

Click here to download the PPT slides from the webinar.