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The commercial real estate industry is starting to wake up to its diversity of problem. While the CRE industry has lagged behind other industries in addressing diversity, the most recent discussion about racial inequality is helping to spark change, according to Khalif Edwards, managing director and head of capital raising and investor relations at Cityview.

“I do think the recent discussion about racial inequality will help drive more diversity in the CRE industry,” Edwards tells GlobeSt.com. “I am fairly optimistic that the CRE industry sees this as an issue that needs to be addressed and will commit the necessary resources and time to really effectuate change.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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