First published in research by Jesse M. Keenan, an Urban Development and Climate Adaptation researcher at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, the term “climate gentrification” refers to climate change’s role in reshaping real estate markets. As with urban gentrification, these climate-driven shifts could potentially displace millions of residents in cities around the country.
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A recent study from executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles, Creating a culture of mentorship, highlights the importance of workplace mentoring programs to women and minorities, thereby accentuating the potential of effective mentoring programs in helping close gender and racial gaps in the workplace.
As another year comes to a close, we’d like to look back and highlight our Top 10 Stories from 2017. From opening a Washington, D.C. Office to releasing our inaugural Women in Housing Ecosystem Report (WHER), NAWRB has had a historic year!
It’s that time of year again! Homes are alight with holiday decorations, shopping centers are booming with festive music as customers buy last-minute gifts and airports are buzzing with people excited to come home to see family and friends.
The phrase “on paper” is beautifully paradoxical, denoting the trustworthiness of information written on paper while simultaneously undermining its reliability by noting its myopia.
According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), the sale of existing homes increased for the third straight month in November, reaching the strongest pace in over a decade. The West was the only major region to not experience a surge in buying activity last month. Total existing home sales—completed transactions of single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops—increased 5.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.81 million in November.
Chairman and Founder, STEMconnector®/Million Women Mentors® (MWM)
Edie Fraser has spent her life in the service of equality with a passionate vision for a better tomorrow. Having led national poverty programs and worked to advance women’s gender equality for decades, she has a precise understanding of women’s progress. Discussing her life, Fraser alternates seamlessly between lessons learned in childhood and her biggest professional challenges, detailing her storied career and how the future is developing for women in America.
NAWRB: In your opinion, what is the most important success women have had in the last 50 years?
Edie Fraser: Successes have been achieved and we celebrate them, and yes, we want parity. Studies show that it could take as long as 117 years to reach parity in the private sector. Let’s advocate for parity within every government institution, business, profession, organization, and in higher education.
CEO of EXIT Realty Corp. International
Tami Bonnell is the embodiment of leading by example. Always recognizing the value in people and staying true to her word, she has crafted a 30-year career and made it her mission to help as many people succeed as possible. In this conversation with NAWRB, Bonnell relates corporate leadership lessons alongside parenting tips and provides a look at the life of one of the most important women in real estate.
NAWRB: Who has inspired you most throughout your life?
Tami Bonnell: The first person is my mother. She died very young, in her forties. I’m one of six kids and the number one thing that she said to all of us is, “Never say, ‘I wish I had.’” You get to a certain point in your life, and if you haven’t experienced things that you really wanted to that are on your bucket list, you may reach a point when you can’t. My dad always said, “Your standard is the lowest level you’re willing to accept.” I always thought that was such a smart line because if you didn’t give your best today, whatever you gave the worst of was your best. That’s the reflection of you. Anytime he said it I’d go in and inspire people.
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