SAN DIEGO-Launching its first-ever San Diego program this fall, the University Southern California Ross Minority Program in Real Estate is expanding its efforts to increase diversity in commercial real estate farther south. San Diego is no exception to the many challenges real estate developers face when addressing the needs of underserved communities, says Stan Ross, chairman of the board of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. The expansion is looking to focus on providing development-related solutions to that region’s unique set of challenges. Diversity in the workplace seems to have taken the forefront of news coverage recently, but the USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate has been working towards this goal for almost 20 years. Why is diversity so essential in the real estate industry?

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?


© 2023 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.



Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join now!

  • Free unlimited access to's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.