Diversity & Inclusion

Our Mission

GEM is dedicated to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace culture that respects each individual equally and embraces the importance of valuing differences as well as similarities.

We believe that diversity of thought and experience is critical to pursuing our company mission and unlocking the firm’s full potential.

Our Action

To positively impact our tenants, employees, and communities in which we live and invest, we focus on the following strategic D&I priorities:


Our leadership team sets goals, implements tactics, and tracks metrics that hold us accountable for measuring progress and achieving results. We utilize cultural competency tools, employee engagement and belonging surveys, and firmwide demographic data to track progress.


We ensure equitable hiring practices by providing in-depth unconscious bias and interview training to our leaders. We work to expand access to careers in real estate investment and financial services through partnerships and internships.


We promote a culture of connection and unity through volunteering in our community, planning regular social events, and engaging our dynamic and highly involved Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee (DISC).


We focus on fostering inclusion by advancing our employees’ knowledge through firmwide educational workshops, curated D&I resources, and regular newsletters. We are committed to developing the skills required to ensure an affirming and productive culture.


We promote equitable practices that recognize hard work and enable career growth and advancement opportunities for all.