Diversity in Commercial Real Estate is focused on commercial real estate, real estate investing, technology, opportunity zones and more! This conference is the place for attendees to do business, network and learn about issues that affect commercial real estate development in New York State and around the nation.

Speakers have backgrounds in development, law, finance, and other nationwide commercial real estate initiatives and policy.

This conference focuses on diversifying the commercial real estate industry from the executive leadership and entrepreneurial perspective.

Professional Development Approval Letter – Request professional development approval or reimbursement from your company to attend the DCRE Conference. Click HERE.

For sponsorship, recruiting, or group ticket information contact us at info@avantgardenetwork.


Bonus Event: DCRE Conference – Investors and Dealmakers Power Breakfast and Networking Event | Thursday, July 27, 2023 | 9AM-12PM EST *Separate ticket required

DCRE Pre-Conference VIP Reception and Speaker Meet and Greet | Thursday, July 27, 2023 | 6PM-10PM EST

DCRE CONFERENCE DAY 1 | Friday, July 28, 2023 | 9AM-5PM

DCRE Kick-off Networking Mixer | Friday, July 28, 2023| 6PM-10PM

DCRE CONFERENCE DAY 2 | Saturday, July 29, 2023 | 9AM-5PM

DCRE Post-Conference VIP Reception | Saturday, July 29, 2023 | 6PM-10PM

Bonus Event: DCRE Networking Brunch | Sunday, July 30, 2023 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM  *Separate ticket required


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 – but definitely will attend next year!”

Amanda S.
“CRE is consistently the least diverse professional industry in the nation and the most resistant to change.  As such, there is a major disconnect in the industry where the vast majority of key commercial real estate decisionmakers have no tangible connection to these underserved communities.  DCREC brings together industry leaders from across the country to confront that disconnect and make strides towards diverse voices becoming commonplace at the deal table. It showcases diverse industry experts, giving attendees access to the concepts and information needed to succeed in the business.  I have never in my career seen so many professionals of color who are passionate about commercial real estate in one place.  The atmosphere of fellowship fostered at DCREC facilitated unprecedented cross-regional networking opportunities, access to capital, and professional development.  The future of CRE is diverse and inclusive; the DCREC is at the forefront of that future.”

Claudeen P.
“The Diversity in Commercial Real Estate Conference was a unique experience, in that it took on the very bold and necessary task of bringing together some of CRE’s most important players to engage in dialog about the industry and more specifically the value that diversity brings to commercial real estate. The panelist were incredibly engaging, the discussions were informative, and the energy was electric!”

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!”

Desiree T.
“When I think of the Diversity in Commercial Real Estate Conference, two words come to mind….Powerful and Motivational.  The conference was so amazing, the speakers were engaging, and the panel discussions were enlightening.  It was targeted to a broad audience so there was a panel discussion for the very experienced CRE professional to the novice. I was literally blown away to see so many minority real estate professionals in the room.”

Rey C.
“I attended the Diversity in Commercial Real Estate Conference and found it to be very informative. Many times you attend similar conferences and they are filled with “fluff”. This content was timely, accurate, informative, and most of all pertinent to real life situations. I would attend the conference again!”

M. Wilson
“I initially attended with the objective of learning more about private equity. I left with the goal, and more importantly, the confidence and resources to acquire investment properties.”

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.”

John C.
“The Diversity in Commercial Real Estate Conference was outstanding. First, it was the best run conference I have ever been to. Second, the speakers were outstanding. I learned at this conference about my industry. Third, the networking was exceptional!”

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