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The Real Deal Los Angeles

Real estate’s diversity problem

An entrenched culture marked by privately held family firms has largely blocked out minorities and made sexism a norm
By Elizabeth Kim, Kathryn Brenzel and Rich Bockmann | January 05, 2017 08:30AM

Alison Novak of Hudson Companies and Steve Bodden of Sanchez Bodden Lerner (Photos by Michael McWeeney)

From the January issue: For both Hollywood and NYC real estate, January marks the self-congratulatory awards season, when the most talented and highest-paid stars come together to put on a feel-good, well-oiled show. But disruptions can happen.

At last year’s Academy Awards, the dearth of minority nominees spawned the #OscarsSoWhite protest, capped off by host Chris Rock delivering a scathing and controversial opening monologue that skewered the establishment. [more]