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Increasingly, integrating racial equity in the development life cycle is becoming a high priority, and our industry is recognizing that an elevated focus on equity can have benefits for financial and social returns. ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative has published 10 Principles for Embedding Racial Equity in Real Estate Development to guide developers, investors, and other practitioners in making racial equity a central part of their real estate practice. Taidgh H. McClory, T.H.McClory, LLC and one of the contributors of the report, will present these 10 Principles, highlighting best practices to help translate motivation to work on racial equity into action. Introduction given by George Northcroft.
We’ll also be having a frank discussion about how the different levers for change—at the personal, company, and industry scales—can make racial equity a central part of our work shaping the Seattle region.
Presentation on the 10 Principles report by Taidgh McClory
Fireside Chat with Jaebadiah Gardner, George Northcroft and Taidgh McClory
Small Group Discussion
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Taidgh H. McClory is the founder of T.H. McClory, LLC, a leading social impact enterprise dedicated to devising and implementing equity, inclusion & diversity strategies for the commercial real estate industry in New England and across the US. McClory’s career in commercial real estate and advertising has spanned over 25 years and includes expertise in strategic planning, commercial real estate brokerage, marketing, brand planning, market research, and economic development. He most recently served as Director of Social Impact & Inclusion for MP Boston and Managing Director/Partner at CBRE/New England, where he led sales management, business development and civic engagement across the New England region. T.H. McClory, LLC (THM) is a certified minority business enterprise (MBE) and social impact enterprise. The firm is dedicated to designing and implementing capital, career and cultural strategies that generate equity & inclusion across the commercial real estate industry. The purpose of our work is to design strategies that build capacity among professionals, companies and investors of color across the CRE industry by growing access to careers, contracts and capital. More specifically this work involves advocating and executing strategies that build career pathways for students of color/women, increase contract participation among MBE/WBE firms, and create economic opportunities for investors of color in commercial real estate. A civic leader and champion of diversity & inclusion, McClory is an active member of Real Estate Executive Council (REEC), a leading professional trade association formed to promote the interests of minority executives in the commercial real estate industry. McClory serves on the Urban Land Institute: Responsible Investment Property Council; the board of Massachusetts Economic Alliance (MassEcon); the Executive Council of Diversity & Inclusion for The Partnership, Inc.; as well as a handful of boards and committees focused on economic development, social impact, diversity/equity/inclusion, commercial real estate, education, and philanthropy. Most recently McClory was the recipient of the National Commercial Real Estate Development Association’s President’s Award by the NAIOP-MA Chapter. McClory graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in History and Studio Art. In his local community on the North Shore, McClory serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for St. John’s Preparatory School, the Cummings Foundation Grant Selection Committee, and Board of Directors for Beyond Walls.
George Northcroft is a business and civic leader with experience in financial management; marketing and operations in Fortune 500 companies; pension management; county, state, and federal government administration. George serves on the Boards of the University of Washington’s Consulting & Business Development Center; The Seattle Theatre Group; The Breakfast Group; and the University of Washington-Bothell. George retired in 2017 as the Regional Administrator of the Northwest/Arctic Region of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). He was appointed to that position by President Barack Obama. George oversaw all of GSA’s operations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington; including management of the federal real estate and information technology. At that time the Northwest/Arctic Region had an inventory of 647 owned and leased buildings, more than 460 employees, and an annual budget of more than $462 million. Previously, George served as the Director-Business Relations & Economic Development for King County. He had the responsibility for the retention, expansion, and recruitment of businesses. He has served on the Boards of enterprise Seattle; the Trade Development Alliance; the Seattle-King County Workforce Development Council; Seattle Chamber Commerce’s Urban Enterprise Center. His career experiences also include Nordstrom’s Director of Treasury and Cash Management; Director of the State of Washington’s pension system; a banker with both First Interstate Bank of Washington and CitiBank of New York; a general partner/owner of KUJ/K96 radio stations(Walla Walla); a marketing representative with both IBM and General Electric George has also served as Co-Chair of the Bellevue Economic Roundtable; Treasurer-The Group Health Foundation; Board of Directors-Labor Ready; Vice Chair-Bellevue Convention Center Authority; Vice-Chair-Washington State Investment Board; Board of Directors-Bellevue Chamber of Commerce; Regional Vice-President of the National Association of State Retirement Administrators; President-Pacific Northwest Bankers Association; Chairman-Bellevue Community College; Board of Trustees- the Consumers Union; Board of Directors-Seattle Urban League. George received his BBA and MBA from St. John’s University. He is also a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. George and his wife Gloria have been residents of Bellevue, WA since they moved from New York City in 1981 with their daughter, Dara and son, Marty. In 1999 they were both honored as Citizens of the Year for the City of Bellevue. Gloria retired as a Senior Clinical Specialist with Genentech, a biotech company. They have been happily married for 54 years. They have three grandchildren, Caleb, Brayden & Maya.
Jaebadiah S. Gardner is an African-American, Mexican-American businessman, multi-family real estate developer, fund manager, and author and is the Founder & CEO of GardnerGlobal, Inc., a privately held holding company headquartered in Seattle, WA. Jaebadiah earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and later earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Western Michigan Law School. Prior to development, Jaebadiah worked for Turner Construction building commercial high-rises in downtown Seattle. Since 2009 he has built up a client base of private and non-profit clients providing feasibility, pre-development, and development services. Jaebadiah was most recently selected as a 2022-2023 LISC/Amazon fellow. He currently has a pipeline of over 800+ units and over $210MM in total project costs on urban infill sites in Seattle, WA, USA.