New York Real Estate's Gender Divide: The Glass Ceiling Few Powerful Women Have Broken Through
By Sarah Kennedy @ Real Estate Daily
January 5, 2018

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.

Key Takeaways

  • 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