VIDEO: NMHC Framework on Racial Equity is “An Imperative to Act”
“The industry framework for racial equity and inclusion really represents an imperative to act.” That’s Betsy Feigin Befus, SVP, general counsel and strategic initiatives for the National Multifamily Housing Council, speaking on NMHC’s recently introduced framework to advance economic inclusion for commercial real estate professionals of color.
Interviewed at NMHC’s recent Annual Conference in San Diego, Befus explained that the framework stands on three pillars, which were developed in partnership with the Real Estate Executive Council. They include supplier diversity, access to capital and credit, and the talent ecosystem.
In the video above, you’ll also hear from Befus about how diversity, equity and inclusion has been a longstanding commitment for NMHC, as well as the council’s reasons for offering complimentary membership to gender-diverse and minority-owned firms.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).