Commercial real estate is an industry with rewarding career opportunities for professionals from all backgrounds regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity or disability status. NAIOP Arizona is a leader in providing resources for employers to improve workforce diversity and create inclusive workplaces. NAIOP Arizona provides opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds to learn about and embark upon careers in commercial real estate (CRE).
NAIOP Arizona’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee will work towards achieving our stated vision through:
Education and resources for NAIOP member companies that want to recruit and retain a more diverse workforce and create an inclusive workplace culture that fosters a sense of belonging for all CRE professionals
Chapter programming that builds commitment to diversity and connects members from under-represented groups to opportunities for career growth
Partnerships with high schools and post-secondary educational institutions to introduce students from under-represented backgrounds to careers in CRE
Candace Rosauro, Layton Construction (Committee Chair)
Alberto Caballero, Western Retail Advisors
Issie Castillo, LGE DesignBuild
Kristina Cutillo, Cushman & Wakefield
Ryan Dunning, Civil & Environmental Consultants
Mackenzie Haehl, SmithGroup
Tino Hernandez, CLAYCO
Steve Jordan, Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Jim Mahoney, Trammell Crow Company
Peggy Maxwell, Plaza Companies
Francesca Miller, SBD Contracting Services
Paris Naqvi, Goodmans Interior Structures
Stirling Pascal, Stream Realty
Crystal Pierce, FFKR Architects
Cameron Robb, APS
Jennifer Villalobos, Sharp Construction
Eric Whitehurst, Kimley-Horn
Amanda Zakarov, consultant
If you’re passionate about DEI and want to be more involved by participating on the DEI Committee, please contact the NAIOP staff at (602) 230-1645.