The Power & Benefits of Diversity

Commercial Real Estate Diversity Collaborative

A NAIOP Minnesota initiative featuring the commitment of eight associations to create a diverse and inclusive commercial real estate industry for Minnesota.

Benefits of workplace diversity with Minnesota commercial real estate:
  • Increased Innovation & Creativity
    Bringing together workers with different qualifications, backgrounds and experiences makes for more effective, creative problem-solving and breeds innovation.
  • Better Adaptability
    As the demographics of our nation continue to change, diverse business will be better prepared to meet the needs of clients, communities and employees.
  • Reduced Turnover
    Failing to create an inclusive, discrimination-free workplace can foster a hostile work environment that can cause valuable, qualified workers to leave, thereby increasing turnover costs.
  • More Qualified Workforce
    Recruiting from a broader, diverse set of candidates makes companies more likely to hire the best and brightest in the market.
  • Increased Market Share
    Diverse workforces can more effectively market to clients from different races, ethnicities, genders or sexual orientations, thereby increasing market share.

Learn about this initiative and how to get involved at

Participating Associations:

BOMA Greater Minneapolis
CoreNet Global Midwest Chapter
IREM Minnesota Chapter
 Minnesota Shopping Center Association
 Urban Land Institute Minnesota