NAI is taking action to establish a culture of equality where we are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce for our staff and member firms. We want everyone to feel respected for their differing perspective, backgrounds, experiences and ideas as we work together growing our businesses and our people.
NAI Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (“DEI”)
The NAI Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (“DEI”) Council Leadership that launched in Spring 2021, opened its membership on October 18, 2022. We established the Council Leadership to shape the strategic direction and real-time diversity initiatives that will support our members in achieving their DEI goals.
The overall vision of the Council Leadership is to provide support for leaders and professionals within NAI Global to create an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and grow in commercial real estate.
The Council Leadership’s mission will be to focus on defining diversity objectives and to implement solutions that help NAI member firms expand their diversity footprint in the scope of new business opportunities, suppliers, hiring diverse candidates, community advocacy and inclusive education and awareness initiatives.
Why a DEI Council?
The council is being formed to expand our current diversity initiatives and as a result of the 2022 NAI Global principals survey results. Our members asked and we are answering the request to identify solutions to help with diversity goals and ways to get involved and support inclusion efforts.
Who we partner with:
- The Real Estate Executive Council (REEC)
- Diversity in Commercial Real Estate Conference
- Commercial Real Estate Women Network (CREW)
How you can get involved
NAI Global DEICouncil Leadership
The council will be comprised of leaders from across the organization representing all facets of diversity. The council will establish key inclusion initiatives, collaborate on strategies to increase hiring and equity solutions, and identify measurable targets to meet our goals inside the NAI Network and within the commercial real estate profession.
Our goal is to help all NAI leaders and professionals build their knowledge base, skills and abilities to thrive in a global environment while respecting people of different cultures and backgrounds.
NAI Global DEICouncil
Membership is open to any current NAI professional. Members will meet via Zoom to discuss current & future DEI events, recent transactions and DEI programs & initiatives.
Members are invited to events including trainings and networking opportunities with other members of the DEI community and supporters across the world.
NAI Global DEI Champion
This is the chance for NAI Offices or individual professionals to collaborate with us and support an initiative that is line with your company’s values and goals. Shape how your brand is perceived by prospective employees, consumers, and clients.
By becoming a member supporter, your company logo (or, if a professional supporter, your full name with link to bio) will appear across several websites, social outlets and marketing material.
*Disclosure: This is not a tax-deductible contribution.
NAI Global DEIAlly
Every contribution matters, so be part of making our Council initiatives come to life. Your dollars as an expo-sponsor, will be allocated to specific initiatives, activities and programs. Being a DEI Ally, you become part of a group of companies who help sponsor young professionals and students to attend upcoming NAI Global or industry events in which we are participating.
When you sign up, you can select the specific donation attribution from a pre-determined list of options. You will receive acknowledgement and know exactly where your sponsorship lies.
About Our DEI Allies
About Dermody Properties
Dermody Properties has been developing, acquiring and investing in logistics, e-commerce and industrial real estate for over 60 years. With more than 65 employees, along with offices and properties across the United States and the ability to build anywhere in the country, we are anywhere our customers need us to be.
Dermody Properties has invested more than $10 billion of total capital across all platforms nationwide, having acquired and developed approximately 110 million square feet of logistics and industrial facilities. Headquartered in Reno, Nev., it has regional offices in northern and southern California, Atlanta, Phoenix, Seattle, Chicago, Dallas and New Jersey.
Why We are an NAI Global DEI Ally
At Dermody Properties, we instill pride and enthusiasm in our employees through respect and appreciation for the contribution each makes as an individual and as part of the team. This is one of our core values and something that we live and breathe daily. We value diverse voices and different points of view, and recognize employee well-being as critical to our success. We employ a conscious and deliberate focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. Beyond our walls, we demonstrate this in practice and exhibit these values across relationships with our partners and in all we do as an organization.
At NAI Global, our untiring commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is deeply rooted in our professionals and employees. Because of their strength and dedication to the organization, we are enhancing our inclusive culture, so everyone feels heard and valued. This organization thrives because of the professionals who feel safe and on the path to success.