Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
As a leader in the commercial real estate industry, we are committed to and actively investing in strengthening our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) program to positively impact and drive change in an industry that has historically not been reflective of the diverse world in which we operate.
Berkadia takes this mission to heart, and in partnership with Ivy Planning Group, an external consulting practice with more than 30 years of experience, we are shaping a meaningful and sustainable plan to leverage DEIB as a competitive advantage and imbed it into all aspects of our organizational workforce, workplace, and marketplace strategies.
Our culture, or Berkadia Way as we know it, encourages us to truly see people as people, with unique needs, challenges, and objectives. We take this into consideration when working with each other, engaging our clients, and supporting our communities. Thus, instilling a mindset that fosters our shared commitment of self-accountability helps us see our impact on each other and adjust our efforts accordingly. DEIB is at the core of this mindset, and we believe that we are uniquely positioned to meet current and future aspirations because of it.
Voices of Berkadia
Stories from Berkadians about their experiences at Berkadia.
“In my first interview with my now boss, she mentioned that Berkadia is known for its culture. I remember thinking, this sounds too good to be true….but a year and a half later, I can confidently say that everything she described in our interview is exactly how it is today. Berkadia is welcoming and inclusive, while still offering me a role in which I can challenge myself day in and day out.”
– Emily Brebner, Marketing and Communications Assistant
“At Berkadia, not only am I empowered to use my voice, I’m encouraged to do so. My opinions and ideas are heard and valued among my peers and leadership. I’m respected for who I am, my unique perspective and my experience. Berkadia fosters an environment of inclusivity where I’m comfortable sharing my views and knowing I’m supported.”
– Lisa Cunningham, Director of Events
“I’ve been fortunate to have some great mentors during my time at Berkadia. In my role, I have the unique privilege of working with teams across the organization, allowing me to learn from, and be inspired by, diverse leaders. I’m grateful to be surrounded by talented colleagues and countless growth opportunities here at Berkadia.”
– Kate England, Senior Integrated Marketing Specialist