Commercial Real Estate Supplier Diversity Alliance adds broker to newly created role of business development manager

CRESDA, the Commercial Real Estate Supplier Diversity Alliance, recently announced a newly created position of business development manager, with Ebony Parham selected to the post.

Parham joins CRESDA from Newmark Associates, the largest and longest established women-owned and -operated commercial real estate brokerage firm in New Jersey, where she will continue to hold the position of a broker-associate.

Parham’s experience includes over 15 years of real estate experience and the motto that “to be of real service, you must add something that cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity,” in line with her work to create a more equitable industry.

“I know how it feels to be overlooked for opportunities due to lack of exposure, and am excited to be part of an organization that works with firms that have made a commitment to having CRE supply-chain partners as diverse as their workforce and the communities they serve,” Parham stated.

CRESDA provides tailored solutions to Fortune 500 and other large corporations’ real estate supplier diversity initiatives, in turn providing opportunities for CRESDA’s member base of diverse (minority-, woman-, veteran- and LGBTQ-owned) CRE brokerage firms nationwide. As business development manager, Parham has taken the lead on developing meaningful relationships with corporations’ supplier diversity channels to provide real estate solutions that satisfy their initiatives.

“We are very excited to have Ebony as part of the CRESDA team,” CRESDA co-founder and CEO Nancy Glick stated. “In addition to her reputation and skill as a CRE broker, Ebony’s passion for social equity further fuels our mission.”