MWBE unites is a significant step forward in closing gaps in CRE provider and workforce diversity and creating accessible opportunities within these spaces. This one-stop-shop will bring together talented M/WBEs and CRE people with the ultimate goal of advancing inclusive practices in all aspects of the built environment. Working with MWBE Unite will also present a unique opportunity for organizations to meet their diversity commitments while benefiting from high-level industry expertise. The latest At Jodi Pulice’s lifelong work to create career paths and generational growth, this new entity will extend these ideals and offer accredited expertise through services that cover the greatest challenges facing the real estate industry today, particularly those that relate to ESG and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Goals.
“MWBE Unite’s sole mission is to advance supplier and workforce diversity – an extremely important mission to build diverse capabilities for the next generation – and it fills me with pride and confidence to have such an accomplished woman at the helm,” Pulice said. “Pay Wu is incredibly qualified to lead this charge, and with the support of JRT behind MWBE Unite, this new venture is well on its way to bringing the best service in the industry from skilled and diverse professionals. “
Pay Wu, a recognized leader in large-scale transformation, most recently led Cushman & Wakefield’s corporate services outsourcing business in the Eastern Americas region, covering consulting, transaction management, project development services and facility management. Prior to C&W, Wu was Senior Vice President of North American Corporate Real Estate at TD Bank and Vice President, Head of Americas Region for American Express. Wu also has extensive experience in professional services consulting at Deloitte and Arthur Andersen.
“Diversity is a fact and inclusion is a choice that individuals and companies must consciously make,” Wu said. “Building on this, equity is the result of a choice. Supplier and workforce diversity in CRE requires a deliberate focus on action, and organizations such as MWBE Unite are important industry drivers.Working with traditional suppliers, MWBE Unite will enable companies to meet their supplier diversity and ESG commitments and achieve Tier 1 and 2 status through their real estate lifecycle spend.”
About MWBE Unite, Inc.
MWBE Unite, Inc. extends services and offers recognized expertise through the full range of programmatic services that cover the greatest needs/challenges currently faced by the real estate industry. The power of MWBE Unite enables organizations to meet its billion-dollar supplier diversity commitments and achieve Tier 1 and Tier 2 status through its lifecycle real estate spend. Real estate, as the third category of selling, general and administrative expenses, is an untapped lever to achieve ESG and DEI objectives, across all service and asset dimensions. MWBE Unite is the solution to generational challenges with generational impact.
About JRT Realty
JRT is certified as an MWBE by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the National Minority Business Council (NMBC), and many other state and local entities. Today, the company is recognized as an industry leader and the largest M/WBE certified commercial real estate company in the country. The company’s benchmark for superior service enables nonprofit, federal, state and municipal governments, as well as Fortune 500 and institutional clients to achieve their diversity engagement and spend goals through innovative business solutions. JRT offers a full range of personalized services to its clients, including strategic planning, corporate real estate portfolio management, tenant representation, real estate leasing and marketing, financing and investment sales.
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