There is an eye-opening gender gap in New York’s largest real estate firms. The disparity is most notable in development and commercial firms, with one top brokerage claiming 0% women employees. Despite cultural trends focused on calling out powerful men for abusing their power, gender diversity in the real estate industry has remained relatively unchanged in the past decade.
- New York’s largest development and investment firms have leadership teams that are at least 70% male
- Only 3 of the NY’s 20 largest commercial firms come close to having equal male and female brokers
- The real estate industry showed zero improvements in gender diversity between 2007 and 2015