July 27-30, 2023

2023 Diversity in Commercial Real Estate Conference

Diversity in Commercial Real Estate (DCRE)™ is bringing you some of the top industry leaders, developers and professionals for our annual DCRE Conference on July 27-30, 2023 at Columbia University in New York City!

DCRE conference is focused on real estate development, financing, real estate investing, how to break into commercial real estate, corporate real estate and more! DCRE is where diverse entrepreneurs and professionals come together to learn about commercial real estate, recruit, connect, exchange ideas, extend opportunities and network!

IN PERSON / VIRTUAL - All panels, keynotes, masterclasses and breakout sessions.
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Professional Development Approval/Sponsorship Letter - Request professional development approval or reimbursement from your company to attend the DCRE Conference. Click HERE

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2023 Diversity in Commercial Real Estate Conference Agenda

Thursday, July 27, 2023
Investors and Dealmakers Networking | 9AM-12PM
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027 (entrance on 116th st.)

Pre-Conference VIP Reception and Speaker Meet and Greet | 6PM-10PM

Friday, July 28, 2023
Workshops and Masterclasses | 9AM-4PM
Location: Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

DCRE Kick-off Networking Mixer | 6PM-10PM

Saturday, July 29, 2023
Panels, Awards, Keynotes | 9AM-4PM

DCRE Post-Conference VIP Reception | 6PM-10PM

Sunday, July 30, 2023
DCRE Networking Brunch | 12:30PM-3:00PM

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Schedule at a Glance

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM EDT


9:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDT

Real Estate Development

1:00 PM - 1:25 PM EDT

Presentation by Adeola Adejobi

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM EDT

Opportunities in Development

2:20 PM - 3:10 PM EDT

New Market Opportunities

2:20 PM - 3:10 PM EDT

Alternative Investment Opportunities

6:30 PM - 10:00 PM EDT

DCRE Post-Conference VIP Reception

2023 DCRE Conference

Diversity in Commercial Real Estate™ is focused on commercial real estate, real estate investing, technology, opportunity zones and more! Our annual conference is the place for attendees to do business, network and learn about issues that affect commercial real estate development around the nation. Speakers have backgrounds in development, law, finance, and other nationwide commercial real estate initiatives and policy.

We focus on diversifying the commercial real estate industry from the executive leadership and entrepreneurial perspective. People of color hold less than 1 percent of CRE senior executive positions nationwide.

What to expect at the
2023 Diversity in Commercial Real Estate Conference

25+ Power Sessions and Masterclasses!

Industry experts, leading sessions on:
- Affordable Housing
- Deal Structuring
- Real Estate Development
- Real Estate Financing
- Multifamily Investing
- and more!


What we are talking about at the 2023 DCRE Conference

Real Estate Development

Affordable Housing

Real Estate Finance

Deal Structuring

Opportunity Zones

Financing Your Deals

Real Estate Private Equity

Real Estate & Technology

Retail and Industrial

Multifamily Investing

How to Apply to RFP's


New Markets Tax Credits

Working with Consultants

Corporate Leadership

Real Estate Management

DEI in Commercial Real Estate

The Future of Real Estate: Cryptocureny, NFT’s, Blockchain and the Metaverse

Reserve Your Tickets Now

Limited Pre-Sale DCRE Conference Tickets Available! Don't wait! Register today!










Samantha A.
“The Diversity in Commercial Real Estate Conference was phenomenal! The substantive information that I’ve left with, alongside the connections that I made, was well beyond the value of my ticket. The best part is these exchanges were with like minded people who looked like me.  I, unfortunately, do not have these experiences in my 9 – 5!”

Sonya R.
“Diversity in Commercial Real Estate (DCRE) provides a phenomenal experience because it brings together people of color in the industry that we would not typically meet. The programming at DCRE is not only inspiring, but it also provides invaluable content, industry insights and the opportunity to connect with professionals in the industry. Through DCRE, I was able to build new relationships and expand my business. DCRE plays a critical role in the commercial real estate industry, because it helps to create economic value by providing an infrastructure for people of color and people who want to work with diverse individuals.”

Andrew G.
“DCRE is the best conference I attended last year. It was very eye opening to see all the accomplished speakers from my community. Bring your note pads because the information discussed came from REAL PRACTITIONERS in the real estate space. Very Inspiring because representation does matter. Immediately after, I sent the site to my colleagues to make sure they attend the next one.”

Robert J.
“The Diversity in Commercial Real Estate events are not to be missed!! It is rare that Black Real Estate professionals who work and invest all over the globe can come together and share knowledge and experiences in an inspirational environment. Any Real Estate professional can benefit from the content at the DCRE events. It does not matter if you are a student, broker, lender, investor or portfolio manager. The experience is enriching and beneficial to all. After attending your first DCRE event, you will definitely want to come back year after year and see the familiar faces of the individuals you met or heard speak at prior events. It does not matter the market you work or invest in, if you are from the East coast / South / West coast / Mid – Atlantic or Mid – West there is content for you and individuals in attendance at the DCRE events that you can connect and learn from.”

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