Neveo Mosser, chairman of Mosser Capital, and Jim Farris, CEO of Mosser Capital, participated in an executive roundtable hosted by Institutional Real Estate, Inc. (IREI) to discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion in real estate.
“Our perspective on diversity, equity and inclusion — DEI — has been woven through our business like a golden thread over the last six decades,” said Neveo Mosser. "We are different than the other housing companies — DEI is embedded at the very foundation of our company as an African-American- and woman-owned family business. It stems from our founders to our workforce, and beyond to our residents and communities. Far before the diversity-and-inclusion concept was popular, it was part of our deepest ideals. Based on our own diversity, we are 100 percent certain that DEI breeds success and allows us to stand out and unlock our full potential."
"Our perspective on diversity, equity and inclusion – DEI – has been woven through our business like a golden thread over the last six decades."
- NEVEO MOSSER
Mr. Farris added, “Managers need to make concerted efforts towards finding the best diverse candidates to hire at all levels, and in particular at entry levels. Creating diverse and equitable businesses means establishing clear goals, objectives, benchmarks, and a rigorous stakeholder-involvement process that is ongoing and encompassing of the diversity within our communities.”
The other roundtable participants included were Jeffrey Beckham, executive vice president, head of portfolio management, and co-portfolio manager for the GID Mainstay Fund at The General Investment and Development Cos. (GID); Khalif Edwards, managing director of capital raising and investor relations at Starwood Capital Group; Salika Khizer, director at Walker Dunlop Investment Partners; and Amy Price, president of BentallGreenOak.