Like many of you, we feel an overwhelming sadness at the systemic racism that persists in our country, and in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death, support the renewed urgency to address Black Lives Matter. We unequivocally believe in equal rights, equal protection and equal opportunities for all.
The issues of discrimination and lack of diversity, of course, are not new. Every year, when we work to identify the nation’s most powerful and influential leaders in the residential real estate brokerage industry in the SP 200, T3 Sixty confronts an uncomfortable fact: minority groups, especially those of color, are significantly underrepresented among the industry’s leadership.
Part of this lack of minority leadership at real estate’s highest levels stems from the long-established white, male culture of most businesses, including the residential real estate brokerage business. We understand how we got here, but do not accept it. Changing this will be complex, but we must try.
The challenge is too large, too complicated for one organization to solve or make a significant dent. If we want the industry to really change, we must work together. We at T3 Sixty have put a lot of thought into this: What actions will truly shift an entire industry toward a more balanced, more diverse, more fair and more vibrant environment? Over the next couple of months, we hope to share with you our vision and would love for you to join us in working to make a lasting difference.