Open Plan

The Property Week campaign for greater diversity in the property industry.

Business people

Socioeconomic diversity is ‘deeply lacking’ in real estate


New findings from the Bridge Group point to a significant absence of socioeconomic diversity in the industry

Business people

Will more companies adopt ethnicity pay gap reporting?


EPG reporting is voluntary but there are calls for firms to publish salary data to measure pay discrepancy


Want to be inclusive? Start here

2020-09-10T00:00:00+01:00By Natasha Broomfield-Reid

Do you know that embedding diverse and inclusive practice is good for business?

Homeless man

We must solve homelessness now

2020-09-09T09:47:00+01:00By Richard Hyams

Editor: The news that Alvarium Home REIT Advisors is seeking a £250m listing to aid its effort in tackling homelessness in the UK is a welcome and timely step towards delivering safe shelter for all.


We must push for more diversity

2020-08-13T13:55:00+01:00By Sue Brown

It is 1 April (bear with me).


Property needs diverse new talent

2020-07-15T14:25:00+01:00By Charles Begley

Editor: We are fully behind the chancellor in supporting young people into employment, and London’s real estate sector must seize the opportunity to recruit young people from all backgrounds.


Property Week, Moda Living and hero launch a series of free wellbeing workshops


The Covid-19 lockdown has created a raft of new challenges for everybody. Whether it’s dealing with stress and anxiety, the non-stop flow of news or juggling working with looking after children, we are living through unprecedented times.

Diversity Charter

  1. We will monitor diversity in our workplace and provide Property Week with data and information on company policies designed to support a more diverse workforce.
  2. We will share resources, including best-practice guides and case studies, with other signatories via Property Week’s Diversity Charter online portal.
  3. We will strive to appoint senior ‘diversity champions’ within our organisation to act as the main contact with Property Week on matters relating to the charter.
  4. We will provide mentoring to support employees’ career development, both at entry level and mid-career.
  5. We will endeavour to work with at least one state senior school in each town or city in which we operate to promote careers in the built environment to young people from diverse backgrounds.
  6. Where possible, we will offer – and advertise externally – paid internships and apprenticeships.
  7. We will use a blind recruitment process where appropriate to prevent unconscious bias in the shortlisting process.
  8. We will enforce a zero-tolerance policy on homophobia, sexism, ageism and any other form of discrimination and encourage employees to report instances of prejudice to the diversity champions.
  9. We will ensure all our buildings are fully accessible and provide appropriate equipment and support to allow employees with disabilities to play a full role in the workplace.
  10. We will make diversity a key criterion when procuring services from other companies to help ensure the example we set is followed by others.

  11. Sign up to the charter here