The Real Deal Miami

Diversity gains more ground

By Eric Bojnansky | June 12, 2008 07:46PM

From the June issue:
When it comes to commercial real estate,
making deals is all about who knows you. For decades, that’s meant a
long slow climb toward the top of the profession. But new technology,
new educational opportunities and a new emphasis on diversity are
changing the way business is done, while also changing the face of
commercial real estate. Around five years ago, as the real estate
market hummed, more people tried their hands in the commercial arena —
many of them, young individuals. The influx continues today as the
residential real estate market plummets and new faces try their luck in
the commercial market.