CHICAGO-Angela Roseboro has been at her job as chief diversity officer for Jones Lang LaSalle for about a year and a half, coming from a similar job at General Electric subsidiaries. Having come from the corporate side, she tells that she still sometimes can’t get over how the commercial real estate industry is still mostly dominated by people of a certain color, and a certain sex.

It’s not like it’s a secret – go to any industry conference and you’re bound to see most people attending look like each other. Roseboro, who launched JLL’s first internal Women’s Forum last month, says she’s working to add more women and people of color into the industry, and that there’s plenty of good business reasons to do so.

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