Open Plan

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

Sexual harassment

Investigating sexual misconduct in the workplace

2018-01-03T08:52:00+00:00By Melanie Stancliffe

Melanie Stancliffe explains what employers need to do if they have to deal with allegations of sexual misconduct in the office

Accessible places

Industry committed to making retail places accessible to all

2017-12-04T14:59:00+00:00By Giulia Bunting

Shopping and accessing entertainment come high on the list of challenging experiences for people with disabilities, both physical and hidden such as autism, dementia and mental health conditions, and the number of people facing these barriers is increasing.

People working in office

Senior execs sign up to diversity initiative


Nearly 50 senior property executives have signed up to a set of commitments to promote a greater gender balance in the industry.

Debbie Akehurst, Social Mobility Awards

Landsec employee recognised for helping disadvantaged people into meaningful work


Debbie Akehurst talks to Property Week about the work behind her Outstanding Achievement Award at the inaugural Social Mobility Awards.

Diversity inclusion hands

Diversity and inclusion must be the driving forces of the property industry

2017-10-06T00:00:00+01:00By Paul Brundage

My near three-week summer holiday to Canada this year represented the longest period I have been out of the UK since moving here in 2008 - and I must admit I did not miss reading and talking about Brexit every minute of every day.

Amanda Clack CBRE

RICS president Amanda Clack to join CBRE

2017-09-25T12:43:00+01:00By Mark Wilding

Amanda Clack, president of the RICS, has been appointed by CBRE as head of strategic consulting and a member of the UK board.

CBRE Diversity Week

CBRE celebrates diversity in the workplace with busy week of events


CBRE concluded its second annual Diversity Week today. Building on positive staff feedback from the inaugural event, the week has seen interactive workshops, keynote speeches and networking events held in CBRE’s London West End and City offices as well as across the UK.

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