L-R – Project REAP board member Eric Yarbro, Colliers; REAP Chairman of the Board G. Lamont Blackstone; REAP Chief Program Officer and Acting Executive Director Osayamen Asemota-Bartholomew; REAP Spring NYC 2020 Opening Reception keynoter and REAP alum Buwa Binitie, Dantes Partners at the REAP Spring NYC 2020 Opening Reception hosted by CBRE at its Midtown office. Photo credit: All photos by Malaika NYC Photography.

NEW YORK CITY- Project REAP, a national diversity and inclusion initiative program geared toward commercial real estate, is working to shift the makeup of industry professionals to a more representative workforce that mirrors the national and global communities where real estate investments are made. To that feat, the program has welcomed its New York City 2020 class at CBRE’s Midtown office.

Launched in 1998, Project REAP, or the real estate associate program, is a 10-week educational program that introduces people of color who are already working in professional career positions to different facets of commercial real estate. Many of the participants hold advanced degrees in various fields ranging from architecture and law to technology, and currently some work in the commercial real estate industry.

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Mariah Brown

Mariah Brown is the New York Bureau Chief and Real Estate Reporter for GlobeSt.com, covering the New York Metro area, Northeast region and national real estate trends. She is responsible for producing multi-media content, including articles, podcasts and video. Before joining the GlobeSt team, she served as a New York Times fellow, reported for the Associated Press in New York and Philadelphia and several other New York City-based outlets.

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