Open Plan

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


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.


We must give back to get heard


The general public has a poor perception of the property industry (27% favourability, according to a British Property Federation/Populus survey) and the government is not prioritising us.

Home working with baby

Flex working is key issue for new Women in Property chair


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


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


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?

Climate change construction

Property Industry Alliance reveals best-practices framework


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

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