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Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

Background

In January 2020, NAIOP SoCal Chapter President Pamela Westhoff established the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force to bring greater focus to this important issue. The Task Force is committed to building and supporting a diverse membership and creating an inclusive culture that can be replicated by other NAIOP Chapters and our partners in the industry.

While NAIOP SoCal has made progress with gender diversity and developing young leaders, we must do a better job of having our membership reflect the local racial demographics. Commercial real estate is not just about the walls that are built, it is about the spaces we create for people to work and come together. As a chapter, we must be vigilant in our leadership and not only encourage but insist on progress.

"We must continue to find ways to make our industry more easily accessible to everyone so that we better reflect and support the local communities we develop and in which we invest.” 

Pamela Westhoff
Sheppard Mullin

NAIOP SoCal's Mission

We seek to grow the NAIOP SoCal Chapter by increasing diversity and community outreach, promoting an inclusive culture within our chapter, and creating programs and best practices that can be replicated by other NAIOP Chapters and our partners within the industry. We will strive to ensure that Chapter events, educational programming, community outreach, legislative affairs, membership and Board of Directors represent and support the people and communities we serve and are inclusive of age, culture, race, gender, and sexual orientation.

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Diversity and Inclusion Task Force Co-Chiar

Michael Chukwueke
Duke Realty

Emily Mandrup

Diversity and Inclusion Task Force Co-Chair

Emily Mandrup
ECM Management

Angela Azizian

Angela Azizian
MetLife Investment Management

Taylor Arnett

Taylor Arnett
CapRock Partners

John Drachman

John Drachman
Waterford Property Company

Parke Miller

Parke Miller
Lincoln Property Company

Pamela Westhoff

Pamela Westhoff
Sheppard Mullin

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