For over 20 years, Charu Singh has worked in the non-profit, public, and private sectors to unlock social and environmental impact alongside economic value for the benefit of a diverse set of stakeholders. She is the CEO and Founder of Just Value Inc., a public benefit company solving systemic undervaluation communities of color to help owners access the full, equitable wealth building potential of their homes. She is also a Research Fellow at Harvard University, where she works at the intersection of design, finance, and social equity. Previously, Charu was the Managing Director of Portfolio Management and a founding team member of private equity real estate firm Emergent Capital Partners and an Assistant Vice President at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. She is an advisor to innovative real estate organizations, such at the NHP Foundation, Reimagine Fund, and the USGBC, and is a frequent speaker for organizations like Urban Land Institute, Sidewalk Labs, Kresge Foundation, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She holds an M.Sc. in Real Estate Development and a Master of City Planning from MIT and a B.A. in Political Science and International Development from McGill University.
Wed Apr 10 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time New York Hilton Midtown - Level 2, Nassau Suite
The seminal ULI 2022 publication "10 Principles for Embedding Racial Equity in Real Estate Development" highlights the need for real estate practitioners to recognize the power of language and lifts up an imperative for a shared language around racial equity in real estate. A new ULI report, "Racial Equity Terms for Real Estate Leaders," aims to elevate widely accepted definitions and help specific terms come alive for real estate professionals by demonstrating applications in real estate and development practice. In this session, learn more about the new resource and hear how real estate leaders are building their understanding of and advancing action on core concepts including antiracism, equitable development, inclusion, and more.