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The Diversity in Commercial Real Estate Conference is focused on commercial real estate, real estate investing, technology, opportunity zones and more! This conference is the place for attendees to do focus on diverse talent, business opportunities, networking and to 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.


This conference focuses 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. 

In the midst of COVID-19 we are bring you webinars with real estate leaders and experts. Register today!



“I have been to a lot of commercial real estate conferences and It's [DCRE] the largest concentration of minorities that I have seen at a commercial real estate conference" 


- Brad Neilley, Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Facilities AvalonBay Communities, Inc. 

"Networking and learning w/ minority talent in the commercial real estate game. Hundreds of talented minorities giving up their weekend to learn, strategize, network and partner. today's momentum and commitment will help establish diversity and inclusion as a norm in the CRE industry. great job by Adeola Adejobi and her team at avant-garde network putting this together."


- Gabriel Troncoso,  Regional Manager, The Domain Companies 

After being so inspired at avant-garde network women of color and capital conference. I signed up for their diversity in commercial real estate event. The event was awesome! I've been in law, real estate, and finance for 15+ years and found the conversations and people to be on point. Must attend!

- Laurel Brown, Economic Development Executive 

"I've seen so many groups of different sizes trying to access capital. I've been in real estate my whole life and I've been to conferences and events, but I have never seen this many people at color at a single event for Commercial Real Estate"

- George Scott, Senior Real Estate Investment Officer, New York Common Fund

"I initially attended with the objective of learning more about private equity. I left with the goal, and more importantly, the confidence and resources to acquire investment properties It was such an inspirational event.

 -M. Wilson, New York City Housing Development Corporation 

"Really enjoyed interacting with such an engaged and insightful audience! congratulations Adeola adejobi, for bringing so many minds that are passionate about diversity in cre into the same space."


-Amanda Benjamin-Smith

“Incredibly proud to have served on the host committee for avant-garde network's diversity in commercial real estate conference. this conference brought together global leaders in commercial real estate, under one roof to discuss overcoming barriers to opportunity in the field. the diverse and dynamic group of speakers and panelists provided in-depth insight, as well as actionable practical tools of engagement models, methods and mechanisms (3ms) that have worked for them; and were able to share how the 3ms could be utilized to discover, develop, and deploy new diverse professionals. covering key areas such as affordable housing, new market tax credits, deal financing, and deal packaging, and opportunity zones, this conference was beyond expectation and provided something for everybody! this is what doing the work looks like. can't wait to see more from AGN.”

- Maurice Robinson

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