IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- CREW Orange County recently kicked off their series of topics addressing the issue of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at a recent lunch meeting held at Andrei's Conscious Cuisine on Thursday, September 16. Led by a panel of real estate executives and managers from CapRock Partners, an industrial developer that builds, operates and manages industrial real estate. The panel agreed that this topic has become increasingly popular as the country works to enhance the workplace for their employees.
Moderated by Lynn Galuppo of Galuppo Law Group, the panel from CapRock included CEO Patrick Daniels, Director of Leasing Ally Chwatko, Senior Vice President of Asset Management, Nicholas llagan and Associate Vice President of Asset Management, Jessica Quesada.
IIlgan and Daniels mentioned that close to 40% of their staff is female which has increased over the past year and added, "We are expanding at an astonishing rate of a 300% growth." He added that many of the company's hirings come from industry and trade groups the company is associated with like CREW Orange County that also share the same values and workplace culture. "Our company focuses on bringing on the best talent regardless of gender focusing on the person's skill set and what they can contribute to the overall success of our business." He cited seven core values that are ingrained in the company and as part of the individuals' work ethics including: integrity, striving for excellence, fiduciary responsibility, team sport (every position is important) and people before projects.
As Chwantko mentioned during the session, "You'll be where you want to be using your skill set to make a difference in the workplace. It's refreshing that we don't use roles to define what is suitable for males or females. We evaluate our strengths/skills and each employee possesses a reminder of their top five strengths for themselves."
"Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is a phrase that has become increasingly popular as our country works to become better for all who live here," said CREW Orange County President Nicole Morse. "This addresses people who have been overlooked, under-resourced, and marginalized throughout history. By promoting DEI, we can work to improve the lives of these individuals and provide them with the necessary tools to thrive. This is a vision that I had for member engagement and that's what CREW Orange County is all about."
CREW Orange County is hosting another luncheon panel discussing DEI on October 12th. Registration is available on the website and sponsorship opportunities are available by emailing [email protected].
CREW Orange County is a local chapter of the CREW Network and has been serving Orange County real estate professionals since 1988. The Chapter recently celebrated its 30-year anniversary. CREW Orange County is a non-profit organization established to advance the success of women in commercial real estate through networking, education, leadership development and philanthropic involvement. Further information on the organization is available at http://www.creworangecounty.org.
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