Diverse Community Support


CBRE supports a number of organizations and programs designed to increase diverse participation in commercial real estate and advance the betterment of diverse communities.

HBCU Connect

Since 2018, CBRE has maintained a partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with focused recruitment efforts among HBCU students and alumni.

Posse Foundation

Since 2016, CBRE has supported the mission of the Posse Foundation through its summer internship program. The Posse Foundation helps to prepare diverse college students for success in professional environments through its mentorship, support, development and internship programs.

National Black MBA Association

Since 2016, CBRE has sponsored the National Black MBA Association (NBMBA) at the national and local chapter levels. This relationship has raised awareness of commercial real estate career opportunities for diverse candidates, allowed us to hire diverse talent and enables us to offer career development training within diverse venues.

NAIOP/REEC Commercial Real Estate Immersion Program

Real Estate Executive Council (REEC) is the premier trade association for minorities at executive levels in commercial real estate. Since 2018, CBRE has sponsored a 12-week commercial real estate immersion program for ethnically diverse high school students. During this 12-week residential immersion experience, REEX/LEAD scholars engage with top university academic faculty and professionals in the commercial real estate industry CRE Immersion: NAIOP, REEC and NEXUS. Watch CRE Immersion Program videos here and here.


For the past several years, CBRE has been a national sponsor of the Real Estate Associate Program (REAP), a program to enhance the industry’s diversity through 10-week training programs to support, prepare and recruit professionals from other industries to transition to commercial real estate careers. In addition to financial support, CBRE leaders serve as instructors for the courses and we host REAP events at our facilities. We also engage with REAP alumni as an ongoing source of potential hires.


Since 2018, CBRE has supported/sponsored Prospanica (formerly NSHMBA — National Society of Hispanic MBAs) at the local and/or national level and supported their mission to recruit diverse talent. For 30 years, Prospanica has advocated for the growth of career opportunities for Hispanic professionals in corporate America, provided scholarships and community development.


Since 2019, CBRE has provided national and local chapter support for ALPFA (Association for Latino Professionals for America) and has engaged them in the areas of talent development and career opportunities with CBRE.

National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA)

Dedicated to engaging the personal, professional and economic development of graduate business women.

Out & Equal

Dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace equality.

Supported Employment Program

Provides employment opportunities to people with disabilities.