RETS Associates has been a leader in diversity and inclusion for over a decade.


of the RETS team is diverse by ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, and age.

of candidates we placed in 2022 were similarly diverse.  Previously it was 63% between 2017 and 2021.

Through early and ongoing research in this sector, we have established a proven track record through which we help companies find deeper value by building more diverse, equitable teams and corporate cultures.

But Did You Know?

Women are still dealing with much inequality in the industry. RETS’ most recent survey of women in commercial real estate, to which more than 650 women responded, revealed that:

of female respondents said lack of promotion opportunities for women in CRE is the greatest challenge they face.

of female respondents were made aware during their career that they were being paid less than a male counterpart for the same position.

Clearly, CRE has a long way to go when it comes to diversity & inclusion. RETS is absolutely committed to increasing diversity within our industry. Together, we are working to create greater equality and stronger corporations positioned to thrive in the years ahead.

What Do We Stand For?

RETS has been a champion for women and diversity in CRE since our inception.
Read some of our commentary on how diversity and inclusion helps to bolster businesses:

Retaining Female Talent in the Current CRE Landscape:  What Companies Need to Know.

Women Making Incremental Progress in CRE Hiring, Compensation, Leadership

4 Ways Diversity is Directly Linked to Profitability

How do we do it?

Our approach begins with an understanding of how D&I strategies affect teams in today’s business world. These tenets are integral to every company’s success and directly tied to CRE firms’ growth and prosperity.

The next step is open conversations, through which we listen to what is needed and carve out the best way to authentically deepen diversity at any real estate company.

Through this work, we help companies achieve longevity and a cultural legacy that builds pride and success for many years to come.