For women-led businesses in particular, the post-COVID workplace has experienced a significant shift in how employees view work. This new way of thinking touches on job security, pay equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

In CREW Network - Building the CRE Workforce of the Future, a report developed with support from the CREW Network Industry Research Committee and Industry Research Program Partner, Capital One, they examine the current state of the commercial real estate (CRE) workplace. They also identify what employees want for the future and how they view a level playing field in the industry. 

The publication includes a comprehensive guide for company leaders to take action now that will pay dividends in the future; and for women and other underrepresented groups in CRE to leverage new opportunities in the work environment to advance, gain parity, and have more confidence and satisfaction in their work/life balance.

Key research insights include:

  • More than 92% of respondents said their companies are inclusive
  • 29% of respondents said that women in their work location have left their company voluntarily in the last two years as a result of the pandemic
  • Only 56% of 2022 survey respondents said they had access to a mentor or sponsor in the last two years. The number was significantly lower for people of colour — only 21% had a mentor or sponsor in the last two years
  • 88% of respondent’s companies are actively trying to hire talent. 
  • 76% of respondent companies have policies or benefits to support employee mental health and wellbeing. 

Read the full report here.