CBRE & RICS announce the launch of new progressive diversity book

Global real estate advisor CBRE together with RICS are pleased to announce the launch of a new book: Managing Diversity and Inclusion in the Real Estate Sector. The launch will take place at MIPIM 2019 in Cannes.

Co-authored by real estate veterans, Amanda Clack, Head of Strategic Advisory at CBRE and Judith Gabler, Acting Managing Director, Europe for RICS, the book places diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the centre of successful real estate and construction organisations. The book provides guidance to, and most importantly actions for professionals in the sector who want to make D&I an inherent part of the culture of their organisation. The book aims to educate the real estate sector about what D&I entails and how a D&I strategy can be implemented to secure future success. It presents a practical and easy-to-read guide that can help organisations and their leaders engage with and apply this agenda to win the war for talent in real estate and construction. It seeks to be about action not words and help those in the sector #BeTheChange.

Amanda Clack commented: “Research shows that high-performing organisations focus on diversity and inclusion. In any workplace, it is important to both understand and recognise the benefits that having a D&I workforce provides. It is integral to developing people within an organisation, serving clients as best we can, and playing an important leadership role in communities. We truly hope that this book will herald a step change in the role of D&I.”

Judith Gabler commented: “This book is essential reading for all property leaders and professionals working in the real estate and construction sectors. Readers will gain from the personal reflections on all aspects of diversity by a broad range of people working in the property industry.”

Ciaran Bird, UK Managing Director, CBRE UK
Diversity is not about ticking boxes, you have to believe it and implement real change, starting with education. This is a fascinating book, which really brings home the point that no business can afford to underestimate the commercial imperative of having a diverse and collaborative workforce.
Ciaran Bird, UK Managing Director, CBRE UK

The book launch will take place on Wednesday 13 March 2019 at 1pm, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France. For more information see:

About the Authors:

Amanda Clack was the 135th President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). She is an Executive Director at CBRE where she is Head of Strategic Advisory and Managing Director for Advisory across EMEA. She sits on the CBRE UK Board. She has an MSc in Programme Management and is a Fellow of RICS, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Association of Project Management, the Institute of Consulting and the Royal Society of Arts. Amanda is a Certified Management Consultant and Companion of the Institute of Management.

Judith Gabler has worked for RICS in Europe for over 20 years and is currently Acting Managing Director, Europe with Germany as her country focus. She has a BA (Hons) in French with German and an MSc in Real Estate and Property Management. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and the Chartered Management Institute, as well as being a Chartered Linguist and Chartered Manager.