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Diversity and inclusion are at the top of NAIOP SoCal’s 2021 agenda. Last year, the organization launched a diversity task force, and this year, it plans to build on diversity efforts. This includes focusing on diversity within the organization as well as working closely with members to drive diversity in the whole commercial real estate industry.

“Over the past few years, NAIOP SoCal has worked to diversify its membership and leadership,” Tim Jemal, CEO of NAIOP SoCal, tells GlobeSt.com. “That effort is evident with the growing number of women now engaged at the board level. In 2020, our Chapter launched a diversity task force to bring greater focus on diversity and inclusion. Not long after, the need for that task force became even clearer, not just to our chapter and industry, but to our nation.”

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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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