Open Plan

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

Home working with baby

Flex working is key issue for new Women in Property chair

2020-03-18T13:05:00+00:00By

Flexible working helps retain staff and supports women at the vital mid-career point, says Monica Green

Women at work

The women breaking barriers across the property industry

2020-03-13T00:00:00+00:00By

Professional organisations for women are helping to address gender imbalance in the property industry

Diversity

Proptech can lead on diversity

2020-03-12T00:00:00+00:00By Toni Delli-Compagni

Put the words ‘technology’ and ‘property’ side by side and the automatic association is with disruption and modernisation. But is the forward-thinking sector really that modern?

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Property Industry Alliance reveals best-practices framework

2020-02-28T13:00:00+00:00By

The Property Industry Alliance has revealed its best-practices framework as it commits to supporting an accountable real estate industry.

Pride flag

Freehold sets out to bridge property’s LGBT equality gap

2020-02-27T00:00:00+00:00By

When David Mann and Saleem Fazal met nearly 10 years ago, the property sector was a very different place

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The beating heart of communities

2020-02-07T00:00:00+00:00By

Until recently, one of my greatest regrets at work was that I hadn’t spent a significant amount of uninterrupted time with Greystar’s operations – including the property management, maintenance, front-of-house concierge and lettings teams – on the ground at one of our buildings.

Business team against skyline

Property’s key values for 2020s

2019-12-06T00:00:00+00:00By Ailish Christian-West

The blend of how we live, work and spend our leisure time continues to change at pace and as we move towards a new decade, this will only accelerate.

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