The sponsor of AWESOME’s reception to kick of the CSCMP Edge Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, is CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, a longtime supporter of diversity and partner to many diversity-focused organizations. CBRE is the first company to sponsor the AWESOME networking reception, which is now in its fifth year.
The reception will take place beginning at 7:30 pm at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails, not far from the Georgia World Conference Center where the CSCMP Edge Conference is taking place. Invitations for this event have been emailed to AWESOME leaders and special guests, including conference speakers, AWESOME Scholars, and Emerging Leaders.
According to Mindy Lissner, CBRE Executive Vice President, Advisory & Transaction Services, “CBRE is honored to support AWESOME’s opening reception at this CSCMP Edge conference, especially on the occasion of Dr. Nancy Nix receiving CSCMP’s 2017 Distinguished Service Award. We applaud the example that Dr. Nix and AWESOME have set in encouraging and highlighting women’s contributions in the field of supply chain. And we look forward to additional opportunities at this conference to establish and grow our relationships within CSCMP and the AWESOME network.”
CBRE is a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles. The company has more than 75,000 employees, and it serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services; and development services. CBRE’s Industrial & Logistics division offers a full suite of services covering all aspects of clients’ site selection including supply chain and consulting services, labor analytics and incentives procurement.
CBRE considers diversity to be vital to its success as a global company and is guided by this philosophy: We see diversity and inclusion as more than core values; They’re a competitive advantage. By creating an environment in which each and every individual is valued for who they are, recognized for their contributions and given the chance to grow, we open our business to new perspectives and opportunities.
CBRE practices this approach both internally and externally. Many employee-network groups operate within CBRE, including the African-American Network Group; CBRE Military; Hispanic Network Group; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group; and Women’s Network.
Externally, CBRE has a long history of partnering with many diversity-focused organizations, including CBRE’s 25-year role as a corporate sponsor of Commercial Real Estate Women. CBRE has ongoing relationships with The Posse Foundation, Vadis, Real Estate Associate Program, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the National Association of Women MBAs. Among programs sponsored by CBRE are 10-week internships with CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) and a 10-week immersion program with REAP (Real Estate Associate Program).