#DCREC

The Diversity in Commercial Real Estate is focused on commercial real estate, real estate investing, technology, opportunity zones and more! The annual conference is the place for attendees to do business, network and learn about issues that affect commercial real estate development around the nation. Speakers have backgrounds in development, law, finance, and other nationwide commercial real estate initiatives and policy.

 

We focuse on diversifying the commercial real estate industry from the executive leadership and entrepreneurial perspective. People of color hold less than 1 percent of CRE senior executive positions nationwide. 

JOIN US FOR THE VIRTUAL SUMMIT!

MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!

600 + ATTENDEES JOINED US AT THE 2019 DCRE CONFERENCE! JOIN US IN 2020!

DCRE's groundbreaking conference had over 600+ participants for the two day conference and standing room only capacity for several panels and sessions! DCRE is creating the next generation of investors, entrepreneurs and business leaders! 

VIP 3 DAY PASS

Thurs. July 30, 2020

Fri. July 31, 2020 &

Sat. August 1, 2020

WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES

 

PANEL & KEYNOTES

PRE-CONFERENCE RECEPTION

SPEAKER MEET AND GREET

We are kicking off the conference with a jam packed day of hands on real estate knowledge! Looking to sharpen your real estate knowledge and skills?! Bring your pen and pad and come ready to learn! 

    2 DAY PASS

    Fri. July 31, 2020 &

    Sat. August 1, 2020

    WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES

     

    PANEL &

    KEYNOTES

    We are kicking off the conference with a jam packed day of hands on real estate knowledge! Looking to sharpen your real estate knowledge and skills?! Bring your pen and pad and come ready to learn! 

      1DAY PASS

      Sat.August 1, 2020

        PANELS &

        KEYNOTES

        Join us for a full day of panels, session talks and keynotes on the commercial real estate market and more!

         

        You will learn about trends, market opportunities, and how to break into commercial real estate.

        OUR SPEAKERS HAVE BEEN FEATURED IN

        1/1

        FEATURED SPEAKERS

        • H. Jerome Russell, Jr.

           President, H. J. Russell & Company and Russell New Urban Development, LLC

        • Tammy K. Jones

           Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Basis Investment Group

        • Don Peebles

          Founder, Chairman and CEO, Peebles Corporation

        • John Banks

           Former President, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)

        • Partner, Goldman Sachs, Head of the Urban Investment Group

        • Craig Robinson

          Global Head Powered by We

          Wework

        • Meredith Marshall

          Managing Partner & Co-founder, BRP Companies

        • Lisa Gomez

          Partner and Chief Operating Officer, 

          L+M Development Partners

        • London Kemp

          Director,

          Corporate Real Estate Netflix

        • John Crossman

          CEO, Crossman and Company

        • Daniel Bythewood, Jr

          President,

          La Cité Development

        • Gregory M. Weston

          Partner, 

          Winston & Strawn LLP

        • Founder & CEO

          Adenah Bayoh and Companies

        • Anthony Richardson

          Executive Vice President for Development, New York City Housing Development Corporation

        • Blair Smith

          Chief Investment Officer Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone

        • Lamont Blackstone

          Principal,

          G. L. Blackstone & Associates LLC

        • James Simmons III

          Managing Partner & CEO, 

          Asland Capital Partners

        • George Scott

          Senior Real Estate Investment Officer, New York Common Fund

        • Ben Seigel

          Opportunity Zones Coordinator

          Baltimore Development Corporation

        • Shawn Kimble

          Director, Barings Real Estate Debt Capital Markets - New York

        • Karim A. Hutson

          Founder & Managing Member, Genesis

        • James Cunningham

          Managing Broker, Air Realty Brokerage and Wellington Real Estate Professionals

        • Casey Klein

          Principal, Crescent Heights

        • Babatunde P. Odubekun

          Commissioner,

           Newark Housing Authority

        • Anthony Cook

          Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

        • Stanley Okoye

          Real Estate Transaction Manager,

           JPMorgan Chase & Co

        • Aty Biswese

          Real Estate Private Equity, Bespoke Real Estate

        • Carl Forbes

          Founder and Principal Attorney, Carl Forbes Jr. Lawu Firm LLC 

        • Hillman Lam

          Director,

          Jewel Capital

        • Siree Morris

          Founder, MCI Property Management and construction

        • Victor Amoo

          Basis Investment Group / Invesment Professional

        • Blondel Pinnock

          Founder & CEO BP Capital Strategies, LLC

        • John Gilmore IV

          Managing Director, Walker & Dunlop

        • Douglas "Doug" Giles

          President, Five Points Abstract

        • Blair Duncan

          President and CEO, The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ),

        • Heather Johnson

          Real Estate Development Manager, Shake Shack

        • Joseph French

          Senior Director, National Retail group at Institutional Property Advisors, a Marcus & Millichap company

        • Kirk Goodrich

          Director, Real Estate Development at Monadnock Development 

        • Adeola Adejobi

          Founder,

          Avant-Garde Network

        • Venroy July

          Partner,

          Miles & Stockbridge P.C

        • Amanda Benjamin-Smith

          Associate General Counsel,

           BEB Capital

        • Gardner Rivera

          Founder,

           Paper City Real Estate Group

        • Norberto Velazquez

          Principal/Chief Operating Officer,

          JGV Inc

        • Daniel Chatters

          Vice President,

          JPMorgan Asset & Wealth Management

        • Marissa John

          Real Estate Associate,

          Baker & Hostetler 

        • Jeremy Watson

          Manager, JFK Infrastructure Strategy & Development,

           JetBlue Airways

        • Stella Edosomwan

          Senior Associate,

          Arnold & Porter LLP

        • Aaron Holloway

          Senior Real Estate Transactions Associate,

          Perkins Coie

        • Allan Suarez

          COO, All Renovation Construction LLC

        • Edward Faustin

          Co-Founder/Head of Strategy & Operations,

          AreaProbe

        • Sonya Rocvil

          Principal / Founder

          Berry Rocvil Enterprises, LLC

        • Donell Selby

          Acquisition and Development,

          SpringRock Property Group

        • Desiree Thomas

          Deputy Director, Housing Preservation & Development

        • Deondra Carter

          Entrepreneur/Real Estate Broker,

          Compass

        • Myron Adoteye

          Managing Partner,

          Eye Street Capital

        • Lori Lewis

          Principal, Renov8 BK

        • Laurel Djoukeng

          Founder,

          Catalyst Network Foundation, Inc

        • Pierre Streat

          Principal,

          TowerLeavy Realty

        • Nyron Chin-Sang

          Managing Member,

          Gold Key Group LLC

        • Izu Emeagwali

          Vice President and Assistant, General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase

        • Ade Adeniran

          Real Estate Broker/Investor

        • Mbabazi Kasara

          Director, MUFG Securities

        • Ofo Ezeugwu 

          Co-Founder and CEO,

           WhoseYourLandlord

        • Maurice Q. Robinson

          Managing Mediator,

          MQR Enterprises, LLC

        • Seth Bynum

          Project Manager,

          Genesis Companies, LLC

        • Collette Andrews

          Residential Broker,Coldwell Banker

        • Charles Ruffin

          Sales Manager, Emigrant Mortgage Company

        • Zoy Balaskas

          Senior Vice President and Underwriting Counsel,

          Fidelity National Title

        • Michael Staton

          Vice President, Mortgage Officer the Community

          Preservation Corporation

        • Rahel Fikre

          Store Development Manager,

          Starbucks

        LOCATION

        COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

        116th St & Broadway

        New York, NY 10027

        • Sponsor

          Looking to Sponsor 
          the Conference?

          SIGN UP HERE

        • Recruiting

          Interested in Recruiting Opportunities?

          SIGN UP HERE

        • Volunteer

          Interested in volunteering at the conference? 

          Sign up HERE

        • Interested in Speaking

          Would you like to recommend a speaker or speak yourself?

          APPLY HERE

        • Press Pass

          Interested in a 

          Media Pass?

          APPLY HERE

        THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

        OUR SUPPORTERS

        HOTEL

        Aloft Harlem,

        2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10027

        *Limited rooms available with our group rate special discount

        DIVERSITY IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE

        KEYNOTES. PANELS.WORKSHOPS. RECRUTING. MASTERCLASSES. NETWORKING.

        50

        A PRESTIGIOUS LIST OF OVER 50 SPEAKERS

        25

        25+ ESSENTIAL WORKSHOPS AND PANELS 

        700

        OVER 700
        ATTENDEES PARTICIPATING

        300

        REPRESENTING 
        MORE THAN 300 COMPANIES

        DIVERSITY IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE WAS FEATURED IN THE FOLLOWING PUBLICATIONS!

        • ABC NEWS: HERE AND NOW

          BUILDING DIVERSITY- BUT THERE'S A LONG WAY TO GO. WATCH THE VIDEO

        • CRAIN'S NEW YORK BUSINESS

          BUILDING DIVERSITY- BUT THERE'S A LONG WAY TO GO. READ THE ARTICLE

        • REAL ESTATE WEEKLY

          REAL ESTATE'S BLACK LEADERS INSPIRE CHANGE DURING DIVERSITY CONFERENCE - READ THE  ARTICLE

        • GLOBE ST.

          DDIVERSITY IN CRE: SO YOU WANT TO BE A DEVELOPER? READ THE ARTICLE

        • NATIONAL REAL ESTATE INVESTOR

          IS THE CRE INDUSTRY GETTING ANY MORE DIVERSE? READ THE ARTICLE

        NEVER MISS AN UPDATE!

        SUBSCRIBE FOR UPDATES FROM THE DCRE CONFERENCE!

        ©2018-2020 Diversity in Commercial Real Estate by Avant-Garde Network